Although I haven't been able to track down addditional information regarding treatment of my brother on the Northern Star, the US Maritime Service has granted my brother, US Merchant Marine Veteran status for his service in WWII. The document was loaded with the use of the N/A in many areas where data was available and after some complaints from me they changed some errors and used the word "unknown" in place of N/A. At least he has received recognition. A reminder to those who have received a form DD 214 for their services and those who received the form DD1300 for those who gave their life for their country; pleasse review your documents for errors or omissions of important data. Those who fill out these documents have very little experience in actual service conditons and take little time to search records past that what is in front of them.