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NEW EMBROIDERED USS Tarawa LHA-1 Eagle of the Sea Plank Owners' Hat

1.) Be promoted to a rank of TARAWA on Tarawa Forum. See the Tarawa Forum Automatic Member Titles below for more information.

2.) PM me, let me know you have been promoted to TARAWA and would like an EMBROIDERED USS Tarawa LHA-1 Eagle of the Sea Plank Owners' Hat.  When you PM me, include your name and address.

Boot Camp...<010 Posts
E-1................010 Minimum Posts
E-2................020 Minimum Posts
E-3................030 Minimum Posts
E-4................040 Minimum Posts
E-5................050 Minimum Posts
E-6................060 Minimum Posts
E-7................075 Minimum Posts
E-8................090 Minimum Posts
E-9................105 Minimum Posts
O-1................120 Minimum Posts
O-2................135 Minimum Posts
O-3................150 Minimum Posts
O-4................170 Minimum Posts
O-5................190 Minimum Posts
O-6................220 Minimum Posts
O-7................250 Minimum Posts
O-8................300 Minimum Posts
O-9................350 Minimum Posts
O-10..............400 Minimum Posts
O-11..............500 Minimum Posts
TARAWA.......>599 Posts

I will give the hats away free to the first fifty Tarawa Forum members who achieve TARAWA.

Please don't make silly posts of one or two words like: Yes, Great, WOW, Super, Thumbs Up, [smile], etc. just to increase your "Post Counts". If you continue to do so, your IP will be banned. Please add meaningful content to the threads' conversations. Please play in the spirit of being Tarawa shipmates.

NOTE: You will need to pay for shipping. I will PM you after you have >599 posts.

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thanks for adding this to the rewards rick. Maybe this will increase the message traffic on here and draw some interest in the forum. I think i read the forum more than i do fb...
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thanks for adding this to the rewards rick. Maybe this will increase the message traffic on here and draw some interest in the forum. I think i read the forum more than i do fb...

Yep, I like reading the many different threads, and unlike FB, the threads don't disappear or become too difficult to find. Also, the forum is tied to Tarawa Reunion.
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Does this count as one, I work, go to school ,don't own a gun yet . I check the forum and reunion sites frequently but 399, no points for reunion attendance teach?
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ummm,399 would be nice but to achieve tawawa status you need to post 599.........   should take awhile for most..   !
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thanks for adding this to the rewards rick. Maybe this will increase the message traffic on here and draw some interest in the forum. I think i read the forum more than i do fb...
sweeeeet cap, great job Rick
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ummm,399 would be nice but to achieve tawawa status you need to post 599.........   should take awhile for most..   !

Currently, you have 271 posts. 600-271=329; 329/3(witty posts a day)=~110 days of making continuous witty posts. (I could do that standing on my head!) 

The bottom line is, you will make it easily and become a proud owner of a beautiful embroidered USS Tarawa LHA-1 Eagle of the Sea Plank Owners' hat! OUTSTANDING!

Let us know what you think of your hat on this thread when you get it. (FREE SHIPPING! THE ONLY THING YOU WILL HAVE TO DO IS TO WEAR IT.)
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thanks for adding this to the rewards rick. Maybe this will increase the message traffic on here and draw some interest in the forum. I think i read the forum more than i do fb...
sweeeeet cap, great job Rick

Currently, you have 449 posts. 600-449=151; 151/3(witty posts a day)=~50 days of making continuous witty posts. (I could do that standing on my head!) WOW, that's less than TWO MONTHS! You will get it in time for CHRISTMAS! 

The bottom line is, you will make it easily and become a proud owner of a beautiful embroidered USS Tarawa LHA-1 Eagle of the Sea Plank Owners' hat! OUTSTANDING!

Let us know what you think of your hat on this thread when you get it. (FREE SHIPPING! THE ONLY THING YOU WILL HAVE TO DO IS TO WEAR IT.)
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If you don't have any posts. Here is the math. 

600 posts/3(posts a day)=200 days of making continuous posts.

