United States Merchant Marine

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United States Merchant Marine

The fleet of private and government-owned, non-military ships operating in the United States. The Merchant Marine delivers cargo and passengers in peacetime. During times of war, it may be ordered to assist the U.S. Navy. Since 1988, mariners who served in wars have had access to veterans' benefits.
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Military Academy (West Point, N.Y.), U.S. Merchant Marines Academy (Kings Point, N.Y.) and the U.S.
He was a Veteran of WWII and achieved the rank of Lieutenant SG, in the U.S. Merchant Marines, where he served for 6 years.
The U.S. Merchant Marines is a civilian organization of mariners.
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He attended Cole Trade School in Southbridge and served in the U.S. Merchant Marines.
He joined the U.S. Merchant Marines at the age of 16 and served in the Marine Corp during World War II, stationed in China.
He was a seaman in U.S. Merchant Marines during World War II and sailed in American and European waters.
Atop his head, a black baseball cap with the U.S. Merchant Marines Veteran logo.
While in ROS-5, the SS Curtis is home ported in Port Hueneme, Calif., and the SS Wright in Baltimore, Md., and manned by a crew of 41 U.S. Merchant Marines. When activated, MARAD, through the Military Sealift Command, directs the ship's crew to transition the ship to a full-up ready status within 120 hours.