Virginia Heroes

Carl Heinz Meyer

Private, Marine Corps

Hometown: Newport News, VA
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: September 27, 1942
Died In: Guadalcanal
Awards: Purple Heart

Private Meyer served with Company B, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division.

He was a 1941 graduate of Morrison High School in Warwick County, Virginia.

Before the war, he was employed by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company. When Pearl Harbor was bombed, Carl signed up with the Marine Corps at age 17 and his father joined the Merchant Marines.

He name is listed on the Walls of the Missing in the Manila American Cemetery, Philippines.

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