Rick Holly
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Anyone going? It may be the closest thing to being on Tarawa again.

Tuesday, March 31 at 10:00 AM in PDT
32nd Street Naval Base San Diego
3455 Senn Road, San Diego, California 92136

The Peleliu will be having a decommission ceremony at 1000 on March 31, 2015 at Pier 7, Naval Base San Diego (32nd Street).
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ABH-2DavidMcnair
I will be there, sad to see the last go
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Rick Holly
Does anyone know if you have to request an invitation to attend?
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ABH-2DavidMcnair
I am going, just going there and hope to walk in with my Federal Retired Firefighters badge, Rick today was Bills service in Alaska Gary Clatt attended, so sad today, Bill was a great friend, so glad I spent some special time with him at the 2010 reunion
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Danny White
For Tarawa we had to contact the officer designated by the command that was handling the decom guests. As I remember we had to provide information about when we served aboard and personal info so we could be checked out. Some time later we received a packet with the formal invitation, which was the instrument that got you thought gate 9 (and only that gate... Decom was at pier 13, as I remember). Once you got on the base you were directed to a parking lot. Then when you got to the pier you had to again show the invitation to get onto the pier. Once you got that far you pretty much wre "free" to wander around the area of the ship and the areas open for guests on the "tour."

The "key" is the invitation to get on the base.
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Keith Brownmiller
While it is sad to see the last of a great ship design being decommissioned, the issue here that makes our goal of getting the Tarawa so that we can create the first amphibious ship museum.

If you aren't getting involved to help raise the funds to have the Tarawa, you need to stop what you're doing and get involved. With the decommissioning of the Peleliu, the government could move quickly to scrap the Tarawa.

So if you love the Tarawa like most of us, contact Rick, Jimmy Sica or myself about what you can do to help.
The Gunny
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ABH-2DavidMcnair
Roger get involved, I will do my best and hope we all do, the best is what we have so use it or lose it
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Charles R. Petrach
Decommisioned today sorry to see it go.
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Rick Holly
Yep, I'm sorry to see her go, too. Farewell LHA family.
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uva7
sad times for the gator fleet.
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John Green
Nah..............
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