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Sgt Merlin Joseph Craig
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Birth: Jun. 20, 1948, USA
Death: Aug. 26, 1969
Trung Tin, Vietnam

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PERSONAL DATA
Home of Record: Alexandria, LA
Date of birth: 06/20/1948

MILITARY DATA
Service: Army of the United States
Grade at loss: E5
Rank: Sergeant
ID No: 439683736
MOS: 11B40: Infantryman
Length Service: 01
Unit: C CO, 4TH BN, 31ST INFANTRY, 196TH INFANTRY BDE, AMERICAL DIV, USARV

CASUALTY DATA
Start Tour: 12/21/1968
Incident Date: 08/26/1969
Casualty Date: 08/26/1969
Age at Loss: 21
Location: Quang Tin Province, South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty Type: Hostile, died outright
Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
Casualty Detail: Gun or small arms fire

ON THE WALL Panel 19W Line 118

Lineage:
1) Alexander Thomas Craig (born 1812-death 1867) and Esther Meyer (also spelled Moyer, Meier, Myers), born 1814-died 1897.
2)James Monroe Craig (born 1837- death 1909) and Fianna Byler (also spelled Bleuler, Bleyler and other variations). Born 1836- death 1920).
3) Albert Bertus Craig (born 1867-death 1951) and Clara Seiberling (born 1871- death 1951)
4)Merlin James Craig (born 1894- death 1965). Merlin died in Des Moines, Iowa, and Rhoda Tamar Pearson (born 1894-death 1965. Place of death: Des Moines, Iowa.
5) William Bertus Craig (born 1919- death ?, death had not occurred when hx. book written) and Ruby Rowell(born 1923, Woodworth, LA.- death ?).
6) William Bertus Craig (born 1947- death ?)and Grace Ann Paton (born 1948-death ?)

Siblings of Merlin: Rhoda Elouise Craig (born 1950 in Alexandria, LA.- death 1972, Alexandria, L.A.), and William Bertus Craig (born 1947)

Merlin Joseph Craig

 
 
Burial:
Alexandria Memorial Gardens
Alexandria
Rapides Parish
Louisiana, USA
 
Maintained by: Cynthia Schenck
Originally Created by: Billy M. Brown
Record added: Feb 29, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86013592
Sgt Merlin Joseph Craig
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Sgt Merlin Joseph Craig
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Sgt Merlin Joseph Craig
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Remembering you today on your birthday for your service and sacrifice for our country. Rest in peace Army Sergeant Merlin Joseph Craig. Rest in peace.
- Steve
 Added: Jun. 20, 2016

- rw2009
 Added: Dec. 14, 2015
You paid the ultimate sacrifice. Thank you for your service.
- Steve
 Added: Nov. 18, 2015
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