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Here is some additional information. Here is where he is buried. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/137176842/merle-lorenzo-langley
Possibly had Pneumonia please see his brief hospital record that shows he was in Hospital in Sept 1945 and subsequently passed on the 28th day of Sept 1945.
Gender: Male Race: White (includes Mexican) (White) Rank: Enlisted Man (includes Aviation Cadet or Student) Admission Age: 27 Birth Date: abt 1918 Admission Date: Sep 1945 Admission Place: Ft. Lewis (except Madigan General Hospital), Washington Discharge Date: Sep 1945 Discharge Place: General Hospital Military Branch: Engineers, General or Unspecified (may incl Combat and Bridge + Pontoon Units) Diagnosis: Diagnosis: Pneumonia, unclassified (including broncho, etiology unknown); Diagnosis: Conjunctivitis, Not Elsewhere Classified Type of Injury: InjuryType: Disease; InjuryType2: Not a traumatism Length of service: 3-6 mo. Service Number: 46051919