Merrell, Louis Raymond, Sgt

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Last Rank
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Primary Unit
1943-1944, 521, 1st Raider Bn
Service Years
1942 - 1945
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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Cpl George Reilly to remember Marine Sgt Louis Raymond Merrell (Ray).

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Contact Info
Home Town
Marshall, Mo.
Last Address
827 Dixie
Liberty, Mo. 64068

Date of Passing
Sep 09, 2019
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Golden Dragon Shellback US Marine Corps Honorable Discharge (Original)

 Military Association Memberships
American LegionPost 8154, George R. Baxmann 6th Marine Division AssociationUnited States Marine Raiders Association
  2003, American Legion [Verified]
  2003, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 8154, George R. Baxmann (Member At Large) (United States) [Verified]
  2003, 6th Marine Division Association [Verified]
  2003, United States Marine Raiders Association [Verified]

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  1944-1944, USS Ormsby (APA-49)

From Month/Year
July / 1944
To Month/Year
August / 1944
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Private 1st Class
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Forces Afloat
 USS Ormsby (APA-49) Details

USS Ormsby (APA-49)
Surface Vessel
Parent Unit
Ships At Sea
Transport Ship
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Last Updated: Jul 27, 2016
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
My 37MM Gun Crew (Picture is on the front of my book) Robert Flager Joe Harrison Bart Taylor James Garvey Oley Giles (gun Captain) Robert (Red) Lindsay - friend George Goebel - friend

Best Moment
Standing in line to get ice cream.


Worst Moment
Being on the ship 47 days, deciding to land on Saipan or Guam. Landing and getting in Higgins Boat for the invasion of Guam. Hiting coral rock and pulling 37MM under water to the beach.

Chain of Command
First Provisional Marine Brigade Commander - Brigadier General Lemuel. C. Shepherd
Unit location - Eniwetok, Marianas Islands to Guam, Marianas Islands
MOSs are 504 Anti-Tank Gunner and 060 Field Cook



Other Memories
We were dumped off on a small atoll to air the ship and to get our land legs. We got to dive off the ship to swim, it was very HOT. We were in the Marshall Islands.

My Photos For This Unit
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1 Member Also There at Same Time
USS Ormsby (APA-49)

Slusser, Max, Sgt, (1942-1945) Sergeant

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