Current Topics
The Democratic Plan
by pondering_it_all
Today at 02:18 AM
The Homeless
by Greger
Today at 12:39 AM
gas lighting and the meda
by Jeffery J. Haas
Yesterday at 11:28 PM
small (SMR) and very small (VSMR) nuclear reactors
by jgw
Yesterday at 08:01 PM
RoundTable for June 2018
by pondering_it_all
06/17/18 11:12 PM
Dems are going to lose, in Washington, California and Louisiana
by rporter314
06/17/18 02:41 AM
Lying with Impunity
by matthew
06/16/18 10:13 PM
G6 plus one
by NW Ponderer
06/15/18 05:19 AM
The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy
by pondering_it_all
06/14/18 11:14 PM
Antarctica lost 3 trillion tonnes of ice in blink of an eye
by matthew
06/14/18 10:11 PM
Da Singapore Summit!
by pondering_it_all
06/13/18 03:29 AM
What if Star Wars never happened?
by pondering_it_all
06/10/18 05:33 PM
Anthony Bourdain
by pondering_it_all
06/10/18 05:20 PM
What it will take to curb the President
by pondering_it_all
06/09/18 05:48 AM
The failure of the public school system
by pondering_it_all
06/08/18 11:10 PM
Sorting it out
by logtroll
06/06/18 10:40 PM
TrumpTrade
by jgw
06/05/18 07:31 PM
Allam Cycle - Zero Emissions Nat Gas Power Plant
by pondering_it_all
06/04/18 08:23 PM
The American Dream
by Jeffery J. Haas
06/02/18 10:08 PM
Ranking All 10 Star Wars Movies Worst to Best
by rporter314
06/01/18 02:56 PM
Forum Stats
6248 Members
58 Forums
16290 Topics
280406 Posts

Max Online: 294 @ 12/06/17 12:57 AM
Google Adsense
Topic Options
#269162 - 03/14/14 07:51 PM NFL Great Emlen Tunnell - A WWII U.S. Coast Guard Reservist
SJGulitti Offline
newbie

Registered: 11/29/09
Posts: 473
For those of you who follow professional football you are most likely already familiar with Emlen Tunnell who was a Pro-Football Hall of Famer and one of the great defensive backs of the game. He was also the first African-American to play on the N.Y. Giants, the first African-American to be an assistant coach and the first African-American to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

As it turns out Tunnell also served in the Coast Guard during WWII and was posthumously awarded a Silver Live Saving Medal and a Combat Action Ribbon. Here is his story: How Emlen Tunnell's Legacy Became Part of Coast Guard History: http://uscgreservist.epubxp.com/i/232503/39



Edited by SJGulitti (03/14/14 07:51 PM)

Top
#269164 - 03/14/14 08:31 PM Re: NFL Great Emlen Tunnell - A WWII U.S. Coast Guard Reservist [Re: SJGulitti]
Scoutgal Offline
Administrator
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 01/23/01
Posts: 27583
Loc: CA USA
SJ~Thank you for honoring this man here. It is well-deserved. Bow
_________________________
milk and Girl Scout cookies ;-)

Save your breath-You may need it to blow up your date.





Top
#269289 - 03/18/14 08:14 PM Re: NFL Great Emlen Tunnell - A WWII U.S. Coast Guard Reservist [Re: Scoutgal]
SJGulitti Offline
newbie

Registered: 11/29/09
Posts: 473
You're welcome.

I must admit I felt even prouder about being in the USCGR than before after having read this post.

Top
#269292 - 03/18/14 08:43 PM Re: NFL Great Emlen Tunnell - A WWII U.S. Coast Guard Reservist [Re: SJGulitti]
Scoutgal Offline
Administrator
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 01/23/01
Posts: 27583
Loc: CA USA
SJ~Thank you for your service. I have many friends who have or are serving in the USCG. It is a privilege to know you all.
_________________________
milk and Girl Scout cookies ;-)

Save your breath-You may need it to blow up your date.





Top
#269333 - 03/20/14 10:06 PM Re: NFL Great Emlen Tunnell - A WWII U.S. Coast Guard Reservist [Re: SJGulitti]
loganrbt Offline
old hand

Registered: 02/20/08
Posts: 5850
Loc: Massaphuggintwoshirts
Awesome D-back. Great Giant teams back then. Em, Robustelli, Tittle, even Gifford before he started talking. Too bad they had to play against the Unitas Colts and the Starr Packers. But yeah, remember Tunnell. Back when players were players.

RIP, Emlen.
_________________________
"The white men were as thick and numerous and aimless as grasshoppers, moving always in a hurry but never seeming to get to whatever place it was they were going to." Dee Brown

Top

Who's Online
0 registered (), 32 Guests and 0 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
TrentonP, Nosf50, erumonej, Jensen Breck, Albertapkr
6248 Registered Users
A2