Merrick, James Lee, Jr., LT Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Lieutenant
Last Duty Station
1968-1968, 131X, USS Hancock (CV/CVA/CV-19)
Service Years
1965 - 1968
Lieutenant Lieutenant

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Home State
Iowa
Iowa
Year of Birth
1943
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Ames
Last Address
Ames

Casualty Date
Oct 03, 1968
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
South China Sea
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Ames Municipal Cemetery - Ames, Iowa
Wall/Plot Coordinates
42W 070

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 Duty Stations
NROTC (Students)/Iowa State UniversityNaval Aviation Schools/Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FLUS NavyVFP-63
NAS MiramarUSS Hancock (CV/CVA/CV-19)
  1961-1962, NROTC (Students)/Iowa State University
  1965-1966, Naval Aviation Schools/Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FL
  1966-1967, Naval Flight Schools/Primary Flight Training, NAS Corpus Cristi, TX
  1967-1968, 131X, VFP-63
  1967-1968, 131X, NAS Miramar
  1968-1968, 131X, USS Hancock (CV/CVA/CV-19)
 Colleges Attended 
Iowa State University
  1961-1962, Iowa State University
 Combat and Operations History
  1968-1968 Vietnam War
  1968-1968 Yankee Station
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign 1 July to 1 November 1968 VSM Streamer
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
USS HANCOCK (CVA-19)
CVW-21
VFP-63
Pilot: RF-8G CRUSADER
   
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Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2013, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
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