Further entries on Sunday will be delayed due to my deployment on the Cutter U.S.S. Taney (USCGC Taney (WPG/WHEC-37)).
My two eldest sons and I are scheduled to sleep over on the Taney on Saturday night. Men going off to sea on a warship is nothing new, but not since the Fighting Sullivan brothers has one family decided to serve in the same ship.
The Taney is a United states Coast Guard Cutter and is the last still active warship present at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. On that day, it was berthed at Pier #6 in Honolulu Harbor and was one of the ships firing on the attacking aircraft. It was used on patrols in World War II in both the Pacific and Atlantic Theaters of Operation as well as in the Korean and Vietnam conflicts.
The crew this weekend will be composed of the brave boys of Cub Scout Troop 1127 and their Dads. After I return from the service, I will be posting again — absent post traumatic stress issues of sleeping in cramped crew quarters with sleepless 10 year old boys and snoring fathers.
On Saturday, the three Turley boys raced their vehicle in the Pine Wood Derby. Jack came in third with fine performances by his brothers. Jack’s good showing was impressive given the fact that his car snapped at midnight last night and we had to purchase a new kit and prepare a new car in one hour Saturday morning.