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  • Honoring Our WWII Merchant Mariners Act of 2015

    This will award a one-time lump sum of $25,000 to each of surviving WWII Merchant Marines. Better late than never, most are in their 90's.
    I just found out there's still almost 5,000 Merchant Marines who are still alive.



    Congresswoman Janice Hahn (Calif.) and Congressman John Duncan Jr. (Tenn.) introduced the “Honoring Our WWII Merchant Mariners Act of 2015,” which would provide a modest benefit to surviving Merchant Marines who served during World War II.

    More than 200,000 Americans served in the U.S. Merchant Marines and aided military efforts in both Europe and the Pacific during World War II. Thousands of Merchant Mariners faced enemy attack and died at sea while hundreds more were captured and held as prisoners of war. Despite having the highest casualty rate of any U.S. service during the war, they were not eligible to receive veteran’s benefits.

    http://www.marinelink.com/news/propo...ant384889.aspx
    "Stand for the flag ~ Kneel for the fallen"

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    My Father-in-Law was a guest of the Emperor in Japan for over three years. He was 17 when the German Raider took their ship. He passed on in the mid 80's. I think they should track down the descendents and divide the same money with them. My FIL has five children alive. My ex could certainly use the money...

    Pruitt
    Pruitt, you are truly an expert! Kelt06

    Have you been struck by the jawbone of an ASS lately?

    by Khepesh "This is the logic of Pruitt"

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