Kossuth County

Pfc. Keith I. Merryman



Former Milford Man Recipient of Citation

WITH THE 1550th ENGINEER SURVEY PLATOON IN MANILA, The Philippines – Keith I. Merryman, formerly of Britt, Iowa, and Algona, Iowa, has recently been awarded the Philippine Invasion Ribbon by the Philippine government for participation in the liberation of the Philippine Islands.

Pfc. Merryman, son of Mr. and Mrs. James I. Merryman, 504 East Fair Street, Algona, and husband of Mrs. Anne H. Merryman, 745 West 3rd Street, Britt, is a truck driver in the corps of engineers, and has been at this job for over a year, including six months overseas. In addition to his wife, Pfc. Merryman has one son, Duane K. Merryman.

Pfc. Merryman, in addition to the Philippine Liberation Ribbon, is entitled to wear the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon with a battle star, and the Expert Driver and Expert Mechanic Qualification badges. Prior to coming to the Philippines, he was stationed in New Guinea.

Before entering the army in May, 1943, at Camp Dodge, Iowa, Pfc. Merryman was employed by his father on various bridge and concrete construction jobs. He is a graduate of the Algona high school, class of 1943, and has a brother, James H. Merryman, CM 2-c, of the Seabees, somewhere in the Central Pacific.

Source: The Milford Mail, Milford, Iowa, Thursday, June 28, 1945, Page 8