Merritt A. Edson    
  Major General Merritt Austin Edson, known as "Red Mike", was a general in the United States Marine Corps. Among the decorations he received were the Medal of Honor, two Navy Crosses, the Silver Star, and two Legions of Merit  
     
  Born: April 25, 1897, Chester, VT  
     
  Died: August 14, 1955, Washington, D.C  
     
  Education: University of Vermont  
     
  burial: Arlington National Cemetery  
     
  VA Awards: Medal of Honor, Silver Star, Distinguished Service Order (United Kingdom), Navy Cross (2), Legion of Merit (2) Battles and wars: World War I, Banana Wars, World War II, Guadalcanal Campaign, Battle of Saipan, Battle of Tinian Units: 4th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division