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This article is about an American soldier who received the US Medal of Honor. For other uses, see John Merrill.
John Merrill
Born 1943
Died June 10, 1943 (aged 59–60)
Place of birth New York
Place of burial Olivet Catholic Cemetery Cheyenne, Wyoming
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Sergeant
Unit Company F, 5th U.S. Cavalry
Battles/wars Indian Wars
Awards Medal of Honor

John Merrill (1943—June 10, 1883) was an American soldier from New York and a recipient of the Medal of Honor.[1]

Sergeant Merrill served in the 5th U.S. Cavalry, Company F. At Milk River, Colorado on September 29, 1879, his conduct was exemplary. He earned special commendation because, although painfully wounded, "he remained on duty and rendered gallant and valuable service."

The Medal of Honor was officially presented in a ceremony on June 7, 1880.[1]

Merrill is buried in Olivet Catholic Cemetery, which is located in Cheyenne, Wyoming.[2]

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