Comments: Hello All Fellow Sea Bee's.. I served from 66 to 68 with MCB 8. I served with them on their Chu Lai Deployment. I was a CMA2 but served with the "H" Company as I was placed in the Repair Parts Warehouse. I noted that our reunion in October I believe isn't listed. I will try to have our association President to get the information Listed.. I was on the Advanced Party for my Deployment and also was on the BEEP after deployment. Any fellow 8ers out there would love to hear from you.. Ron Husak
Comments: DoD identifies a Navy Seabee killed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. IT1 Sean Caughman, 43, of Fort Worth, Texas, died Feb. 16, while supporting operations in Kuwait. Caughman was assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 22
Comments: To Jerry Figg....MCB 8 has its own web site. Just type the infor on search and it should come up. Or, e-mail me and I'll give you the web address. For some reason, I cannot type in the web address on this message board and have success in getting it entereds. I was in the "eightball" during 66 to 68 too.
Comments: My father, Robert Gemmill, was a WWII Seabee 142nd Batt stationed in Maui and Samar, Philippines. He passed away in 1978.
His Seabee souvenir was a solid glass kidney stone developed from running the rock crusher and breathing in sand and coral dust. They found it in 1963 during an X-ray. The doctors said thay had never seen one before and did the chemical analysis to verify the make-up.
Comments: A wonderful friend, and great husband, father and grandfather, Fred Tinkler went home to the Lord on February 13, 2010. Fred was a WW II Seabee, and a proud member of S.V.A. and served as Chaplin of Island X-5 in Lancaster, PA. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his name may be made to the Seabee Memorial Scholarship Association, P.O. Box 667, Gulfport, MS 39502 or Calvary Church Missionary Fund, 1051 Landis Valley Road, Lancaster, PA 17601.