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    Merrill’s Marauders Proud Descendants are the descendants, family members and friends of men who fought in a forgotten land, during World War II. These men risked their lives and their futures, and many made the ultimate sacrifice fighting behind the Japanese lines in Burma. This site is dedicated to the memory of all Merrill’s Marauders, those who returned, and those who did not.

    Our nation owes them much!

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    Gov. Scott Walker Attends 2013 Reunion

    Gov. Scott Walker gave the keynote speech at the 2013 Merrill’s Marauders reunion in Milwaukee. The Governor posed for pictures and signed autographs for the Marauders, Proud Descendants, and other attendees.

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    A Marauder Displays His Flag

    Marauder, and Marauder Historian, Robert “Bob” Passanisi,. was in Co. A, 5307th, Red Combat Team, HHC 1st Battalion, 475th, and is a member of the Ranger Hall of Fame.

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    The Fightin’ Preacher – Get Your Copy Now!

    True story of an ordinary man who accomplished extraordinary feats. Drafted out of Bible School, Col. Logan E. Weston (U.S. Army) served in 3 world wars through unbelievable circumstances. He was one of the leaders of the Merrill’s Marauders Unit in the China – Burma – India Theatre in WWII.  He was a very heavily decorated warrior in American military history, and also one of the first inductees into the renown Ranger Hall of Fame… Courage, Duty, Honor and Sacrifice. Very inspiring and unique award-winning book.

Welcome to the Merrill's Marauders Proud Descendants Association Website.

Important Marauder Book Re-Printed!

A True American Hero – “The Fightin’ Preacher”

His God called him to preach.
His country called him to fight.
His men called him …
“The Fightin’ Preacher”

Colonel Logan E. Weston, U.S. Army (Deceased) was a veteran of three wars: World War II, Korean and Vietnam. He went from Guadalcanal and new Georgia in World War II, to volunteer with the renowned “Merrill’s Marauders” in Burma, through Korea with the  “Wolfhounds” and onto the build-up of the Vietnam War. Drafted out of Bible College, his faith in God sustained him even was he was deep in enemy country. His unwavering devotion to the God he loved and the country he served earned him a larger-than-life reputation and the undying devotion from his men. A very heavily decorated war hero in U.S. military history he has received many awards and citations. His commendations included the Distinguished Service Cross, Legion of Merit, Silver Stars, Bronze Stars, Purple Hearts, and Combat Infantryman Badges, and more. Col. Weston is a member of the Inaugural class of the U.S. Army Ranger Hall of Fame at Fort Benning, GA. This is the true and inspiring story of the honor,  courage and faith of a great American hero.

“This is a story of Duty and Honor, Sacrifice and Accomplishment of a great American Patriot. Colonel Weston survived 3 wars under unbelievable and adverse circumstances. His faith in God sustained him throughout those trying times and he has been an inspiration to his men and his many comrades, his many friends, and his
family.” -CPT Phillip B. Piazza, USA, Original President of Merrill’s Marauder Association


Now Available!

Cost $20 (includes S/H).  Bulk rate discounts are available. Part of the proceeds from each book sold through Merrill’s Marauders Proud Descendants will be donated to the association. Autobiography, Military, History, Inspirational 6” x 9” Paperback: 312 pages, color cover, black and white art and photos.

Send check to: Sherry Cowling, 77 Via Larga Vista, Bonsall, CA  92003; mcowling07@hotmail.com

Please reference this website when ordering, in order to benefit the MMPD Association!

Want to help promote this wonderful book, and gain proceeds for the Merrill’s Marauders Proud Descendants Association? Click the following link to download the flyer and distribute as you please! Thanks! Downloadable-fightin-preacher-flyer.

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All proceeds from the sale of the merchandise in the store go to the continued operation of
the Merrill’s Marauders Proud Descendants organization.

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Explore Marauder History!

spearhead-cover“A Complete History of Merrill’s Marauders Rangers”
By Dr. James E. T. Hopkins & John M. Jones
Available at Amazon.com
All proceeds from the sale of this book go to
740 pages, 28 maps, 52 photos, index. —