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is honored on Panel 3E, Line 86 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Not Forgotten.....Always Remembered...Infantry Trooper....Garry Owen

    Posted on 6/20/18 - by Isabel
    Roger Eugene Merck
    Private First Class

    Home of Record: Salem, South Carolina
    Date of birth: Friday, 04/26/1946

    Service: Army (Regular)
    Grade at loss: E3
    Rank: Private First Class
    ID No: 14843988
    MOS: 11B20 Infantryman
    LenSvc: Between 1 and 2 years
    Unit: D CO, 2ND BN, 7TH CAV RGT, 1 CAV DIV

    Start Tour: Monday, 08/16/1965
    Cas Date: Wednesday, 11/17/1965
    Age at Loss: 19
    Remains: Body Recovered
    Location: Ia Drang Valley, South Vietnam
    Type: Hostile, Died
    Reason: Multiple Fragmentation Wounds - Ground Casualty

    ON THE WALL Panel 03E Line 086
  • KIA with 151 of his Comrades at Ambush at LZ Albany in Ia Drang Valley Nov. 1965

    Posted on 6/20/18 - by K
    He was a Infantry Soldier and He died a Soldier’s Death ...Fighting with His Infantry Brothers
    God Bless You Roger
    And God Bless All who died with you that day
    RIP with the Angels in Heaven
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/26/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Roger Eugene Merck, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • His grave stone

    Posted on 11/28/08 - by Arnold M. Huskins
    PFC Merck's military grave stone on his final resting place
  • Memorial Marker

    Posted on 7/10/06 - by Arnold M. Huskins
    Memorial Marker dedicated on Memorial Day Weekend 2006 in Salem,SC
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