Born in Cleveland, OH, in 1916
Moved to Knoxville sometime between 1920 and 1930
Enlisted on January 10, 1941, in Fort Oglethorpe, GA
117th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron
Buried at Rhone American Cemetery in Draguignan (Var), France

Parents: Charles Franklin Merritt and Jessie Louise Willis Merritt
Siblings: Emmaly Merritt and Phillip R. Merritt

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of death: 17 August 1944
  • County: Knox
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 117th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Rhone American Cemetery, Draguignan (Var), France
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Top Panel
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