Merrell, Louis Raymond, Sgt

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

Date of Passing
Sep 09, 2019
Location of Interment
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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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  1944-1945, 3381, Regimental Weapons Co, 4th Marine Regiment

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April / 1944
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November / 1945
Regimental Weapons Co Unit Page
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 Regimental Weapons Co, 4th Marine Regiment Details

Regimental Weapons Co, 4th Marine Regiment
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4th Marine Regiment
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Last Updated: Aug 10, 2017
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
See Ships- U.S.S. Warren U.S.S. Callaway U.S.S. DuPage U.S.S Ormsby U.S. ATS Pennat U.S.S. McIntyre LST 1110 U.S.S Grimes

Best Moment
Best moment in Regimental Weapons was getting off of the front line. Riding to front line instead of walking.


Worst Moment
Pulling the 37MM under water on the invasion of Guam. Digging a foxhole for the gun.

Chain of Command
Major General A.A. Vandegrift Major General Lemuel Shepherd Col. Alan Shapley Commanding Officer Gildo Codispoti
April 1944 1st Raider Battalion redesignated as  4th Marines (Battalions 1, 2, 3); 2nd Raider Battaion redesignated Regtl Weapons Co and augmented Battalions 1, 2 and 3.
Unit location - Emira Island, Papau New Guiena; Guadalcanal; Okinawa; Tokyo Bay and  Hijms Nagato, Japan



Other Memories
After the Raiders disbanded in Feb. 1944 I transferred into Regimental Weapons Company of the 4th Marines and was assigned to a 37MM Gun. I was then an anti-tank man on a 37MM as assistant gunner. March 8th and 10th we were on maneuvers on the U.S.S. Warren.We were training for the invasion of wherever they were going to send us. It was Emirau. After Emirau we went back to Guadalcanal and began training for the attack on Guam. After Guam we went back to Guadalcanal and began training to go to Okinawa. The invasion of Okinawa was April 1,1945, Easter Sunday. After Okinawa I was sure wishing to go home but we were then training and making preparation for the invasion of Japan.

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231 Members Also There at Same Time
Regimental Weapons Co

Wotanis, Edward J 3 Corporal
Wotanis, Edward J, Cpl, (1942-1951) 3 0335 Corporal
Kelley, Neil A, PFC, (1942-1946) 3 0311 Private 1st Class
Soderberg, Lloyd E, PFC, (1943-1945) OF 610 Private 1st Class
Harkola, Chester, PFC, (1942-1945) Private 1st Class
1st Bn, 4th Marine Regiment (1/4)

Beecher, Curtis, BGen 3 0302 Lieutenant Colonel
Pollard, Thomas David, LtCol, (1940-1960) 3 0302 Captain
Ryder, Astle Alfred, Capt, (1950-1953) 3 0302 Captain
Beachman, Richard Joseph, Capt, (1942-1946) OF First Lieutenant
Smith, Roger Eastman, 1stLt, (1942-1944) 3 0302 First Lieutenant
Englin, Milton Arthur, GySgt, (1939-1945) 3 0369 Platoon Sergeant
O'Neil, Robert L, Sgt, (1942-1945) 3 0331 Sergeant
Barwick, Leon L., Cpl, (1942-1945) 3 0311 Corporal
Dunham, Edward H., Cpl, (1943-1945) 3 0311 Corporal
Gawel, John M, Cpl, (1942-1946) 3 0311 Corporal
Nolting, Harry, Cpl, (1941-1945) 3 0311 Corporal
Heller, Wallace R, PFC, (1942-1945) OF 607 Private 1st Class
Heller, Wallace R, PFC, (1942-1945) OF 607 Private 1st Class
Holmquist, Oscar W, PFC, (1943-1944) OF 746 Private 1st Class
Hottinger, William, Sgt, (1942-1954) 3 0300 Private 1st Class
McDowell, Wilbert Calvin, Sgt, (1942-1946) 521 Private 1st Class
Nicholson, Gettis, MSgt, (1936-1955) 13 1371 Private 1st Class
Revak, Merton C, PFC, (1943-1944) OF 675 Private 1st Class
Pitts, Charles Edward, Pvt, (1944-1945) OF 745 Private
Stevenson, John Grey, Pvt, (1944-1945) OF 746 Private
Loranger, Leopold Irene, HM2, (1942-1945) FMF HM-8425 Hospital Corpsman Second Class Petty Officer
Komlenic, Daniel, Capt, (1941-1965) Master Technical Sergeant (Grade 1)
Hamrick, John Forrest, 2ndLt, (1936-1950) OF Technical Sergeant
Bush, Richard Earl, MGySgt, (1942-Present) Corporal
Hollosy, John, Cpl, (1943-1946) OF Corporal
Komlenic, Daniel, Capt, (1941-1965) Private 1st Class
Oribiletti, Bruno, PFC, (1941-1944) Private 1st Class
2nd Bn, 4th Marine Regiment (2/4)

Anderson, Herman R, LtCol, (1935-1945) 3 0302 Lieutenant Colonel
Frye, Archie W, Capt, (1942-1952) 3 0302 Second Lieutenant
Vagedes, Louis, GySgt, (1942-1945) 3 0341 Gunnery Sergeant
Driskell, Joseph R., MSgt, (1940-1953) 3 0369 Technical Sergeant
McGee, Thomas Lowell., Cpl, (1940-1944) OF 745 Corporal
Novina, John, Cpl, (1942-1945) OF 604 Corporal
Malone, Max, PFC, (1944-1945) OF 642 Private 1st Class
Nyman, Robert William, PFC, (1942-1945) OF 604 Private 1st Class
Ringgold, Charles Frank, PFC, (1943-1944) 3 0331 Private 1st Class
Shaw, Marnold L, PFC, (1943-1945) OF 746 Private 1st Class
Zobenica, Nick I, PFC, (1943-1952) 3 0311 Private 1st Class
Moyle, Robert Hugh, HM2, (1943-1945) FMF HM-8404 Hospital Corpsman Second Class Petty Officer
Hammock, William Lester, Sgt, (1936-1944) OF Sergeant
Cail, Elden, Cpl, (1942-1944) Private 1st Class
Smith, Phillos, PFC, (1944-1946) Private 1st Class
3rd Bn, 4th Marine Regiment (3/4)

Hochmuth, Bruno Arthur, MGen, (1935-1967) 3 0302 Lieutenant Colonel
Hovatter, Eugenous, Col, (1939-1968) 3 0302 First Lieutenant
Moore, Ralph E, Cpl, (1942-1944) 521 Corporal
Owens, Giles W, Cpl, (1942-1945) OF Corporal
Parins, Milton G, Sgt, (1942-1952) OF Corporal
Stoskopf, Overby John, Cpl, (1943-1945) OF Corporal
Beeney, George Fletcher, PFC, (1942-1945) OF 745 Private 1st Class
Carrillo, Stephen Thomas, PFC, (1943-1945) OF 642 Private 1st Class
Hottinger, William, Sgt, (1942-1954) 3 0300 Private 1st Class
King, Otis, PFC, (1939-1947) 2 0201 Private 1st Class
Lutz, Rollin Joseph, PFC, (1943-1945) 3 0311 Private 1st Class
Marianito, Frank, PFC, (1944-1945) OF 642 Private 1st Class

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