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Because of repeated attacks by spammers and a few other issues, we've had to change the way we do our guestbook.  Please send an e-mail to stating your:

E-Mail Address:
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Please tell us about your SeaBee experiences, tours, contact requests or whatever else might be of interest.  We'd love to hear from you.  If you'd like to add a photo to your entry please e-mail them as attachments to:

After the your e-mail is received it should appear in our Guestbook within 48 hours.

NOTE from Sheldon,   If you make contact with old friends, shipmates, or whomever maybe you could drop us an e-mail telling us about it.  We do often wonder if this guestbook is effective in reuniting people.

I have found and reunited many Seabees on your guestbook forum.  I am a son of a deceased WW2 Seabee also a WW2 Seabee history buff.  Your forum does provide a great service.
John Ratomski 

Thanks John,
We appreciate the photos you've provided for the "
Flashbacks" page, and are glad to hear that this page has helped to reunite Seabee friends.


From:  nebraskaseabees at
Sent:  January 16, 2012

Subject:  Bronze Navy Seabee Seal or Flag Holder

The Nebraska Seabees (N.S.V.A. Island, X-1, Kearney, NE) have created a solid bronze Seabee Seal or Flag Holder (to mark a Seabees grave) and we are now making them available to other Seabees (and their families) on our website Please help us get the word out to other Seabees..  We are also now on facebook at or "Nebraska Seabees" - Bill Williams, Ravenna, NE



From Sheldon:  I had a conversation with Tom Tassara wherein he asked the below.  Maybe someone out there can help him out.
You can reach him at tomnhelen at of course replacing the " at " with an @.


From:   tomNhelen at

Sent: December 4, 2011

Subject: Question
have a question that maybe you could answer or lead me to someone that could. 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 know it wasn't 1962 because I was in Viegues, PR that year.  His name is Joseph (Joe) Carrappa. He would have been an E-4 or E-5.

He disputes being there, but when you run into a 1st cousin that you weren't even aware that he was in the service, you don't forget that experience.  I was in the Marine Corps, which was my reason for being at that location.  He said he was with MCB4.  Is there anyway that I can find out if that unit was there at that time?


Sgt. Louis Tom Tassara-USMC


name:        Deacon
email:        hoghead43 at
Date:        December 1, 2011

I was in MCB 10, 1962-65.
I'm looking for a trailer hitch cover with a US NAVY SEABEE or MCB 10 theme. Something like a challenge coin, or grill emblem, or hat pin, done in epoxy.

name:        Fabio Allodoli
email:        fallodoli at
Date:        September 25, 2011


I was a member of MCB4 Charlie Co, who built the Liberty Bridge. I have a list of almost all the members who built the bridge with the exception of 5, 6 who have gone as a result from Agent Orange..
There is someone in Minnesota who is trying to locate someone from our, (my list).You can call me if you wish @:805-983-3686.

Also you might like to see some pictures on my web site.

E-mail is and

Fabio (Fred) Allodoli

name:     Pamela Boone Slagter

email:    pbslagter at

location: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Date:     September 12, 2011


My father, William J. Boone, was part of the 25th Special Seabee Battalion who served in New Guinea in WWII.  I have fond memories of reunions of the 25th Special dating back to 1970.  They met annually in different cities in the Eastern United States.  Thanks to the 25th Special, I saw a great deal of the United States and made friends with many of the men who served with my father and with their families.



name:    Clay Conard

email:    cgconard at

location: Stratford, Ia

Date:     September 05, 2011



Was in MCB-10 1966-1968. Have not yet read all the guestbook comments but wanted to offer to Robert Coop (Feb 21, 2011) the following info: i showed our arrival to Okinawa as August '67. I was one of the last to leave for RVN and was at Gia Le from September to October before going to Quang Tri. You were shown as being in Detail Foxtrot as RD Coop. I believe that would have put your departure to Quang Tri as sometime between August and October. The cruise book I got the info from didn't have dates on the detail departures.


name:     Vicki Lynn
email:    blueangel4u2010 at

location: California

Date:     August 31, 2011


My Father is a retired Chief. Enlisted in 1954. In 1956, I was born in Puerto Rico. Dad was in Cuba, Okinawa, and he was in the advance party to Adak, Alaska, on or about 1959. All the parties departed together on a ship to California. The Sea-bee base in Port Hueneme is where I lived when age 4-5, then we moved to what is now the Oxnard Harbor area. I was able to visit it recently and see the welcome home signs for the Seabees! What does a Sea Bee do in Vietnam? They bring the comforts of showers! Build emergency runways and more. Proud of you all~ In 1972-74, I had the opportunity to live on Adak and graduate early from High School. What a place~ SEABEES CAN DO! THEIR DAUGHTERS CAN TOO.




name:      Barb Twedt Zinn
email:      czinnandbzinn at
location:  The Villages, FL

Date:      August 23, 2011

My father, now deceased, EGIL EUGENE TWEDT was a member of the Seabees in late 1940's-early 1950's. My older sister was born at the base hospital at Norfolk, VA in 1952.  I am putting together a Family history for my granddaughters and I'd like to include this part of his life.  Can anyone tell me more about his duties, where stationed, rank, etc.
Thank you in advance.
Egil Eugene Twedt photo
Click for larger view

name:     Jorge David (Chico) Baez

email:    siempretaino at

location: Middleburg,Florida

Date:     August 18, 2011



I was an EO with MCB 74 stationed in Gulfport, I was in Diego Garcia in 1973 when it was just us the environment. One of the the most beautiful places I have ever seen. Lookong to make contact with anyone back in the day. I was discharged in 1975.


