Private Albert L. Parker
Private Parker was born in 1924 in Camden NJ. He was the son of Edward and Olivia Giberson Parker. His early years were spent in Camden, as the Parker family lived with the the maternal grandparents, Albert and Nellie Giberson, at 463 Liberty Street. The family later moved to Gloucester City NJ, where Albert Parker attended Gloucester High School. He joined the Marines on February 22, 1943, after his graduation from high school. He went overseas the following May.
Parker was killed in action during the assault on Betio Island, Tarawa Atoll, on November 21, 1943. At the time of his death he was 19 and was survived by his father, Mr. Edward L. Parker, of 168 South Burlington Street, Gloucester City NJ, two sisters, Miss Olivia Parker and Mrs. Catherine Johnson, a brother, Edward Parker who had been recently honorably discharged from the Army, and his grandmother, Mrs. Nellie Norris, of Gloucester Heights, in Gloucester City NJ.
Albert Parker was brought home in October 1947. He was buried with full military honors on November 1, 1947 at Evergreen Cemetery in Camden, NJ.
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