Rick Holly
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This is a photo of David McNair presenting Grace Tarawa with a beautiful picture of Tarawa he purchased for her. David had ALL the Tarawa shipmates sign the photo on the back. What a wonderful Tarawa memorabilia gift David gave Grace.
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John Green
You're a Good Man David!
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bryansmith
what year was she born on the ship ?
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Rick Holly
bryansmith wrote:
what year was she born on the ship ?


Good question, here is her story.

http://www.usstarawalha1.com/post/grace-tarawa-returns-to-birthplace-uss-tarawa-lha1-6587494


Rodney "Harry" Harris tells the story of Grace Tarawa Tran.
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Keith Brownmiller
What an event her birth was! What makes it better was to have her at our last reunion! Those of us that were there were touched by her gratitude, not for being our Guest of Honor, or the beautiful picture that David presented, but that we enabled her and her family to live in freedom.

I believe that we should encourage her to tell her story so that people understand that even during "peacetime ", there are hundreds of thousands that live under tyrannical leaders and their dream is for freedom. Something that most people in this country take for granite.

I hope she will be able to join us again next year.
The Gunny
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bryansmith
And because she was born on a united states naval ship that made her a us citizen if i am correct .
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Rick Holly
bryansmith wrote:
And because she was born on a united states naval ship that made her a us citizen if i am correct .

Yep, you are correct!
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ABH-2DavidMcnair
Keith Brownmiller wrote:
What an event her birth was! What makes it better was to have her at our last reunion! Those of us that were there were touched by her gratitude, not for being our Guest of Honor, or the beautiful picture that David presented, but that we enabled her and her family to live in freedom.

I believe that we should encourage her to tell her story so that people understand that even during "peacetime ", there are hundreds of thousands that live under tyrannical leaders and their dream is for freedom. Something that most people in this country take for granite.

I hope she will be able to join us again next year.
I just thought it would be nice for Grace to have a picture of where she was born, and hopefully she can display it where many will see. Now this is a sea story, a true one even ha.
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