The Merchant Marine

Saturday, September 4, 2010 \AM\.\Sat\.

Something for the weekend.  It seems appropriate for this Labor Day Weekend to recall some of the unsung heroes of World War II, the Merchant Marine.  Along with their British colleagues in the Merchant Service, and the merchant fleets of the other allied nations, the Merchant Marine manned the merchant vessels that delivered supplies and troops through the war torn waters of the Atlantic and Pacific.  Technically civilians, one out of 26 merchant mariners died in action during the war, giving them a higher fatality rate than any of the armed services.   Read the rest of this entry »


Weird Al Yankovic Parodies Bob Dylan

Saturday, September 4, 2010 \AM\.\Sat\.

(Hat Tip:  Mark Shea)