200 days/30 days (one month)=less than 7 months. If you start now, you will have your new hat for the Indianapolis 500! 

Piece of Cake! Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!
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OMG, Rick.............. You crack me up. I'm now educated in the math department, Lol. Keep up the excellent work, shipmate. Your generosity is well appreciated in this forum. I believe I speak for all [wink]

GoodOnYa Shipmate!
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OMG, Rick.............. You crack me up. I'm now educated in the math department, Lol. Keep up the excellent work, shipmate. Your generosity is well appreciated in this forum. I believe I speak for all [wink]

GoodOnYa Shipmate!

Currently, you have 520 posts. 600-520=80; 80/3(posts a day)=~27 days of making continuous posts.

Wait a minute! Wait a minute! Wait a minute! This is freaky! That is November 20th. Do you know what day that is? It is the Battle of TARAWA Atoll!

You will earn your hat on a very special day! 
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way to much math in the morning.  and john looks like you already have tarawa status from the trivia ....    
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Thanks for the continuous math calculations Rick. I will keep track and make sure I land my 600th post on November 20th.

uva7@yahoo.com, I don't believe that title of Tarawa counts for this. I believe it's only from forum posts.
Maybe I can get Rick to change my Tarawa title to GOLD when I achieve my second Tarawa title. Lmao!

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I would agree John, that earning a second Tarawa title, it should be GOLD. How about that Rick? John is right in there.
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I'll have to see if I can do that. Just remind me guys. I will do my best to make it gold.
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Lol.............I'm only joking. NO need to do anything different. I just thought of it as being funny.
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In case I hadn't mentioned it , Good Job Rick, You serve us Tarawa veterans well

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In case I hadn't mentioned it , Good Job Rick, You serve us Tarawa veterans well


Thank you, Sean.

You are getting very, very close to the free USS Tarawa LHA-1 Eagle of the Sea shield car sticker. Here is the link.

http://www.usstarawalha1.com/post/e2-reward-a-very-colorful-large-size-uss-tarawa-lha1-eagle-of-the-sea-car-6632722?&trail=15

If the USS Tarawa LHA-1 Eagle of the Sea Plank Owners hats become popular, I will do a second round of them for our shipmates.
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I need to spend more time here.  I had no idea you were giving awards for being yacky.  I had been checking in once a week or so, but guess I need to stat checking in a couple times a day.
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I need to spend more time here.  I had no idea you were giving awards for being yacky.  I had been checking in once a week or so, but guess I need to stat checking in a couple times a day.

Check out my King Tut post. I think it's very interesting.
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I will settle it, Rick and John , you're both good for this forum, and you both know math
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I will settle it, Rick and John , you're both good for this forum, and you both know math


Lmao...............David, would you like to see my grades from high school? I think Not! [rofl]
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Can I buy one? Or donate towards the Reunion fund in exchange? Looks sharp. I'd like to have one and I'm not that chatty.
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Did I miss something here? I realize that most Americans think that we Marines should be locked up only to be released in time of war, but I wasn't sure that we were doing it here. (crude attempt at sarcasm)
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Did I miss something here? I realize that most Americans think that we Marines should be locked up only to be released in time of war, but I wasn't sure that we were doing it here. (crude attempt at sarcasm)

We want the Marines to be front and center here. Especially you, Gunny! Without Marines, there would be no Tarawa.
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Awesome miss the Tarawa
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Tarawa had no use if there were no marines so welcome aboard
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Given that John might post today, being the anniversary of the Battle of Tarawa, he would become the 3rd shipmate to achieve the 600 post mark. It is a truly awesome achievement.

The question becomea who will be number 4 and when?

