Butler, Merril, GMC

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
GMG-0000-Gunner's Mate Guns
Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate
Primary Unit
1957-1960, GMG-9588, Philadelphia Group, Commander Atlantic Reserve Fleet (COMLANTRESFLT)
Service Years
1936 - 1960
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Panama Canal
GM-Gunner's Mate
Eight Hash Marks

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1917
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Emporium

Date of Passing
Jul 21, 1991
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Shellback




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Passed away at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, Pa. on 21 July 1991.
   
Other Comments:
He was a retired GMC with 24 years of service.
   
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Marshall Islands Operation (1944)/Battle of Kwajalein Atoll (Operation Flintlock)
Start Year
1944
End Year
1944

Description
The Battle of Kwajalein was fought as part of the Pacific campaign of World War II. It took place from 31 January-3 February 1944, on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Employing the hard-learned lessons of the battle of Tarawa, the United States launched a successful twin assault on the main islands of Kwajalein in the south and Roi-Namur in the north. The Japanese defenders put up stiff resistance, although outnumbered and under-prepared. The determined defense of Roi-Namur left only 51 survivors of an original garrison of 3,500.

For the US, the battle represented both the next step in its island-hopping march to Japan and a significant moral victory because it was the first time the Americans had penetrated the "outer ring" of the Japanese Pacific sphere. For the Japanese, the battle represented the failure of the beach-line defense. Japanese defenses became prepared in depth, and the battles of Peleliu, Guam, and the Marianas proved far more costly to the US.
 
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1944
To Year
1944
 
Last Updated:
Jan 29, 2009
   
Personal Memories
   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  112 Also There at This Battle:
  • Beckwith, John Edward, S1c, (1942-1945)
  • Brewster, Donald, PO3, (1943-1946)
  • Coggins, Royal Joseph, S1c, (1942-1946)
  • Crookshank, Irvin, PO2, (1942-1946)
  • Hetrick, Clarendon Robert, PO3, (1940-1961)
  • Lehner, Gerard, PO1, (1942-1952)
  • Lucas, Charles, PO3, (1942-1945)
  • Marlow, Forest Eugene, PO2, (1942-1945)
  • McBride, Carl Edward, S2c, (1943-1947)
  • Medaglia, Michael, S1c, (1942-1946)
  • Seamster, Wilbur Lee, S2c, (1943-1946)
  • Smith, Jakie, S2c, (1943-1946)
  • Tingle, Robert, PO1, (1942-1946)
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