William J. Parker is a retired United
States Marine who was formerly stationed in China. He is an active member of the China
Marine Association, and in 2008 began serving as Editor of their newsletter,
Scuttlebutt. The collection consists mainly of items related to the
Scuttlebutt in the late 2000s, including
correspondence, member submissions of photographs and articles, and drafts of issues. Also
included are some photographs and print materials related to the China Marine Association in
general, as well as artifacts from the organization's reunions.
William J. (Bill) Parker is a retired United States Marine who served in China prior to the
1950s. He is also an active member of the China Marine Association, having served as
President, Treasurer, Executive Board Member, Chair of the Reunion Committee, and a chair
and member of many other committees in the organization. In 2008 he became Editor of the
association's newsletter, Scuttlebutt. The China Marine
Association hosted annual reunions through 2014 and continues to publish Scuttlebutt on a quarterly basis under Parker's direction.
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