Comments: I'm looking for the names of the two Seebees who pulled my father from the water after his ship was sunk. It was at the battle of Cape Esperance around Guadalcanal in Oct. of 1942. My parents had the names but they have since lost them. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Comments: I was in MCB-1 from 1966-1969. Was in Happy Valley and Phu Loc at the rock quarries. I did find Jimmy Bales. He was the fuel truck driver. I had a monkey named Leon at Happy Valley Anyone that was in iether place contact me.
Comments: I know this is a shot in the dark, but I am trying to find anyone who could give me any information about my father. His name was William Ervin Chapman and would have been called Ervin, or maybe Bill. I know he was in the 56th N.C.B. at one time, but I think he said that he was also in another N.C.B. also. He got his ankles crushed on Okinawa near the end of the war in a big storm. He mentioned some other places he was, but I don't remember, and all his paperwork has been lost over the years. He was a Motor Machinest Mate 3rd class, and was from West Virginia, and had one young son back home....me. He talked a lot about some of the guys he served with.....but nothing about the war. He ran a dozer some, and drove a truck some....I think...talked about working on airstrips sometimes...about the Atomic bomb and the smell of bodies with the skin coming off. He started loosing his hair slowly after the war...said it was a fungus from the Pacific....no other male in his family lost as much hair as him. I have his uniform, knife, CB patches, and some pins. My Dad died in 2000, I hope someone can tell me something more about him and his service. I can send you pictures of him if you think you may have known him.
Thank you for anything you might be able to tell me.
Comments: Hello, My name is Jim Raynor and I was a Seabee from 1956-1961. I was in MCB3 based at Camp Kubasaki Okinawa. My home port was Port Hueneme, CA. I am looking for old buddies. Does anyone know Rusty Replogle or Dennis Stark? Please e-mail my granddaughter to be in touch. Thanks!
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