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Happy Father's Day to All USS Tarawa LHA-1 Dads!
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Rick Holly
Happy Father's Day everyone. I lost my father a year ago. He was 96. He was outside trimming trees by hand using a saw. I told him he was too old to do that and to let me do it. He told me he was done. The next day he was at it, again. He got hurt and died a week later. He was a very tough combat soldier in WWII and Korean War. He did it his way. I miss talking to him on the back porch. 
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Charles R. Petrach
My dad passed 2 years ago sure miss him he was a rd in the navy did 4 years and was on a destroyer escort.
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John Green
I know this all too well. I lost my Dad (5) years ago from renal cell cancer. We didn't know until he was stage 4 and he lived another few months. My Dad worked his ass off all his life. From growing up on a farm in Arkansas to owning his own McDonald's. My Dad died just a couple of months after he retired at the age of (65). 

God Bless My Dad and All of yours who have passed
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Rick Holly
John Green wrote:
I know this all too well. I lost my Dad (5) years ago from renal cell cancer. We didn't know until he was stage 4 and he lived another few months. My Dad worked his ass off all his life. From growing up on a farm in Arkansas to owning his own McDonald's. My Dad died just a couple of months after he retired at the age of (65). 

God Bless My Dad and All of yours who have passed 

Amen to that!
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Bigdaddy dale
John Green wrote:
I know this all too well. I lost my Dad (5) years ago from renal cell cancer. We didn't know until he was stage 4 and he lived another few months. My Dad worked his ass off all his life. From growing up on a farm in Arkansas to owning his own McDonald's. My Dad died just a couple of months after he retired at the age of (65). 

God Bless My Dad and All of yours who have passed

Thanks John, I lost my Dad 12 yrs ago on the same day that he retired. As Rick always points out Tomorrow is promised to no one. I found out at the memorial service, that his time on the Tiger cruise in '86 on board the Tarawa was one of the best times of his life, and spoke of it regularly. I never knew how much it meant to him. Here's to all the fathers out there that have passed, and didn't relay to you how proud they were of you, I know now how much my Dad cared for me , but he was from that generation that didn't let their feelings come out.

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Rick Holly
Bigdaddy dale wrote:
John Green wrote:
I know this all too well. I lost my Dad (5) years ago from renal cell cancer. We didn't know until he was stage 4 and he lived another few months. My Dad worked his ass off all his life. From growing up on a farm in Arkansas to owning his own McDonald's. My Dad died just a couple of months after he retired at the age of (65). 

God Bless My Dad and All of yours who have passed

Thanks John, I lost my Dad 12 yrs ago on the same day that he retired. As Rick always points out Tomorrow is promised to no one. I found out at the memorial service, that his time on the Tiger cruise in '86 on board the Tarawa was one of the best times of his life, and spoke of it regularly. I never knew how much it meant to him. Here's to all the fathers out there that have passed, and didn't relay to you how proud they were of you, I know now how much my Dad cared for me, but he was from that generation that didn't let their feelings come out.


Yep, my father, too.

Sorry to hear that as well [frown]
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John Green
Bigdaddy dale wrote:
John Green wrote:
I know this all too well. I lost my Dad (5) years ago from renal cell cancer. We didn't know until he was stage 4 and he lived another few months. My Dad worked his ass off all his life. From growing up on a farm in Arkansas to owning his own McDonald's. My Dad died just a couple of months after he retired at the age of (65). 

God Bless My Dad and All of yours who have passed

Thanks John, I lost my Dad 12 yrs ago on the same day that he retired. As Rick always points out Tomorrow is promised to no one. I found out at the memorial service, that his time on the Tiger cruise in '86 on board the Tarawa was one of the best times of his life, and spoke of it regularly. I never knew how much it meant to him. Here's to all the fathers out there that have passed, and didn't relay to you how proud they were of you, I know now how much my Dad cared for me , but he was from that generation that didn't let their feelings come out.



Ha............I remember that in '86. My Dad had to work (McDonald's owner at the time) and my Grandpa didn't want to spend the money for a flight to Hawaii. So I didn't have a male relative for the Tiger Cruise. I'm sure you enjoyed EVERY minute as he did [wink] 
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Rick Holly
I wish the Navy would do that for retired Navy veterans. I would love to spend 5 to 7 days at sea on a Navy vessel.
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John Green
Rick Holly wrote:
I wish the Navy would do that for retired Navy veterans. I would love to spend 5 to 7 days at sea on a Navy vessel.


I second that notion!
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Rick Holly
I would love to stand my share of watches, too.
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Bigdaddy dale
Rick Holly wrote:
I wish the Navy would do that for retired Navy veterans. I would love to spend 5 to 7 days at sea on a Navy vessel.

The Navy wouldn't do that because there would be too much " Back when I was in this is how we did it" and nothing would get done!
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