One of the finest!Posted on 5/26/14 - by Richard P. PedutoI was Merrill's Platoon Leader and always think of him. He was the first member I met when I joined the unit just before deployment from Fort Lewis. He welcomed me and assisted me assume command. I rode with him and the others in the first squad's APC. I was there when he was hit and held him in my arms when he died. He was loved by all his fellow Company C soldiers and his sacrifice is what I remember above all of my Viet Nam experiences. I remember having his childhood friend also in our unit escorting him home for his funeral.MORE
God bless you Merrill and may America always remember you and your family.
Lt. Richard P. Peduto, Infantry
Remembering An American HeroPosted on 11/17/13 - by Curt Carter firstname.lastname@example.orgDear SGT Michael John Ramberg, sirMORE
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
there is ownly one mcPosted on 10/4/13i when to castle high with you ,but didnot know you then. we met in army. we became friends. your death hurt me deeply . but til this day i think of you.your friend,paul,shorty and others wish you were here.MORE
We RememberPosted on 10/27/04 - by Robert Sage email@example.comMerrill is buried at Nat Mem Cem of the Pacific.
He was my HeroPosted on 8/5/02This is my special memory on Merrill McKillip, one terrific man who I had the pleasure of serving with over in Vietnam. We both served with Charlie Company 2/22 Mechanized Infantry 4th division. Merrill, was a strong muscular individual with Hawaiian decent. I was a replacement in this unit and Merrill was willing to help me in and way possible. Merrill, was respected by his fellow squad members. As a young man he left his family and country to fight in an unpopular war in Vietnam in 1966. I like many squad members was with him when he died for his country February 10th 1967. Merrill did make a difference in my life, and will never be forgotten.MORE
The Wall of Faces
Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.
All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.