name:     Diana Bryan Shelton

email:    roshelton1863 at

location: Splendora, Texas

Date:     August 04, 2011



I am trying to locate any information about my father who was a Seabee during WW2.  His name was Jewel Raymond Bryan but went by J. R. "Blackie" Bryan.  According to his picture, his patch showed that he was a Navy 3rd class petty officer, carpenter's mate.  My son spoke to a friend of his who is a Lt. Commander stationed at Pearl and the friend pulled his file.  He could not give us any info because the file had been redacted.  Can you tell me why?  My father is not deceased and we have not been able to get any pension for my mother as of today and I can not find anything on the internet about my dad.  Please help!  Thank you!!!!


name:     Rodney hill  SW 1

email:    mouse9442 at

location: Grand Junction,Colorado

Date:     July 27, 2011



I joined the Navy in Oct of 1970 went to boot camp and then joined the Seabes in Jan of 1971.  I was attached to NMCB 10 in Charile Co., went to Okanowa, then Home Port in Port Hueneme, then to Rota, Spain, then to Deigo Carica.  I relisted, got married, went to Spain and then to New Foundland,  I then relisted in the naval Reserves and did a total  of 20 years.  At this time I am working on getting any benefits coming to me and next year to start my retirememnt pay.


name:     Darrell Williams

email:    twincrusader at

location: New Bern, NC 28562

Date:     July 18, 2011


I was in MCB 10 from '68 -'70 as an EO.  Did one tour in Nam at Camp Haines.  Early in the deployment I broke the rule of "never volunteer" and found out what airlift missions were!  Like many, I never appreciated what my service days did in my development at the time.  That would come later in life.  Would like to hear from anyone in 10 at the time. 


name:     Tracie

email:    tracielowerywilliams at

location: Mississippi

Date:     June 18, 2011



My great uncle, Verbie Lowery, was in the navy for ten years.  He entered the service June 1943.  I have been doing a lot of family research and have become very interested in my uncles service during WWII and the Korean War.  I do not have much info on him but his DD214 states that He served at MCB10 Guam. 


Hoping that someone can help explain what MCB 10 stands for and what my uncle may have been doing. 


Thank you, Tracie 


name:     Earleen Sides

email:    EarleenSides at

location: Cropwell, AL 35054

Date:     June 11, 2011


My Father, William Earl Thompson was a member of Company A, Platoon 6 of the 24th Batalion of the Seabees during World War II serving in the South Pacific.  He is a native of East Tennessee, currently living with my sister in Woodstock,GA.  He just celebrated his 92nd birthday - would love to connect with other men who served with him.  He served in excess of three years and was mustered out as a Machinest Mate First Class - his service number was 640-36-65.  My telephone is 205-525-5006.


name:     Don Burnett

email:    pm59433 at

location: Dutton Montana & San Felipe, Baja, Mexico

Date:     June 10, 2011


June 1964 NTC San Diego, C E A School Sept 1964

Public Works Yokosuka Japan 1965 to 1967 Also Was at Public Works at KamiSeya in 65-66 DCOR sch Ft Monmouth NJ 67 3rd Squad, 2nd Platoon, Bravo Company, M.C.B.5




name:     Gayle Benally

email:    benallygayle at

location: Utah

Date:     June 07, 2011



My father-in law was a Seebee in WWII.  I would love to know more to pass it on to his grandchildre/and great-grandchildren/great-great-grandchildren.  His name was Eugene J. Authement.  Please let me know about his Seebees or if you have info on Pop.  Thank you, Gayle Benally


name:     Phillip O'Brien


location: Titusbille, FL

Date:     June 04, 2011



I was an IPO EO-2 in MCB-7.  We deployed to Camp Barnes Dong Ha in Quang Tri provence; in June 1968.  I went thru NCO Combat Traing with the Marine Corp.3RD Division.  When we returned to Quonset Pt; I was assigned to The 21st NCR; and sent to Camp Fogarty as an Instructor.  In November the Bureau told me I was to old to re enlist. (39) I was given an early out and we went to Orlando FL.. We had a 67 Falcon, 5 kids. a cat and a dog.  Fun trip.  We lived in Orlando 35 years and moved to Titusville FL in Feb. of 05. EMail    89 Sunset Dr. Titusville Fl 32780


name:     Paul Bullington


location: New Orleans

Date:     June 01, 2011



My dad, Ernest A. Bullington, was a Lt. in the 20th NCB during WWII.  I know he spent time on Treasure Island and participated in the invasion or occupation of Woodlark Island near New Guinea.  I am interested in any information that I can find about his experience.  Thanks. 


name:     John Kendall Lott

email:    jkendall1 at

location: Bloomington, IN 47401

Date:     May 29, 2011



CBMU 503-1945.  Would like any information re my father, E.J. Lott, EM2C, CBMU 503, serving on Pelilieu, Guam, the Philippines and other S. Pacific areas in 1945.  Any info on the 503 or personnel serving would be most appreciated! GREAT WEBSITE! THANKS!



name:      EA3 Phil (PeeDee) Miller

email:    bill-ohhhhh-really at

location: Arkansas

Date:     May 29, 2011



NMCB 74 1973-77  Boot Camp Orlando, Engineering 'A' school Port Hueneme jan 74-june74, Attached to 74, sent to Guam until Jan 75, Gulfport, then Rota, until march 76, then Gulfport, then  Iwakuni, Japan  until may 77.  out in Oct 77.   Love to go back to those places.  I have forgotten a lot. 



name:     Peter B Kenny


location: Boston

Date:     May 27, 2011



 I served with mcb3 at subic bay in the philippines in 1956 -57. We were building an airstrip  for the Navy.  I was an equipment operator, I met a guy from Baudette Minn.his name was Roger Kircoff, he was a U T man in mcb9, he was a real funny guy.  Lost track.


name:     Steve Parks


location: rock hill s.c.

