Rick Holly
I like to introduce and welcome onboard Moderators, Keith Brownmiller and John Green.

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Keith Brownmiller
Greetings All, my association with the Taraws was as a deployed Marine with LSU Hotel on the maiden West Pac cruise in '79. I had the oleasure of ensuring that all paid tribute as we crossed the line. As you might now guess I am a shellback. As memory serves the ships Captain became a shellback on that cruise. I trust I will help where needed.

Semper Fi
The Gunny
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John Green
Hello and I hope all is well. I would like to start off by saying it's an honor to be part of this group as well as being part of an awesome USS Tarawa (LHA-1) family. Without getting into too personal and many details, I have just come off another surgery do please bear with me as I'm not at the computer as often as I wish to be. I also try to use my phone, but that gets frustrating.
 
I was aboard the USS Tarawa (LHA-1) from '86-'89 and just missed the crossing because of a misfortune during 'A' school in Philadelphia. I was then gone after the '87 dry dock period and JUST before her next deployment. I've had many ups and downs during my time, but I'll NEVER regret having the opportunity and honor of serving on the USS Tarawa (LHA-1) GREAT, GREAT memories. I was part of the Engineering Dept/R-Division - Shipfitter Shop. I couldn't imagine being connected in any other rate. The training I was provided with in the HT field was remarkable and VERY beneficial as I continued to become a welder as a civilian. I do regret each day that I didn't do things differently during my enlistment and making a Navy career for at least 20 years minimal. 
 
I stand by my words about this group of people and this forum as I did on Facebook: I will recommend this website/forum to ANYONE who have enjoyed their time in the Navy aboard the USS Tarawa (LHA-1). I have enjoyed this forum from the start. This is the closest I'll ever be back to the USS Tarawa (LHA-1) again. This website/Forum has so much to offer. The pictures, videos, contests, USS Tarawa (LHA-1) reunion in Las Vegas, etc. But most of all, the camaraderie that comes along with it. GREAT JOB SHIPMATES! 
 
Thanks again to all involved
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ABH-2DavidMcnair
John Green wrote:
Hello and I hope all is well. I would like to start off by saying it's an honor to be part of this group as well as being part of an awesome USS Tarawa (LHA-1) family. Without getting into too personal and many details, I have just come off another surgery do please bear with me as I'm not at the computer as often as I wish to be. I also try to use my phone, but that gets frustrating.
 
I was aboard the USS Tarawa (LHA-1) from '86-'89 and just missed the crossing because of a misfortune during 'A' school in Philadelphia. I was then gone after the '87 dry dock period and JUST before her next deployment. I've had many ups and downs during my time, but I'll NEVER regret having the opportunity and honor of serving on the USS Tarawa (LHA-1) GREAT, GREAT memories. I was part of the Engineering Dept/R-Division - Shipfitter Shop. I couldn't imagine being connected in any other rate. The training I was provided with in the HT field was remarkable and VERY beneficial as I continued to become a welder as a civilian. I do regret each day that I didn't do things differently during my enlistment and making a Navy career for at least 20 years minimal. 
 
I stand by my words about this group of people and this forum as I did on Facebook: I will recommend this website/forum to ANYONE who have enjoyed their time in the Navy aboard the USS Tarawa (LHA-1). I have enjoyed this forum from the start. This is the closest I'll ever be back to the USS Tarawa (LHA-1) again. This website/Forum has so much to offer. The pictures, videos, contests, USS Tarawa (LHA-1) reunion in Las Vegas, etc. But most of all, the camaraderie that comes along with it. GREAT JOB SHIPMATES! 
 
Thanks again to all involved
John, you're a great Man, and I Thank You for your dedication and hard work for making our forum the very best it can be. All your surgeries, and you still take the time to be involved. My hat is off to you brother, Merrrrrrry Christmas to all, and to all a good days and nights to you and your family.
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John Green
ABH-2DavidMcnair wrote:
John Green wrote:
Hello and I hope all is well. I would like to start off by saying it's an honor to be part of this group as well as being part of an awesome USS Tarawa (LHA-1) family. Without getting into too personal and many details, I have just come off another surgery do please bear with me as I'm not at the computer as often as I wish to be. I also try to use my phone, but that gets frustrating.
 
I was aboard the USS Tarawa (LHA-1) from '86-'89 and just missed the crossing because of a misfortune during 'A' school in Philadelphia. I was then gone after the '87 dry dock period and JUST before her next deployment. I've had many ups and downs during my time, but I'll NEVER regret having the opportunity and honor of serving on the USS Tarawa (LHA-1) GREAT, GREAT memories. I was part of the Engineering Dept/R-Division - Shipfitter Shop. I couldn't imagine being connected in any other rate. The training I was provided with in the HT field was remarkable and VERY beneficial as I continued to become a welder as a civilian. I do regret each day that I didn't do things differently during my enlistment and making a Navy career for at least 20 years minimal. 
 
I stand by my words about this group of people and this forum as I did on Facebook: I will recommend this website/forum to ANYONE who have enjoyed their time in the Navy aboard the USS Tarawa (LHA-1). I have enjoyed this forum from the start. This is the closest I'll ever be back to the USS Tarawa (LHA-1) again. This website/Forum has so much to offer. The pictures, videos, contests, USS Tarawa (LHA-1) reunion in Las Vegas, etc. But most of all, the camaraderie that comes along with it. GREAT JOB SHIPMATES! 
 
Thanks again to all involved
John, you're a great Man, and I Thank You for your dedication and hard work for making our forum the very best it can be. All your surgeries, and you still take the time to be involved. My hat is off to you brother, Merrrrrrry Christmas to all, and to all a good days and nights to you and your family.


WOW.............thank you for kind words David. I should be doing more as Rick & Keith have, but I don't get to my computer as much lately. I have developed some lower back pain from the couch and the computer chair, so I limit myself from the computer from time to time. Hopefully Dec. 27th will be my last surgery for a while. 

You are a GREAT man as well my friend and I can't wait to meet you, Rick & Keith in August. I wish you a Merry Christmas as well but I will be back here on the 25th.
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