Comments: A new book, Just Do It, Crazy of Not, published by Manzano Alley Press recounts the life story of Chief Irvin Hornkohl. As a Seabee he served two tours in Vietnam with NMCB 62 and 6201. He was also a resident Seabee at American embassies in Prague and Cambodia. Readers relive his life of adventures, beginning with growing up during the Depression, surviving the attack at Pearl Harbor, serving on 11 wartime submarine patrols during WWII, and finishing his 30 year Navy career as a Seabee. Visit the Manzano Alley Press website to learn more about the unforgettable Irvin Hornkohl.
Added: March 12, 2012
Submitted by Name: Herman T. Lux EACS(SCW)Ret. From: Johnstown, PA E-mail: email@example.com
Comments: Looking for any information on my father, Percy M Ausley, maybe with the nickname "Gene" He served in the 119th NCB and 35th NCB in 1945-46. He passed away in 1969 and I have now located his discharge papers and dog tags. I am trying to do a history for my brother who was only 6 years when he passed.
Lord, stand beside the men who build And give them courage, strength, and skill. O grant them peace of heart and mind, And comfort loved ones left behind. Lord, hear our prayer for all Seabees, Where'er they be on land or sea.