US Navy Armed Guard, Merchant Marines to meet Saturday

FELLSMERE – US Navy Armed Guard & Merchant Marine Veterans who served in World War II will meet Sept. 18 at 9 a.m. at Marsh landing Restaurant 44 North Broadway, Fellsmere.

The speaker will be Commander Randy Laws USN (Ret.) Senior Naval Science Instructor, of Navy JROTC Program at Sebastian River High School.

He will bring the Color Guard with him.

Commander Laws will talk about his transfer from the US Marines Corps to the US Navy. He has 4,700 hours of flight time.  He will bring members up to date with the status of his goals for the Sebastian River High School Navy JROTC unit.

There will be a short memorial for Tom Vitale and Walt Steinsiek, who both passed away in June.

Please check out our AG/MM blog that Jill Blaney set up on

On Facebook, search for “WWII Navy Armed Guard Merchant Marine.”

Merchant Marine & AG are having a conference Oct. 27 to 29 in Kissimmee, contact Morris Harvey at (352) 564-0267 or e-mail

If any WWII Veterans needs an application for the Honor Flight to D.C. to see the WWII Memorial, please contact the group.

For information contact Ed Voorhis (772) 664-3927, Labe Magdule (772) 664-6148 or Clarence “Korky” Korker (772) 571-0230.

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