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army chaplain.

Roy Hartford Parker, American army chaplain. Member Lambda Chi Alpha.


Parker, Roy Hartford was born on May 15, 1890 in Hickory, Missouri, United States. Son of Frank and Lizzie (Maxey) Parker.


Graduate William Jewell Academy, Liberty, Missouri. Bachelor of Arts, William Jewell College, 1917, Doctor of Divinity, 1942.


1 daughter, Carlene Louise. Ordained to Baptist ministry, 1912. Pastor 1st Church, Tipton, Missouri, 1916-1918.

With United States Army since 1918. Served at Camp Funston, Kansas, 1918-1919. Various assignments, 1919-1939.

Div. chaplain 1st cavalry div., Fort Bliss, Texas, 1939-1940. Director chaplain 2d Armored Division, Fort Benning, Georgia, 1940-1942, 5th Army Corps, North Ireland and England, 1942-1943. N. African Theatre chaplain, 1943-1944.

Office chief of chaplains, Washington, 1944-1948. Theater chaplain general headquarters Far East Commanded, 1948-1949. Chief of chaplains, Department of Army, since 1949.

Received Legion of Merit, Army Commendation, European-African-Middle East Service and American Defense ribbons, American Theatre, World Wars I and II medals.


Member Lambda Chi Alpha.


Married Brazilia Ginsburg, August, 1918.

Frank Parker

Lizzie (Maxey) Parker

Brazilia Ginsburg