Comments: Couldn't wait to get out but can't forget the good & bad times it was a great experience. Looking for Clark Van Etten or Ron Dunn I was in MCB 1 68/71 Viet Nam & PR.Boot camp Co. 101 in Gulf Port. My uncle Bert Legg was also in MCB 62 66/72
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Comments: I am looking for information on a friend's father , Erich J. Luehrs, who served in MCB-5 from 1955-57.He was a German citizen who enlisted in the US Navy. I am pretty sure he was a BU. Any information will be greatly appreciated. It is very important to my friend. I am a Seabee veteren myself. MCB-11 1962-64. Marvin Shields was my automatic weapons man in my fire team in Guam, 1963.
Comments: I'm writing this and I know it is a long shot butI hope someone will have some information for me.My father retired from the SEABEES IN 1985 after 30 years of service.I think his rank was CHIEF MASTER SARGENT butI'm not for sure what I'm looking for is this.He has been given just a short time to still be with us and because his health has went down so quick he doesn't remember anything as far as what units he was in I don't have much of a time frame here so what I'm looking for is any info from any one who might of served with him ,picts ect or unit info I'm going to try and get him alll of his service ribbons so he can be buried with them to but the local va office keeps giving the run around fill this out ect......Here is what I have info wise,His name is Charlie (Charles or Chuck)Baker he is 72 years old he served in NAM,PORT HUNUIMA,DIAGO GARCIA,AND ADAK ALASKA,AND Columbus Ohio he was in Adak Alaska ,diago garcia,and port hunema during tha late 70's and early 80's,he retired from Columbus in 85 I remember one of the Commanders he served under at PORT HUNEMIU WAS A cOMMANDER BEATTY....mY FATHER WAS AROUND 5' TALL AND SOAK AND WET PROBLEY WEIGHED 130 DARK COMPLECTED......The Seabees was his lifes pride and joy as well as us kids.......anyone with any kind of info I will look forward to hearing from you
Admin reply: Battalion or Unit Numbers are crucial info for locating comrades
Comments: Mcb1/Mcb9 reunion in Las Vegas on October 9-12 2009 [ ALL ERAS ] MCB9 IS MERGING WITH MCB1 REUNION AN ALL, MCB1 AN MCB9 SEABEES ARE WELCOME TO THE COME TO THE REUNION CONTACT PETER DOWD AT 781-837-0393 OR firstname.lastname@example.org OR BOBBY FLECTHER AT email@example.com COME AN SEE YOUROLD SEABEE BUDDIES AN MAKE NEW SEABEE BUDDIES
Comments: Just want to let everyone know, that our government is out to get us again! The Congressional Budget Office just released a report which, if implemented by our congress and President, will lead to active duty personnel, veterans and retirees facing "higher out-of -pocket costs" for TRICARE, TRICARE-FOR-LIFE, VA hospital costs, co-pays for doctor visits and medicines. These costs are not small, but very significant. Some of these increases are supported by the Bush administration, and the report from the CBO was led by Peter R. Orszag its director, and NOW HEAR THIS....President -elect Obama's nominee to be his director of the Office of Management and Budget. I believe that it is high time we unite and voice our demands that our government stop whittling away at what once were "guaranteed rights and benefits". I am presently at the beginning phase of planning a Veteran's Rights Rally to be held in our nation's capital some time this summer. I am seeking support from other veterans of all the services, veteran's groups, as well as any others that want to stop our government from decreasing the benefits we deserve and returning to us what benefits we previously lost. I am sick and tired of seeing billions of taxpayer dollars being spent on bail-outs for the private sector and for "pork" projects which serve only to buy votes for elected officials. I am fed up with illegal aliens being permitted entry into this country, and then, receiving free health care, paid by our tax dollars. I cannot see how our present President, our congressional representatives and our future President can say how proud they are of our military, seek our support, as well as the support of veterans groups throughout the nation, while they are running for office, and do this while stabbing us in the back. How can these men and women face us, and not hang their heads in shame for the shoddy treatment they give. Granted, congress has shot down some increases in the past, but every couple of years small increases are added, and those increases slowly add up to a cost to the veteran and retiree that becomes a burden. I'm sure there are those that will disagree with me, but I fell I should make you aware of this situation. I feel we need to unite as one body, and we can do this in DC this summer. Feel free to contact me if you are interested in joining our ranks at the Veteran's Rights Rally. Have a great Seabee Day!
Comments: As a Former NMCB-5 bee it is an honor to read the words ya'll have typed. Jive 5 from '79-'83. Current Commander American Legion Post 777 Denver Co. Those from my old command would never beleive it, but its true. I have never been to a reunion but with a little luck I hope to get there one day. If anyone would like to get a hold of me feel free.