San Diego (CA) Photos

January 27, 2009

USS Howard DDG83 and USS Peleliu LHA5

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USS Howard is named in honor of Gunnery Sgt. Jimmie E. Howard, USMC, (1929–1993), recipient of the Medal of Honor for his leadership of a platoon against repeated attacks by a battalion-sized Viet Cong force. Every time USS Howard sets to sea from its homeport of San Diego, it passes within view of Gunnery Sgt. Howard’s grave at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery and salutes it’s namesake.

In November 2001, the USS Peleliu delivered the first U.S. Marines to Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. On August 10, 2008 she responded to a distress call from the merchant vessel the Gem of Kilakari, who was being attacked by armed pirates in the Gulf of Aden north of Somalia. The attack was successfully halted with no injuries.

USS Peleliu LHA5 and USS Howard DDG83

November 23, 2008

Sunset at PB from the pier

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 The Crystal Pier Hotel is one of the unique places in San Diego to enjoy sunset.  The Hotel is made up of a series small quaint cottages that are located directly on the Crystal Pier.   Each cottage is directly above the ocean and when a big wave hits the Pier, you can feel it, but there is nothing like sleeping over the ocean.   The interior of the cottages are well decorated with a maritime theme and they are equipped with a living room and kitchenette.   If you want to stay make reservations well in advance.

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