MERRILL'S MARAUDERS Maki, Sam Alarik

John Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Maki
  • FORENAME
Sam Alarik
  • UNIT
HQ Detachment
  • RANK
Private First Class
  • NUMBER
36196646
  • AWARD
Bronze Star
  • PLACE
Burma 1944
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
from Wakefield, Gogebic County, Michigan
born 29.6.1916 Wakefield, Michigan (as Samuel Alarik Maki)
son of Sylvester and Maria Liisa (nee Nisula) Maki
baptised 14.7.1916 Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Church, Wakefield, Michigan
1 year high school
enlisted 14.4.1942 Marquette, Michigan
bronze stars x 3
19.11.1945 discharged (Corporal)
employed by Connor Lumber County
employed by Chicago Northwestern Railroad
married Helvia Nerva 28.6.1947 (1919-2005)
stepson Warren Bishop, daughters Sharon Maki and stepdaughter Karen Maki
last residence Wakefield, Michigan
died 12.9.1994 Iron Mountain, Michigan
Lake Cemetery, Wakefield, Gogebic County, Michigan
 
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  • SURNAME
Maki
  • FORENAME
Sam Alarik
  • UNIT
HQ Detachment
  • RANK
Private First Class
  • NUMBER
36196646
  • AWARD
Bronze Star
  • PLACE
Burma 1944
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
from Wakefield,Gogebic County,Michigan
born 29.6.1916 Wakefield,Michigan (as Samuel Alarik Maki)
son of Sylvester and Maria Lusa (nee Nisula) Maki
baptised 14.7.1916 Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Church,Wakefield,Michigan
1 year high school
enlisted 14.4.1942 Marquette,Michigan
employed by Connor Lumber County
employed by Chicago Northwestern Railroad
married Helvia Nerva 28.6.1947 (1919-2005) (1 son Warren Bishop,2 daughters Sharon and Karen Maki)
last residence Wakefield,Michigan
died 12.9.1994 Iron Mountain,Michigan
Lake Cemetery,Wakefield,Gogebic County,Michigan
 
Hi John Robertson,
Sam Maki was my father. I am writing to ask for a correction to his information. I am his only biological child. Warren Bishop is his stepson and Karen Bishop is his stepdaughter. Also his mother’s middle name is Liisa. His discharge paper states 3 bronze stars. His grade at discharge on 19 Nov 1945 was CPL.
The Merrill’s Marauders were all awarded the Congressional Gold Medal May 2022 by Nancy Pelosi. It was signed by the President in Oct of 2020 I believe.
I can email you information for verification if needed.
Thank you for doing this page.
sharon Maki Levenhagen
 

Craig Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
Hi John Robertson,
Sam Maki was my father. I am writing to ask for a correction to his information. I am his only biological child. Warren Bishop is his stepson and Karen Bishop is his stepdaughter. Also his mother’s middle name is Liisa. His discharge paper states 3 bronze stars. His grade at discharge on 19 Nov 1945 was CPL.
The Merrill’s Marauders were all awarded the Congressional Gold Medal May 2022 by Nancy Pelosi. It was signed by the President in Oct of 2020 I believe.
I can email you information for verification if needed.
Thank you for doing this page.
sharon Maki Levenhagen
Hi Sharon,
Many thanks for the information, i have updated the record, hopefully it is ok?
If you have photograph of Sam i can add to his record as well?
Best regards, Craig
 
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