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Local post changes name to Robert Lee Merrill Memorial Post

Representatives of the Merrill family are joined by members of the American Legion Post 243  as the family donates a photo and certificates of Robert Lee Merrill.Members of the American Legion Post 243 recently voted to change their name to the Robert Lee Merrill Memorial Post.

According to Post Adjutant and Chaplain David Allen, Pvt. Merrill was the first soldier from Franklin County to be killed in action during World War I. To learn more about this action, see the June 20 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.