Veterans Day

Veterans Day – A Day of Remembrance – SFC (Retired) Mark Parker

Sergeant First Class (Retired) Mark Parker began his military career with the US Air Force.
After serving for nine and a half years, he transferred to the Oregon Army National Guard where he eventually was assigned to the 1249th Engineer Battalion in Salem.
SFC Parker served in many capacities while assigned to the 1249th in a construction unit, Operations and Planning, and the Battalion Support Company. He was deployed with the 1249th Engineer Battalion at the beginning of the war with Iraq in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and just prior to leaving for Iraq his unit was re-missioned . . .