I've just visitied the Gulfport, MS base about a week ago and boy has it changed. I met one of my fellow shipmates in the Twin Cities, MN, back in the early 80's.(39) I was given an early out and we went to Orlando FL.. We worked with the people of Califorinia fighting forrest fires and anything they needed so we could get use to civilian life and try to blend in with the community and normal life. THEN JAN 69 QUANG TRI UNTIL AUG 69, JUST IN TIME FOR THE STORM. / MCB8 64 64 / DANANG ADVANCE PARTY & REAR ECHELON / CHU LAI / BUH2 ELDON MCWILLIAMS - Ekm2 at name: Rodereick De Youngemail: [email protected]: Randolph, New Jersey 07869 Date: January 14, 2011comment: I know that our Unit- I believe it was the 7th Construction Ballalian- ended up on Okinawa in the spring of 1945. I think that my dog tags were 609-91-89 name: Richard Rosasemail: descriptivemind2 at yahoo.comlocation: Los Angeles, Calif. Would like to know about their role/locations there and obtain copies of any photos/written material. 53546 Date: November 17, 2010 comment: Joined the Navy June 1957 Class A builders school Port Huneme Ca. name: Ann Finch email: carrieannfinch at location: United States Date: November 15, 2010 comment: My Daddy was a Seabee during WW 2. I have just started trying to research his service. Thanks--- name: Keith "Kacy" Johnston email: circlej9120 at location: Kewanee Il Date: November 13, 2010 comment: Still searching for MCB10 Seabees 1967-1969 Khe Sanh Vietnam. Bjork email: stuart.bjork at location: Janesville Wi. After boot camp I went to class A school at Port Hueneme Ca. Was hoping to find jerry Mann who we were station with and my wife and I live with until our home was ready for us. I was one of the first Seabees assigned to the base that had just opened up, and we slept in old WWII type wooden barracks with no screens.I was in the Marine Corps, which was my reason for being at that location. Is there anyway that I can find out if that unit was there at that time? He passed away in the late '60's when I was 6 yrs old. Frog, Tood, Shepard were some of those in my company. He was a Seabee stationed in Newfoundland, Moroco, Korea, Spain, and of course Vietnam 66-69(2 tours).
My cousin was in the Seabees and I recall seeing him at Little Creek, VA, at the Amphibious Warfare Training Facility in approximately 1963 or 1964, during the summer, probably June or July. I promised my grandmother that before she died I would get him a shadowbox made and pass it on, I failed to do so, but I am still going to finish what I promised her.8th Street Olean, NY 14760 E-mail: white_tiger401 at Dear Sir or Madam, I am researching the 314th Wing 330th Bomb Group 458th Bomb Sq during their stay on Guam from 1944-45. Date: November 09, 2010 comment: I was in MCB3 -58-62,class a builders school in Hueneme, Kubasaki till the end of the MCAF project in 61 , BUL3 I worked in the pre-cast yard, the water tower project, the PX bldg. NAS Miramar, San Diego, Operation Deep Freeze winter over Mc Murdo 64-65, Com. Date: November 04, 2010 comment: I made my first deployment with NMCB-9, 1969 to phu loc, Vietnam. I.) name: Amby Pietrunti email: treasure594 at location: Atlanta GA Originally Johnston RI Date: September 08, 2010 comment: My grandfather, Ambrose Pietrunti, was in the 61st Seabees during WWII. All of us would love to hear from anyone else from MCB 22. name: Russ Harlan email: callruss at location: Bellingham WA State Date: June 13, 2010 comment: First duty station was with MCB 10 in Port Hue. Went to Builders school then re-joined the battalion in Da Nang in 1966. name: Art Murray (BUH 2) email: art at location: No.My father was station there and was with the Crew of the 811. I would like to find some pictures of that deployment. He started his tour in Auckland New Zealand then moved