I ran across this entry just a few minutes ago. i need t bring you and all up to date. On Mar 27 -29 I was able to put together an heroic event to recognize the three survivors on the Northern Sun that rescued the three survivors ffrom the Menominee on 31 Mar, 1942, 70 years ago. These three guys were recognized by every element of government from the First State of Delaware plust the local post and the State Department of the American legion. In all they received a total of 11 honors each. I know of no other presentation tht transends this.
It all began with that email from you and I have be able to gain some closure for my self by getting to meet the guy that pulled my brother from the water and saved him from a watery grave. I have written an article about them and have posted it at usmmv.blogspot.com where I post most of my stuff in hopes of gaining recognition for these coastwise seamen who stood up for us and we have to pay them back somehow. I have a bill in in congress HR 1288 "WW II Merchant Mariners Service Act" and have 115 cosponsors in the House but can't break into the Senate. Again thanks for the time that led to a great closure for those three guys as well as me.