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JOHN T. MERKEL


(courtesy of C Wilson Gerhart)

Grave marker for John T. Merkel in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Phoenixville (Chester county), Pennsylvania

John enlisted in the Army at Philadelphia, PA on 1 April 1943.

His early service may have included assignment to Service Company, 194th GIR.

T/5 Merkel appears as a member of the 508th PIR in August 1945 when he was awarded the Good Conduct Medal.