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Roy Walker | Multiple Ships - Merchant Marine

5:44   |   Roy Walker had a pretty good set up on one trip. The Merchant Marine steward had cornered the market on decks of cards and Coca-Colas, plus he got tips out of the kitty because he ran the officers mess. He also had an identical twin brother on the crew, which could lead to some confusion.

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  • Roy Walker  |  WWII  |  Multiple Ships  |  4:59

    While in training for the US Merchant Marine, Roy Walker had to be pushed into the water. He couldn't swim, but when he was at sea, he didn't even think about it. The ships he sailed on kept the war effort supplied with fuel and ammunition.

  • Roy Walker  |  WWII  |  Multiple Ships  |  2:42

    Steward Roy Walker had to make sure fifteen dozen eggs were prepared for breakfast aboard the Merchant Marine ship. He was in France when the war ended and they celebrated by using up their ammunition.

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