Merritt, Edward Jerome, SGT

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1966-1966, 11B10, 196th Infantry Brigade (Light) /HHC
Service Years
1959 - 1966

Sergeant


Two Service Stripes



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1941
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Philadelphia
Last Address
Philadelphia

Casualty Date
Nov 04, 1966
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Beverly National Cemetery - Beverly, New Jersey
Wall/Plot Coordinates
12E 022

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)
Rifle
Auto Rifle

 
 Unit Assignments
US Army Vietnam (USARV)2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment196th Infantry Brigade (Light)
  1964-1965, 11B20, US Army Vietnam (USARV)
  1966-1966, 11B10, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment/C Company
  1966-1966, 11B10, 196th Infantry Brigade (Light) /HHC
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

   
Comments/Citation
Vietnam Wall Panel coords 12E 022
 
Jack Newell
Brother Viet Vet
The 25-year-old sergeant had spent a year in Vietnam when he returned home in 1965 after the death of his wife. The rifleman and team leader returned to Vietnam later that year after volunteering for another tour, and was assigned to Company C of the 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry, 196th Infantry Brigade. Merritt died on November 4, 1966. He had attended Olney High School, where he played football before enlisting in the Army in 1959. He was survived by a son, his parents and a sister. Edward lived on East Church Lane, in the Fern Rock section of Philadelphia. Source: Philadelphia Daily News 10/26/1987
Sunday, December 21, 2003
   
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