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naval officer.

Aaron Stanton Merrill, American naval officer. Decorated Navy Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with gold star, World War I Victory, Yangtze Patrol, Navy Expeditionary (2), World World War II Atlantic, Pacific and National Emergency medals (United States), Unit Citation, Victory Medal (destroyer clasp); commander Order of Crown of Belgium, grand officer Order of Merit (Chile).


Merrill, Aaron Stanton was born on March 26, 1890 in near Natchez, Mississippi, United States. Son of Dunbar Surget and Charlotte Brandon Stanton Merrill.


Graduate Natchez Institute, 1906. Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1912. Graduated from Army Chemical Warfare School, 1934, Naval War College, 1939.


Commissioned ensign United States Navy, 1912, and advanced through the grades to vice admiral, 1947.


Member Naval Institute, National Geography Society, Society Cincinnati. Clubs: Army Navy, Chevy Chase (Washington)) Army-Navy Country (Arlington).


Married Louise Gantier Witherbee, January 28, 1922.

Dunbar Surget

Charlotte Brandon Stanton Merrill

Louise Gantier Witherbee