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Remember the Merchant Mariner on Memorial Day

May 27, 2013

Thank you Tugboat Captain and Enchanted Seashells!

Enchanted Seashells by Princess Rosebud

Merchant Marine recruitingposterMy tugboat man is a proud member of the United States Merchant Marine.

He is a merchant mariner.

He also served in Desert Storm.

From the little he’s shared with me, it was a dangerous mission. I met him right after he returned, but I didn’t hear about his involvement until a couple years later when I was updating and re-typing his resume. (On a typewriter!)

Most Americans honor those who’ve served in the military, and we can name the branches of the armed services — Army, Air Force, Navy, and the Marines.

Here on the Pacific Ocean, we always remember to include the United States Coast Guard.fightingMerchant Marine

Hardly anyone would think to include the Merchant Marine, which has long been referred to as the forgotten branch of the military, according to Jack Beritzhoff, former merchant seaman and author of Sail Away: Journeys of a Merchant…

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One comment

  1. Thank you for the reblog, Snipewife! My appreciation to your husband, his crew, and all the other Merchant Mariners, past and present.



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