Date:     May 27, 2011



My dad was in the seabees back in WW2.  I have an old photo of his battilion but only know him in it.  I still have my dads medals' 3 of them.  He was never a great man but I was ALWAYS proud of his service to his country.


name:     Pablo S Mirabal

email:    pmirabal13 at

location: Alamogordo New Mexico 88310

Date:     May 24, 2011


I was with MCB5 Camp Hoover, Danang 1969, next to hill 327.  I was with 2nd Platoon, 2nd Squad.  I would like to hear from anybody that was there.  I was the only mexican next to Chief Delgo.  I remember one Bee Duso. 


name:     Cindy Hanson Phiefer

email:    phiefer3 at

location: Owatonna, MN

Date:     May 21, 2011


My father, Gordon C. Hanson Jr. was a Navy Seabee during WWII.  He was stationed in Guam and possibly other sites in the Pacific.  He was also detached to the Marines which involved securing the island, somewhat similiar to the Navy Seals today. This is as much as I know regarding my father's Naval history. He passed away in 1976 when I was 21 years old.  Now, I wish he would of told me more about his Navy days. Any further information would be appreciated. Thank you.


name:     Fred Engelke

email:    engelkef at

location: USS Enterprise

Date:     May 14, 2011


Do you know where I could get a muster on names of personnel in the 24th NCB in World War II.  I have been trying to verify which unit a relative was in for some time now.

Thanks for your help and your service




The place I would start would be at The National Archives and Records Administration as they keep all military records:  You can also go to NAVY.MIL for information.  But then you probably already know about that site, judging by your e-mail address. 


Not much help here.  Maybe someone else on this list will have a better answer for you.


Good luck with your search and thank you for your service.


Sheldon Aubut


Minnesota SeaBees


name:     Bernard Eric Willis

email:    bernard.willis at

location: Ft. Lewis, Washington

Date:     May 04, 2011



Good evening.  I am a 13 year active duty Seabee attached to NMCB 18 as one of the Reserve Support Site (RSS) staff.   I am a Builder Chief looking around for pictures to include with a fellow Chief's retirement coming up.   He's an EO Chief and I saw some great pictures on your site of our Seabee brethren that I hoped to maybe use in his retirement ceremony.  You have a great site!  Thanks for being there and here.


name: Stacy Walters Brown
email: slbrown at
location: Murchison, TX
Date: April 18, 2011

Hello, really enjoyed the website. I would like to find someone with information on my fathers Seabee service.  I have limited information.  His name was W.A. "Pal" Walters from Louisiana.  He graduated Great Lakes on January 31, 1945. With 38th USNCB, 35th USNCB, and USN CBD 1104.  I've tried to find what the letters stand for but can't. God bless Navy!


name: Elizabeth Lockie
email: chachachik1 at
location: Sandpoint Idaho
Date: April 15, 2011

This just might be the place I might find some information on my dad, Franklin D. Wylie.  My understanding is he served in Japan and was in the Sea-Bees.  He passed away in the late '60's when I was 6 yrs old.  Unfortunately I have very little information since all the relatives that were connected to him have passed on.

Thank you for your time.
Liz Lockie (Wylie)
chachachik1 at


name:     Michael Cyncoski

email:    brick1417 at

location: Jarrettsville, Maryland

Date:     April 05, 2011


I was with the 1
28te Naval Mobile Construction Batallion Company Bravo.  I am looking for information about our tour in '69.  We were at Quang Tri.  I can also be contacted at 410-557-6667.

AKA Duck.  Frog, Tood, Shepard were some of those in my company.

name:     Richard Prizznick

email:    prizznick1 at

location: San Ramon, CA

Date:     April 03, 2011


I'm looking for information; My Dad Daniel Prizznick served with MCB5 retired, died in 1991.  He left lots of stories.  Iíve heard but canít recall, and lots of photos which I canít identify from various duty stations (lots from Vietnam, Guam and Germany).  He was stationed Agana Guam, 1958-1960.  Stationed Port Hueneme from 1960 till he retired 1968 with tours of duty in Vietnam.   All I remember in 1965-66 is all the parties the Chiefs would have when they returned from Vietnam, and the poker games at Port Hueneme and Oxnard.  He served from 1946 and retired in 1968Any help or friends who could reconstruct his past would be greatly appreciated.

name:     Brian Becker

email:    brian.k.becker at

location: San Diego

Date:     April 01, 2011


I'm an EO1 currently stationed with ACB-1. I was wondering if anybody has or knows of a good web site talking about the all black seabee battalions of WWII?


name:     Kraig Simmons

email:    ksim56 at

location: Columbia, SC

Date:     March 28, 2011



I am retired Army, (1SG) and I am looking for information about my father, Carrol Eugene Simmons, EQCM (Ret). I'm trying to find personnel who knew him and could tell me more about his military career, especially in Vietnam...I am also a Vietnam Era Veteran. He never spoke of it, and neither do I, but I'm very interesed in his time spent there.

name:     Michael Cyncoski

email:    brick1417 at

location: Jarrettsville Maryland

Date:     March 24, 2011




I went from the fleet to MCB128 and went to Quangtri in 1969, Jan. and returned Aug 1969.  We came back the day Camile hit Gulfport.  What a reception.  Maybe someone can help me out.  My DD214 does not give the dates spent in Nam.  How can I obtain this info?  Agent Orange, problems with the Heart over the past few years.  I was in B Company, AKA The Duck.  Always remember the beehive.


name:     Charles Hammontree

email:    zactree30721 at

location: Dalton, Ga.

Date:     March 21, 2011



 Joined 1966 went to Davisville RI. Then to Coronado, CA. Transfered to ACB-1 Jan. 1967 until July 1968.  EO 3.  Seperated then returned home and retired in sept. 2010.  Would like to hear from any one from that time.


name:     RON BOHMAN

email:    ronebohman at


Date:     March 19, 2011


I am looking for anyone who was stationed in Guam in 1965, SEA BEE'S NAS Agana.  Does anyone remember building the Christian Servicemen's Center and/or has any pictures of doing this.

