Johnson County

Pvt. Leland J. Parker



Volunteers Expected To Fill Sixth Quota Of Men

The Johnson county draft board today announced that the sixth call for men for a year’s active military training under the Selective Service Act has been received for March 10. 

The board also announced receipt of information concerning the enlistments of Leo H. Miles of Oxford, and Leland J. Parker, 608 South Madison street, into the Army.

Source: Iowa City Press Citizen, February 24, 1941

Private Leland Parker returned this morning to Ft. Des Moines after a three-day visit with his parents and family at 1829 F Street.

Source: Iowa City Press Citizen, August 8, 1941


Photo submitted by family descendant, David Parker

Standing Left to Right: Father of Leland & Virgil, Thomas Jacob Parker (served during WWI) and Pete Peterson (WWII)

Kneeling Left to Right: Leland J. Parker (WWII) and Virgil Parker (WWII) **Leland & Virgil are brothers.

Three Iowa Citians Enlist in the Army

Three Iowa City men have  enlisted in the U.S. Army at the local recruiting station.

They are:  Leland Parker, 1831 G. street, enlisted for three years and has had seven years previous service; John Belger, 427 North Dodge street, enlisted for three years as a corporal and had five years previous service; and Charles Terrell, route No. 1, two year enlistment.

Source: Iowa City Press Citizen, July 11, 1946