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I am trying to find any information on my uncle David A Merrow.
He was the adoptive son of James A and Marie Louise (Labounty) Merrow.
David was born in 1925 and Killed In Action in France in 1944 during WWII.
In 1948 David was disinterred, brought home and reburied in the
Merrow Family Plot in "St John of the Cross Cemetery" in East Albany.
According to the US Census Records David lived in Irasburg in 1930 and Barton in 1935 and 1940.

I am David's only living relative. I never knew about David until my mother died this year.
He was born out of wedlock to my grandmother and brought up by the Merrows.
If you can find any information on him I would appreciate it if you could forward it to me.
Do you know who administers the ST John of the Cross Cemetery?

Diane Booth

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We didn't know anything about David until about a month ago as he was a "family secret".
We want to get to know him, rebuild his short life and add him to our family tree.
We visited his burial site and there is no information on the stone or any WWII maker.
We will work on this with the Veterans Affairs Organization. He deserves to be recognized
as he made the supreme sacrifice for his country at the young age of nineteen.

David A Merrow US Army #31340754

Harold Henry Bushee was born in Dorset, VT on June 28, 1925 to Albina R Bushee and
an unknown father. He was "adopted" at birth by James A & Marie (Labounty) Merrow and
given the name David A Merrow. David enlisted in the US Army on September 24, 1943
in Hardwick, Caledonia County, VT. He was Killed In Action in France on October 6, 1944
during WWII. He was brought home and reburied in the family plot in Saint John of the
Cross Cemetery on April 25, 1948.
Funeral was from the Holcomb Funeral Home and St Norbert's Church both in Hardwick, VT.
According to censes records David lived in Irasburg, VT in 1930, Barton, VT in 1940 and
his last two years in Hardwick with his mother after her marriage to William Beede in 1941.