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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Vice Admiral
Service Years
1925 - 1963
NEC
110X-Unrestricted Line Officer - No Specialty Engagement
Home State
Pennsylvania
Vice Admiral Vice Admiral


Location
Pennsylvania
Plot Coordinates
Unknown
Location of Interment
U.S Naval Academy Cemetery - Annapolis, Maryland
Oct 15, 1989
Service to 1963
Navy Distinguished Service Medal
Criteria
The Navy Distinguished Service Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces who, while serving in any capacity with the Navy or Marine Corps, distinguish themselves by exceptionally meritorious ser... More
Comments
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Distinguished Service Medal to Vice Admiral Edward Nelson Parker (NSN: 0-59455), United States Navy, for exceptional... More
1963
Legion of Merit
Criteria
The Legion of Merit is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States without degree for exceptionally outstanding conduct in the performance of meritorious service to the United States. ... More
Comments
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Legion of Merit to Vice Admiral Edward Nelson Parker (NSN: 0-59455), United States Navy, for exceptionally meritorious co... More
1963
Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA)
Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA)
Rank
Vice Admiral
Comments
Comments Pending
Vice Admiral Vice Admiral
1962 - 1963
Joint Strategic Target Planning Staff (JSTPS)
Joint Strategic Target Planning Staff (JSTPS)
Rank
Vice Admiral
Comments
Comments Pending
Vice Admiral Vice Admiral
1960 - 1962
National Defense Service Medal (1961-1974)
Criteria
The National Defense Service Medal is awarded for honorable active service as a member of the Armed Forces during the Korean War, Vietnam War, the war against Iraq in the Persian Gulf, and for service... More
Description
Description Pending
1961
Armed Forces Special Weapons Project (AFSWP), Office of the Deputy Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Matters
Armed Forces Special Weapons Project (AFSWP), Office of the Deputy Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Matters
Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Comments
Comments Pending
Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half
1957 - 1959
Commander Service Force, Six Fleet (COMSERVFORSIXTHFLT )
Commander Service Force, Six Fleet (COMSERVFORSIXTHFLT )
Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Comments
Comments Pending
Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half
1951 - 1957
USS Newport News (CA-148)
USS Newport News (CA-148)
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1950 - 1951
Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, CNO - OPNAV
Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, CNO - OPNAV
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1948 - 1950
National Defense Service Medal (1950-1954)
Criteria
The National Defense Service Medal is awarded for honorable active service as a member of the Armed Forces during the Korean War, Vietnam War, the war against Iraq in the Persian Gulf, and for service... More
Description
Description Pending
1950
Defense Atomic Support Agency (DASA)
Defense Atomic Support Agency (DASA)
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1947 - 1949
Commander Naval Forces Marianas (COMNAVMARIANAS)
Commander Naval Forces Marianas (COMNAVMARIANAS)
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1947 - 1948
Operation Crossroads (Bikini Atoll)
Description
Operation Crossroads was a pair of nuclear weapon tests conducted by the United States at Bikini Atoll in mid-1946. They were the first nuclear weapon tests since Trinity in July 1945, and the first d... More
1946 - 1946
Operation Beleaguer (China)
Description
Operation Beleaguer was a major United States military operation that took place in northeastern China's Hopeh and Shantung Provinces between 1945 and 1949. The main objectives of the operation were t... More
1945 - 1946
Bureau of Ordnance
Bureau of Ordnance
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1942 - 1945
China Service Medal
Criteria
The China Service Medal was awarded to Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard personnel who: Served ashore in China or who were attached to any of the vessels that operated in support of the operations in... More
Description
Description Pending
1945
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
Description
Description Pending
1945
Army of Occupation Medal
Criteria
The Army of Occupation Medal is a military award of the United States military which was established by the United States War Department on 5 April 1946. The medal was created in the aftermath of the ... More
Description
Description Pending
1945
Navy Distinguished Pistol Shot
Criteria
Between 1942 and 1960, the Navy issued ribbons known as the Distinguished Marksmanship Ribbons.
Description
Description Pending
1945
US Occupation of South Korea
Description
From September 1945 to May 1948; The division of Korea between North and South Korea was the result of the Allied victory in World War II in 1945, ending the Empire of Japan's 35-year rule of Korea. T... More
1945 - 1945
Silver Star
Criteria
The Silver Star may be awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States, is cited for gallantry in action, against an enemy of the United States whil... More
Comments
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Captain [then Lieutenant Commander] Edward Nelson Parker (NSN: 0-59455), United States Navy, for conspicuo... More
1943
USS Cushing (DD-376)
USS Cushing (DD-376)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1942 - 1942
DESRON 29, Commander, Naval Surface Force, Pacific (COMNAVSURFPAC)
DESRON 29, Commander, Naval Surface Force, Pacific (COMNAVSURFPAC)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1942 - 1942
Navy Cross
Criteria
The Navy Cross may be awarded to any person who, while serving with the Navy or Marine Corps, distinguishes himself in action by extraordinary heroism not justifying an award of the Medal of Honor.... More
Comments
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Lieutenant Commander Edward Nelson Parker (NSN: 0-59455), United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism and... More
1942
Navy Cross
Criteria
The Navy Cross may be awarded to any person who, while serving with the Navy or Marine Corps, distinguishes himself in action by extraordinary heroism not justifying an award of the Medal of Honor.... More
Comments
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Navy Cross to Lieutenant Commander Edward Nelson Parker (NSN: 0-59455), United S... More
1942
Navy Cross
Criteria
The Navy Cross may be awarded to any person who, while serving with the Navy or Marine Corps, distinguishes himself in action by extraordinary heroism not justifying an award of the Medal of Honor.... More
Comments
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Second Gold Star in lieu of a Third Award of the Navy Cross to Lieutenant Commander Edward Nelson Parker (NSN: 0-59455), Un... More
1942
Combat Action Ribbon
Criteria
The Combat Action Ribbon is a personal decoration awarded to members of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard (when operating under the control of the Navy) in the grade of captain (or colonel in th... More
Description
Description Pending
1942
Navy Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Presidential Unit Citation may be awarded to units of the Armed Forces of the United States and cobelligerent nations for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy occurring on or aft... More
Description
Description Pending
1942
American Campaign Medal
Criteria
The American Campaign Medal was awarded for For thirty days service outside the Continental United States but within the American Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946; or,... More
Description
Description Pending
1942
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Description Pending
1942
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Description Pending
1942
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Description Pending
1942
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Description Pending
1942
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Description Pending
1942
Philippine Defense Medal
Criteria
The Philippine Defense Medal was awarded for service in the defense of the Philippines from December 8, 1941 to June 15, 1942, under either of the following conditions: Participation in any engagement... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1942
Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands
Description
The Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, 26 October 1942, sometimes referred to as the Battle of Santa Cruz or in Japanese sources as the Battle of the South Pacific, was the fourth carrier battle of the... More
1942 - 1942
Battle of Java Sea
Description
The Battle of the Java Sea was a decisive naval battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II.

