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Army Pfc. Clarence M. Merriott, 21, of Stilwell, Oklahoma was killed on D-Day+13, June 19, 1944, off the coast of Utah Beach in France. Merroitt served with the 300th Engineer Combat Battalion.

Army Pfc. Clarence M. Merriott, 21, of Stilwell, Oklahoma was killed on D-Day+13, June 19, 1944, off the coast of Utah Beach in France. Merroitt served with the 300th Engineer Combat Battalion.

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