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QPME: The Wounded Warriors

This guide provides information about the United States Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment (WWR) and links to articles and resources about injuries and illnesses that affect our wounded warriors, their families, and fellow service members.

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Sergeant Merlin German Wounded Warrior Call Center


The Sergeant Merlin German Wounded Warrior Call Center renders assistance to wounded, ill and injured Marines, Marine veterans, and their families with obtaining benefits and referrals, providing information on community reintegration services, and a multitude of other resources.  

It is named in honor of Sergeant Merlin German, who was severely injured in a roadside blast in Iraq in February 2005. With burns over 97% of his body, medical personnel gave little hope for his survival. However, months later, the “Miracle Man,” as he had come to be known, walked out of the hospital under his own power.

Not content with merely surviving, he mentored and encouraged other wounded warriors receiving treatment at Brooke Army Medical Center (now the San Antonio Military Medical Center). 

On April 11, 2008, Sergeant German passed away at the age of 22 from complications after one of his many surgeries.

In December 2008, the Wounded Warrior Call Center was dedicated to Sergeant Merlin German.


Sgt Merlin German Wounded Warrior Call Center waiting areaSgt Merlin German, USMC



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