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Jack Neil Merritt

Date of birth: October 23, 1930
Place of Birth: Oklahoma, Lawton

Jack Merritt entered Army service as a Private in 1952 and over a 35-year career, rose to retired as a U.S. Army General.

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Defense Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

The Secretary of Defense of the United States of America has presented the Defense Distinguished Service Medal to General Jack Neil Merritt, United States Army, for exceptionally distinguished performance of duty contributing to national security and the defense of the United States as U.S. Military Representative to the NATO Military Committee from 1985 to 1987.

Action Date: 1985 - 1987

Service: Army

Rank: General

Army Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: General Jack Neil Merritt, United States Army, was awarded the Army Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States culminating as U.S. Military Representative to the NATO Military Committee from 1985 to 1987.

Action Date: 1985 - 1987

Service: Army

Rank: General

Silver Star

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Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Colonel (Field Artillery) Jack Neil Merritt, United States Army, was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving in the Republic of Vietnam.

Action Date: Vietnam War

Service: Army

Rank: Colonel

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Colonel (Field Artillery) Jack Neil Merritt, United States Army, was awarded the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States while serving in the Republic of Vietnam.

Action Date: Vietnam War

Service: Army

Rank: Colonel

Soldier's Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Colonel (Field Artillery) Jack Neil Merritt, United States Army, was awarded the Soldier's Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy of the United States in his efforts to rescue a downed pilot, while serving in the Republic of Vietnam.

Action Date: Vietnam War

Service: Army

Rank: Colonel

Distinguished Flying Cross

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Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Colonel (Field Artillery) Jack Neil Merritt, United States Army, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving in the Republic of Vietnam.

Action Date: Vietnam War

Service: Army

Rank: Colonel