Gary Merrel Dexter

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  • Name: Gary Merrel Dexter
  • Location of Birth: Deer River, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: November 20, 1920
  • Date of Death: March 20, 1995 (74 years old)
  • Parents: Mark Byron Dexter and Delta Anna (Seaman) Dexter
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  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch: United States Army Air Corps
  • Date Sworn In: October 6, 1942 (Enlistment Date)
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  • Date of Discharge: November 10, 1945 (Release Date)
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  • Military Highlights:
    Information from World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947
    Name: Gary Merrel Dexter
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Age: 21
    Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
    Birth Date: November 20, 1920
    Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Squaw Lake, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: February 16, 1942
    Registration Place: Squaw Lake, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Employer: Mark Dexter
    Weight: 154
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Brown
    Height: 6'
    Next of Kin: Mark Dexter
    Household Members: Gary Merrel Dexter
    Relationship: Self (Head)

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Gary was a member of the DAV and a retired Civil Service employee. He was a member of May's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church in Dudley, North Carolina.

    Gary is survived by his wife, the former Rose Cox; five sons, Douglas, Gary, Mark, Paul, and Silas; one daughter, Mrs. Rey (Pat) Ovalle; a sister, Lorene Larey; eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

    Gary died in Wayne Memorial Hospital in Dudley, North Carolina and is buried in Wayne Memorial Park at Dudley, North Carolina.

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