Edson, Merritt, MGen

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Last Rank
Major General
Primary Unit
1947-1947, USMC (United States Marine Corps)
Service Years
1916 - 1947

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Home State
Vermont
Vermont
Year of Birth
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 Unit Assignments
USMC (United States Marine Corps)US Army 11th Marine RegimentMarine Barracks
Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC), Pensacola, FLUS Air ForceMarine Corps University (Faculty Staff)MARDET (Afloat)
MCRD (Cadre) Parris Island, SCHeadquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)5th Marine Regiment/1st Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (1/5)1st Raider Bn
2nd Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company (ANGLICO)2nd Marine DivisionUS Navy/CNO/OPNAV
  1916-1916, USMC (United States Marine Corps)
  1916-1916, US Army
  1917-1917, USMC (United States Marine Corps)
  1917-1917, Headquarters Battery, 11th Marine Regiment
  1918-1920, Marine Barracks Quantico, VA
  1921-1921, USMC (United States Marine Corps)
  1922-1922, Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC), Pensacola, FL
  1923-1925, Marine Barracks Guam
  1925-1925, US Air Force
  1925-1926, Marine Corps University (Faculty Staff)
  1927-1927, MCSC Philidelphia, PA
  1927-1929, MARDET USS Denver (CL-58)
  1929-1929, Basic School for Marine Officers, Philadelphia Navy Yard
  1929-1933, MCSC Philidelphia, PA
  1933-1934, MCRD (Cadre) Parris Island, SC
  1934-1935, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
  1936-1936, USMC (United States Marine Corps)
  1937-1939, USMC (United States Marine Corps)
  1939-1940, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
  1941-1941, 5th Marine Regiment/1st Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (1/5)
  1942-1943, 1st Raider Bn
  1943-1943, 2nd Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company (ANGLICO)
  1943-1944, 2nd Marine Division
  1945-1946, USMC (United States Marine Corps)
  1946-1947, CNO/OPNAV/Chief of Staff Naval Operations / Staff
  1947-1947, USMC (United States Marine Corps)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1942-1942 Battle of Tulagi (including First Savo) /Battle of Savo Island
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Edson's Bloody Ridge1
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Edson's Bloody Ridge
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation (1943)/Battle of Tarawa 1
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
 Colleges Attended
University of Vermont
  1914-1916, University of Vermont
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