United States Merchant Marine South Carolina (USMMS)
John T. Schmidt Chapter Palmetto Mariners
Clarence Newcomer, President Elect
Chapter President Clarence Newcomer is a veteran of the US Merchant
Marine-having sailed in the Atlantic war zone during WWll. He has been very vocal throughout the years concerning his
favorite topic, asserting that the men in the Merchant Marine
during war time are entitled to benefits similar to the the Armed Forces. His effort and many other interested parties paid off, and by law, the men of the Merchant Marine WWll were finally given Veteran status similar to the other Services.
President Newcomer is always available to continue his crusade,
whether it's speeches or volunteering in his quest to secure
additional benefits for the MM WWll Vets. We salute you!!!!