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!!!!