One of the most publicized events in the Tamaroa's history occurred in 1991 during the so called "No Name Storm of Halloween, 1991," immortalized in the book The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger. The Tamaroa rescued three persons from the sailboat Satori 75-miles off Nantucket Island. Seas built to 40 feet in 80-knot winds. The ordeal over, taps sounded--with reveille only 10 minutes later. The Tamaroa was again fighting heavy seas to rescue the crew of a downed New York Air National Guard HH-60 helicopter from the 106th Air Rescue Group that had run out of fuel on a similar rescue mission. Tamaroa rescued four of the five Air National Guard crewmen, a rescue that earned the cutter and crew the Coast Guard Unit Commendation [click here to read the citation] and the prestigious Coast Guard Foundation Award.