The Historical Foundation is working
hard for all SEABEES so that 65 years of hard work and
sacrifice will not go unnoticed.
Thank you in advance
in the CAN DO spirit
David J. Buchanan, Commander
Greetings, NSVA Shipmates:
My name is Buck Caldwell. I'm a retired Seabee and the Webmaster &
Site Manager for the CEC/Seabee Historical Foundation Website and On-
line Seabee Museum store. Bill Hilderbrand, retired CEC Captain &
Executive President of the Foundation, and I are working on gathering
all the information we can on various CEC & Seabee Memorials,
Monuments, Markers, and other forms of physical remembrance and honor
throughout our nation and the world. We want to add some new pages to
our web site to present this information in such a way that people
traveling could find out where these memorials are located and stop
by to visit them on their trips. The web site pages would include a
photo of each location, a description of what it memorializes, the
address, a map, and possibly directions from the closest major
highway. If there is a separate website for the memorial that will be
listed as well.
We know this will require a great deal of work, but we feel it will
be well received by fellow Seabees everywhere. We also want to spread
this information for general consumption and in memory of the many
Seabees who have gone before as well as those who still serve.
I have used the Dept. (State) and Island (City) listing on the NSVA
web site to collect email addresses of as many officers and locations
as possible. This will at least get us a good start even though many
places/officers had no email address. Time permitting, we might send
snail mail solicitations for input to each Island once we've verified
identity, location, and status.
I would appreciate it if you could provide any information, pictures,
history, locations etc. pertaining to any such memorials that you
might have available or be aware of. Feel free to email information,
or if you have material that would be better served by mailing
(photos, pictures, etc.), just send it to me. My address is as follows:
J. D. "Buck" Caldwell
14218 State Highway 104
Silverhill, AL 365761. BayouBuck@gmail.com
Anything that you send me can and will be returned if you so desire.
Thanks in advance for your help.