Gino J. Merli

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Gino J. Merli

American soldier, and recipient of the Medal of Honor during World War II. add

Category: Military

Born in 1924.

Countries: United States (30%), Belgium (20%), Pennsylvania (20%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Pennsylvania, Harry S. Truman, Joseph Sarnoski

Linked to: United States Army

 

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Gino J. Merli was born in 1924 add something


1944

Battle of the Bulge - With his division, he went ashore at Omaha Beach on D-Day in 1944 and participated in the Battle of the Bulge in December of the same year add something

 

On the evening of September 4, 1944, near Sars-la-Bruyère in Belgium , his company was attacked by a superior German force add something

 

He was serving as a machine gunner in the vicinity of Sars la Bruyere, Belgium, on the night of 45 September 1944, when his company was attacked by a superior German force Its position was overrun and he was surrounded when our troops were driven back by overwhelming numbers and firepower add something


1945

For his heroism, PFC Gino Merli received the Medal of Honor from President Truman on June 15, 1945 add something


1984

He traveled to the Normandy beaches in 1984 in the company of Tom Brokaw and was a source of inspiration for Brokaw's book "The Greatest Generation" add something


2002

The Veterans' Center in Scranton, Pennsylvania was named for Gino Merli in 2002 add something


Gino J. Merli died in 2002 add something

 

Joseph Sarnoski - Merli-Sarnoski State Park, located in Fell Township , Pennsylvania, was co-named for Joseph Sarnoski and Gino J. Merli in 2002; both were World War II Medal of Honor recipients and Lackawanna County residents