- 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
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.
Merrill is buried in Olivet Catholic Cemetery, which is located in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
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