markers for Lemuel B. Parrish in the Socrum Cemetery, Lakeland (Polk
enlisted at Jacksonville, Florida on 13 August 1940 and later
volunteered for parachutist duty.
Sgt Parrish was wounded on 10 October 1944 during
Operation Market-Garden in Holland but returned to the unit after a
month of hospitalization.
His military decorations include the Purple Heart and
the Bronze Service Arrowhead device awarded for his participation in