Thank you, Ron


name:     Freddie Cole

email:    FRED4C at AOL.COM

location: SUNSET BEACH, NC 28468

Date:     March 13, 2011



Hi, I was in MCB 74 as a EAD 2nd Class from 1966 TO 1968. Served one tour of duty at Red Beach Danang, Vietnam.  I met one of my fellow shipmates in the Twin Cities, MN, back in the early 80's.  I've just visitied the Gulfport, MS base about a week ago and boy has it changed.  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 also one of the original plank owners of the re-commissioning of MCB 74.  Would love to hear from any of the guys who served in MCB74 on its first tour of duty in Vietnam.  I can be reached by phone at:  910-352-5080

name:     Pamela Brown daughter of Ronald George Osborn

email:    pamela.brown2 at

location: Hartland Michigan

Date:     March 12, 2011



My dad was in the Seabees in WWII.  I would like to know if I can find out where he was and when.  He passed away in 2006 and I remember the stories, but can't remember the places he talked about.  How do I find out his Naval history?  Any help would be greatly appreciated.


name:     Fred Mueller

email:    fred.mueller at

location: Sheyboygan Wisconsin

Date:     March 11, 2011


I served in MCB 128 and MCB 74 1968-1970.Like to hear from anyone that was in Hurricane Camille. My home phone is 920 528 8797.

name:     Henrick Thode

email:    altho at

location: Locust Grove,VA

Date:     March 10, 2011



 In the Seabees from 1949-1943

Discharged as SW-1st class

Served in NCB 104, ACB-One and MCB-10

name:     David Howard

email:    shawn23505 at

location: Norfolk Va

Date:     March 08, 2011


I am looking for anyone that was Attached to MCB5 Charlie Co from 1967 to 1968   My grandfather was YNC Clyde Leyman Watson Personnel Chief, I am trying to find anyone who remembers him of has pictures of him and he passed away when I was 2 of enphicsema.   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.  I am also looking for the Green in Color book from Dangha 1967-1968E Or if someone could point me in the right direction


name:     Joshua Turner


location: Ft Snelling

Date:     March 03, 2011



 Retired EO just moved to the area from Georgia. Just checking out the site. HOORAH SEABEE!

name: Michael Dumont
mdumont at
Somersworth NH
March 01, 2011

I served with NMCB-74 from 1979 to 1981. I am currently trying to get in touch with Michael Kohler, he was the Master at Arms for the battalion during that time, any help would be appreciated

name:     Matthew Scoggins

email:    jeffery.scoggins at

location: Millington, TN

Date:     February 28, 2011



I'm writing this for my dad. My dad was CE1 Matthew "Scoggie" Scoggins.  He served in the Navy from 53-71 after a four year enlistment in the army.  He was a Seabee stationed in Newfoundland, Moroco,Korea,Spain, and of course Vietnam 66-69(2 tours).  I know he was in NCMB 5 in Stationed at Port Hueneme CA. during 67-69. and was also stationed in Rhode Island,Jacksonville FL.,and Millington TN.where he eventually retired.  My dad is still alive but getting older by the day (80).  I would like to hear from any of his old buddies that might have known him especially during his Vietnam years.  Dad was deployed to Dong Ha when the base blew up in 67 and was also staioned in Da Nang 68-69 at one time.  I would love to hear from anyone that served with him.  Thanks.

name: Frank Germann
frank.germann at
West St Paul, MN
February 21, 2011

I was an Engineering Aid Surveyor and was stationed at Public Works Yokosuka Japan in 1962/1963.


name: Robert Coop
NevadaAppraiser at
Carson City, Nevada
February 21, 2011

I was deployed from MCB 10 as a part of the "Ghost Battalion" to Dong Ha / Quang Tri. I do not remember the dates of that deployment. Sometime early 1967 but not the month. Any info is appreciated.

name: Kevin Millage
dirtboy170 at
Cannon Falls MN
February 14, 2011

Hi i'm looking for some help with determining what paint color and emblem location were use on Navy Seabee vehicles in 1964, I'm in the process of restoring a 1964 M677 troop carrier. I served in the Navy Seabee 1987-1995 Dersert Storm vet.attacted to Fleet Hospital 5 Jabal Saudi Arabia.

name:     Joanne
skjj at
February 13, 2011

Looking to contact the family of FRANK JAMES or JACOB ARNOLD. Frank was a WW11 Seabee out of Ventura or Oxnard California.

name:     Cary and Kathy Matthews

email:    oregongiftsofcomfortandjoy at

location: La Pine OR

Date:     February 05, 2011


i, my husband Cary's Dad, Troy Matthews, was in the Navy Seabees and was stationed in Guam during WW2.  I just did a blog post about the Agana Bridge with pictures, and thought that you might like to know about it:


I wasn't sure how to put it on here, but please feel free.  At the very bottom of the post, there is a link to other photos of Troy's when he was in Guam.


Take care,

Kathy and Cary Matthews


email:    rshack8 at


Date:     February 01, 2011


I was drafted in 1954; had 13 weeks training deployed to GUAM in 1955 served there 18 months under an experiment, then deployed to PHILLIPINES.  Served from 1957-1958 from there to Midway, Wake, Kwajalein, Hawaii; then back to San Diego then 3 months in a retraining camp to get used to civilian life.  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.  Lots of things I dont like to remember and have problems dealing with them so I dont bring them up or think about them. Thanks


name:     UT2  STEVE M SMITH SR


location: Chesapeake, VA 23323

Date:     January 31, 2011


was with NMCB 4 FROM 1968 TO 1970  COMNAVFOURSIAGON 1971 TO1972  NMCB 1 1974 TO 1976


name:     Jeff Henry
email:    jeffhenry9 at
location: Stillwater Mn/Miami Lakes Fl
Date:     January 27, 2011


EO-3 on Midway Island 1970 and Guam 1971-72(MCB-3).  Ended up being the battalion photographer. I currently volunteer at the Miami VA Hospital.

