Comments: About 5 years ago, I came here looking for anyone from MCB-8 that would have served with Dad, Les Uhlmann, in Vietnam. I believe '68-'70. He was an SW-3. I received a few responses, but long story short, I have lost their contact info. If anyone recalls him please let me know. Thanks. Marc
Comments: Harold L. "Murph" Snure - 6th Special N.C.B.
(Asbury Park Press)
HAROLD L. "MURPH" SNURE AGE: 85 WHITING Harold L. "Murph" Snure, 85, of Whiting, died peacefully Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, at home. Born in Perth Amboy, Mr. Snure grew up in Old Bridge and moved to Spotswood after marrying his childhood sweetheart, Marie Sowley. Whether you knew him as Llewellyn, Lew, Lee, Harold, Woe, Uncle Woe Woe, Uncle Lou, Murph, Murphy, Bruno, Dad, Pop or Mr. Snure, you knew him as a man of honor and character. He was a man who lived simply and was always there for family and friends. Above all else, he was a man who placed the greatest joy on the love of his family and friends. Murph loved his Irish heritage and believed he was born on the Blarney Stone, as was evident every St. Patrick's Day. He was an avid ball player, golfer, and bowler. He joined the Navy 6th Special Sea Bees and served in the Pacific. Mr. Snure retired in 1982 as superintendent of the Department of Public Works, Spotswood after serving the borough for 35 years. He moved to Florida in 1982 and returned to Whiting 4½years ago. He is predeceased by his daughter, Denise Snure, (1956). He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Marie; his son, Wayne Snure of Tobyhanna, Pa.; his daughter, Susan and son-in-law, Richard of Point Pleasant Beach; grandchildren, Dena D'zio of Shrewsbury, Brian D'Zio and his wife Christina of Manahawkin, Leanne and her husband Kevin Clarke of East Windsor, Kelly and her husband Damon Stowell of Abingdon, Md., and Keith Snure and his wife Maria of Ridgefield Park; and seven great-grandchildren, Michael, Alexa, Desmond, Kevin, Domenic, Braden and Brandon. Also surviving are several loving nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend the visitation from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24 at the Anderson and Campbell Funeral Home, 115 Lacey Road, Whiting. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Thursday, Feb. 25 from the funeral home.
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.