Son of John B and Eva (Ginsberg) Modesti.
Born: February 7, 1917 in Los Angeles County, California.
Died: December 31, 1996 in Henderson, Clark County, Nevada.
1920 - ?, Maricopa County, Arizona.
1930 - Districts 0001-0250, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California.
Married: Dorothy Weitz August 25, 1940 in Los Angeles County, California.

name: Merlyn L Modesti
name (original): Merlyn L Modesti
event: Military Service
event date: 31 Aug 1942
term of enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
event place: Los Angeles, California, United States
race: White
citizenship: citizen
birth year: 1916
birthplace: CALIFORNIA
education: 1 year of college
civilian occupation: Semiskilled chauffeurs and drivers, bus, taxi, truck, and tractor
marital status: Married
rank: Private
army branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
army component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
source: Civil Life
serial number: 39533375
nara publication title: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946
arc identifier: 1263923
card, box and reel number: 14467.17
(Source: United States, World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946.)