Comments: My dad was in the Seabees from about 1960 to 72. I know he and my mom were in Guam in about 63 for a couple of years and then back to the states. He was also in Spain, Japan, and back in Homestead, FL and last in Millington. Would love to talk to anyone that has served with him. His name is Glen Bare.
Comments: BEES HI I WAS MCB 11STING THAT U PLEASE send some photos WILL U ADD PHOTOS TO MCB 11 EXISTING 300 OKINAWA/ VNAM PHOTOS SEE SMUG MUG SEA BEE RVN.COM U WILL FIND ALSO COPYS OF THE 65 OKINAWA OUR MCB 11, 1966V-NAM O CRUISE BOOK
Comments: Had a22 yr.carrier in seabees Ret. Dec.31,1986 Went to L.E.O. Academy in Lake co. Grad.Dec.1,1987 was hired by Seminole Co. Sheriffs Office as a Detention Deputi Sheriff a good 21 yr.Ret. agine in March of 2010 Now I Enjoy being Jr. Vice Commander of island X-4 in central Fla. hope to see meny of you at Reunion,S IN THE FUTURE
Comments: Fred Von Braunsberg - Died On August 1, 2010. Fred served with the 74th Seabee Battalion on Tarawa, Kwajelin & Okinawa during WW2. An original CB 74 plankowner he found the experience left an indelible mark on his life. Fred was at Camp Peary, Williamsburg Va., when the 74th was commissioned on April 28, 1943, under the leadership of LCDR Fremont Elliot, CEC, USNR. In the next six months, the battalion moved to Camp Endicott, Rhode Island; then onto Camp Parks (near San Francisco); next it was at Camp Rousseau; Port Hueneme, California, where they marched, drilled and were assigned their first equipment. From here they embarked on troop transports, with the equipment loaded onto LST's and sailed to Pearl Harbor. It was time for the 74th NCB to enter the fight in the Pacific.
In short order, they were back aboard LST's heading south to the Gilbert Islands. The unit landed on Tarawa's Betio Island on November 23, 1943, only three days after the 2nd Marine Division's D-Day. Under months of regular Japanese aerial attacks, the 74th produced fantastic feats of construction accomplishments on Tarawa, the "unsinkable carrier" CB 74 later followed the Marines onto Kwajelin in the Marshall Islands and then ultimately ended the war on Okinawa. That is where the battalion was deactivated on October 31, 1945.