SYLACAUGA, Ala. – Each month and Yea!106.5 feature a veteran online and on-air, honoring them for their service to our country. The Veteran of the Month for July is Lanny Earl Merritt.

*note SN is abbreviated, LM is abbreviated for our featured veteran, Lanny Merritt.

SN: What is your full name?

LM: Lanny Earl Merritt

SN: What is your date of birth?

LM: December 30, 1949

SN: What was your rank?


SN: What was your branch of service?

LM: US Navy

SN: What was your job?

LM: I was a heavy equipment operator; that is what EO3 stands for.

SN: When did you serve?

LM: Active reserves throughout Vietnam.

SN: Where did you serve? Stateside or overseas?

LM: Both. In Rhode Island and Guam.

SN: Would you do it again if you could and why?

LM: I would do it again… you can make a career out of it.

Congratulations to Lanny Earl Merritt, our Veteran of the Month for July 2018.



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