Amazing Lives
Remember
Amazing Lives Memorial Sites | Image Source: Flickr Creative Commons/rftrudeau

Sgt. Merlin German Obituary


As an exceedingly friendly and outgoing teen with a knack for delivering sarcastic one-liners, Marine Sgt. Merlin German quickly became one of his school's most popular students. "He was the most charismatic and personable young man we've ever had," said high school guidance counselor Joe Foy II. German, 22, of New York City, died April 11 at Brooke Army Medical Center from wounds suffered during combat in Anbar province on Feb. 22, 2005. He was a 2003 high school graduate and was assigned to Camp Pendleton. He was dubbed the "Miracle Man" for his determination in facing his wounds, which cost the former saxophone player his fingers and rippled his face with scars. He endured more than 40 surgeries, spent 17 months in a hospital and had to learn to walk again. He started a charity, Merlin's Miracles, to aid child burn victims and considered college and a career. "Sometimes I do think I can't do it," he said last year. "Then I think: Why not? I can do whatever I want. ... Nobody has ever been 97 percent dead and survived, and lived to walk." He is survived by his parents, Lourdes and Hemery.
Read Full Obituary for Merlin German
Published online on May 2, 2008.

Guest Book Highlights

If you need help finding the right words, view our Suggested Entries
 

Other obituaries

Published online on May 2, 2008.
As an exceedingly friendly and outgoing teen with a knack for delivering sarcastic one-liners, Marine Sgt. Merlin German quickly became one of his school's most popular students. "He was the most... Read Obituary

Search Memorials

- ADVERTISEMENT -

About This Site: Amazing Lives Memorials

This memorial site includes obituaries and Guest Books from the Legacy.com network of newspaper and funeral home affiliates.

- ADVERTISEMENT -
- ADVERTISEMENT -