Our Blog

We know it’s important for our members to stay in the loop, so we endeavor to update our American Merchant Marine Veterans blog frequently. Give our current articles and journal entries a read!

Our Inspiration

Every single one of our members has a story to tell. We’re never hard pressed for an idea when faced with the stories, memories, trials, and tribulations our seamen share. Tales of triumph, tales of sorrow, funny anecdotes—we want to hear them all. We want to tell your story!

But our writing won’t stop there. We would feel lost and disconnected today without coverage of our many events. Our hope is to chronicle every memorial, every overdue honor, and every spirited gathering our members participate in. Relevant current events won’t stay to the wayside either—we’ll keep you up to date on legislation efforts and other news pertinent to our organization in general.

In short, we’re quite lucky to have such a plethora of muses. Our inspiration for maintaining this blog will always be you: our beloved family of Veterans. Our history drives our service, and our members drive our memories.

Our Articles

Dave Yoho on the U.S. Merchant Marine

Dave Yoho on the U.S. Merchant Marine

Veteran Dave Yoho provided a history of the Merchant Marine during World War II This was a virtual event hosted by the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Watch the video HERE

Rita Cosby Interview with Merchant Marine Veterans

Rita Cosby Interview with Merchant Marine Veterans

September 23rd, 2021 - Rita continues to cover the border crisis in Del Rio, TX, and talks to Merchant Marine veterans Dave Yoho, Charles Mills, and Richard Phillips about their experiences serving their country.

2021 Annual Convention Coverage

2021 Annual Convention Coverage

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2021 Annual Convention in Maryland. We appreciate the turn out and support for the American Merchant Marine Veterans. Below you will find links highlighting the convention coverage. We hope you enjoy.Enjoy a performace from...

Hitler’s American Battlefield

Hitler’s American Battlefield

Within weeks of Pearl Harbor, Nazi U-boats attack American ships within sight of the North Carolina coast, leaving a trail of death and destruction; a team of experts turns this forgotten graveyard into a protected sanctuary in honor of the fallen.

Hitler’s American Battlefield

Science Channel airs TV series on U-Boats!

From William Geroux, author of  The Mathews Men '' and "The Ghost Ships of Archangel": "FYI, the TV series on the U-boat war (for which I and some AMMV folks were interviewed) began airing last night  (July 25th) on the Science Channel. The show is...

AMMV member George Koch honored at local ceremony

AMMV member George Koch honored at local ceremony

On Saturday, February 6th, a ceremony was held in Punta Gorda, FL to honor WWII Merchant Marine Veteran & AMMV member George Koch, who recently received the Ushakov Medal from the Russian Embassy, for serving on ships delivering critical supplies to Murmansk during the war.