Awarded for actions during the World War I
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Sergeant Homer Parkinson (ASN: 274099), United States Army, is cited (Posthumously) by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Sergeant Parkinson distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company F, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Bois de Bantheville, France, 15 October 1918, in continually maintaining liaison under heavy machine gun and shell fire.
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 4 (June 3, 1919)
Action Date: October 15, 1918
Company: Company F
Regiment: 127th Infantry Regiment
Division: 32d Division Expeditionary Forces