I am the niece of James Merrigan, who served with the 280th Engineer Battalion during WWII.
I found your name attached to a blog. I'd like to let others know that my uncle (Jim) died on March 13 this year at the age of 87. He was very proud of his service and attended many reunions. I believe (but am not sure) that the last one he attended was in IL. I know he toured the Caterpillar plant there.
Please let me know that you've received this and also if you know if there's anyone else who might want to be contacted.