Comments: I served in the 61st CB's from 1944 to 1945. We participated in the invasion of Leyte, PI. After a month of our CEC's haggling with the Corps. of Engineers, we moved across bay to the island Of Samar and did our Seabee thing.
Comments: I am lookin for information on my Great Uncle Stanley Wallace "Steamer" Simonson. I know that he enlisted in the Navy Seabees from 1968 to August 1984. He was an E7 at the time of retiremement. He did 2 tours in Vietnam. I have a list of all his medals and units he was assigned too. I am looking for Sea men who can tell me more about him. He passed away last December and never really told me in grave detail bout his military experiences. He is one of the reasons I joined the military and would like to know more about the man that I admired so much and honor him correctly for all he has done. Thank you.
Comments: SVA 63rd NATIONAL CONVENTION/GULFCOAST ALL SEABEE REUNION OCTOBER 2009
THE TIME HAS COME! CHECK IN STARTS ON MONDAY AFTERNOON
Admin reply: Convention starts tuesday... All Seabee Picnic thursday 5-8pm at the lake on base Tours on Tues, Wed. and Thursday Banquet on friday after....
The Recognition Ceremony for the Men of STAT 1104, will commence friday evening at 5pm (1700) the 16th, just prior to the Banquet Dinner, Bee Sea n Ya there....
EVENT VENUE: Ramada Airport and Conference Center Gulfport, Mississippi WHEN: October 12-16 (conference starts the 13th) DO YOU Need more INFORMATION on the 63rd SVA National Convention Go to: www.NSVAGULFPORT.org
Comments: Joined Navy (Seabees) in Feb. 64 as CN, after 8 years+ in Air Force as Heavy Equipment Mechanic. Was assigned to MCB-8 in Davisville, RI. Made Rota deployment, June to December 64. Promoted to CMH3 in Nov.64. Was transferred to PWC, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in Feb of 65. Ran Stand-by Generator Crew. Was promoted to CMH2 in Nov.65 Was last Seabee at Guantanamo when transferred to MCB-133 in Gulfport in September 66. Was promoted to CM1 in October 66. Was Rear Echlon from 133 to 20th NCR CM School as Instructor from November 66 till June 67, when I rejoined 133 at Danang, RVN. Got there just in time to get wounded in mortar attack (by the Marines), (They claimed it was a mistake)???. Ran crane crew at Camp Tien Sha, putting new crane and shovels together. Did second 133 deployment to Phu Bai in 68. Ran Mechanic Field Crew. Transferred to Instructor "C" School in Norfolk when we returned in Dec.68. Reported to CTU Gulfport for three years shore duty as Instructor upon competion of lnstructor school.Taught Multi-Fuel Engines, Hydraulics, and Automatic Transmissions. Was appointed CMC in November 70. Left CTU in June of 72 to join MCB-62 on Diego Garcia, and ran the Light Vehicle Maintenance Shop. Made deployment to Guam in 73-74 and ran the 5000 shops. When 62 returned to Gulfport in 74, I transferred to CBC, Gulfport and ran the Auto Hobby Shop from Sept 74 until my retirement in March of 75. Worked for several small construction companies, then worked for Milliken Trucking for 20 years. Retired to my "Estate" here in Hodges in 97.
Comments: I am looking for my older brother. I have very little info beyond his name:Sammy Elms and the fact that he served in the Seabees. His father was Carl Elms. I know this is very little to go on,but am hoping he or someone who knows him may check here. Thank you.
Added: October 6, 2009
Submitted by Name: Richard Gebing From: Miami / Ft. Myers, Fl E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments: Station in Davisville 1967 ( BU school ) and then to MCB-4 1968 / 1969 One tour Vietnam Charlie Company Mostly TDY on a bridge crew to rebuild a bridge that the VC blew up the day after we were done ? go figure Had some great times and learned MUCH especially from the Bee's
Comments: I am looking for any information about my great-uncle's service as a Navy Seabee. His name is Charles "Chuck" Boydston. He enlisted in 1943 and retired in 1976. I am working on a family history and would like to add as much info as I can get. God bless all of you for your service to our great country.
Admin reply: Battalion or Unit ID numbers, with Campaigns, as well as Rate/Rank of individual, are crucial text to help locate comrades or information
Thank You for Honoring your Uncles Tour of Duty. Site Ops