name:     Steve M Smith Sr
email:    moses741 at
location: Chesapeake, Va 23323
Date:     January 25, 2011

Was with NMCB 4 FROM 1968 TO 1970l    COMNAVFOURSIAGON 1971 TO1972.   NMCB 1 1974 TO 1976

name:     Vernon Wood
email:    vewood at
Date:     January 22, 2011

I'm looking for any seabee from CBMU 535 in WW II in which I was a member.  Vernon Wood at vewood at thanks  


name:     Michael Cyncoski
email:    brick1417 at
location:  Jarrettsville Maryland
Date:     January 22, 2011



name: Eldon McWilliams
ekm2 at
Sudbury , MA
January 15, 2011


name: Rodereick De Young
location: Randolph, New Jersey 07869
Date: January 14, 2011

I know that our Unit- I believe it was the 7th Construction Ballalian- ended up on Okinawa in the spring of 1945. How can I get the unit number I ended up with after peace came?
Roderick N. De Young. I think that my dog tags were 609-91-89

name: Richard Rosas
email: descriptivemind2 at
location: Los Angeles, Calif.
Date: January 03, 2011


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.  I emailed you the pic.
35th Special NCB

name: Ron Battista
email: ron.battista
location: Marlton, N J 08053
Date: December 26, 2010

I was a ship fitter 1st class and was transferred to MCB 128 in 67.  Was in B co in charge of the steel shop in Danang.   Cross rated to steelworker in 67.Ran the enlisted men's club.  Was in Gulfport for hurricane Camille clean up.  Helped install the cruiser Biloxi mast in a park outside of Biloxi.  Was in Quang tri C co. where I made chief steel worker and served with chief Lyle Carpenter. Hard ship discharge Nov. 69 and regretted having to take it because ai served with a great bunch of bees.  Joined Army Reserves and in for 20 yrs. retired 1st sgt.e-8 12 yrs reg. Navy for a total 32 yrs. service.  Retired in 96.

name: Richard L Watson I
email: okpossum at
location: Ardmore Oklahoma
Date: December 24, 2010

3cpo MCB-62 duty stationed in Gulfport Mississippi DPPO 69-72 / Diego Garcia May 71-Dec 71, Roosevelt Roads Puerto Rico june 70-jan 71. Trying to reach others from these places and times

name: Bryan Kinter
email: c_rush2008 at
location: Chambersburg, PA
Date: December 12, 2010

My name is Bryan Kinter and I am contacting you in regards to my grandfather, Gary Eugene Johns.  He was a Navy Seabee with the 1968-1970 Seabees.  He died on Wednesday December 8th, 2010 and with his death leaves only one man from his platoon left living.  He was a great man and he always spoke highly of the Seabee honor.  I just thought that it should be known about his passing and that he thought highly of all veterans and in his last 6 years he assisted veterans at the veteran center in west Virginia.
Thank you for your time and for your services to our country.
Bryan Kinter

name: Hartley Holte
email: hoholte at
location: Annapolis, Md
Date: December 09, 2010

My uncle, Lawrence Ladoucre, (LaDoucer) out of Deer River, MN was a petty officer Seabee and heavy equipment operator in the Fiji Is during much of WWII. Would like to know about their role/locations there and obtain copies of any photos/written material. Would also like to obtain his particular service record if it exists. Can anyone help? Thanks and take care, Hartley Holte, USNA 1955

name: John R. Pounds
email: white_tiger401 at
location: Olean, New York
Date: December 08, 2010

304 S. 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. My father was station there and was with the Crew of the 811. The aircraft's name was Spanish Fork, UT aka "Heavenly Body" K 35 SN:44-69997 AC/Forster B. Huff. Since my father's death in 1995 I have been trying to track down any and all information and pictures of this group. My fathers name was M/Sg Robert D. Pounds.  He retired from the Air Force in 1964 as a Major.

Thank you,
John R. Pounds son of Major Robert D. Pounds USAF (RET).
314th BW 330th BG 458th BS

name: Tom Shimerdla
email: a1956vette at
location: Bellevue
Date: November 30, 2010

MCB 128 "B" Co. Both tours.

name: Stuart R. Bjork
email: stuart.bjork at
location: Janrsville Wi. 53546
Date: November 17, 2010

Joined the Navy June 1957 Class A builders school Port Huneme Ca. Guam 02/1958 to 01/1959. Kauai Hawaii 06/1959 to 05/1961. Discharged Treasure Island San Francisco Ca. Attained PO2 BUL2 June 1960. I ran the Carpenter Shop most of the time I was on Kauai The base was a small Aux. Landing field that was under Naval station Barbers Point o'aho Hawaii.We did everything from plumbing to electrical, carpentry maintenance.

name: Ann Finch
email: carrieannfinch at
location: United States
Date: November 15, 2010

My Daddy was a Seabee during WW 2. He served in the 70th Batt, Co A, Plat 3. I have just started trying to research his service.  My bothers and I have 200-300 letters that Daddy and Mama sent during the war.  We also have some pictures.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

name: Keith "Kacy" Johnston
email: circlej9120 at
location: Kewanee Il
Date: November 13, 2010

Still searching for MCB10 Seabees 1967-1969 Khe Sanh Vietnam. Another name Bill Galloway Include Danny Baer, Rick Huggett, OC Johnson - anyone know them please let me know.

name: Jack Faller
email: fallerj at
location: Dingmans Ferry, Pa.
Date: November 09, 2010

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. Came back by ship with he whole battalion Nov.61.  Anyone out there remembers me, give me a holler.

name: Alfred Merrill
email: almerrill75 at
location: Ocala, Florida
Date: November 07, 2010

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. NAS Miramar, San Diego, Operation Deep Freeze winter over McMurdo 64-65, Com. Sta. Nea Macri, Greece. Cross Rated to ASE Aviation rate until I retired in 71 as ASC.

