How Are Shipwrecks Found And Protected In United States Waters?
By NOAA – Shipwrecks are the stuff of epic tales and imagination. Some sank in battle, some in transit. They were war machines, whalers and luxury cruise liners. Their doomed...
by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) I have a confession to make…. I don’t want to post this video. I don’t want to share a video of me crying with hundreds of thousands of gCaptain readers. I don’t want to wear this hat. I don’t want to stand up to be recognized during veterans day. I have not served in war and I, a United States Merchant Marine Officer, certainly don’t feel like a veteran. Nobody does. But this video is not about me. It’s about the past and future mariners.
The following video is a longer and more in-depth look at this question. It is from my keynote speech during the 2019 American Merchant Marine Veterans association conference, I explore why WWII US Merchant Marine Veterans and many Merchant Navy Allies are still fighting TODAY for recognition… and why it’s important that we – Merchant Mariners and allied Merchant Navy officers – stand up and call ourselves veterans.
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