Sunday, April 12, 2009

Merchant Marine here and elsewhere

In light of today's news:

From the PG in 2004: Unsung Heroes of World War II: Seamen of the Merchant Marine still struggle for recognition. That piece actually spurred me to send in a letter to the editor which wasn't printed at the time. If I can find it I will append it here later.

Also, not to steal Jason T's thunder, but his brief history of the SS Mckeesport is a good read as well.

and while the threats have morphed the dangers have not. My father served as a member of the Naval Armed Guard in WWII.

and I know a few, though none in town these days. I wonder how many Pittsburghers are alumni of any of the Merchant Marine academies.


Blogger Bram Reichbaum said...

Gotta wonder what the Admiral would be blogging about right now.

Sunday, April 12, 2009 6:31:00 PM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

COMBLOGFLT is out there I would bet.

Sunday, April 12, 2009 10:05:00 PM  
Anonymous CarolN said...

I'm in a community band and we do a concert at Rodef Shalom every year around Veteran's Day. We play "The Armed Forces Salute" with the Merchant Marine's song inserted-- there are a few Merchant Marines who attend the concert. So there are a few out there...

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 8:40:00 AM  

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