March Volunteer Profile – Rudy Toldrain

Rudy Toldrain is our longest serving volunteer at Patriots Point. He grew up in Nutley, New Jersey and graduated from high school in 1944. Rudy was accepted into the Merchant Marine radio school at Sheepshead Bay, New York in November 1944 and after successfully completing the course was sent to advanced radio school at Hoffman […]

February Volunteer Profile – Bob Barkus

Our volunteer profile this month is on Merchant Marine Bob Barkus.  His father and mother immigrated to New York City from England in 1926. Bob was born in Brooklyn July 1928. He was 13 when Pearl Harbor was attacked. Bob wanted to enlist in the Navy, but with the war winding down and his age […]