MERLIN G BEER
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HONORED ON PANEL 16W, LINE 57 OF THE WALL

MERLIN GAIL BEER

WALL NAME

MERLIN G BEER

PANEL / LINE

16W/57

DATE OF BIRTH

01/17/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DUONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/11/1969

HOME OF RECORD

GENEVA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Adams County

STATE

IN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR MERLIN GAIL BEER
POSTED ON 12.22.2017

Ground Casualty

SP4 Merlin G. Beer was an infantryman serving with 2nd Platoon, B Company, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division. On November 11, 1969, SP4 Beer’s unit was conducting a search and destroy operation in an area known as “The Iron Triangle,” a Viet Cong stronghold in Binh Duong Province, RVN. During the mission, B Company would patrol during the daylight hours, then set up ambushes at night. The ambushes were placed along paths frequented by the enemy. Beer reportedly would set up his Claymore mine so that it was tripwire activated (uncontrolled), meaning that it was activated by enemy personnel instead of the use of a firing device. On the morning of the 11th, Beer went to retrieve his Claymore when he somehow activated the mine, resulting in an explosion which took his life. A medic immediately rushed to him, but he had already expired. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and information provided by George Moriarty (December 2017)]
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POSTED ON 11.11.2017

You are not forgotten !

Merlin you are not forgotten. Your Brothers of Company B, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division will never forget you. We love and miss you.
George Moriarty fellow squad member of Merlin.
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POSTED ON 11.11.2017
POSTED BY: Karla McCartney

Still miss you

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. You will always be my favorite uncle!
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POSTED ON 9.27.2017
POSTED BY: Tom Clark and Brenna McCormack, Lake Central High School, St. John, Indiana

Indiana Hero

Picture posted by Tom Clark, Teacher and Students, Lake Central High School, St. John, Indiana.
Please watch our video about what we have been doing in the classroom for the past 32 years.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ohw6D-bcfPU
Picture from the Plain Dealer Library
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POSTED ON 5.29.2017
POSTED BY: 19006

The men of company B, 1st BN, 18th Infantry have not forgotten you Merlin !

I am humbled to have had the honor of serving with Merlin.
We all loved Merlin, I found him to be smart and unpretentious.
Just a genuine "good guy" that did his job well.

I think it is important to note that the men of Company B, 1st Bn, 18th Infantry, First Infantry Division have not forgotten Merlin.

God Bless you Merlin.
Till we meet again,
George
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