Rick Holly

USS TARAWA LHA-1 FORUM Trivia HALL OF FAME

Bigdaddy Dale - TARAWA
drew05 - TARAWA
John Green - TARAWA
OS2roycolon - TARAWA
rmadd73 - TARAWA

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Rick Holly
Congratulations to our BIG FIVE HOF members. They were able to correctly answer ALL ten (10) "So You Think You Know TARAWA?" contest questions. They have ALL achieved TARAWA and their "member titles" have changed to TARAWA.

BRAVO ZULU!
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John Green
Rick Holly wrote:

USS TARAWA LHA-1 FORUM Trivia HALL OF FAMEBigdaddy Dale - 

TARAWA
drew05 - TARAWA
John Green - TARAWA
OS2roycolon - TARAWA
rmadd73 - TARAWA


Congratulations Bigdaddy Dale, drew05, OS2roycolon, rmadd73.

I also would like to thank Rick for hosting the Tarawa Trivia and all the awesome gifts he gave out from his own pocket. It's just ANOTHER wonderful gesture on Rick's behalf.

I'm sure if Rick would have participated in the contest, he would have been a Tarawa HOF recipient as well.
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Bigdaddy dale
I would also offer my BBZ ( that's Big Bravo Zulu ) to all who participated in the Tarawa Trivia. Whether you got all 10 or not you are still a HOFer. A big thanks does have to go out to Rick for coming up with the idea, and supplying gifts as well . Can't wait to meet all of you in VEGAS!!!!!!!!!
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uva7
congrats to all !!!!!!
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drew05
Rick, thanks for the contest.

To all of my other Shipmates who earned HOF status, Congratulations!

Drew
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Rick Holly
If you are not attending the 2014 reunion in Las Vegas, I just mailed your new USS TARAWA LHA-1 plank owners ball cap. Please let me know what you think about it.
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uva7
thats awsome......   can you toss me one as i drive past ????
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John Green
Rick Holly wrote:
If you are not attending the 2014 reunion in Las Vegas, I just mailed your new USS TARAWA LHA-1 plank owners ball cap. Please let me know what you think about it.


VERY COOL on your behalf, Rick. Thank You!
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John Green wrote:
Rick Holly wrote:
If you are not attending the 2014 reunion in Las Vegas, I just mailed your new USS TARAWA LHA-1 plank owners ball cap. Please let me know what you think about it.


VERY COOL on your behalf, Rick. Thank You!

You guys earned it. Many, many shipmates got trivia question #1 wrong right out of the gate. That was a bummer for them.
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John Green
Rick Holly wrote:
John Green wrote:
Rick Holly wrote:
If you are not attending the 2014 reunion in Las Vegas, I just mailed your new USS TARAWA LHA-1 plank owners ball cap. Please let me know what you think about it.


VERY COOL on your behalf, Rick. Thank You!
You guys earned it. Many, many shipmates got trivia question #1 wrong right out of the gate. That was a bummer for them.


Lmao.......That was the easiest one. I think it took me a WHOLE (2) seconds to figure it out.
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Rick Holly
John Green wrote:
Rick Holly wrote:
John Green wrote:
Rick Holly wrote:
If you are not attending the 2014 reunion in Las Vegas, I just mailed your new USS TARAWA LHA-1 plank owners ball cap. Please let me know what you think about it.


VERY COOL on your behalf, Rick. Thank You!
You guys earned it. Many, many shipmates got trivia question #1 wrong right out of the gate. That was a bummer for them.


Lmao.......That was the easiest one. I think it took me a WHOLE (2) seconds to figure it out.

They had Tarawa turned 180° around. Yep, I don't know how many argued they were right, and I was wrong. Some said a few choice words about how ______ they were for missing it. Others were upset they were out of the contest to achieve Tarawa after the first question.
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John Green
Rick Holly wrote:
John Green wrote:
Rick Holly wrote:
John Green wrote:
Rick Holly wrote:
If you are not attending the 2014 reunion in Las Vegas, I just mailed your new USS TARAWA LHA-1 plank owners ball cap. Please let me know what you think about it.


VERY COOL on your behalf, Rick. Thank You!
You guys earned it. Many, many shipmates got trivia question #1 wrong right out of the gate. That was a bummer for them.


