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The American Merchant Marine has served our nation "In Peace and War since 1775" -- from the Revolutionary War to Iraq.

For more information about the American Merchant Marine at War, please visit:

Merchant Marine during World War II
Mariners' Struggle for Veteran Status
Quotes by Military and Political Leaders

Sources of illustrations:
Hovinga, Henk. The Death Railway Through the Jungle, Amsterdam: Uitgeverij T. Wever B.V., Franeker, 1976 • Moore, Arthur R. A Careless Word - A Needless Sinking. American Merchant Marine Museum, Kings Point, NY: 1998 • National Archives • New York Times • Personal collections: Perry Adams, Dennis B. Fox, Daniel Horodysky • Proceedings American Merchant Marine Conference, 1945 • Ships of the Esso Fleet in World War II. Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey, 1946 • U.S. Maritime Service.• War Shipping Administration • War Stories with Oliver North, July 27, 2003 • Willner, Mark. In Hell There is a Place Called Death Railway Angel Station, Inc, 2000 •