email: mccaleb4thdist at
location: LONG BEACH, MS.
Date: November 04, 2010

I made my first deployment with NMCB-9, 1969 to phu loc, Vietnam.
I would like to find some pictures of that deployment. I was a dynamite blaster, and a gun captain of an 81mm mortar.

name: Dennis Saxton
email: saxtonld at
location: N St. Paul MN
Date: November 03, 2010

SK3 served with MCB 10 from 73 to decommissioning in 76. got out but went into Army in 85 and retired in 2001. still in contact with some of the guys after all these years. still family.

name: John F Tregaskis
location: Goose Creek S Carolina PO BOX 2171
Date: October 30, 2010

Served in Nam from 1967 thru 1969 with MCB 128. Two Tours back to back.  Mostly in charge of transportation.  Done a few other things as well just like everybody else did.  Would like to have contact with old buddies or anything related to that time period.

name: Michael Avery
email: flyboy.650 at
location: Mobile Al.
Date: October 27, 2010

As sea stories go, a gripping bee is a happy bee after all I single- handedly did the refurb at Kinser in one tour. LoL  All those that wish to disagree LOOK ME UP FOR A CHAT and we'll reminisce about slog- ging through that Georgia style red clay to get our ration of Australian mutton and red or green sugar water. "Wouldn't trade it for the world" - MA.

name: Jerry J. Markgraf
email: jjm1 at
location: Lodi, WI.53555
Date: October 17, 2010

Was with NMCB-11 @ Camp Adenir in Vietnam 1966. In C Co. with Chief E. Vanryswyk 1st platoon Commander. BU1 Kaden left me and two others to find our way back from Monkey Mt. on a Sunday noon so he could go to a village and you know what?

location: HIGH POINT NC.
Date: October 14, 2010


email: davilla007 at
location: High Point, NC.
Date: October 14, 2010

name: Rich Farrell
email: richtr6 at
location: Connecticut
Date: October 03, 2010

CMA2. I was stationed on Midway Island PW 64/65. NMCB5 65/66 Camp Adnair, Da Nang. Looking for any old friends from Midway and MCB5. Another good group is "Vietnam Era Seabees", Check it out, a lot of reunions.

name: Richard p. Connor
email: jconnor at
location: Bayville, New Jersey
Date: October 01, 2010

I was a Seabee from 1964 to 1969 and was a member of Operation Deep Freeze.  I did two tours in the south pole before being hurt.  I ended up in Philadelphia Naval Hospital for over two years.  I would like to contact either John R. Hall of Lombardi, Illinois or Jim Butler of Cleveland, Ohio. Thanks, Rich

name: Steve Culbertson
email: scappr at
location: Bruceton Mills, WV
Date: September 28, 2010

Was a proud member of NMCB5 76-78 as an EO3. Diego Garcia detail, Rosey Roads PR. Wouldn't trade the memories or friendships for the world. Please email if you remember me.

name: James Hansen
email: hogman542003 at
location: anchorage AK
Date: September 28, 2010

Boot camp was San Diego.1/14/74.  Adak AK public works 8/74 to 8/75.  Kingsville TX and then to MCB-1 Gulfport.  Detachment to Diego Garcia then back to Gulfport, then to Guam and being discharged in 1978.

name: John Greene
email: jag at
location: Ocala, FL now. Enlisted in Sanford, ME
Date: September 27, 2010

Joined MCB 10 in Vietnam in 1966, "A" company. Had two tours with 10 then transferred to Navel Support in Danang until 1969.

name: Lester N. Simmons
email: ldsims at
location: Fine, New York 13639 Phone: 315-848-3643
Date: September 23, 2010

I served two tours in Vietnam with the MCB 128 1967,1968 & 1969. I last served in Da Nang and was in Gulf Port, Miss. for hurricane Camille.  I am looking for some of my friends who also served there.  It would be great to hear from them again.

name: George R. Cox
email: gcox449 at
location: Sea Girt , N.J.
Date: September 22, 2010

I am trying to find the WWII service records for my father. The NPRC has been unable to help me.
Info I have is: George Robert Cox born 1912 Perth Amboy , N.J. enlisted in Seabees 1943/4 , discharged 1945. Served at Grand Rapids, Mich.

He was a storekeeper.

Where might I find any records?

Thanks. George R. Cox Jr.

name: George G Folsom
email: georgefolsom at
location: Retired - POB 671,Kingston,OK 73439
Date: September 16, 2010

I was stationed on Saipan M. I. 1956-58,MCB 10 Det B. There, Plus multi armed forces. restricted/secret during this time. Would like to hear from other there. Thank you

name: Stuart R. Bjork
email: stuart.bjork at
location: Janesville Wi. 53546
Date: September 15, 2010

I was in the U.S. Navy from June 1957 to June 1961.After boot camp I went to class A school at Port Hueneme Ca. 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.  Came home in 1960 and married.  We just celebrated our fiftieth anniversary.  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. Also just heard that another buddy station there passed away in May Jack Sadle who spent 20 years in the seabees.  Jack work for me as a builder and Jerry was a UT2.  All three of our wives were pregnant at the same time.  Jerry and I would play cards after work each night but our pregnant wives could not be beat.  Great memories.  I was a BUL2 the last 18 month of service.

name: Larry Triolo
email: bufalo11 at
location: St. Petersburg., Fl
Date: September 12, 2010

MCB74 Gulfport 68-70 EO /Diver
DaNang-Quang Tri Tour
Underwater Construction Team 1 (Davisville R.I.)

name: Amby Pietrunti
email: treasure594 at
location: Atlanta GA Originally Johnston RI
Date: September 08, 2010

My grandfather, Ambrose Pietrunti,  was in the 61st Seabees during WWII.  He started his tour in Auckland New Zealand then moved north behind the invading force. He ended his tour on the islands of Leyte and Samar in the Philippines.  On the way the 61st stopped in the Admiralty Islands, Solomon islands, and New Caledonia. I have his battalion yearbook, some certificates he received for crossing the equator and the 180th Meridian on the ship the M.S. Brastagi and a lot of black and white photos.  I would like to here from anyone who served with my grandfather or any of their families.  I can send copies of the photos I have if anyone would like.

