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Hundreds wait on the peir for the arrival of USS Dubuque LPD-8.

USS Dubuque LPD-8 arrives home. Sailors, friends and family are anxious to see each other again and patiently wait.

Scores of people volunteered to make the homecoming a memorable occasion.

Hugh Story, a Navy League volunteer, assit family and freinds in making homecoming signs.

Signs make it easier for the Sailor to find their friends and family members.

Mrs. Story can often be found at ship homecomings.

Making signs also fills some of the time while waiting for loved ones to arrive.

There is always an abundance of unique t-shirts for show at the homecomings.

Sounds from the Navy Band help provide a welcoming atmosphere.

USS Pearl Harbor arrives at the same peir.

While Dubuque Sailors meet their loved ones, others waiting the Pearl Harbor crewmembers are just getting on the pier.

There is a Sailor being hugged in this picture - someplace!

Even before the commissioning of the USS Pearl Harbor members of the Pearl Harbor Survivors adapted the ship as their own.

Members from the Pearl Harbors Survivors always meet the Pearl Harbor crew and say farewell when they depart.

A rose for a rose!

By 10:00 the USS Boxer's crew awith family and freinds had departed the area, enjoying a great day to be home!

The USS Bonhomme Richard ties up before all of the Peral Harbor crew had disembarked.

Family members patiently waiting for their loved ones.

Many came prepared to remain comfortable during the wait.

Amphibious Task Force West has arrived. Family's take an opportunity to get family pictures before departing the base.

 

Welcome Home! And Thank You for helping to make the world a better and safer place.

 

 

 



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