Comments: My dad, Leonard Semas, was a Carpenter's Mate 2nd Class with the Navy in WW II. He went through NCTC at Camp Peary, VA and served in the South Pacific in Caviti and the Philippines. Any information or contacts would be appreciated.
(I served in the U.S. Army as a 1st Lt from 1969-72. I attended Basic and AIT at Ft. Ord, CA; OCS at Ft. Belvoir, VA; Officer Basic at Ft. Ben Harrison, IN; and served at 6th Army HQ, The Presidio of San Francisco, CA.)
Comments: great thing to do,I just retired from the Navy after 5 years active and 16 reserve years as a EO1.I wouldn't change one thing I did.The Seabees help me become what I am today a Operating Enigineer with Local 150 in the Chicago Area,which I've been doing for the past 12 years.Keep up the good work and always remember Seabee's CAN DO!
Comments: USN MCB Super "7" from Oct 1964 thru Nov 1966. CM"A" school, Davisvile, RI. June 1964 to Oct 1964.
Added: October 20, 2010
Submitted by Name: Dominic Corsaro From: Cleveland, Ohio E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments: When I was just a young boy I sat in Local restaurant on St Clair and 156 St., I heard the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor; I did not even know where it was back then.
A few years later at 16, I used some creative math to get in to the Merchant Marines. I started on a Liberty Ship; at the time it was considered an attack ship. With on small gun on the front and it made of plywood I think the title “Attack Ship” was more of moral builder for those of us on the ship. We transported German Pilots from Europe back to the U.S. for imprisonment.
In 1944 I transferred to the Navy and serve with the 53rd Combat Seabees and ended up on Bikini Atoll to take part and the see of then atomic bomb test in 1946. I got to see the world in just a few years and it just confirmed what I already know, I love America, Land of the Free and Home of the Brave.
Comments: I was with CBD-1502 at Atsugi Naval Air Base 1952 thru 1955. I would be interested in any pictures, or written articles about that detachment. My research so far has came up with nothing. I have a few pictures of the base.
Added: October 16, 2010
Submitted by Name: Alan Frost Kane From: Raleigh, North Carolina E-mail: email@example.com
Comments: Looking for George Miller of Florida. We both served with MCB 121. Hi George: I just bought and moved into a new home. In the process, I lost your email address.
Comments: My godfather and uncle was Damiano J. Salemi (1909-1989). He served with the 30th Seabees Battalion from Sept. '42 to Oct. '45. Would like to learn the name of his assigned ship in March '43 while in or around St. Ann's, Trinidad. Also of interest are the names or number designations of any nearby British military units, particularly U.K. army personnel. Thank you.