From Webmaster:  Amby sent the below.  Click on thumbnail for larger view.


name: Michael T. Rizor
email: spicnspanmike at
location: Nashville, Tn.
Date: August 16, 2010

Would like to hear from Commander R. A. Alexander USNMCB4, 72-75. Thanks

name: Tim Shalk
email: timshalk at
location: Pleasanton, CA
Date: August 09, 2010

Hi there.....
I was a Corpsman attached to MCB10 from March of 1969 until February of 1970. I did not return to Vietnam with the Battalion because my discharge date was Feb of 1970.....was anyone out there at Port Hueneme during the rotation in '69? If so, we probably crossed paths on the base, or in the hills on bivouac....Great website. Thank you!!!

name: Susan K. Johnston
email: tzarina at
location: San Diego, California
Date: July 30, 2010

My father, James Grant Kerr, was in the Seabees until his retirement in 1970. He passed away at the end of 2000. In going through old papers and photos of his that my brother had stored, I found many pictures of him on Midway Island, Adak and Kodiak, Alaska, etc. and was hoping to get stories from anyone who might have known him during his service. I know he was stationed at Port Hueneme in Oxnard, California around 1949, 1950 through 1957 when we came to San Diego. Any old friends out there?

Am also trying to track down an Al Green, who was stationed at Port Hueneme in the summer of 1948. I believe he was from North Carolina.

name: John O'Brien
email: johnob48 at
location: Peoria, AZ
Date: July 21, 2010

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. The link below has more information.
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.

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

name: Jerry Decius
email: jdwhitworth at
location: Northern California
Date: July 17, 2010

I was in MCB-9 from December 1959 until September of 1963. If you were in 9 at the same time, I'd like to hear from you.  It's been a long time.  Went to my first All Seabee Reunion (2010) down at Hueneme a few weeks ago.  Brought back a lot of old memories. Knocked the cobwebs loose. Once a Seabee, always a Seabee I guess

name: Marilyn
email: doxy920 at
location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Date: July 14, 2010

I am looking for any Seabees stationed in Bermuda 1952-1956.  If you were stationed there did you know Jim Felton?  He was in construction & electrical unit.  Would love to hear from you.....Blessings to all.

name: Kayla Davis
email: KayD9487 at
location: Plainville CT
Date: July 09, 2010

I was never in. However my father was in the MCB 4 Charlie Company and is trying to locate some of the men that he was With.  If anybody knows him please contact me.  His name is Tommy Davis and was enrolled around 1978 or so.  Please help Me help my father.  Thank you!!!

name: Matt Crouse
email: vetusaster at
location: Iowa
Date: June 30, 2010

Diego Garcia 74-75 Delta Co. Bu
Home Port Port Hueneme, Point Magu and Camp Pendleton Range Coach among other things Looking for friends served with including Jim Byers, Tim Stewart, Kennedy and others.

name: Mike Anderson
email: Flooddog97 at
location: Spring Lake Park, MN
Date: June 29, 2010

I was with MCB 22.. 1968-69 at Red Beach Da Nang and with MCB 121...1969-70 on detachment at Din Bon about 40 miles south of Da Nang. 22 has a reunion every other year. Some of my fellow Bees that attend ... John Katerberg, MI...Jerry Coleman, VT...Sam Stitt, MI...

Mike Welling, MT... Chief Luther Hall, OK...OP Brown, WI...Lee Shultz, NY...Brad Rody, WA...Bob McGuire, IN. All of us would love to hear from anyone else from MCB 22.

name: Steve Piehl
email: stvpiehl at
location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Date: June 27, 2010

1968-1970 MCB-4 delta co, Looking for fellow Bees that served in Vietnam spring of 69 deployment to Danang Camp Adner.  Detached to Hill 55 summer of 1969, some scary times but at same time some of the best experiences of my life.  Lost my address book with all my buddies addresses.  Any help would be appreciated.

name: Michael Binney
email: binneycpfd at
location: Walla Walla
Date: June 26, 2010

I am researching usnmcb-4 72-75 for my father who was highly decorated for his services.  If you have any info or know where I can find some please send me any leads.  Thanks again, Michael Binney

name: Carol Nunes
email: gmamadog at
location: cape cod mass
Date: June 24, 2010

my brother, Dave Nnunes, was nmcb5 from 1978-1981. he spent time in guam and diego garcia(1980). i am looking for anyone who served with him during those years.

name: Larry Swanson
email: ldswan420 at
location: St. Cloud, MN
Date: June 20, 2010

My dad served as a Seabee (CM1) in WWII in North Africa and the Pacific. He passed away in 2004 but thoroughly convinced me of his love for the "Bees" while I was growing up. I enlisted in 1967 (Boot camp at GLakes)and reported to Davisville, MCB-53, as a "Steelworker Striker." We deployed to Camp Adener (sp?), Danang, in Jan. 1968, just in time for Tet. Second deployment in 1969, with MCB 58, cut short due to injury. Spent two months at USNH Guam and three months back at USNH GLakes and finished my enlistment (SW3) at Gulfport in Oct. 1970. Will never forget my Seabee stint. Anyone still out there?? (Mike Garrett, Walter Shkapich, Will Cherett).
Thank you for this opportunity.

name: Victor Buchanan
email: vbuchan1 at
location: Kansas City MO
Date: June 19, 2010

served from 81to87.  Served in acb1 the bone and nmcb5 with two westpacks.  I was a sw3.  If any of my friends see this please respond.   Terry Clary you out there?

