Merrell, Louis Raymond, Sgt

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Last Rank
Last Primary MOS
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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
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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US Occupation of Japan
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The Allied occupation of Japan at the end of World War II was led by General Douglas MacArthur, the Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers, with support from the British Commonwealth. Unlike in the occupation of Germany, the Soviet Union was allowed little to no influence over Japan. This foreign presence marked the only time in Japan's history that it had been occupied by a foreign power. It transformed the country into a parliamentary democracy that recalled "New Deal" priorities of the 1930s politics by Roosevelt. The occupation, codenamed Operation Blacklist, was ended by the San Francisco Peace Treaty, signed on September 8, 1951, and effective from April 28, 1952, after which Japan's sovereignty – with the exception, until 1972, of the Ryukyu Islands – was fully restored.
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Last Updated:
Jul 27, 2016
Personal Memories

People You Remember
Captain Codispoti
Lt. J. W. Hubbard
Oley Giles
Ted Cheski
Robert Goebel
James Singley
Raymond (Tex) Stroymeyer

Mt. Fuji - Yokosuka Naval Base - Y. Masuda - Tokyo Bay - U.S.S Calvert Japan to San Francisco.

Units Participated in Operation

7th Marine Regiment

4th Marine Regiment

3rd Bn, 8th Marine Regiment (3/8)

2nd Bn, 1st Marine Regiment (2/1), 1st Marine Regiment

1st Bn, 1st Marine Regiment (1/1), 1st Marine Regiment

6th Engineer Support Bn

6th Marine Division

3rd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (3/6)

10th Marine Regiment

2nd Bn, 4th Marine Regiment (2/4), 4th Marine Regiment


3rd Bn, 4th Marine Regiment (3/4), 4th Marine Regiment


5th Engineer Bn

5th Marine Division

1st Combat Engineer Bn

3rd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (3/7)

2nd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (2/7)

2nd Bn, 29th Marine Regiment (2/29)

3rd Bn, 27th Marine Regiment (3/27)



1st Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (1/2), 2nd Marine Regiment

E Co, 2nd Bn, 1st Marine Regiment (2/1)

2nd Separate Engineer Bn


MARDET USS Los Angeles (CA-135)

26th Marine Regiment

2nd Marine Division

MARDET USS Yorktown (CVS-10)

MARDET USS Duluth (CL-87)


My Photos From This Battle or Operation
Japan Certificate
Japan - Ray in Japan
Japan - Ray Merrell  During Occupation of Japan1945
Japan - Ray in Japan

  192 Also There at This Battle:
  • Aiken, Luther L, Cpl, (1943-1946)
  • Allen, Robert 'Bob', Cpl, (1944-1946)
  • Bahe, Henry Jr, Cpl, (1942-1946)
  • Blasiol, Victor, Sgt, (1941-1946)
  • Broderick, John Francis, PFC, (1943-1946)
  • Brumfiel, Albert, MSgt, (1942-1967)
  • Carey, Richard, LtGen, (1945-1983)
  • Chiasson, Antoine J, PFC, (1939-1946)
  • Coderre, Frederick, 1stLt, (1943-1946)
  • Cook, William Alonzo, Sgt, (1935-1946)
  • Cote, William R, Sgt, (1942-1946)
  • DeMorest, Robert Leslie, Cpl, (1942-1946)
  • Dodge, Jerome Cody, Pvt, (1943-1946)
  • Eblen, Bill Lee, Sgt, (1943-1953)
  • Ego, William, PFC, (1942-1946)
  • Elliott, Richard Morrow, LtCol, (1940-1963)
  • Etsitty, Deswood, Pvt, (1943-1945)
  • Fain, Charles Joseph, Sgt, (1942-1946)
  • Farage, Owen, Cpl, (1940-1946)
  • Finelli, Patrick, SSgt, (1943-1950)
  • Foley, John, PFC, (1945-1947)
  • Francisco, Jimmy, Pvt, (1943-1946)
  • Gerow, Henry L, PFC, (1943-1946)
  • Gordy, John, Col, (1944-1974)
  • Gustin, Harley Bruce, PFC, (1942-1946)
  • Hachmeister, Donald Charles, MSgt, (1944-1963)
  • Hammond, Joseph A, Sgt, (1943-1948)
  • Harding, Ben Williams, Pvt, (1944-1946)
  • Hatch, Norman, Maj, (1940-1979)
  • Hawthorne, Roy, Cpl, (1943-1946)
  • Heidelbach, Edward, Cpl, (1943-1946)
  • Hogan, James C, Cpl, (1943-1946)
  • Hughes, Roberson W, Cpl, (1942-1945)
  • Jennings, Alfred "Al", PFC, (1943-1946)
  • Johns, Leroy, M, PFC, (1944-1945)
  • Johnson, Brooks Ralph, Cpl, (1943-1963)
  • June, Floyd, Cpl, (1942-1946)
  • Karegeannes, Peter, HM3, (1943-1946)
  • Keller, Paul, PFC, (1944-1946)
  • Kontz, Rex T, Cpl, (1942-1946)
  • Krenke, William, Cpl, (1943-1946)
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