Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Tribute by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on the Seventh Anniversary of the Merchant Marine Cadet Corps

Foreword

Acknowledgments

The 142 The Battle Standard

Part One: Kings Point–In the Beginnings

The U.S. Merchant Marine Cadet Corps during World War II
Putting the foundations in place
Building the Schools
The Training Program

Cadet Life; Who were the members of the Cadet Corps

Red-Letter Days
In the line of Duty; where were the hot spots; Life at Sea
Bearing Witness

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Cadets who died during World War II

U.S.  Maritime Commission Cadet Officers who died during World War II

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Graduates who died during World War II

Epilogue – James Hoffman, Gone but Never Forgotten. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Appendix A – Distinguished Service Medal Citations
Edwin J. O’Hara
George W. Alther, Jr
Francis A. Dales
Elmer C. Donnelly
Carl M. Medved
Walter G. Sittman
William M. Thomas
Phil C. Vannais
Frederick R. Zito

Appendix B – Chronological List of Deceased Cadets and Graduates

Appendix C – USMMA Graduates, Alumni and Midshipmen Killed in Service since
January 1, 1947

Appendix D – U.S. Merchant Marine Medals and Awards
Distinguished Service Medal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-1
Meritorious Service Medal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-2
Gallant Ship Unit Citation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-3
Mariner’s Medal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  D-4
Combat Bar or Ribbon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  D-5
Other Merchant Marine Bar or Ribbon Awards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-6
Defense.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  D-6
Atlantic War Zone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  D-6
Mediterranean-Middle East War Zone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    D-6
Pacific War Zone.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   D-7
World War II Victory Medal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   D-7
Awards issued by U.S. or Foreign Military to Merchant Mariners. . . . . D-8
Prisoner of War. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  D-8
Philippine Defense. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    D-8
Soviet Commemorative Medal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     D-9
Service and Other Emblems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   .D-9
Honorable Service Button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   D-9
Merchant Marine Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    D-9
Service Flag and Lapel Button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      D-10

Appendix E  – U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Cadet-Midshipmen Who Died During World War II Hometown, Year Born, Ship, Action that took their life

 

Appendix F – CADET-MIDSHIPMEN SURVIVORS OF VESSELS WHICH WERE LOST THROUGH ENEMY ACTION (AS OF OCTOBER 15, 1943)