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Louis Alfred 'L.A.' Merillat Jr.


L.A. Merillat

Date of Birth: June 9, 1892, in Chicago, Illinois

Date of Death: April 26, 1948, in Chicago, Illinois (55 years old)


Orrville Courier Crescent - Published 05/06/48

Southeast Economist - Published 04/29/48

Did you know?

He served our country during World War I, rising to the rank of Major.  He

re-enlisted after Pearl Harbor and served in the Army Air Corps rising to

the rank of Colonel.


He is buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery in

Arlington County, Fort Myer, Virginia.  While at West Point, he was a

classmate of General Dwight Eisenhower and Omar Bradley.



1925 Canton Bulldogs (NFL)


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