James Owen Merriman was born on 29 April 1924 to Bruce Merriman and Hallie Hester Brogdon. Siblings: Roy Merriman, L. Leona Merriman, C. Mable Merriman, M. Gladys Merriman, and George W. Merriman
He enlisted on July 17, 1943, in Fort Oglethorpe, GA. He was killed in action on Okinawa.

PFC Merriman was initially buried at Okinawa Island Command Cemetery, Ryukyu Retto. Buried at Honolulu Memorial in Honolulu, HI, F, 1265.

165th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Division

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 29 April 1924
  • Date of death: 2 May 1945
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 165th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XV, Top Panel
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