Glen  F.  Merrihew  
  Rank, Service
Specialist 4th Class E-4,  U.S. Army
  Veteran of:
U.S. Army 1959-1962
Cold War 1959-1962
Vietnam War 1961-1962 (KIA)

Glen Merrihew was born on March 3, 1940, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on August 31, 1959, and completed basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, in November 1959. Pvt Merrihew next attended U.S. Army Engineer School at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, from November 1959 to January 1960, followed by service as an admin specialist with the U.S. Army Ordnance Guided Missile School at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, from January 1960 to January 1961. SP4 Merrihew's final assignment was as an admin specialist with the U.S. Army Element at the Military Assistance Advisory Group in South Vietnam from March 1961 until he was killed in action while flying aboard an SC-47 Dakota on a leaflet-dropping mission on February 11, 1962. Glen Merrihew was buried at the Beaufort National Cemetery in Beaufort, South Carolina.

The Soldier's Creed:

I am an American Soldier.

I am a warrior and a member of a team.

I serve the people of the United States, and live the Army Values.

I will always place the mission first.

I will never accept defeat.

I will never quit.

I will never leave a fallen comrade.

I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills.

I always maintain my arms, my equipment and myself.

I am an expert and I am a professional.

I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy, the enemies of the United States of America in close combat.

I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.

I am an American Soldier.




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