TERRANCE L MERCKE
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HONORED ON PANEL 37W, LINE 37 OF THE WALL

TERRANCE LEE MERCKE

WALL NAME

TERRANCE L MERCKE

PANEL / LINE

37W/37

DATE OF BIRTH

07/25/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PHUOC LONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/03/1968

HOME OF RECORD

LONG BEACH

COUNTY OF RECORD

Los Angeles County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR TERRANCE LEE MERCKE
POSTED ON 2.20.2013

Never Forgotten

Rest in peace with the warriors.

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POSTED ON 5.21.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Terrance is buried at All Souls Cemetery in Long Beach, CA. SS BSM AM PH
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POSTED ON 8.29.2007
POSTED BY: Donna Mercke Gebron

WAR

Suspended
in flight
from hot rain monsoon
throught the trades,
to semi-arid
off-desert
Santa Ana winds
he returned,
honored soldier.
Hero.
Except,
King's horses
King's men
rebuilt him.
Clich'e
in coffin,
hands gloved,
crossed over
his chest.
America the
beautiful
draped. folded,
handed to the
mother
who trembled
at the echo of
twenty- one guns,
A salute, a bullet
for each year
of his life.
America
the beautiful
handed to the
mother
who remained
more wounded
alive then
her dead son
in the tomb.
The son,
who like
some small bird,
fell short of
the living tree.
Oh, scarlet
bleeding bird
I miss you, my brother
and the days we spent
in the sun
at the shore
of the sea
unnoticed
before the world
taught us
it's emptiness.
Before that
hollow voice
took us
by the hand,
led us through
dark corridors
of what must be.
Before the light
of your eye turned
from slate blue
to twilight gray.
And you grow
old in your coffin.
As I, on the shore of elusive time,
wait to see you, again.


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POSTED ON 2.23.2004
POSTED BY: Former Members of Co. D, 2/7th Cavalry

We Will Always Remember His Sacrifice

He was one of us and is listed on our Roster of Heroes at http://www.geocities.com/Delta2_7
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