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Who or What was an Armed Guard

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Armed Guards were US Navy men who served on Merchant Marine Ships like this group of men. They used 50 caliber machine guns to provide Anti-Aircraft protection for the ships. Almost every time they returned to the States the next time they sailed they had different weapons. One such man was Raymond Sink of Winston-Salem, NC. Raymond made several crossing of the Atlantic. When VE Day occurred he was transferred to the Pacific Theater.He served in both the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans on several different ships..
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Raymond Sink
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