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Rick Holly

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Rodney "Harry" Harris and Roy Colon talk about the BIG accident docking USS Tarawa LHA-1. OUCH!
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I took this picture a couple of hours after the accident.

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Notice the MAA guarding the tower? He is standing to the right.

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IIRC, they had to bring Herman the German out to bring the aft elevator back up when we were doing weps onload at Seal Beach prior to ODS.  They overloaded the aft elevator w/ bombs, and it TILTED down on one side.  (They had to right it while all those weapons were still on it, too.  Not much way of getting them off before doing so.)
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In December of 78 I went home for Christmas and New Years. Had a lay over in Arizona on the way back and on the back of the  bird 3 swabs were talking about that tower. Sure a the sun shines when I got to the ship there was one hell of a hole in the flightdeck.  Oh and guys it was pier 7.
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