35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  PFC Maurice B. Parrish    In memory of our fallen brother

"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother"

Fox Company
35th Infantry Regiment
World War II

"Not For Fame or Reward
Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
Duty as They Understood It"

The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, PFC Maurice B. Parrish, who died in the service of his country on February 1st, 1943 in Guadalcanal. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Maurice was 27 years of age. He was from Roane County, Tennessee.

The decorations earned by PFC Maurice B. Parrish include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal.

PFC Parrish was transferred from F company to an Artillery company in 1942, and was killed on Guadalcanal. He is buried in Knoxville National Cemetery.

From the Roane County WWII death notices:

Former Times Employee "Killed in Action" in Pacific. Pfc. Maurice B. PARRISH, former employee of The Rockwood Times, was killed in action in the Pacific war area on Feb. 1. He was the son of Mr. And Mrs. Earl PARRISH, Sr., of Harriman, who received this notice Tuesday. Young PARRISH, age 27, volunteered into the army in August, 1940, and received his basic training at Charleston, S.C. He was sent to Honolulu in September, 1940, and was on duty during the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He was transferred to the South Pacific area in December, 1942. He served in the field artillery. PARRISH was employed by the Times for a time during the editorship of Harry M. SEWARD in 1939-40. He was also employed by the Chattanooga News-Free Press after leaving The Times. The Rockwood Times, Thursday, 11 Mar 1943, Vol. 63, No. 10