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Yes I did Keith, Thank You. I did it in fashion, with "The Battle Of Tarawa" video as well as today being the anniversary [wink]
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congrats again john,,,  whats your next goal? 
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My next goal is to get a damn job! [wink]
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I hope to see many, many Sailors and Marines wearing the hats at the 2016 reunion! UVA7 will be the next one!
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When you earn your hat, PLEASE email me your current address. I will get it out to you immediately. 
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Does that mean there Rick, that the new caps are in route to John and I. My address hasn't changed. Let us know when they have shipped, we wouldn't want someone to intercept our packages.
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Rick, your immediate mission is as follows:

1. For John Green, under his picture and above his registered date, it should read, Moderator, Tarawa (in gold). Tarawa for the ships contest and Tarawa for achieving 600 posts.
2. For Keith Brownmiller, under his picture and above his registered date, it should read Moderator, Tarawa (in RED). Tarawa for achieving 600 posts and red for the blood my brothers spilled on the Beach and during the 76 hours it took to capture the island.
3. For Rick Holly, under his picture and above his registered date, it should read Administrator, Tarawa (in blue) Tarawa for your vision, Tarawa for achieving 600 posts, Tarawa for keeping the dream alive.

Thank you, Rick!

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Does that mean there Rick, that the new caps are in route to John and I. My address hasn't changed. Let us know when they have shipped, we wouldn't want someone to intercept our packages.

I have the hats on the kitchen counter ready to go to UPS today.
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Rick, your immediate mission is as follows: 1. For John Green, under his picture and above his registered date, it should read, Moderator, Tarawa (in gold). Tarawa for the ships contest and Tarawa for achieving 600 posts. 2. For Keith Brownmiller, under his picture and above his registered date, it should read Moderator, Tarawa (in RED). Tarawa for achieving 600 posts and red for the blood my brothers spilled on the Beach and during the 76 hours it took to capture the island. 3. For Rick Holly, under his picture and above his registered date, it should read Administrator, Tarawa (in blue) Tarawa for your vision, Tarawa for achieving 600 posts, Tarawa for keeping the dream alive. Thank you, Rick!

I just got off the phone with IT. The team thinks doing the above may cause some problems with the CCSing of the forum. They are going to see if they can do it. I don't think they will be able to do the colors, because that would create color code which would cause a problem with you and John being Moderators and having powers to do things. We should know by Monday. I am guessing they will be able to do the following titles.

Moderator Tarawa
Administrator Tarawa
Tarawa

I removed the ",' between the two titles.

As the years go by, it will be fun to see more and more members with the title of Tarawa.
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What do you mean by CCSing? What if we reversed the Titles, Tarawa Moderator vice Moderator Tarawa?
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hey do i get to pick a color??  hahahahhaha,,   maybe mine should be green "for envy"   ......   only 250 to go!!!!! give or take a few...
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Lmao.............You're ALL NUTS! So enjoyable to read each of your humorous comments every day.

[rofl]     [rofl]     [rofl]     [rofl]     [rofl]
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uva7, when you talk about color, you can only talk about green one way, like I was taught - Marine Corps Green. Now I get the green with envy, you really wanted to be a Marine.
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Keith, i applied for the marines first,   i did want to be a marine, (no joke) but the recruiter wouldnt take me.....  went next door and the navy offered me gas turbine tech, or nuke engineer on a sub....   to this day wonder why the marines woudnt take me. no record , clean bill of health and great asvab scores??????
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I screwed up by enlisting in the Navy. I should have enlisted in the Marines. Darn it, I wish I could do a redo.
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Are you saying Rick, that you are "green" with envy. I am guessing in uva7's case, that if he had extremely high asvab scores such as to offer nukes that the Marines might send him next door.
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I am not jealous, I should have done something more physical. The Marines or Army would have been a better fit for me.
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I don't think you would have seen much challenge in the Army.
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You would be able to go on long hikes and other physically challenged tasks. I really never did any physical tests except when I did my swim, run, and workout for a Navy Seal during boot camp.
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Had you gone Seal, you would have outdone the Army hands down.
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I'm proud to say I'm US Navy veteran. Always Have Been, Always Will Be. If I could go back in time, I wouldn't change a thing other than the fact that I would be more responsible and take my career more seriously and retired, US Navy. .
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i agree with you john, the only thing i regret about my tour is not doing 20+
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