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PFC Merle O. Crampton
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Birth: Apr. 10, 1924
Maryland, USA
Death: Aug. 15, 1944

PFC. Md. 7th Infantry. WWII

Merle served as a Private First Class, 7th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Washington County, Maryland prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on March 5, 1943 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Farm Hand and also as Single, without dependents.

Merle was "Killed In Action" during the war and was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 33562048

Thanks, Russ Pickett 46575736

The body of Pvt. Merle O. Crampton, who died in action in France more than four years ago, will arrive here tomorrow evening for reinterment.

Pvt. Crampton, 20 years old at the time of his death, was the son fo Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Crampton, Fairplay, Route One. He was killed in action on August 15, 1944.

Entering the Army in March, 1943, he had been overseas for 11 months. He held the Purple Heart for wounds received in Italy and died in the invasion of southern France.

Surviving besides his parents, are brothers, John W., Raymond R., Chester I.; sisters, Mrs. Mary Reger, Mrs. Virginia Rager, Mrs. Martha Obrist, Mrs. Dorothy Newlen.

The body will be taken to the Kraiss Funeral Home tomorrow evening and will be removed to Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, for services and interment on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Walter B. McKinley officiating. Military services will be conducted by the 29th Division Association.

Morning Herald, Hagerstown, Maryland, November 1, 1948

Family links: 
  Oliver William Crampton (1890 - 1970)
  Reba Elizabeth Swain Crampton (1888 - 1959)
  Anna Janice Crampton Milton (1908 - 1933)*
  John William Crampton (1910 - 1984)*
  Raymond H. Crampton (1913 - 1972)*
  Martha Elizabeth Crampton Henson (1916 - 1983)*
  Mary Ruth Rager (1916 - 1984)*
  Preston J. Crampton (1918 - 1938)*
  Dorothy A. Crampton Newlin (1921 - 1949)*
  Merle O. Crampton (1924 - 1944)
  Chester L. Crampton (1928 - 1988)*
*Calculated relationship
Antietam National Cemetery
Washington County
Maryland, USA
Created by: BIRDMAN
Record added: May 01, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51871603
PFC Merle O. Crampton
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PFC Merle O. Crampton
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- Russ Pickett
 Added: Mar. 26, 2013

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