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1st Lt. Albert W. Parham

U.S. Army

 
 
1st Lt. Albert W. Parham Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, January 15, 2022
1. 1st Lt. Albert W. Parham Marker
Inscription.  
Aug. 18, 1893 - Oct. 7, 1918
Killed in action
World War I

 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World I.
 
Location. 33° 14.925′ N, 84° 15.762′ W. Marker is in Griffin, Georgia, in Spalding County. Memorial is on East Solomon Street west of North 6th Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 119 E Solomon St, Griffin GA 30223, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lt. W. Maddox Bolton (a few steps from this marker); P.F.C. Burnell McDowell (a few steps from this marker); Pvt. Wilber Barlow (a few steps from this marker); Sgt. Troy D. Barnett (within shouting distance of this marker); Pfc. W.G. Gaddy (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Lt. James R. Reese (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Lt. Ralph M. Jones, Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Sgt. John K. Helton (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Griffin.
 
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is part of Honor Our KIA, a community initiative to commemorate Griffin and Spalding County soldiers who have died during combat since World War I. Each plaque is accompanied by a QR code that links to the soldier's biography on the project's website.
 
Regarding 1st Lt. Albert W. Parham. He was among the roughly 200 U.S. soldiers of the "Lost Battalion" who were killed in fierce fighting in the Argonne Forest. The unit was so-named because it fought through a gap in German defenses but, without support on either flank, soon found itself surrounded by German forces. Of the original 554 soldiers who were trapped, just 194 were rescued after a six-day battle. Another 197 were dead and 150 either were missing or had been captured.
 
Also see . . .
1. 2nd Lieutenant Albert W Parham. Biography by Honor Our KIA. (Submitted on January 17, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. Lost Battalion (World War I). Wikipedia entry on the ill-fated unit. (Submitted on January 17, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Additional keywords. Lost Battalion; Argonne Forest
 
1st Lt. Albert W. Parham Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, January 15, 2022
2. 1st Lt. Albert W. Parham Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 18, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 60 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 17, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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