Allied navies suffered a disastrous defeat at the hand of the Imperial Japanese Navy, on 27 February 19
... More
1942 - 1942
USS Parrott (DD-218)
USS Parrott (DD-218)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1939 - 1942
Commander, Destroyers, Asiatic Fleet (COMDESAF) , Commander In Chief Asiatic Fleet
Commander, Destroyers, Asiatic Fleet (COMDESAF) , Commander In Chief Asiatic Fleet
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1939 - 1939
NSWC Dahlgren Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC)
NSWC Dahlgren Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1938 - 1939
16th Naval District
16th Naval District
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1939 - 1939
China Service Medal
Criteria
The China Service Medal was awarded to Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard personnel who: Served ashore in China or who were attached to any of the vessels that operated in support of the operations in... More
Description
Description Pending
1939
American Defense Service Medal
Devices : Star in Lieu of the following Clasps
Criteria
The American Defense Service Medal was awarded for service in the Armed Forces between September 8, 1939, and December 7, 1941. Army members had to serve 12 months to be eligible, but Navy and Marine ... More
Description
Description Pending
1939
USS Perkins (DD-377)
USS Perkins (DD-377)
Rank
Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1937 - 1938
USS California (BB-44)
USS California (BB-44)
Rank
Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1935 - 1937
Naval Gun Factory, Washington Navy Yard
Naval Gun Factory, Washington Navy Yard
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1934 - 1935
USS Dobbin (AD-3)
USS Dobbin (AD-3)
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1931 - 1934
USS Pensacola (CL-24)
USS Pensacola (CL-24)
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1929 - 1931
USS Mahan (DM-7)
USS Mahan (DM-7)
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1926 - 1929
USS Utah (BB-31)
USS Utah (BB-31)
Rank
Ensign
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
1925 - 1926
Boston Navy Yard
Boston Navy Yard
Rank
Ensign
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
1925 - 1925
Service from 1925

 
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