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1060) DeWayne Hall 
Bristol Va
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The most memorable moment in my life.
To experience the exit from Hong Kong and making fast pace to Kohtang was accelerating. Seeing the boarding of other forces to the Holt put more of a perspective to our mission. Highlight for this MM was when our Chief stationed me near a hatch just beyond the starboard breezeway.He told me to keep the hatch open for air circulation and added "if you hear/feel any unexpected Boom or other action.... dive through the hatch and close it as I go!"
Most memorable event of my life.
One I will cherish forever. I feel bad as I've forgotten so many names and due to theft I no longer have pictures etc.
But regardless I will always be proud having served on the HoltDE1074/ HoltFF1074.
1059) wayne labbe 
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Happy Birthday all, see you in May 2022
1058) Jack D Hagans Jr 
Spring TX
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Thank you for all you do for this moment in time we forever will hold in our hearts and minds.

Former US Navy Plane Captain
Fighter Squadron VF-51 Screaming Eagles F-4N
USS Coral Sea CVA-43 1974-1977

In memory of the 41 who gave all.
1057) Anne Taylor 
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Hi Allen
We met at Sol Duc Hot Springs. You certainly Have a tough system, handling the hot pool then the 64 degree pool just jumping in without a thought! It was great talking to you and your wife. It's nice to talk trees with another professional while sitting in a hot pool surrounded by some of the worlds tallest trees and a rain forest! That doesn't happen but once in a life.
I hope you will continue to do well and to enjoy your retirement!
Take care,
Anne and Ross
1056) Terry Brooks 
Amboy wa
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This message is for Richard Parks thank you so much for being part of the dedication it was honor to meet all of you guys Semper Fi
1055) Jim "Heavy" Hoey 
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
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For Tom Noble and Staff... The USS Henry B. Wilson (DDG-7) Ship and nearly all of the Crew "Never" received a Combat Action Ribbon (CAR) However; apparently it's pretty easy to obtain one per this article. It's a Damn Shame that the Wilson Ship/Crew never received this Award! The USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) "Never Fired a Single Round of Anything! Just plain BS!
- USS Henry B. Wilson DDG-7 on May 15, 1975: After 24 hours of Firefights,
154 rounds of 5" 54 HE, and 60,000 Rounds of .50 cal.
- USS Kearsarge (LHD-3): Rounds Fired (0).
Sailors from the amphibious assault ship Kearsarge and dock landing ship Ashland have been awarded the Combat Action Ribbon for an Aug. 19, 2005 incident in Aqaba, Jordan. The crews were notified by letter from 5th Fleet on Dec. 1, according to a Kearsarge spokesman. While Kearsarge and Ashland were tied up pier side in port, a rocket flew over Ashland’s bow and past Kearsarge, hitting a nearby warehouse. The Katyusha rocket killed a Jordanian soldier and wounded another. Both were standing watch on the pier. Two other rockets launched over the harbor. One landed in Israel, and the other near a Jordanian hospital. Islamic militants claimed responsibility. No Americans were hurt and no U.S. equipment sustained damage. My Last Post on This Website. Stayed BLESSED Folks!
1054) Heavy Hoey 
Rancho Santa Fe
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Thank you Tom Noble for your response to my CAR request… I doubt that anyone but myself will have the patience to submit a request.
1053) Edd Prothro 
Broken Arrow, OK
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R I P Milton "Snooky" Dunscomb
"...And when he gets to heaven, to St. Peter he will tell: Another Marine reporting, Sir, I've spent my time in hell..."
Semper Fi!!!
1052) Marsha Witwer 
United States
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My husband, Darryl Witwer, was a trouble shooter from USS CORAL SEA. Thank you for reaching out to him. He posted here on May 15 before we knew he had Lung Cancer with multiple organ involvement. He died June 22, 2021, but because of your contact, he knew had made a difference. I shall always be in your debt for allowing him to leave this world with more peace.

Mrs. Darryl (Marsha) Witwer
1051) Tom Noble 
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In Response to Mr. Hoey's request for the organization to pursue the Combat Action Ribbon for blue water units. In 1975 the criteria was simple for award of the CAR, (Be fired upon by the enemy and return fire). However since then a directive put out by the Commandant of the Marine Corps states that blue water units, in addition to others, may be eligible for the CAR. After investigation and conferring with the Board of Directors we feel that the individual unit involved should be the one that submits the request. Of all the after action awards that we found this was the case. No where did we find a veterans organization submitting a request. We recommend that you contact someone like retired Admiral J.M. Rodgers or some other senior officer. However again we feel that in is not correct for the KTMVO to get involved in your request. Additionally, all must remember that the KTMVO is non-paid volunteers with limited, mostly donated resources.
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