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Diana  Gazaryan
Although I am simply a student learning about Vietnam rather than someone who knew him personally, after reading about David Wayne Parker, I am certain that he was an honorable and courageous man. May he rest in peace.
Dec 9, 2011

Manuel Pino B/2/8th Cav 68-69
Fellow Vietnam Army Vet
173rd SPT Bn,173rd ABN Bde

NOW SLEEP Peace has come. Now you can truly sleep,my son. The muddy field where you were laid Flag-draped, will now be green. Redbud and cherry blossoms can be seen Soon in bloom above your head. Arlington's Eternal Flame Flickers across granite rows To illuminate your name And then beneath it (with lightning's calm) Strikes in black the word VIETNAM On your own stone. Peace has come. Your medals may turn green In time, like your beret But forever there are those who'll say, "I live because he cared he came!"

Aug 21, 2007

Hoai Pham
Mr. Anderson's History Student
2000 Sam Houston Dr.
Arlington, Texas 76014 US
My adopted MIA
Sergeant David Wayne Parker, My name is Hoai Pham. I'm a 2001 junior at Sam Houston High School in Arlington, TX. As part of a class assignment on Vietnam MIA's, I learned your story and shared it with my classmates. I learned of your sacrifice and will remember you.
Thursday, May 10, 2001

Steve Henton
Server with Parker
Proud to be His Friend
I was a member of E20 and server with Parker. He and I went through Recondo school at the same time. I remember those live fire training runs we had to make. It was a very sad day the day he drowned, he was missed then and is still missed today.
Friday, November 05, 2004

Stephen Clement
served with him in 1968
8607 35th Avenue
College Park, Md 20740 U.S.A.
I believe I served with this man in 1969 and was in camp at the time of his disappearance along with another man during a typhoon on the North China Sea. Our unit was Co. C 75th Infantry Regt., formerly known as Co. E 20th Inf. Long Range Patrols. We were Operationally controlled by the 173rd Airborne Bde. and were at the time of his disappearance running missions in support of the White Horse Div. ROK in the highlands around Tuy Hoa, Vietnam. SP/4 David Parker was a top notch soldier and accorded himself at all times with honor. His passing was a tragic accident involving a miscalculation of the strength of the tides being generated on the beach where he went to swim. At the time the storm's strength was no where close to the power that one would expect from a typhoon, and it was easy to see why he didn't foresee what could happen. He was a good comrade, he was loyal to his wife and I consider it a high honor and priviledge to have known and to have served with him. One other thing. the date for the staret of his service in RVN is wrong, who ever keeps these records should note that he did not die the first day he was in country.
Friday, July 12, 2002

RA Masters
Thinking of you on your birthday, and thanking you, too. God bless you and may the angels be your company.
Monday, December 02, 2002

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Andrew Gonci
former vietnam vet
1710 e. pontiac drive
Phoenix, AZ 85024 USA
Found lost dog tags
In 1997 I went back to Nam and I had a metal detector, I found tags of gi's and anumation, rings, medals etc. I then returned home and looked up several tags I found, It seems I found Parker's tag in an area of Binh Long 50KM from the Cambotia border. I sent rhe tags to Washing DC to POW and MIA and heard no response. I tried to send then to the family but no address. Sorry comrad in arms God Bless.
Monday, April 03, 2006

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