Carey, Merle Landry, COL

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Service Branch
Armor
Last Primary MOS
1204-Armored Reconnaissance Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Armor (Officer)
Primary Unit
1963-1963, 2167, Office of the Chief of Research and Development, Army Research and Development
Service Years
1939 - 1963

Armor

Colonel



Six Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
1917
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Carey, Merle Landry, COL USA(Ret).
 
Contact Info
Home Town
Marlborough
Last Address
Alexandria, VA

Date of Passing
Jul 18, 1998
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 11, Site 117-SS

 Official Badges 

3rd Infantry Division Army Staff Identification US Army Retired (Pre-2007)


 Unofficial Badges 

Armor Shoulder Cord Artillery Shoulder Cord Engineer Shoulder Cord Cold War Medal

Cold War Veteran


 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
West Point Association of Graduates
  1943, West Point Association of Graduates


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Merle Landry Carey, 81, a retired Army colonel and Washington stockbroker, died of respiratory failure July 18, 1998 at Inova Alexandria Hospital, Alexandria, Virginia.

He retired from military service in 1963 after having served in the office of the Army's chief of research and development. His Army career included service as an artillery officer in Europe during World War II, occupation duty in Germany after the war, command of a tank battalion during the Korean War, a short tour in Vietnam in 1962, and an assignment as professor of military history at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He attended the Command and General Staff College. His awards included a Silver Star and three Bronze Stars, and the Order of the Phoenix (Greece).

Colonel Carey was a resident of Alexandria, and he had lived in the Washington area since 1961. He was born in Marlboro, Massachusetts, and graduated from Boston College and the U.S. Military Academy in 1943.

After his Army retirement, he was a stockbroker with the firms of Alex Brown, Kidder, Peabody and PaineWebber. He retired in 1992.
His wife, Sarah R. Carey, died in April. A son, Jonathan S. Carey, died in December 1996.

Survivors include a son, Charles R. Carey of Potomac; two brothers; two sisters; and three grandchildren.
 

 
   
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SILVER STAR
Headquarters, 3d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 5 (1946)

CITATION:: The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Captain (Armor) Merle Landry Carey, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in connection with military operations against the enemy as Commanding Officer of a Company of the 12th Armored Division during World War II. His gallant actions and dedicated devotion to duty, without regard for his own life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
   
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1939, US Military Academy (West Point, NY)1
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
12th Armored DivisionUS Constabulary EuropeUS Army Armor Center and School (Cadre) Fort Knox, KY8th Army
64th Heavy Tank Battalion3rd Infantry DivisionCommand and General Staff College (CGSC) CourseUnited States Military Academy West Point (Staff-USMA)
3rd battalion, 14th Armored Cavalry 7th ArmyUS Army Europe (USAREUR)US Army Materiel Command (AMC)
MAAG Vietnam (MAAGV)U.S. Army
  1943-1943, 1193, Field Artillery Officer Basic Course
  1943-1945, 1193, 12th Armored Division
  1943-1945, 1193, 495th Armored Field Artillery Battalion
  1945-1946, US Constabulary Europe
  1946-1946, 1203, Armor Officer Basic Course
  1947-1950, 1203, HHC, US Army Armor Center and School (Cadre) Fort Knox, KY
  1950-1950, 1221, Engineer Officer Basic Course
  1950-1951, 7010, 8th Army
  1951-1953, 1203, HHC, 64th Tank Battalion
  1951-1953, 1203, 3rd Infantry Division
  1953-1954, 6, Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Course
  1954-1958, 2728, United States Military Academy West Point (Staff-USMA)
  1958-1960, 1204, 3rd battalion, 14th Armored Cavalry
  1958-1960, 1204, 7th Army
  1960-1961, 1204, HQ USAREUR
  1961-1962, 2167, Office of the Chief of Research and Development, Army Research and Development
  1962-1963, 1204, MAAG Vietnam (MAAGV)
  1963-1963, 2167, Office of the Chief of Research and Development, Army Research and Development
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1944 WWII - American Theater
  1944-1945 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
  1944-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1944-1945 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Ardennes Alsace Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)/The Colmar Pocket
  1945-1945 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
  1945-1945 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Central Europe Campaign (1945)/Battle of Nuremberg
  1945-1945 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Central Europe Campaign (1945)/Victory in Europe Day (VE Day - 8May45)
  1945-1946 US Occupation of Germany (WWII)
  1950-1951 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)
  1951-1951 Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)
  1951-1951 Korean War/CCF Spring Offensive (1951)
  1951-1951 Korean War/UN Summer-Fall Offensive (1951)
  1951-1952 Second Korean Winter (1951-52)
  1952-1952 Korean War/Korea, Summer-Fall 1952
  1952-1953 Korean War/Third Korean Winter (1952-53)
  1958-1960 Deployment - West German Border Security Operations
  1962-1963 Vietnam War/Advisory Campaign (1962-65)
 Colleges Attended 
Boston CollegeUnited States Military Academy
  1936-1938, Boston College
  1939-1943, United States Military Academy
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