Clay County

Lt. William E. Parks




NEW ORLEANS, LA.—William E. Parks, 1314 First Avenue E., Spencer, has been graduated from the Officers Candidate Department of the Transportation Corps School, New Orleans Army Air Base and has been commissioned a second lieutenant in the Army of the United States.

Lieutenant Parks was a mechanic prior to his induction February 5, 1943, and was employed by Frank Parks of Spencer.  He attended Spencer High School.

The officer was assigned to active duty with the Transportation Corps immediately after receiving his commission.  The mission of the Transportation Corps is to transport soldiers and war materials to theaters of operations.

Lieutenant Parks served with the Military Police in Africa and Italy from April 29, 1943, to August 3, 1944.

Lt. Parks is now spending a leave in Spencer with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Parks.  He will leave Thursday evening for Hampton Road, Norfolk, Va., a port of embarkation.

Source:  Daily Reporter, June 20, 1945

Lt. Bill Parks, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Parks, First Avenue East, left Monday for Norfolk, Va., where he serves in a maintenance company.  Lt. Parks was home on a ten-day leave.

Source: Spencer newspaper, October 18, 1945

Lt. Bill Parks arrived Monday from New York City to spend a ten day leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Parks, 1314 First Avenue East.  Lt. Parks arrived last week in New York City from LaHavre, France.  He has made two trips to Europe since his visit in Spencer last October.

Source:  Daily Reporter, February 5, 1946

Lt. William Parks returned Friday to New York City after spending a ten-day leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Parks, 1314 First Avenue East.

Source: Spencer newspaper, February 28, 1946