Merlin Farr Achor, M.D.

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Marine Corps

HOMETOWN
Brownwood, TX

HONORED BY
Danny Jones

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

SERVED AS A PHARMACIST'S MATE 2ND CLASS AND AS A MEDICAL CORPSMAN WITH A MARINE RIFLE BATTALION OF THE FOURTH MARINE DIVISION, IN ACTION AGAINST ENEMY JAPANESE FORCES ON IWO JIMA, VOLCANO ISLANDS, ON 24 FEBRUARY 1945. AWARDED THE NAVY CROSS, SILVER STAR, AND PURPLE HEART WITH ONE GOLD STAR.