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Rick Holly

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Reveille! Reveille! All hands heave out and trice up. Reveille! Now Muster for Roll Call...
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Rick Holly

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Keith Brownmiller

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SSgt - deployed Marine with LSU Hotel
Maiden West Pac cruise '79


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Charles R. Petrach

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OSSN-OS2 1978-1982 Go gators
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OSSA-OS2 PRE-COM - 1979
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Grace Tarawa

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Larry Osborn

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Larry Osborn
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Served onboard the Tarawa with my twin brother AMS3 Garry Osborn.

My wife is also a Navy Veteran.  DP2 Bonnie Osborn served 1980-1985 at the Defense Communications Agency, Washington DC.

We attended the Tarawa Reunion in Las Vegas August 2012 and are looking forward to seeing everyone again in August 2014.




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Keith (Marty) Schatzman
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Richard Reed
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On Duty Corpsman May 10th, 1979
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Shipfitter 1st Class/Assigned to US Navy QA

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A Division of Litton Industries

Pascagoula, Mississippi

1972-1973

I have written these articles for Wikipedia/AHWiki

USS Tarawa LHA-1 (The Legacy Lives On)
http://www.hitechcreations.com/wiki/index.php/USS_Tarawa

Carrier USS Tarawa (CV 40)
http://www.hitechcreations.com/wiki/index.php/USS_Tarawa_%28CV_40%29

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ET2 Dan Ringeisen. Met the boat up in Long Beach after it had got into the yards. Its been a while, but I left her when she pulled back into the yards up there in 1981. I remember seeing what I think was the USS New Jersey sitting close by. Total time on board for me was 3 years, 3 months and 3 days. I remember sucking beers with Petrach. I remember when you were born. I brought your mother a small stuffed animal that I had taking up room in my small locker.
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[QUOTE=Rick Holly]Reveille! Reveille! All hands heave out and trice up. Reveille! Now Muster for Roll Call...

Hello everyone, have been outside had to shoot another Coyote, they create havoc with the horses and my dogs so I take care of them. Other then this I have been busy building a new deck , wish all of my shipmates the best.
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Just checkin' in. LHA-1 79-81. Made the first two cruises as mini-boss under Fitz and Jenks. Looking forward to the reunion. Moved to Lost Wages at the end of Sept and am busy with getting the house presentable by reunion time. Later..
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MM2 Giovannucci Eng Div Aft ER 1975 to 1977
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ABH-2DavidMcnair

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SSgt - deployed Marine with LSU Hotel
Maiden West Pac cruise '79

LSU Hotel, sounds like a country club, but I know and you Marines sure know it wasnt, better LSU then NSU ha Go Marines Semper Fi , Tempers Fly love you guys all joking asside
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Reveille! Reveille! All hands heave out and trice up. Reveille! Now Muster for Roll Call...
Ok I am
Late for roll call, slept thru another muster, you best turn me over to the Marines so they can straighten me out
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It would be our pleasure. Only one problem though. You would enjoy it and have too much fun.
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 LI3 smith The Jammer, precom too 1979 uss tarawa  lha11387057329716.jpg Still jammin and was the creator with many other shipmates on Tarawa jam-1 & 2.
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ABH-2DavidMcnair

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SSgt - deployed Marine with LSU Hotel
Maiden West Pac cruise '79

LSU Hotel, sounds like a country club, but I know and you Marines sure know it wasnt, better LSU then NSU ha Go Marines Semper Fi , Tempers Fly love you guys all joking asside
. LSU Hotel, I know it wasnt a five star one, just ask Keith I am sure he knows best on how it really is and was.
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RM2 Clawson arrived on board January 1979 and did the first two Westpac's.
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RM2 Clawson arrived on board January 1979 and did the first two Westpac's.
we have the Jammer, who's the hammer
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amazing Grace, what a day for you and all your brothers on Tarawa
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RM2 Clawson arrived on board January 1979 and did the first two Westpac's.


Nick, you still here?  QSO, guy!
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[QUOTE=Grace Tarawa]Grace Tarawa Tran
Born on USS Tarawa
May 10, 1979[/QUOTE

I remember being on watch I believe the night you were born in the aft engine room, was told to have the aft diesel generator on standby, that they were thinking about a c section, so long ago, I believe we had two babies burned after plucking you folks off a messed up ship with way to many people on it. Again it was a long time ago, my memory not the best,

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