Lieutenant Wayne A. Parker, USN
Engineer Officer, USS Ringgold
"For extraordinary heroism, bravery, and intrepidity. When an enemy shell penetrated the after engine room below the waterline of his ship, he plugged the underwater hole with his body, preventing flooding until emergency repairs could be made. Then with total disregard for personal safety he cleared the room of all personnel and disposed of the live shell by carrying it topside and diposing of it overboard."
copyright 2001 Wheaton, Illinois
Created 1 July 2001