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Merrill’s Marauders to honor their World War II Commanders

Merrill’s Marauder, Gilbert Howland, a World War II, Korea and a two-tour Vietnam veteran, who was inducted into the Ranger Hall of Fame in June, points to his Hall of Fame citation displayed in the Fort Benning Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade headquarters. (Courtesy photo)

By Jonnie Melillo Clasen, Merrill’s Marauders liaison officer Daughter, Merrill’s Marauder Vincent Melillo / FORT BENNING, Ga. – Seventy-three years after their top-secret mission in the China Burma India Theater, two of the 18 surviving Merrill’s Marauders will honor their World War II commanders by placing wreaths on their grave sites Aug. 4 at West Point. Merrill’s Marauders, Robert “Bob”

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