American Merchant Marine Veterans seeking members


The American Merchant Marine Veterans (AMMV), a Florida-based nonprofit veterans organization, is seeking members to join one of the 40-plus chapters or join as member-at-large for those not within geographical proximity of a chapter.

AMMV was established 32 years ago primarily for WWII members, but the organization is seeking Merchant Mariners from all eras to become members. The AMMV Constitution also mandates membership for wives, widows and descendants of WWII mariners as well as those mariners of later conflicts, current mariners and those in training at maritime academies.

One of the primary goals of the organization is earning veteran status for post-WWII, Korean, Vietnam and Middle Eastern conflict-serving Mariners.

Visit to fill out an online membership application or to print a mail-in membership application. An annual dues membership fee of $33.23 includes a quarterly magazine to keep abreast of the progress towards the organization’s goals.

For additional information about membership, call the national headquarters office administrator Sindy Raymond at (707) 546-6349 or email her at