Friday, May 15, 2009

The Mighty Z

The Mighty Z
After facing years of waves and war, the Zuni/Tamaroa Navy tug may have found a home in Hampton Roads thanks to some dedicated volunteers.

By Phyllis Speidell
In the midst of a battle few survivors will talk about, Glenn Fox looked up and saw the U.S. flag raised on Mount Suribachi. With the roar of Marine cannons reverberating around him, he could spot Japanese solders scrambling among the boulders further down Iwo Jima's black sand beach. It was February 1945 and Fox was 18, a Navy machinist mate aboard the USS Zuni, and too busy to be scared—or aware, he says, of "how much history was being made up there."

See: Hampton Roads Magazine for the rest of the story.

and: Zuni Maritime Foundation

Previous article at Pilot-on-Line by Kate Wiltrout: Storied ship led several rescues now needs one

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