Why NOBODY Wants To Recognize US Merchant Marine Veterans

In this controversial episode of The REAL gCaptain Podcast Captain John Konrad explores why WWII US Merchant Marine Veterans and many Merchant Navy Allies are still fighting TODAY for full veteran status... and why this battle is of critical importance to the future. His answer might surprise you. Also in this episode.... John is excited to announce that he will be … [Read more...]

U.S. Navy Commences Oil Removal from Capsized German Cruiser ‘Prinz Eugen’ in Marshall Islands

The U.S. Navy, in partnership with the Army and the Republic of the Marshall Islands, have started the recovery of oil from the overturned World War II German heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen in the Kwajalein Atoll. These recovery efforts will ensure mission capability of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command’s Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile … [Read more...]

Scientists Discover Stern of World War II U.S. Destroyer Off Remote Alaskan Island

For almost 75 years, the stern of the destroyer USS Abner Read lay somewhere below the dark of the Bering Sea off the Aleutian island of Kiska, where it sank after being torn off by an explosion while conducting an anti-submarine patrol. Seventy-one U.S. Navy Sailors were lost in the aftermath of the blast, during a brutal and largely overlooked early campaign of World War … [Read more...]

US Merchant Marine Veterans Of WW2 Have Waited 75 Years And Counting

A CASE TO SUPPORT American Merchant Marine Veterans Legislature H.R. 5879 & S. 2127 By Capt. Christopher J. Edyvean (AMMV) 75 years is an enormous amount of time to fathom for most of us. Isn’t ‘seven-plus decades ago’ a time spoken of only by historians and in documentaries? Very few adults who walked Mother Earth then are still alive now. We refer to them as the … [Read more...]

Movie Review – Nolan’s “Dunkirk,” Immersive Tour de Force, Incongruous Muddle, or Both?

Christopher Nolan's movie, Dunkirk, opened Friday to rave reviews. The New York Times calls it "a tour de force ...both sweeping and intimate."  The Guardian calls it "utterly immersive" and predicts that the movie "will doubtless become the definitive cinematic depiction of this remarkable chapter of history." I saw the film last night and while I generally agree with … [Read more...]