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 Executive Officer of the USS Tarawa (LHA 1) Capt. Peter D. Murphy and crewmembers stands at parade rest during a burial at sea ceremony.

Executive Officer of the USS Tarawa (LHA 1) Capt. Peter D. Murphy and crewmembers stands at parade rest during a burial at sea ceremony.

 
 
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San Diego, Calif (Jan. 22, 2004) Executive Officer of the USS Tarawa (LHA 1) Capt. Peter D. Murphy and crewmembers stands at parade rest during a burial at sea ceremony. Three flag-draped castes and the cremated remains of ten individuals were laid to rest in the Pacific Ocean. The Burial at Sea is a means of final disposition of remains that is performed on Unites States Navy vessels. Unfortunately, family members were not allowed to be present. Once the burial ceremony has been completed, a Tarawa's representative will notify the families of the date, time, longitude and latitude. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Matthew Clayborne File# 050122-N-5517C-053

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22/01/2004 - 22/01/2004
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San Diego, Calif
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