Thursday, September 20, 2007

USCGC TAMAROA - USS ZUNI




Decided to start a blog and see where it went. I'm new at this kind of thing so don't expect miracles. I'm interested in U.S. History, maritime preservation and I read alot. My favorite author is James Lee Burke. I have a son who's in the Navy and a daughter who works in a Vet's clinic out in Oregon. Another son is still finding himself. I'm a Coast Guard Veteran and proud of it.

My big, huge labor of love right now is that i'm involved with the restoration of the Fleet tug USS Zuni AKA USCGC TAMAROA. I served on board her in 1967 and 1968, so its a personal thing for me.





5 comments:

Jeff said...

Well, Ollie asked me to come aboard, and here I am. He really should be more careful in what he asks for!

Jeff said...

Oops! Still learning how to navigate this place. I'm also a proud veteran of the United States Coast Guard.

Ollie said...

Hi Jeff, I'll try to keep all you coasties informed as to our progress. We are going to go with 1944 gray when we fully restore her.

Jeff said...

Have you advised all of our crew at Coast Guard Discussions about this place? If not, go there and post a link. We need some activity there anyway!

Jane said...

ollie,
the look and the eclecticity in your blogspot are very impressive. I hope you'll keep up the literary comments and reviews. Cudos on the photographic talents. Throw all this together with the Ollie family, who I have always found interesting, and I think you have the start of a winner!