U.S. Merchant Marines
"No group of individuals did more for establishing our country than the American Merchant Seamen and Privateers. Their record speaks eloquently of their devotion and sacrifices."
-President John Adams
On this page you will find U.S. Merchant Marine Personnel who served during time of war while the Merchant Marine was assigned as an auxiliary to the U.S. Navy. This includes anyone who ever served in the Merchant Marine during wartime, even if they later served in or retired from another branch of the military. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill into law granting veteran status to merchant mariners who served in times of war.
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