Parks, Edward Schley, Jr., LT

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Last Rank
Lieutenant
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1941-1943, USS Triton (SS-201)
Service Years
1940 - 1943
Lieutenant
Lieutenant

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Home State
Georgia
Georgia
Year of Birth
1919
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Atlanta, GA
Last Address
833 East Blvd
Charlotte, NC

Casualty Date
Mar 15, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
MK-154 (memorial marker)

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

USS Triton (SS-201) began her final war patrol on 16 February 1943. After a series of Successful attacks early in March, she reported attacking a convoy on 15 March and was being depth charged. This was the last communication from the Triton. Post- war examination of Japanese records indicates that they had sunk a submarine slightly northwest of Triton's reported position. Lieutenant Parks was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 9 April 1944.
   
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Service number: 107063
   
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Submarine Officer Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 6 Patrols

 
 Duty Stations
NAVSUBASE New London/GrotonUSS Triton (SS-201)
  1941-1943, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1941-1943, USS Triton (SS-201)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Air Strikes on Marcus and Wake Islands
  1943-1943 USS Triton (SS-201)
 Colleges Attended 
Georgia Institute of Technology
  1936-1940, Georgia Institute of Technology
 Military Association Memberships
The National Purple Heart Hall of HonorUnited States Navy Memorial World War II FallenThe National Gold Star Family Registry
WW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, World War II Fallen
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
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