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SGT Merle Freeman Lurvey

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SGT Merle Freeman Lurvey

Birth
Death 20 Dec 1942 (aged 42)
China
Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Section C, site 150
Memorial ID 115752161 View Source
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Merle served as a Platoon Sergeant, 4th Marine Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.

He resided in California prior to the war.

Merle became a POW of the Japanese Army during the "Fall Of the Philippines" in 1942.

He "Died While A POW" of the Japanese Army at Hoten Pow Camp, Mukden, Manchuria 42-123 (China) during the war.

He was awarded the Prisoner Of War Medal and the Purple Heart.

He was originally interred in the POW Camp in China and was repatriated here on January 24, 1949.

Service # 178049

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett


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California; Platoon Sergeant, 4 Marines, World War II

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  • Created by: Jeff Hall
  • Added: 19 Aug 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 115752161
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/115752161/merle-freeman-lurvey : accessed ), memorial page for SGT Merle Freeman Lurvey (22 May 1900–20 Dec 1942), Find a Grave Memorial ID 115752161, citing National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Jeff Hall (contributor 47296194) .