Comments: Retiered 23 yrs USN spent 10 yrs with Seabees vary proud to have been with the 9th Reg. 22 Bat. from Texas best unit I ever belonged to and remain a SEABEE till today, and being part of the BEST NAVY in the world. God bless AMERICA and the NAVY.
Comments: Does anyone remember the I.P.O.'s (Instant Petty Officer)that were offered when I went in SeaBees in the 60's ??Had to have so much experience in one of the SeaBee rates;mine was surveying with Tenn.highway dept.Got my "A" school at Port Huneme in Oxnard and came out E-4.
Comments: Looking for anyone that knew my Dad, Walter John Mellenberger aka "Mully".
He joined the Navy Dec 66 and served with the MCB-71 (Davisville, RI) as a CE from approx 67-69 and was in Chu Lai in 1968, but may have been in 67 and/or 69. He was also stationed at NAVSTA Rota, Spain from approx 69-71.
I was told he was friends with someone by the name of Edward Florian, whom he met at Davisville.
He was originally from Green Bay, WI and passed in 1991 in CA at the age of 44.
Anyone that knew him, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I only got a few short years with him and am looking to find anyone who can tell me more about his time in, as well as any pictures. I'm working on a memorial for him, as well as for the grandchildren he never met, so they may know more about him as well.
Thank you to all those that have served, and those that currently are.