This was soon after the end to the war in Europe.
He was skin & bones and did not have the strength to climb the gangway.
The ship was dropping lines or singling up when the Capt has seen this man trying to climb the climb the gangway.
He called for the C/m to see what was going on.
After talking with the man for a short time the Capt. seen him helping the man come on board.
He had been a POW for some time and at the end of the war the US Government did not care or help Merchant Seamen get back home.
The C/M was seen crying while he helped the men up the gangway.
My copy was destroyed in Hurrican Ike and I would like to purchase a new copy.
I myself always cried when I watched it.
I thank you for any help you can give to this retired seamen.