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Coast Guard Cutter named for Rocket All time Great Emlen Tunnell
The Emlen Tunnell is the fourth of six Bollinger-built cutters destined for operations in Manama, Bahrain, to support U.S. interests in southwest Asia and the Middle East....

Tunnell, who died from a heart attack in 1975 at age 51, lived a life of firsts, his achievements often made more difficult by the racial discrimination he encountered. He played football for the University of Toledo in 1942 but was knocked unconscious by a collision that broke his neck.

"Told he would never play football again, he turned to basketball at Toledo instead, but like many American men during this time period, he wanted to enlist in the military," the Coast Guard said in a news release.

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RE: Coast Guard Cutter named for Rocket All time Great Emlen Tunnell
We were both busy posting these high honors for Emlen Tunnell
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RE: Coast Guard Cutter named for Rocket All time Great Emlen Tunnell
Another article with a photo of the cutter: https://www.houmatoday.com/story/busines...874223002/
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RE: Coast Guard Cutter named for Rocket All time Great Emlen Tunnell
(07-07-2021 06:17 PM)NewMex RocketFan Wrote:  Another article with a photo of the cutter: https://www.houmatoday.com/story/busines...874223002/

Cool beans, hope it makes a Toledo visit. Your link wasn't working for me. Here is another and a photo of this beauty.
Emlen Tunnell

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RE: Coast Guard Cutter named for Rocket All time Great Emlen Tunnell
A Toledo great truly honored. Toledo's name made famous in return.

Thank you very much for this posting. AWESOME news.

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RE: Coast Guard Cutter named for Rocket All time Great Emlen Tunnell
(07-07-2021 07:09 PM)eastisbest Wrote:  
(07-07-2021 06:17 PM)NewMex RocketFan Wrote:  Another article with a photo of the cutter: https://www.houmatoday.com/story/busines...874223002/

Cool beans, hope it makes a Toledo visit. Your link wasn't working for me. Here is another and a photo of this beauty.
Emlen Tunnell

[Image: 75e1a2be-b321-46cf-9178-f6090e4ef59e-FRC...;auto=webp]
[Image: Proposed_modification_to_the_Damen_Stan_...e_USCG.jpg]

Link corrected
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