Henry Daniel Parkman


Vocational Agriculture Education

Saluda, SC

He was survived by his parents and four sisters.

Army, Corporal

Company G, 279th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division

Combat Infantryman's Badge, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean War Service Medal.

Apr 4, 1928

Aug 18, 1952

He was drowned by a flash flood while crossing the river near Inje, North Korea on August 18, 1952. Columbus Dispatch report, submitted by Janet Baldwin

Good Hope Baptist Church Cemetery


Additional Information

“Parkman Killed in Korean War”
Class of 1949, lost his life August 18 performing his duties in the Korean War.  He as reported missing on August 25 and a second telegram on August 27 reported he died of accidental drowning.  He had been in combat with Company G, 279th Infantry Regiment of the 45th Oklahoma National Guard Division in Korea.  He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar H. Parkman of Saluda Valley.”
An article from The Tiger

Extracts form an obituary – source unknown:
He is buried in the Good Hope Baptist Church Cemetery.
He was 24. He was survived by his parents and four sisters.

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