BEFORE THEY DIE--WWII COMBAT VETERANS OF THE U.S. MERCHANT MARINE
If you have read about me, you know that I am a WWII Merchant Marine Veteran and member of AMMV. We did not receive Veteran's status until 1988 and have never been compesated at all for our service. Many bills have come and gone to get us old timers a pension--to no avail. The American Merchant Marine Vets (AMMV) helped to write a new bill :, HR563, "Honoring our WWII Veteran Merchant Mariners Act of 2015, introduced by Representative Janice Hahn of Calfornia, which would grant us a one time token gift of $25,000.
Out of 230 thousand of us who returned from the war -5000 are left, including me. They die a rate of 1 every 18 hours and the bill languishes in SUB-Committee. I need YOUR help. At my WWII MM Vets page (click the link) You will find a host of information. Please visit the page and see how you can help by contacting your Congressional Representative. AND learn about the Merchant Marine. We will be blogging off and on about the progress of HR 563 and the American Merchant Marine. Thank You.