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By Ken Corn 

Merchant Marine Recognized For Service In WWII


Last updated 10/4/2021 at 3:26pm

The John W. Brown is one of only two remaining operational Liberty Ships.

Brevard resident and World War II veteran Harold Wellington traveled to Baltimore for the 2020/21 American Merchant Marine Veteran Convention and Congressional Gold Medal cele-bration.

This year, the convention was notable because the U.S. Government will recognize the Merchant Marines who fought during the Battle for the Atlantic of World War II as combat veterans.

In 2019 Congress passed the Merchant Mariner Act. The Merchant Mariner sailors were officially recognized for shipping supplies to the Allies while sailing defen-seless against German submarines patrolling the Atlantic Ocean...

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