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Obituary: Daniel G. Parker

by Ken Yeager

I just came across this on the Military Brats Registry.


Daniel G Parker

Bad Tolz JHS/Germany, 60-62 ACS Saigon/Vietnam, 64-65, Class of 1966

Dan was the son of the late LTC Warren Parker, USA, and spent 18 years as an Army brat. He was a 1Lt with the 27th Field Artillery in RVN, 1969-70 and participated in the invasion of Cambodia. He was a member of the NC National Guard for 4 years. Graduated from Methodist College in Fayetteville, NC with a bachelor’s degree in Business Adminstration. Joined the U.S. Border Patrol and served in El Paso, TX, Baton Rouge, LA, San Angelo,TX; his last assignment was as a law instructor at the US Border Patrol Academy in Charleston, SC. Dan retired as a Supervisory Border Patrol Agent with 21 years of service. Dan took an early retirement from the Patrol to accept a Senior Security Coordinator position with Halliburton/KBR in Baghdad, Iraq. He arrived in Iraq and initially was assigned to BIAP (Baghdad International Airport) and then later at the Green Zone. On May 7, 2004 his military convoy was attacked and his vehicle hit an IED. Dan was buried with both full Border Patrol and Military Honors at Arlington National Cemetery. On March 17, 2006 the Department of the Army awarded his wife the Defense Medal of Freedon, the medal created after 9/11 which recognizes civilians who were killed or wounded in the war on terror. In September of 2004, Halliburton/KBR named a camp in Dan’s honor. The civilian facility, Camp Dan Parker, is located within the confines of BIAP/Camp Liberty and Camp Victory.

4 comments to Obituary: Daniel G. Parker

  • Sandy Hanna

    Does anyone know if Daniel had a sister Diane, who would have been in 5th and 6th grade in 60-62. So sorry to hear of his passing. If anyone has contact info it would be appreciated.

  • Leri Thomas

    I was wondering the same thing. Diana was in my 4th and grade class and her mom taught the 5th grade before Mrs. Donahue did. My condolencences to the family

  • Shirley (Farenas )Kwong

    Since I don’t have my Gecko,I wonder whether he was the boy who used to write short detective story and compiled them into book.

  • Sylvia Jackson

    Danny was my first cousin. He had a sister, Kelly and a brother Jamie.
    He was larger than life and he is greatly missed.

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