1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 5, 2019 2:32 PM by Lisha Penn

    Are there service records for merchant marines, circa 1950?

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      Hi there! My great-grandfather's death certificate mentioned he was a Merchant Marine at his time of death, but that occupation never came up too much in family discussions, except to say he was a cook, I believe, on a ship. He died at the US Marine Hospital in Chicago (4141 Clarendon Ave) in 1950, and I am trying to locate any records that might exist about him. Can anyone point me in the right direction? I have no further info to offer, except that his death cert did confirm a position as a galley helper. Thank you in advance!