William A. Ogletree became "WO" which were the initials he used on his radio messages many years ago. He is a very interesting man who the Coast Guard was fortunate enough to have on the payroll, even if for only six years.
There are several authentic personal articles that he wrote about in his six year Coast Guard service prior to and during WWII. Most significant is his first hand, well researched article about the sinking of the USCGC ALEXANDER HAMILTON(WPG-35).
WO's Resume - In Adobe .pdf format. WO has generously shared his resume with us. Read what this accomplished man did before his final retirement
The Makings Of A Radioman By William A. Ogletree - WO's story begins; how he progressed through the CCC to his entry in the Coast Guard and his ultimate transfer to the Alexander Hamilton.
To Sea On The Alexander Hamilton By William A. Ogletree - An excellent narrative and an accurate observation of the activities on the ill fated HAMILTON immediately prior to WWII.
The Last Mission Of The Alexander Hamilton By William A. Ogletree - The HAMILTON is lost.
Voyage Down To Labrador By William A. Ogletree - WO tells of the adventures and hazards sailing from Newfoundland to the Labrador in the middle of the winter to set up and operate Battle Harbor Loran Station.
Snow And Blizzard By William A. Ogletree - The narrative continues with a tale of Labrador husky culture.
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