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  • Date of Birth:12/3/1945
  • Date of Casualty:2/10/1967
  • Home of Record:VALPARAISO
  • County of Record:PORTER COUNTY
  • State:IN
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP4
  • Panel/Row:15E, 14
  • Casualty Province:PR & MR UNKNOWN


  • Wall Name:PAUL J PERECKO
  • Date of Birth:7/4/1923
  • Date of Casualty:2/10/1967
  • Home of Record:MONONGAHELA
  • County of Record:WASHINGTON COUNTY
  • State:PA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:LTC
  • Panel/Row:15E, 15
  • Casualty Province:PR & MR UNKNOWN


is honored on Panel 15E, Row 15 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Leave a Remembrance


  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 12/17/15 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Merril Andrew Mckillip, 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, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • One of the finest!

    Posted on 5/26/14 - by Richard P. Peduto
    I 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.
    God bless you Merrill and may America always remember you and your family.

    Lt. Richard P. Peduto, Infantry
  • there is ownly one mc

    Posted on 10/4/13
    i 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.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 10/27/04 - by Robert Sage
    Merrill is buried at Nat Mem Cem of the Pacific.
  • He was my Hero

    Posted on 8/5/02
    This 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.

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