John Parker is a captain in the United States Army, the father of James and Stacy, and one of the supporting protagonists of Army Wars: Red Tide, the start of the Army Wars series. He is the commanding officer of the fictional Alpha Company, which was new to the U.S. Army. He carries an M16 assault rifle with an M203 grenade launcher, and a .44 Magnum pistol. He leads Delta Company into battle, and he cares for his own men and women, mostly James and Stacy. He is also a veteran from the Vietnam War.
- Appearance: Middle-aged, camouflaged shirt and pants, and camouflaged cap
- Appears in: Army Wars: Red Tide,
- Born: 1942
- Rank: Captain
- Affiliation: Alpha Company , United States Army
- Nationality: American
- Sex: Male
- Hair Color: Light brown
- Eye Color: Green
- Weapon: M16 assault rifle w/ M203 grenade launcher, .44 Magnum pistol
- Equipment: Frag grenades, Flashbangs, etc.
- Voice Actor: Unknown
Pre-World War III Life Edit
John was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1942, shortly after America entered World War II, and his father was in service with the U.S. Army, in the 1st Infantry Division, fighting against the Nazis in North Africa, Sicily, and Europe. After his father returned home, John was a little boy who began to hear his father's stories from the war. In 1961, sometime after his 19th birthday, he enlisted to the U.S. Army, to defend America from Soviet Invasion or Nuclear war. At the time of the Cuban Nuclear Crisis, he was being trained to be ready for what could happen. But, all-out nuclear war was prevented by the end of the year. He moved to New York City with his wife, just to be in a bigger, more beautiful-looking city, on Christmas Eve, 1962. In the early summer days of '63, he had been given his own son, James Parker. Then, his daughter, Stacy, was born 2 years later. During that time, he was called into the Vietnam War. There, he was shot in the leg by an NVA soldier, before the withdrawal of American Forces in Vietnam. His wife in children were worried about him, but he survived the treatment at the hospital, much to his family's relief. During his absence, James was studying about the U.S. Armed Forces, and dreamed about becoming a soldier alongside his father. When John was called to return to the Army, he was promoted to captain. Then, in 1983, his children who ad grown up, James and Stacy, together enlisted for the U.S. Army. They both passed basic training, but Stacy was to go to Western Europe first. She was happy to see her father again, but they both were disappointed that James is not with them yet. In 1986, Alpha Company was founded, and John was selected as its commanding officer.
Delta Company/Reunion Edit
It was 1987, when World War III was about to begin. On Apri 23rd, a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter arrived with some new members. One of them is his oldest son, James, who is finally joining his father. John was amazed to be reunited with his own son. He gave him a warm welcome with a salute, a handshake, and a hug. So did Stacy, who was also glad James came. Everyone else was heartwarmed. But, will Captain John Parker be ready to lead Alpha Company into battle? Will he survive the upcoming war?