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Awards, Citations, and Campaign Ribbons
Meritorious Unit Citation (4), Battle Efficiency "E"(10), National Defense, Humanitarian Service (2)

 
 
 
   
 
   

 
 





 

 
USS Holland AS-32 Association
6th Reunion
 
 
Concord , California 2009
State Flower
The California Poppy
Growing wild throughout the state, the California Poppy was an important resource for the indigenous peoples of California, who used it for both food and oil. They also used the pollen as a colorful cosmetic. The state flower actually grows wild as far north as southern Washington state and as far south as Baja California, Mexico, but its most closely associated with California, not just because of its name but also because of the states vast ranges of rolling hills turned golden by its delicate petals.
Concord , California

Formerly, Drunken Indian and Todos Santos is the largest city in Contra Costa County, California, USA, and the 201st largest in the U.S. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 121,780. Originally founded in 1869 as the community of Todos Santos by Salvio Pacheco, the name was changed to Concord within months. The city is a major regional suburban East Bay center within the San Jose/San Francisco Metropolitan Area, and is located just 31 miles (50 km) east of San Francisco.

 

Suisun Bay (pronounced "suh-soon") is a shallow tidal estuary located at 3804′N 12204′W / 38.07N 122.07W / 38.07; -122.07 in northern California, USA. It lies at the confluence of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers, thus forming the entrance to the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, an inverted river delta. Suisun Marsh is the tidal marsh land located to the north of the bay. It is the largest marsh in California. On its western end, Suisun Bay is drained by the Carquinez Strait, which connects to San Pablo Bay, a northern extension of San Francisco Bay. In addition to the major bridges at the Carquinez Strait, it is spanned in its center by

 the Benicia-Martinez Bridge and at its eastern end by the State Route 160 crossing (also known as the Antioch Bridge) between Antioch and Oakley. It is especially famous for hosting the anchorage of the ghost or mothball fleet, a collection of U.S. Navy and merchant reserve ships, created in the period following World War II. Many of these ships were removed for sale as scrap metal during the 1990s, but over 80 ships still remain at anchor in the bay including the WWII battleship USS Iowa (BB-61).

 

Flag Raising Ceremony onboard the USS Holland AS-32 by 2 former Captains at Suisun Bay Fleet Reserve Row K during the 2009 Concord, CA Reunion
 

Flag Raising Ceremony

Commanding Officers  U.S.S. Holland AS-32
Captain Robert Rawlins
1969-1971
Captain William Winney
1994-1996
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Guest Speakers , at the
2009 Reunion at Concord,CA.


Suisun Bay Fleet Reserve Boat Tour

July 11th, 2009

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Picture Contribution Page
 
Ivan Harrison jr's Photo Album
 
Charles Wolner's Photo Album
 
Ken Noll's Photo Album
 
 

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