Crew members from the USS Rainier AE-5 visited Coker Tire Headquarters on Monday October 13, 2008. The guys are enjoying a reunion and stopped by to see the facilities and visit Honest Charley. We are so thankful for the sacrifices these men and so many others have made in service to our great country. The bottom line is that we would not enjoy these things without them! THANK YOU! It was a pleasure spending time with them this afternoon and hope to see them all again soon. [caption id="attachment_262" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="USS Rainier AE-5 crew"]USS Rainier AE-5 crew[/caption] [caption id="attachment_265" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="USS Rainier AE-5 crew"]USS Rainier AE-5 crew[/caption] [caption id="attachment_266" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="USS Rainier AE-5 crew"]USS Rainier AE-5 crew[/caption] [caption id="attachment_267" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="USS Rainier AE-5 crew"]USS Rainier AE-5 crew[/caption] USS Rainier (AE-5) was commissioned in December, 1941 as an ammunition ship. A list of the commissioning crew is available. In accordance with Navy custom, she was named after a volcano, Mt.Rainier. And, Mount Rainier, appropriately enough, was named after Admiral Peter Rainier of the British Navy, commander in chief of the East Indies 1794 to 1804. [caption id="attachment_263" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="USS Rainier AE-5"]USS Rainier AE-5[/caption] USS Rainier AE-5 website