Rick Holly
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When Tarawa first arrived in San Diego from Pascagoula, Mississippi, OS2 Hutchinson found a company in Chula Vista (I think.) that made really nice coffee mugs. He took our orders in OI Division and came back with some nice coffee mugs. 
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drew05
I've got one in the cupboard under a few other ships mugs! The Tarawa was my first ship, and the one I have the fondest memories of!!!
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Rick Holly
drew05 wrote:
I've got one in the cupboard under a few other ships mugs! The Tarawa was my first ship, and the one I have the fondest memories of!!!

Does your look like mine?
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drew05
Yep, looked again last night, and found that I actually had 2. I too think there was a shop in Chula Vista that supplied ships cups. I'll look tonight, I know at least one of them had the shops name on it. The cup you and I have is different (a little smaller) than the 'standard' hand warming mug...LOL
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ronchastain
Mine is in the cupboard with the embossing tape still on it after 20+ years 

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John Green
WOW...........Nice! I really wish I drank coffee back in the day.
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Jorge Ortiz
Still using mine to drink my morning cup of joe at work [wink]

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Rick Holly
Jorge Ortiz wrote:
Still using mine to drink my morning cup of joe at work [wink]

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Are you sure there's coffee in it?
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Keith Brownmiller
Jorge, my question is not the mug which does standout, but all the Navy cammies I am used to seeing are blue. What is the difference in the ones you are wearing?
The Gunny
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John Green
Lol...................Nice Mug Jorge!

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Jorge Ortiz

Keith Brownmiller wrote:
Jorge, my question is not the mug which does standout, but all the Navy cammies I am used to seeing are blue. What is the difference in the ones you are wearing?


Keith:  These are the NWUs type III worn by Expeditionary Forces. I am attached to a Riverine Force Command.  The blue ones are type I (for shipboard and shore command use) and type II are the ones worn by Special Forces.

http://www.navfac.navy.mil/products_and_services/ex/products_and_services/SYSCOM/uniforms/nwu.html

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Rick Holly
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I just got this great stainless steel travel coffee mug. It looks great. It has the Eagle of the Sea shield on both sides. 
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bryansmith
yep rick i have 4 or 5 of those porcelain ones just like that in my china cabinet
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Rick Holly
My love for coffee started with my Tarawa coffee mug!
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Rick Holly
bryansmith wrote:
yep rick i have 4 or 5 of those porcelain ones just like that in my china cabinet

Add a picture of one of your mugs to this thread. It will be fun seeing other shipmates doing that, too. Ha ha.
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bryansmith
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Rick Holly
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Now THAT is a collection! Very Nice. 
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bryansmith
I have an old dirty crusty white plastic one some where but I can't find it , that one was hooked to my key chain on my belt loop
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