Comments: Greetings from Tacoma, Washington. My grandfather, Fred A. Adler, was a Seabee in the 58th United States Naval Construction Battalion and fought in WWII and the Korean War. Grandpa was part of the waves of Seabees that landed on Vela La Vela, Banika (Russell Islands), Los Negros (Admiralty Islands), Viti Levu and Vunda Point (Fiji Islands). I am looking for information and photographs about his service. I am also very interested in obtaining a copy of the cruise book of the USS John Penn.
Grandpa (Fred A. Adler) passed away in 1989. His wife (Mildred) passed away in 2005. This past Thanksgiving, I was entrusted with my grandfather’s photo album which is full of photos from WWII and the Korean War. The album includes hundreds of photos of my grandfather, men in the 58th battalion, their projects, and lives as Seabees. I also have a written summary of his experiences as told to his daughter in 1957.
I am going to digitally scan the photographs and send copies to the Seabee Museum and would also like to make them available to other organizations who honor Seabee history. Are there any Web sites with archived photos from the 58th Battalion? I am sure that the sons, brothers and fathers of others are captured in many of the photos now in my possession. I would also like to see if I can locate other photos of my grandfather.
After reviewing the pictures in the photo album, I cannot help but feel incredibly proud of my grandfather and of the sacrifice that he and his comrades made during a very tumultuous period.
Thank you for your consideration.
Fred A. Castro-Diaz, grandson of Fred A. Adler, 58th United States Naval Construction Battalion firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments: I am looking for information about my father Tom Lee who served in the Bees 1942-1945. He was stationed on Saipan,Tinian 7/2/1945. His unit CBMU 616 was on Marpi Point 6/17/1945. I would appreciate any information. Thank you for keeping the exploits of the Sea Bees Alive.
Comments: Read and heed! Don't let the benefits be whittled away by a bunch on crooked politicians. MakeReconciliation of HR 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
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House and Senate Versions Must be Reconciled
On the morning of 24 December, the Senate barely passed HR 3590, "The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" by a party line 60-39 vote.
This passage runs contrary to the sentiments of the American People who, regardless of which national poll you consider, are almost 2/3 against this legislation.
One of the major omissions of this legislation is that it makes no provision to expressly protect Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense health-care from the provisions of this legislation. Such protection would fulfill President Obama's promise last August that neither program would "be affected by our efforts at broader health-care reform."
As this legislation must be reconciled with the House version, speak now to protect your hard earned access to the promised life time health care offered when you first entered service by sending an editable message to your Representative.
Comments: It is with my deepest regret that I pass along the passing of my Father. SWCS William E. Palmer, RET. He passed on 21 Dec 09 at the age of 67. He fought a long hard courageous battle with cancer. He retired from the Navy in Oct-Nov 89. During his career he served with NMCB-74 (Vietnam), Operation Deep Freeze, NMCB-1, NMCB-133, as the COMCBLANT Safety Chief, a recruiter, and I believe NMCB-7. He will be interned at Arlington National Cemetary next month.
He liked the Navy but he LOVED the Seabees. His service brought him much joy and an enormous amount of pride. Take care and stay safe.