Marritt A. Edison

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Birthday
25, 1897
Birthplace
Rutland, VT
Death Date
Aug 14, 1955 (58)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
25, 1897
Birthplace
Rutland, VT
Death Date
Aug 14, 1955 (58)

About

World War II hero of the Battle of Guadalcanal and recipient of the prestigious Medal of Honor.

Before Fame

He served in the Marine Corps as a second lieutenant and was transferred to the American air base in Guam.

Trivia

He commanded a battalion that guarded the Henderson airstrip in Guadalcanal.

Family Life

He was born in Rutland, Vermont and grew up in nearby Chester.

Associated With

He and Doris Miller both received the coveted Medal of Honor for their bravery during World War II.