Freedom Committee of Orange County





Name: Merl “Bus” Cornelius

Rank: Sergeant

Branch of Service: U. S. Army, Unit 602nd Ordnance Armament

Specialty: Tanks. Issuing, repairing for Gen. Patton, inspecting underground labor factories in Germany, inspecting

captured German depots, building an operating an Italian PW camp and then operating a German POW camp.

Active Duty Dates: April 1942 to December 1945

Armed Conflicts:  World War II

Theater of Operations: European Campaigns: Africa, France and Germany

Decorations & Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Theater, European Theater 2 battle stars and WWII Victory medals

Speaking Subjects: Landing North Africa, Convoy, submarines, bombing North Africa, Underground factories in Germany and Tactics


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