Mike & Brian's Pacific Adventure
attended the Tiger Cruise on the USS Peleliu,
the ship his son, LCPL Brian Atkinson USMC, had been deployed on for 6.5 months.
Mike met up with them in Honolulu on 2/28,
left on the ship on 3/2, and arrived on 3/9 in the home port of San Diego.
These are the many photos chronicling the adventure.
Part 1: Hawaii
(part 1a: Surfing @ Pipeline)
The 2.5 days before we left on the ship
Part 2: Ship
This is how they lived their lives on the ship for over 6 months
Part 3: Activities
on the Ship
There were many activities and things to do for the Tigers and their sponsors
Part 4: The
The other ships of the ESG-1
Part 5: Pretty
Life in the middle of the Pacific Ocean is so beautiful
Part 6: Homecoming
Offloading the Marines just off the coast at Camp Pen
Part 7: Homecoming
Pulling into port in San Diego Bay!
© 2004 Mike Atkinson - email