Have you received your Merchant Marine Expeditionary Medal for service on U.S.-flag vessels in direct support of American and allied military operations in Iraq?
Here’s the scoop from MM&P’s weekly newsletter:
May 22 is National Maritime Day. The Maritime Administration is looking for mariners who may have earned the Merchant Marine Expeditionary (MME) Medal (MME) through their service aboard U.S.-flag vessels in support of American and allied military operations. If you believe you have earned the MME medal, please gather your discharges, letters of service or other documentation and contact Mike Rodriguez at MM&P headquarters.
- The highest medal awarded to civilian mariners is the Distinguished Service Medal. This medal can be awarded by the President to any seaman who has distinguished himself during the war by outstanding conduct or service in the line of duty.
- For more information on Merchant Marine Medals visit USMM.org: Link
- For a good story on a crew that earned more than just a medal read: SS Northen Lights, A Story of Commitment – Surviving a SCUD Missile Attack.