Battleship Volunteer of the Month: Rich Thrash

Rich Thrash will reach a milestone later this month. He’ll record 500 volunteer days on the Battleship. What’s most remarkable about that is that he lives in Reston, VA!

“I’ve would have driven 160,000 miles to and from the Battleship,” said Mr. Thrash, who has been a volunteer at the ship since April 2001.  Rich, who served eight years in the Army as an MP, primarily volunteers as a member of the Brass Team, shining brass on the ship.  But he’s also been vital in many projects over the years, including the installation of the Wishing Well and Token Machine, editor of “The Jerseyman” newsletter, creating a calendar each year, refurbishing the ship’s bell, coordinating new ceremonial signal flags, getting Broadway ready for tours and more!

Say hello to Rich when he’s aboard the Battleship, usually three Saturdays each month.  Or if wave hi as he passes you on I-95!