Merlin German


Age: 22


Summary: Marine sergeant who became a symbol of resilience as he strove to recover from severe burns suffered in a Feb. 22, 2005 roadside bombing blast while stationed in Iraq, who was dubbed the Miracle Man for his determination in facing combat wounds that blanketed 97 percent of his body with burns, and who had endured more than 40 operations, spent 17 months in a hospital, and had learned to walk again.



Cause of Death: Complications of third-degree burns


Born: November 15, 1985


Died: April 11, 2008


Location: San Antonio, Texas