north behind the invading force. name: Steve Piehl email: stvpiehl at location: Cincinnati, Ohio Date: June 27, 2010 comment: 1968-1970 MCB-4 delta co, Looking for fellow Bees that served in Vietnam spring of 69 deployment to Danang Camp Adner. Was sent to shore duty at Monkey Mtn Da Nang in 1967-68. name: Kay Rasmussen email: kayrasmussen at location: Utah Date: June 10, 2010 comment: I was with MCB 10. It brought back some good memories I have of that time. Littlefield, BUL2, USNMCB4 email: rlittlefield at location: Wentzville, MO 63385 Date: June 09, 2010 comment: One deployment to Rota, Spain in 1965 and one deployment to Chu Lai, RVN, 1965-66. Calif Date: June 05, 2010 comment: I served with Charlie Company of NMCB 10 from 1967 - 1969. As many others have previously stated, we were giving the experience of a lifetime.Lots of things I dont like to remember and have problems dealing with them so I dont bring them up or think about them. How can I get the unit number I ended up with after peace came? Date: January 03, 2011comment: I stumbled upon your site and have some pictures of my dad Oliver John Schenone (deceased) who was a CB around the time Pearl Harbor was attacked. name: Ron Battista email: ron.battista location: Marlton, N J 08053 Date: December 26, 2010 comment: I was a ship fitter 1st class and was transferred to MCB 128 in 67. Would also like to obtain his particular service record if it exists. Thanks and take care, Hartley Holte, USNA 1955 name: John R. My bothers and I have 200-300 letters that Daddy and Mama sent during the war. Another name Bill Galloway Include Danny Baer, Rick Huggett, OC Johnson - anyone know them please let me know. 53546 Date: September 15, 2010 comment: I was in the U. From there I went to MCB 10 Guam from 58 to Jan59 transferred to Barbers Point Hawaii and attached to Alf Bonham on the island of Kauai for the rest of my time. Also just heard that another buddy station there passed away in May Jack Sadle who spent 20 years in the seabees. All three of our wives were pregnant at the same time. name: Larry Triolo email: bufalo11 at location: St.Pounds email: white_tiger401 at location: Olean, New York Date: December 08, 2010 comment: 304 S. name: Jack Faller email: fallerj at location: Dingmans Ferry, Pa. name: Alfred Merrill email: almerrill75 at location: Ocala, Florida Date: November 07, 2010 comment: I joined the Seabees in 1956, CM A school, MCB 5 Adak, Kodiak,1957-59 ACB1 Yokasuka, 59-60 MCB 3 Okinawa, Kamp Kubasaka heavy shop at Futema. Cross Rated to ASE Aviation rate until I retired in 71 as ASC. Mc CALEB email: mccaleb4thdist at location: LONG BEACH, MS. Jerry and I would play cards after work each night but our pregnant wives could not be beat. Petersburg., Fl Date: September 12, 2010 comment: MCB74 Gulfport 68-70 EO /Diver Da Nang-Quang Tri Tour Underwater Construction Team 1 (Davisville R. Would like further in-formation about Seabee reunions.
The aircraft's name was Spanish Fork, UT aka "Heavenly Body" K 35 SN:44-69997 AC/Forster B. Since my father's death in 1995 I have been trying to track down any and all information and pictures of this group. I was a dynamite blaster, and a gun captain of an 81mm mortar. name: George G Folsom email: georgefolsom at location: Retired - POB 671, Kingston, OK 73439 Date: September 16, 2010 comment: I was stationed on Saipan M. He ended his tour on the islands of Leyte and Samar in the Philippines. Detached to Hill 55 summer of 1969, some scary times but at same time some of the best experiences of my life. I had been career Navy for 18 years when I was assigned to the Seabees in 64/65. Where else could a young guy gain experience like this. name: John Mc Phee email: mcpheepei at location: Inverness, FL Date: June 02, 2010 comment: Was with "10" for the 68-69 tour.