Merrill M. SCHERZER
Unit505th Parachute Infantry Regiment
82nd Airborne Division
date of death04/07/1944
Original cemeteryBlosville / Carquebut
Current cemeteryD-21-12 Normandy American Cemetery St-Laurent/Mer Omaha Beach France
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
Campaign medal awarded for 30 consecutive days of service in Europe, Africa or the Middle East between December 7, 1941 and November 8, 1945.
The Purple Heart is awarded to any armed forces personnel injured or killed in action.
The Silver Star is awarded to members of the Army who have served gallantly in combat against the enemy.
This decoration is awarded to someone who has risked his or her life to save the lives of others. The Soldier's Medal is awarded in peacetime for an action that would have warranted the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross in wartime, in a theater of operations.
WWII Victory Medal
The decoration commemorates military service during World War II and is awarded to any member of the United States Army.