Helmet Belonging to WW II Vet Identified

Jack Merrick passed away in 2018 after 97 long years. He served in World War II as an Army glider pilot and took part in D-Day.

In 1944, a 12-year-old French boy named Pierrot came across a helmet which would later be identified by the National World War II Glider Pilots Association as Merrick’s.

About two weeks ago, Merrick’s daughter, Gainesville resident Cindy Bryant, was scrolling on Facebook and was shocked to find out that Merrick’s helmet had been found.

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