Submitted by Name: Norm Hahn, NMCB 62 Alumni Group Secretar From: Eau Claire, Wisconsin E-mail: email@example.com
Comments: Our good friend Commander Jerry Hubbs, CEC, long retired has shared some profound thoughts and words-of-wisdom from a time long ago, remembered by many. Read his wit and wisdom in link 13 on our website, “Seabee History”.
Our next reunion will be in Hampton, Virginia, Feb 20 thru 23, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina Hotel. A pretty classy joint. Nice bar, good food, great rooms, reasonable prices. We will be there for the 7th Annual East Coast All Seabee Reunion. This is the reunion where we hold our annual business meeting and afterwards take lots of pictures so folks will see how young we still look. To see reunion information, go to Link # 1 on our website. That’s all the news that is news for now. Signing off.
Comments: I served with MCB-11 out of Port Hueneme during 1969 (Camp Haines, Viet Nam, Camp Kinser, Okinawa, and US Naval Station, Guam). After the battalion was decommisioned I went to Kodiak Island, Alaska, for the first 7 months of 1970. Since I was non-rated I worked as a disbursing clerk, company yeoman, steelworker, surveyor and truck driver. I never worked at one job long enough to get rated until I joined up with our reserve unit in Denver.
For the last 7 years I've worked as a DOD contractor in Iraq and Afghanistan at several bases around the two countries and have met several Seabees from different units. It was great meeting them, but they sure looked young.
It's hard to believe we were that young once, and so far from home. What a great experience that I will never forget.
Comments: Just wanted to see if anyone out there remembers me from MCB-1, 1974-1977. I was a CM2. Many memorable experiences while a 'Bee, one that stands out was during the Puerto Rico deployment. A stolen jeep was stuck out on the salt marsh. When this was over, a wrecker, weapons carrier, dump truck, and a dozer were all stuck. Meanwhile, the jeep was unstuck and driven away. It was an around the clock operation. Being in charge of the Auto Electric shop of the Mechanics Shops, I was summoned because the dozer was sinking, submerging the batteries. We set new ones on the hood and ran temporary wires to start the machine. It would not come out. After much discussion and failed attempts, an idea suggested early in this event by an EOCN was tried. He was from Georgia, had operated dozers in swamps there. A telephone pole was chained to the dozer tracks and it walked right out! Then it was used to pull the other equipment to dry ground.
Comments: I was with MCB 121 in 1968-69 Camp Wilkinson BU3 and served with Seabee Team 12103 "The Outlaws" in Go Cong 1969-1970 BU2. Looking for anyone I served with in MCB121 or S.B. Team 12103. Lot of memories many good, some not so good. Go Seabees
Comments: I am a retired Navy veteran, Vietnam, and I'm looking for any info on my deceased uncle Virgil Lee, CM1, 44th Construction Battalion, World War II. Any one having info on him or a link where I can find info please let know. Thank you, Darryl Hinkle AD1, USN, Retired
Comments: IN MEMORY OF WILMER VAN NOSTRAND LYONS, A COMPANY, 6TH SPECIAL N.C.B.
OCTOBER 1, 1943. KILLED IN ACTION,BOMBING OF LST 448 VELLA LAVELLA, SOLOMON ISLANDS.
REST IN PEACE!
Added: October 1, 2013
Submitted by Name: John Muir From: Bakersfield, Ca E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments: MCB5 66-68, MCB74 74-75, PW Greece 76-78, MCB 17 82-95, 31st NCR 95-98 (Retired UTCS)...... Just attended Seabee reunion in Port Hueneme. Saw many old friends. Was especially surprised to see one of my old squad leaders Bob Sauer from Dong Ha, Viet Nam 45 years later. Thank you Bob for the great visit.