Lmao.......That was the easiest one. I think it took me a WHOLE (2) seconds to figure it out.
They had Tarawa turned 180° around. Yep, I don't know how many argued they were right, and I was wrong. Some said a few choice words about how ______ they were for missing it. Others were upset they were out of the contest to achieve Tarawa after the first question.


Unbelievable...................! BTW........I got my USS Tarawa ball cap and key chain today. Thank you VERY much. I will post pictures including the USS Tarawa sign tomorrow. I haven't put it up yet.
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rmadd73
Got my USS Tarawa ball cap, love it.  Thank you so much for running the trivia and providing the prizes!
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Rick Holly
John Green wrote:
Rick Holly wrote:
John Green wrote:
Rick Holly wrote:
John Green wrote:
Rick Holly wrote:
If you are not attending the 2014 reunion in Las Vegas, I just mailed your new USS TARAWA LHA-1 plank owners ball cap. Please let me know what you think about it.


VERY COOL on your behalf, Rick. Thank You!
You guys earned it. Many, many shipmates got trivia question #1 wrong right out of the gate. That was a bummer for them.


Lmao.......That was the easiest one. I think it took me a WHOLE (2) seconds to figure it out.
They had Tarawa turned 180° around. Yep, I don't know how many argued they were right, and I was wrong. Some said a few choice words about how ______ they were for missing it. Others were upset they were out of the contest to achieve Tarawa after the first question.


Unbelievable...................! BTW........I got my USS Tarawa ball cap and key chain today. Thank you VERY much. I will post pictures including the USS Tarawa sign tomorrow. I haven't put it up yet.

You are welcome!
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Rick Holly
rmadd73 wrote:
Got my USS Tarawa ball cap, love it.  Thank you so much for running the trivia and providing the prizes!

You are welcome, too.
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This is a picture of Harry wearing the original plank owners hat in 1977/1978. Notice the original AND the new hats are alike. The artwork was applied by a patch. I must say they are the same. 

I have several of them left. I will be giving some away to forum members at the reunion. The others I will give away on the forum. BUT I want to see how more beautiful (This is what the company I ask design and produce them told me.) it would look directly embroidered on the hat. I am guessing it would look sharper.
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John Green
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Thank You Rick, Again, & Again, & Again..............
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Rick Holly
John Green wrote:
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Thank You Rick, Again, & Again, & Again..............

You and all Tarawa shipmates are welcome.
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By the way, I like how UPS package them in special boxes! I just take the hats to them, give them the addresses where to ship them, and they do the rest.

This Fall, after the reunion work is done, I will start on the next phase of seeing how they look directly embroidered on at the company.
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drew05
Rick, 

   The hat is awesome! I compared it to my Blue and Yellow cap from the mid/late 80's, and they both are patches. It's a great addition to my collection!!

   Thanks again Shipmate!

Drew
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drew05 wrote:
Rick, 

   The hat is awesome! I compared it to my Blue and Yellow cap from the mid/late 80's, and they both are patches. It's a great addition to my collection!!

   Thanks again Shipmate!

Drew

Good for you! I hope you enjoy it for years to come.
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Rick Holly

I presented Big Daddy Dale and OS2 Roy Colon with their Eagle of the Sea Plank Owners hat at the banquet. Click image for larger version - Name: image.jpg, Views: 22, Size: 1.22 MB
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John Green
Rick Holly wrote:
I presented Big Daddy Dale and OS2 Roy Colon with their Eagle of the Sea Plank Owners hat at the banquet.


CONGRATULATIONS Roy & Big Daddy Dale!
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Bigdaddy dale
Rick Holly wrote:
I presented Big Daddy Dale and OS2 Roy Colon with their Eagle of the Sea Plank Owners hat at the banquet.

 Thanks again Rick for organizing such a great event. Look forward to seeing everyone in 2 years, and hopefully get a lot more people to attend
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Bigdaddy dale wrote:
Rick Holly wrote:
I presented Big Daddy Dale and OS2 Roy Colon with their Eagle of the Sea Plank Owners hat at the banquet.

 Thanks again Rick for organizing such a great event. Look forward to seeing everyone in 2 years, and hopefully get a lot more people to attend

Thanks, Big Daddy. It was great putting a face and name together. I hope we don't get too big (reunion) and lose the "family closeness" we had since 2010. It was fun shooting the 1911 .45 with you at The Gun Store of Las Vegas. I have pictures and videos of you the other shipmates shooting. I want to take my time and make a very nice thread of it and bowling, too.
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