Comments: Re: Creation story with insulting remarks about sailors... Next time you need a Corpsman, as Bill Cosby says, "Take two aspirin and send in the $5.00. I don't make house calls". Christopher S. Barker III Hospital corpsman 2nd Class 1965-1968
On the 9th day God Looked down and saw the Marines were hurting from their promenading with their ladies and realized that some may even be injured while using his sword to combat Satan and evil. So God looked at the second best creatures he had created and had cast off to live a life at sea. God realized that a select few of these creatures did not have shabby beards or long sideburns but rather kept their fur high and tight. God realized that some of these creatures would be suitable to live among and care for His Marines who became ill or injured and he called these creatures Corpsman and drew them from the sea to live amongst and care for His Marines. On the 10th day God continued to review his creations and he saw that his beloved Marines and their Corpsmen had no place to live. They had no place to clean the magnificent temples he had created. Worse, God realized that his beloved Marines had no place to cool their beer. Pondering solutions for this condition God realized that there were more of these slimy creatures and although they were slimy with long beards and sideburns they possessed skills not known to many. God realized he gave these creatures special powers. These creatures could create something out of nothing. These slimy creatures were happy to be slimy because they worked before sunlight and long after sunset. They were able to complete difficult tasks immediately while the impossible tasks took just a little longer. God withdrew them from the sea because his beloved Marines needed them. God called these creatures SEABEES because they could work on the land and on or under the sea. God came to love these SEABEES very much. He loved them so much so that he provided them with Marines to protect them as a big brother would protect his little brother. God realized that he had made the perfect union and thought to himself, No not everyone can be a Marine but a select few are worthy to serve and be brothers with His Marines.
Added: November 22, 2013
Submitted by Name: JOHN SPOFFORTH, BU2 From: Ohio, now; enlisted at Spencer, Iowa E-mail: email@example.com
Comments: MOB 10 Seabees, BU2 blocklayer, truck driver of Bee's to work on Guam, Nov.1955 to March, 1956 -- hon.discharge. Bob Suter, Fiore, 9 others I served with: Seabee School, Guam, Kwaj, K-6, Iwa Kuni, Japan. Earned Black Belt (shogun) in year at Iwa Kuni from rukkry-dan sensei Nakano-san -- Japan chipion martial artist, age 42. Taught his teachings on Guam, Nov.55-March.56. Would LOVE to hear from buddies. Bob Suter ok in St. Louis, last I heard in 2005. Also I became a devoted modern artist from 'psychic' event in afternoon after block-laying workday, 1.3.1954--nuclear rain from France-U.S. nuclear tests to "use in Vietnam"!!! Nuclear bombinb planned!! I saw fallout particles that day, in strange experience. Anyone else see the fallout that day? We 11 Bees, 5 Marines, Air force & Dependents (naked wives!!!) with nuclear exposure, Compensation due, buddies. Fine nuclear records via U.S. Senator or Rep, to claim. I love you guys... John, "Red"
In one of the most savage battles in the Pacific. The 2nd Marine Division invades Bloody Tarawa. As part of the Division's Engineers, 290 men from the 18th Seabee battalion arrive at Tarawa. In the ensuing five days, the men of the battalion went shore with the Marines, many were wounded.The landing assignments for the 18th were diversified and required different disembarking times. For example, first priority was to get the runway repaired. On Day 1, waves of Marine assault troops went ashore. They were pinned on the beach throughout some of the next day. The official 2nd Marine Division memoirs of WWII named "Follow Me" wrote, The Seabees had begun streaming ashore during the morning of D-Plus-2, bringing their heavy equipment in and tracking it over the reef. Marines who had fought for hours with exemplary courage stood in opened mouth admiration as the Seabees drove their bulldozers out onto the strip, still swept by rifle fire, and began smoothing out the shell holes. Photographs of this are in the Marine Corps book. The most prized weapon system at Tarawa, on the 2nd and 3rd days was often a Seabee bulldozer. Some Seabees who had other assignments disembarked shortly after, the second and third days. It was only after the third day that the landing area could be cleared for support supplies to get in. Keep in mind the Tarawa battle lasted only 76 hours. Supplies and ammunition did not get on shore until there was room behind the sea wall to land and the direct heavy enemy fire could be contained. For some units in the 18th, it was staying until they could get on the beach after the third day with equipment to build roads, erect piers, observation towers, pipelines and electrical facilities. Before leaving Betio, Admiral Nimitz odered the preparation of engineering drawings of the Japanese defensive fortifications on a priority basis. The most useful drawings came from an 18th Seabee team centered on the former architect student, Larry Klatt, and two others with drafting board experience, Benson Moore and Henry Dumont. These Seabee drawings were used by the CinCPac staff to construct exact replicas of many Betio emplacements to test improved fuses, warheads, and trajectories to benifit future assaults in the Pacific. These drawings now reside in the Marine Corps archives in Quantico Va.
Comments: Someone once sent me instructions for downloading the Song of the Seabees to my cell phone ring tone. I just purchased a new phone, and lost those instructions. If anyone knows the process, I would appreciate your assistance. Thank you very much, and have a great Seabee Day!
Comments: I am looking for my possible father his name is Joeseph Cunningham he served in the Navy seabees around 1969- 1972 not totally sure of the exact years he was stationed in Port Heuneme California he and mom dated around 1971&1972 I was born June 23 1972 in port,Heuneme California my moms name is Carolyn Webb maiden name is Marshall please help me find my possible Father.
Submitted by Name: patrick j mugan From: cartersville, g E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments: UtA school 1967, mcb5 1968 -1969 camp hoover Da nang, camp deshurly the rock crushers in phu loc viet nam.then went to seabee team 0515 and went to yap island in micronisia in 1970, got out in november 1970
Comments: My dad has been deceased as of 2-15-12. I was wondering if anyone he served with had any pictures of him from Vietnam War time. His name is Lester Teague from a little town called Stamps, AR. He was drafted in 1966-68 and then joined the Seabees. Do not know the Battalion he was with only the time frame. He was stationed in Chu Lai and DeNang then Rhode Island for a time. He was a plumber etc...by trade back then if that helps. If any of you happen to remember that name I appreciate talking with you. He was a good guy so I figure he had lots of buddies back then because he sure did back home. Thanks for your time and your services in honor of you on this Veteran's Day today!!!
Comments: My Grandpa was Naval 4th Mobile Construction Battalion Alpha Company Squadron 2...He is my hero...if there is anyway that knows about him I want to hear a story I just wanna know please email me!!