Comments: NOW HEAR THIS...NOW HEAR THIS IN THE NMCB-8 AREA! The next NMCB-8 reunion will be held in Branson, MO, from 20 October 2010 to 23 October 2010. For more info, contact Ron Sabbatis at email@example.com or call at 831-359-0073.
Comments: Former BM 1/c Diver, Salvage. Original Seabee diving school instructor, Camp Endicott 1942--1944. 64th battalion, SAMAR, PI 1944--1945. Have scrapbook, historical info on original Seabee diver training. Anybody in our Seabee museums interested? I'm supposed to have an inquiry from the honchos at Hueneme that never materialized. You don't show me much on Seabee divers history in what I can find on the internet. By the way, Mr. Erik Gillian, when am I going to get my overdue SVA membership card? You can fill up your "Seabee divers here and now" with the names of some of us old WWII guys. P.S. Also, Hello to current Seabee Diver SVA host Paul Kieran.
The Seabee Memorial Scholarship Association is committed to provide Meaningful scholarships to children and grandchildren of Seabees. To provide better scholarships a big increase in the SMSA Corpus is needed. A fund drive will soon be under way.
SVA Island X-5, Lancaster, PA voted to kick off the fund drive early. At the August 2009 meeting a motion was passed to pledge $5,000.00 in three years. In October 2009 the $5000.00 amount was completed and a check presented to the SMSA. The three year pledge was completed in three months.
Island X-5, Lancaster, PA, The Can Do Island, CHALLENGES all Seabee Islands and Seabee reunion groups to equal or beat this pledge.
Please note all funds for this drive must be sent to: SMSA, PO BOX 667, Gulfport, MS 39502.
Seabees CAN DO, Joe DeFranco, Life Member 742, X-5, Lancaster, PA
Comments: I SERVED WITH MCB 53 DURING THE '68 AND '69 TOURS.I AM ONE PROUD SEABEE. IF I HAD TO SERVE AGAIN IT WOULD BE NO PLACE BUT WITH THE SEABEES. I JOINED THE SEABEE VERERANS OF AMERICA IN PITTSBURG, PA AS A LIFE MEMBER IN DEC.'09. I JUST PURCHASED A SVA LICENSE PLATE FOR MY CAR THIS WEEKEND. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO WEARING A SVA HAT, SHIRT AND JACKET SOON.
Comments: ISLAND X-4 ORLANDO's New SEABEE Trailer Rig Graced the parking lot of the Sanford DAV Chapter #30 this morning only to be greeted by 24 big smiles from the Seabees attending X-4's monthly meeting, which was preceeded by a tasty breakfast buffet
Guests of todays Island Meeting from other SVA Islands included: William Sutton ......... X-2 Lakeland FL Jack Lazere ............. X-4 Toledo OH Jeff Teeters ............ X-12 Palm Beach FL Marty Vanderzanden X-14 Leesburg FL Mike Hamlin ........... BU1 Ret. (pledge)
Island plans are to book as many parades as possible for the New Big Guy. Photos of X-4's new SEABEE trailer rig are on our Facebook page: Navy Seabee Veterans of America
Admin reply: Navy Seabee Veterans of America Facebook Page:
CLICK BACK TO HOMEPAGE THEN CLICK THE TAB AT THE TOP- Navy SVA on Facebook
Comments: I SERVED IN CBU 402 from '80 TO '82, NMCB 74 from '82 TO '86 AND '89 TO '92, NAS SIGONELLA '92 TO '95, CBU 416 from '95 to '98 and NMCB 4 from '98 to 2000. any one else?
Added: January 16, 2010
Submitted by Name: Donna Reinholt Hawkins From: Logansport, Indiana 46947 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments: my father was a Navy CBee but we have no information as to what ship he was on. All I know is that he was a Cook on Ship for the officers. His name was Lester Eugene Hawkins, he may have been called Shorty. He was barely 5 foot tall. I would like any information anyone would have for us. We think he was in the South Pacific. Thank you to any one who could help.