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Merle Roughton - World War II

Merle Roughton enlisted into the Illinois National Guard in November, 1940. Following his initial training, he was sent to Panama and patrolled Panama Canal Zone until 1943, when he returned to the United States and was reassigned to the 14th Cavalry Regiment. His unit arrived in Europe in the fall of 1944, and eventually served with General Patton’s 3rd Army at the Battle of the Bulge.

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Discharge Day, from left to right Merle Roughton, Don Willson, Bob Tarpenning, 1945.

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Remagen Bridge collapse, Le Harre, France, Rhine River.

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1st reunion of the 106th Cavalry.

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Group photo of five men.

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Station day. From right to left, Sergeant Kirby, Corporal Roughton, and Corporal Wilson of Urbana, Sergeant Miller and Corporal Tarpenning of Champaign.

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Squadron Digest; page 1.

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Squadron Digest; page 2.

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Squadron Digest; page 3.

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Squadron Digest; page 4.

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Merle Roughton is interviewed for the WILL-AM-FM-TV Central Illinois World War II Stories project in 2007.

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