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Filling a hole in a bridge in Iraq 2004

name: Fred Quarnstrom
email: quarn at
location: Seattle WA
Date: March 15, 2010

I just uploaded video from Chu Lai Vietnam in 1965. I was stationed with MCB-10 and made the amphibious assault at Chu Lai. The Seabees had a functional airfield in 35 days. In addition to being a dentist I was also the photographic officer. I got a lot of video from choppers while with the photographers. There is also a bit of video of me removing abscessed teeth from our mascot BoBo the bear.

It dawned on me that these home movies are approaching history.

Go to
and enjoy.

Note from Sheldon: Absolutely AWESOME!!!  Do not miss this video!!!


And, here are some photos from Fred Quarnstrom's tour in MCB-10
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Hardest Job in the U.S. Navy SeabeesA book I wrote titled "Hardest Job in the U.S. Navy Seabees" is available now through Author House Publishing Co.

Color 8.5x8.5 $20.00 or call 888-280-7715

The book has 100 photographs along with short stories from my two tours in Vietnam, 1967-1969, MCB-10 and CBMU-301, I was located in the Northern I Corps area.

John O'Brien
Life member,Navy Seabee Veterans of America.
Island x-5, West Valley, AZ

I thought you might be able to post this MCB-53 newsletter, published 3 months after the '68 Tet Offensive, on the website.  I recently joined island X-2.   The Esprit of 53, April 1968

Larry Swanson, SW3
Delta Co., MCB-53
St. Cloud, MN

WWII Documenatry "U.S. Navy Construction Battalion" with Chief of Bureau Rear Admiral B. Moreell (C.E.C.) of the Navy Department Yards & Docks

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