Merrell, Louis Raymond, Sgt

Deceased
 
 TWS Ribbon Bar
Life Member
 
 Service Photo 
 Service Details
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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Primary MOS
0311-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1943-1944, 521, 1st Raider Bn
Service Years
1942 - 1945
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Sergeant

 
 

 Last Photo 
 Personal Details 

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Home State
Missouri
Missouri
Year of Birth
1922
 
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
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 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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  1943-1943, 0311, USS George Clymer (APA-27)



From Month/Year
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To Month/Year
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Unit
USS George Clymer (APA-27) Unit Page
Rank
Private 1st Class
MOS
0311-Rifleman
Location
Forces Afloat
Country/State
Solomon Islands
 
 
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 USS George Clymer (APA-27) Details

USS George Clymer (APA-27)
Type
Surface Vessel
Existing/Disbanded
Not Specified
Parent Unit
Ships At Sea
Strength
Transport Ship
Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Dec 8, 2013
   
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
My Ten Man Rifle Squad (the other nine)

Stuart Campbell
Kenneth Frantz
Rusty Tratebas
Thor Thostenson
Norm Korsmeyer
Bill Carroll
R.D. McDowell
Tex Strohmeyer
Richie Spath

Best Moment
Getting ice cream and a coke on the George Clymer before they ran out.

   

Worst Moment
When the Navy guys came around to wash down the deck with salt water before we could get our bed roll rolled up. Always started a fight with the navy crew. The Marines won but the Navy still had their salt water hose.

Chain of Command
Col. Alan Shapley
Lt. Skip Daly

   

Other Memories
Going down the rope ladder into the Higgins landing craft.

Guadalcanal to Efate - Oct. 13-15, 1943
Efate to Espirtu Santo - Oct.15-23, 1943
Espiritu Santo to Guadalcanal - Oct. 25-27, 1943

   
My Photos For This Unit
Bougainville - Lower Away All Landing Craft from USS George Clymer
Bougainville - War dogs being lowered into LCVP from U.S.S. George Clymer
Bougainville - Hitting the beach in traditionsl Marine Corps style Bougainville Invasion 11-1-1943 O
1 Member Also There at Same Time
USS George Clymer (APA-27)

Slusser, Max, Sgt, (1942-1945) Private 1st Class

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