American Merchant Marine Veterans
SS Stephen Hopkins Chapter 
 R. Nelson Smith
 Al D'Agostino 
First Mate
Past Skipper 2007-11
Mike Pixler
 "[Mariners] have written one of its most brilliant chapters. They have delivered the goods when and where needed in every theater of operations and across every ocean in the biggest, the most difficult and dangerous job ever undertaken. As time goes on, there will be greater public understanding of our merchant's fleet record during this war [World War II]."
President Franklin D. Roosevelt
American Merchant Marine Veterans
SS Stephen Hopkins Chapter  
Dallas / Fort Worth Texas
SS Stephen Hopkins Chapter Mission
The mission of the SS Stephen Hopkins is to get a copy of our World War II memory book, Maritime Tales of the Sea, in every school and library so future generations will have an understanding of what the WWII merchant mariners' role was to help win the 2nd World War.
We have also reproduced the unforgettable picture story of the U.S. Maritime Service Training Station at Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn during World War II. This 40-page booklet contains more than 160 photographs that illustrate the intensive training merchant seamen had to undergo. To order, click on the pdf below:
You only have to have a dedication to the WWII Merchant Marine cause to become a member.
American Merchant Marine at War
Dedicated to the Mariners who died in service of their country during all wars, including Revolutionary War, World War II, Korea, Vietnam; and their U.S. Naval Armed Guard shipmates
 Barbara D'Agostino
Secretary - retired
A.J. Wichita
National President

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