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[Image 1:
Department
of Defense Photo (USMC)
A151000 BGen
Richard E.
Carey is pictured
on the bridge
of the attack
aircraft carrier
USS Han-cock
while visiting
with BIT 1/9
and HMH-463.
Gen Carey,
the 9th MAB
commander,
served on the
Hancock many
years earlier
as a corporal
in its Marine
detachment.]

[Image 2: Department of Defense
Photo
(USMC) A150855.
USS Okinawa
with HMH-462 aircraft embarked steams along the coast of South
Vietnam on 18 April 1975. At that date Okinawa had been at
sea almost continuously since February 1975 and therefore
often was underway with only three of its four boilers working.

 

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