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Modern Era Photos of Men of The 508th

Rock Merritt
chats with 508th troops at breakfast on 69th anniversary of D-Day

(courtesy of Lou

Rock Merritt
celebrates his 90th birthday

Rock Merritt and  Colonel Brian Mennes
at Fort Bragg, May 2014
CSM Rock Merritt
guest speaker at a Military function, May 15, 2011 shared tales of his WW-II experiences

Rock Merritt and General David H. Petraeus

2008 Airborne Awards banquet

Rock Merritt  and LTG Frank G. Helmick, commanding general of the XVIII ABN Corps. at the 4th BDE 508 PIR Change-of-Command ceremony 30 Sept 2010.
   Rock was accorded the honor of passing the 508 PIR Colors to the new 4th BDE 508 PIR Commander Colonel Brian Mennes.
MG Michael Kurilla commander
82nd Airborne Division and Rock
Return Salute
Rock acknowledges
the 725 members of the 1st BN who sang Happy Birthday to honor his "94th" birthday.
LTC Rob McChrystal, Rock and GEN (Ret.) Stanley A. McChrystal
LTC McChrystal is the newly named 508th 1st Battalion commander [2017]
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