Destroyer Veterans Group Makes Major Donations
Each year at the annual board meeting of the Historic Naval Ships Association (HNSA) in Annapolis, The National Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors) makes a presentation of grants to our Tin Can Ship Museums. The Thomas J. Peltin Destroyer Museum Grant Program makes these grants possible. The program has over the last 20 years awarded grants totaling over 2 million dollars to Tin Can Ship museums in the U.S. including the USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. (DD-850), USS The Sullivans (DD-537), USS Laffey (DD-724), USS Kidd (DD-661), the USS Orleck (DD-886) and USS Turner Joy (DD-951). In March of this year, TCS awarded $10,00 to each Museum and gave $5000 to HNSA and $1000 to the Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society.
Veterans and active duty personnel who served in a DD, DDG, DE, DL, DM, FF, AD, AR, APD, AVD, AVP, or other similar types of ships are eligible as are interested non-veterans and veteran family members. TCS helps veterans connect with shipmates or find out if their ship is having a reunion or learning how to contact former shipmates.
Tin Can Sailors, Inc.
Terry Miller, Executive Director
PO Box 100
Somerset MA 02726