DENNIS L MERRILL
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HONORED ON PANEL 30E, LINE 102 OF THE WALL

DENNIS LEE MERRILL

WALL NAME

DENNIS L MERRILL

PANEL / LINE

30E/102

DATE OF BIRTH

09/15/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/28/1967

HOME OF RECORD

GROVE CITY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Monterey County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

LCPL

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DENNIS LEE MERRILL
POSTED ON 5.6.2023
POSTED BY: john fabris

do not stand at my grave and weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.
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POSTED ON 9.15.2022
POSTED BY: Mrs. Chamberlain's 8th Grade Class

Happy Birthday

Rest in Peace. Today you would be 79. Happy birthday from South Jordan Middle School. Thank you for letting us be here today.
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POSTED ON 11.9.2020
POSTED BY: David Díaz

Uncle Dennis

Dennis Lee Merrill was my uncle, the youngest of my mother’s brothers. He was a rabble rouser and troublemaker but he was my favorite uncle. I wanted to be like him and wanted to join the Marines like he did. After his first tour in Nam, he told me quite clearly not to believe anything I read in the newspapers about us winning the war. He said we were “getting killed” over there by a tough and jungle-ready people.
Regarding his rank after 6 years in the Marines; the story that I heard is that he was busted as an MP because he beat up a fresh 2nd lieutenant and was court-martialed. I know he was an MP because I saw him in uniform with an MP patch, which he subsequently gave to me. I still have the arm patch. His choice was to serve time or serve a second tour in Nam. He chose the latter. About halfway through the tour, he was killed by enemy artillery fire.
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POSTED ON 11.9.2020
POSTED BY: David Díaz

Uncle Dennis

Dennis Lee Merrill was my uncle, the youngest of my mother’s brothers. He was a rabble rouser and troublemaker but he was my favorite uncle. I wanted to be like him and wanted to join the Marines like he did. After his first tour in Nam, he told me quite clearly not to believe anything I read in the newspapers about us winning the war. He said we were “getting killed” over there by a tough and jungle-ready people.
Regarding his rank after 6 years in the Marines; the story that I heard is that he was busted as an MP because he beat up a fresh 2nd lieutenant and was court-martialed. I know he was an MP because I saw him in uniform with an MP patch, which he subsequently gave to me. I still have the arm patch. His choice was to serve time or serve a second tour in Nam. He chose the latter. About halfway through the tour, he was killed by enemy artillery fire.
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POSTED ON 9.27.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Lcpl Dennis Merrill, Thank you for your service as an Antitank Assaultman. I researched you on your 77th birthday, happy birthday. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It is another autumn. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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