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He who has command of the sea has command of everyhing.-- Themistocles
New York Neglects a Treasure7323 Reads
New Yorkers, it appears, are no different from other city dwellers. The Tamaroa, the Coast Guard cutter that rescued the downed Air National Guard chopper crew during the October 1991 storm on which the hit movie "The Perfect Storm" is based, is here in the city. Yet like most people, New Yorkers are oblivious to such amazing landmarks right where they live.
Built for the Navy as the U.S.S. Zuni in 1943, the Tamaroa earned four battle stars in the Pacific Theater. Transferred to the Coast Guard and given its current name in 1946, it performed search-and-rescue missions that spanned six decades.
Note: by William O. Doherty Jr., Friday, September 01, 2000. Doherty served with the Coast Guard's Tamaroa Deck Force from 1967-68.
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1975: South Vietnam surrenders. By dawn, communist forces move into Saigon.