Enlisted on July 29, 1944, in Fort Oglethorpe, GA
Parents: Jess W. and Annie B. Merritt
Siblings: Earl T. Merritt, Noah C. Merritt, Harold L. Merritt, and Alice R. Merritt
311th Infantry Regiment, 78th Infantry Division, Company B
Died March 14, 1945, in Germany.
Buried at Piney Grove Cemetery, Knoxville.