Roy Hartford Parker Edit Profile
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.