U.S. At War: 3,200 Casualties

Starkly eloquent was a casualty list issued last week by War Shipping Administrator Emory Land. The number of U.S. merchant sailors killed or missing stands at 3,200, or 3.8% of their full force. Armed services casualties, by comparison, are only three-fourths of 1%. Said Admiral Land: "Patriotism, courage and devotion to duty are among the outstanding attributes of the seamen who man our Merchant Marine. . . . Seamen who have been through hell and high water voluntarily sign on for another voyage and keep delivering the goods."

Their 3,200 casualties made one stout...

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