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