Staff Sgt. Brant Merriam lives in Northport with his wife Jen and three children. Brant has served in the Alabama National Guard since August 2007 and served in the Navy Reserves from 2004 until 2007.

In June of last year, Sgt. Merriam was deployed overseas with Bravo Company 1/167th Infantry out of Pelham and is currently stationed in Kabul, Afghanistan. He is scheduled to return home this May before his daughter's graduation. His wife has two manicures waiting on him since she enjoyed an afternoon stalking a deer in the woods (while wearing a dress) with their son.

His wife, Jen, nominated Brant because of his devotion to God and country, their marriage and three children Jordyn, Shelby and Brantley.

On behalf of our community, thank you Staff Sgt. Brant Merriam for your service to our country and we extend our appreciation to your families sacrifice while you were away.

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