Rose Hills, Navy wife (left), squares off to base security at NAS Alameda, refusing to surrender the banner in her hands. It reads "Good luck on your captain's suicide mission."
Vicki Kelly, co-leader of the Navy wives' group Save American Vessels, explains to a reporter why they want the USS Coral Sea repaired fully before it deploys in December 1974.
Rose Hills (right) and Vicky Kelly (right) unfurl their banner to the crewman on board the USS Coral Sea as they prepare to ship out on December 5, 1974.
Crewmen on the deck of the USS Coral Sea respond with cheers when Navy wives on shore display their banner.
Sailors and girlfriends share a final embrace before the men board the USS Coral Sea for a six month deployment.
A sailor and his girlfriend enjoy one last hug before he sails aboard the USS Coral Sea.
Sailors aboard the USS Coral Sea are looking at friends and family on the pier at NAS Alameda as they get ready to sail.
When the USS Coral Sea returns to NAS Alameda, family and friends turn out in full force to welcome them home.
Kids, wives, girlfriends and pals are happy to turn out when the USS Coral Sea returns after a six month deployment.
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