Rick Holly

What an incredible journey Mary Lou and I started on in 2009 to form the Tarawa reunions. It certainly has been a labor of love. However, it is time to pass the baton.

We want to say thank you to Sam's Town in Las Vegas. They have been very good to us over the years. As Sean would say, "Sam's Town is home." We agree. Mustering and trading sea stories with shipmates at the tiki-hut was fun. What excitement we had participating in or watching our bowling and Top Gun tournaments over the years. Thank you to those who helped us with the reunions and all who attended the reunions. Finally, I want to thank Mary Lou for allowing me to pursue my dream of having reunions for my ship, Tarawa. Without Mary Lou's willingness and hard work, it would not have happened. 

If anyone would like to accept the baton, Mary Lou and I would be more than willing to help in the transition.

Thank you again for making our Tarawa reunions a celebration of our lives on our ship, Tarawa.

May God bless America.

Rick & Mary Lou Holly

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Charles R. Petrach
They were all a blast. Made special by the hard work from Rick And Mary Lou Holly. Thanks for the opportunity to meet up with shipmates and the marines that sailed the Big T.
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Keith Brownmiller
Were great, to be sure. Kudos to Mary Lou & Rick
The Gunny
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Rick Holly
Charles R. Petrach wrote:
They were all a blast. Made special by the hard work from Rick And Mary Lou Holly. Thanks for the opportunity to meet up with shipmates and the marines that sailed the Big T.

They were really a lot of fun! I don't have one favorite activity. Everything we did was fun. What fun we had just hanging out around the tiki hut!
You, Charlie, and Bonnie did a lot of work, too! Mary Lou and I appreciated everything you two did, too. 
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Rick Holly
Keith Brownmiller wrote:
Were great, to be sure. Kudos to Mary Lou & Rick

The reunions were great times. Thanks. Mary Lou and I send our bests to you and Jo.
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Trash
Yes Rick and Mary Lou thank you for the opportunity to get back in touch with some old shipmates and meet new ones
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Rick Holly
Trash wrote:
Yes Rick and Mary Lou thank you for the opportunity to get back in touch with some old shipmates and meet new ones

You are welcome. I hope somehow we can all get back together again. What incredible fun we had. I still remember you and Charlie smoking cigars in the exclusive Tarawa Banquet Smoking Room!
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Rick Holly
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Charles R. Petrach
It was nice of Sams town to set it up for us.
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Rick Holly
It was nice of them. It was anointing to the banquet hall, too.
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