Merck, Edward Mathias
B: 19 Oct 1931, Humboldt, MN
M: 15 Jun 1962, Josephine Connell, dau of Claud Armand Connell and Audrey Clark, in Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama. Josephine was b. 07 Nov 1927, in Morrilton, Arkansas.

FN: Anthony J. Merck
MN: Margaret J. Jerome

He joined the USAF on 20 Aug 1956 in Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. Upon receiving an Air Force commission as a Second Lieutenant and the wings of a Navigator, he was assigned to duty at Evreux Air Base, France. After approximately 21 years of active duty in the United States Air Force, he retired as a Regular Air Force officer in the grade of Lieutenant Colonel. His last duty assignment was as the Chief of Administration for Little Rock Air Force Base. Approximately half of his career was spent at overseas assignments during which he performed both administrative and flying duties. He participated in United States, NATO and United Nations activities during crises in Lebanon, Congo and Vietnam

Children of Edward Mathias Merck and Josephine Connell:

1. Connie Josephine Merck
B: 10 Oct 1949, Denver, Colorado
M: Vernon O. Parker

Children of Vernon O. Parker and Connie Josephine Merck:

1. James Edward Fletcher b. 17 Feb 1977, Baton Rouge, LA