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Rep. Janice Hahn pushes Congress to recognize Merchant Marines' service

Los Angeles Times

Rep. Janice Hahn remembers the story from her childhood. Her father, a Navy captain during World War II, received benefits under the GI Bill. Her uncle, Gordon Hahn, a lieutenant in the Merchant Marines, did not. "Maybe that had something to do with just an early sense of that doesn't seem fair. There's a bit of an injustice here," Hahn said.


Deported ex-Marine wins case to return to U.S. from Mexico

The Japan Times

SAN DIEGO – A former Marine deported to Mexico 15 years ago after he was convicted of a minor offense has won his fight to return to the United States and regain his permanent U.S. residency.


Trump to Ease Restrictions for Vets to Be Merchant Marines

U.S. News

President Donald Trump is making it easier for active-duty service members and veterans to find civilian jobs by becoming U.S. Merchant Marines, who transport cargo and personnel in times of peace and war.


Congress moves to give US Merchant Marines the Congressional Gold Medal

FOX News

The decades-long effort to recognize and honor the U.S. Merchant Marines of WWII took another step forward Wednesday when the House passed a bipartisan measure to award the seamen a Congressional Gold Medal. The medal, along with the Presidential Medal of Honor, is the highest civilian award in the country. More than 200,000 Merchant Mariners played essential and perilous roles in winning the war -- ferrying American troops and supplies into Atlantic and Pacific theater battle zones. Some of the roughly 5,000 remaining mariners -- now in their 80s and 90s -- expressed gratitude this week over the House effort. And they voiced guarded optimism about a similar Senate measure and about perhaps getting compensation like the soldiers and sailors with whom they served.


Marines Veteran Charged With Raping 5 Women at Gunpoint

U.S. News

Prosecutors say a Suffolk County grand jury Wednesday returned a 20-count indictment accusing 52-year-old Joseph Losano, of Swampscott, of aggravated rape, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and other crimes.