name: Robert F. Owen
email: kiam at
location: Christchurch New Zealand
Date: June 16, 2010

I was with NMCB11 and NMCB40 in vietnam . I was with NMCB11 when we had the big blast in 1966

name: Bill Vacanti
email: wl_vacanti at
location: STP 94-95
Date: June 14, 2010

I worked the STP plant 94-95 along with Many SeaBees, what great young men always there to help out and learn what is going on. Looking for 2nd. Class Blue, we had a little band and played at the VFW. Also there was Vince Corbin 1st Class, and my Bud. Frank Coat. There was also a young lady Elain Grimes 1st. Class. I will never forget the times we had on ADAK.

name: Russ Harlan
email: callruss at
location: Bellingham WA State
Date: June 13, 2010

First duty station was with MCB 10 in Port Hue. Calif. Went to Builders school then re-joined the battalion in DaNang in 1966. Was sent to shore duty at Monkey Mtn DaNang in 1967-68.

Best place to be - the Seabees!

name: Kay Rasmussen
email: kayrasmussen at
location: Utah
Date: June 10, 2010

I was with MCB 10. I had been career Navy for 18 years when I was assigned to the Seabees in 64/65. I went to Camp Pendleton for training and then to Okinawa. From there we went to Chu Lai.  I watched Fred Quarnstrom's video last night.  It is wonderful.  It brought back some good memories I have of that time.

name: Richard R. Littlefield, BUL2, USNMCB4
email: rlittlefield at
location: Wentzville, MO 63385
Date: June 09, 2010

One deployment to Rota, Spain in 1965 and one deployment to Chu Lai, RVN, 1965-66. Have great memories of my days as a Seabee. Have visited the Seabee Museum in Davisville, R.I. Would like further in-formation about Seabee reunions.

name: Art Murray (BUH 2)
email: art at
location: No. Calif
Date: June 05, 2010

I served with Charlie Company of NMCB 10 from 1967 - 1969. Started out in beautiful Camp Carrol. As many others have previously stated, we were giving the experience of a lifetime. Where else could a young guy gain experience like this. Attending "A" and "B" schools were a benefit for me during all my working life. I would not trade it for anything. Welcome home Seabees!

name: John McPhee
email: mcpheepei at
location: Inverness, FL
Date: June 02, 2010

Was with "10" for the 68-69 tour. Served in Camp Evans, Hue, Phu Bai, LZ Sallee, up and down RT1 on culvert sections. Like to find Dean Garmoe, Carl Merril, Nick Guliani and any other survivors of Delta and Charlie Co's. CAN DO

name: Michelle Dancho
email: shelly_ray70 at
location: Pittsburgh, pa
Date: June 02, 2010

My grandfather was a Seabee in WWII, he was in Guam.  My Dad is trying to find out in what unit he served.  My Dad does have some pictures and all, but nothing giving a clue as to what unit his Dad served in. Any info on where to look would be helpful or if any happens to know my Grandfather and could send me a message, his name was John Dancho Jr.

name: Stacy German
email: slgut at
location: Boynton Beach, Florida
Date: June 01, 2010

My father was in the 107th Seabees in the 1940's stationed on the Island of Tinian.  Is there anyone that knew Jack German from the Bronx New York?
Stacy German

name: William Medford
email: williammedford46 at
location: Hot Springs, Arkansas
Date: June 01, 2010

I was a Personnelman 3rd class, deployed twice to Vietnam with MCB4, first time to Camp Hoover at Hill 327 a stone's throw from Danang Airbase. Second tour began when I accompanied Alpha Co on advanced party in Feb 68, within 72 hours of Tet had landed at Phu Bai, artillery base hammering Hue City a few miles away. I worked mostly as battalion courier/mailman/test giver, and itinerant laborer wherever I stopped overnight. Flew into Khe Sanh twice to our detachment there during 1st deployment in 67, got fogged, rained, in, the airstrip was ripped up by mortars, so stayed a couple of weeks, got exposed to rabid dog along with 2 or 3 hundred other Seabees and Marines who played with the cute little black dog. Our battalion's C Company built the Liberty Bridge, the single biggest construction project of the Vietnam war. See our H Company salon on FaceBook.

name: Jodi King Eastwood
email: jodik1959 at
location: Haleyville, AL
Date: May 29, 2010

My grandfather, Charles F. King, a stocky red-head from Chickasha, Oklahoma, was in the Seabees during WW II, as was my great-uncle Ben Beets. . .I know my grandfather was on Guadalcanal, but he passed away when I was 9, so I know very little.  He brought a war club home, and a photo of a native holding the severed head of a Japanese spy.  Both were lost in a fire.  Anyone remember him?

name: Ben Frataccia UT 1 Ret,
email: seabeeut1 at
location: Deming, New Mexico
Date: May 22, 2010

Server with the BET from 1964-1985
Always a Be and Damm Proud of it..
From Naples , Italy 1965-67- MCB 128 67-68 . MCB 6 69 , MCB 71 70 , Siginolla ( sp ) det Crete 70-72 , CBU 407 Corpus Christi 72-75 , NMCB 5 75-78 , NAS Bermuda 78-79 . NMCB 3 79-82 and CBC Gulfport 82-85

Sometimes were rough but would not trade my experience for anything...

name: Richard M. Kuklok
email: rick.kuklok at
location: Acton, CA. 93510
Date: May 21, 2010

Hello, I joined the Navy Seabee's in 1968. I lived in Delano, Minn. at the time of my enlistment. I was a Crane operator in the Bee's serving in MCB 9. I completed a tour in Okinawa, rebuilding Camp Kinser for the first large Marine pull-down of troops out of V.N. I was a IPO based on my background with heavy equipment.  I joined the Navy Seabee's to help my Country win in Vietnam.  I never received orders to serve in V.N. however, I believe I contributed to the over all effort. I was a Proud Navy SeaBee, and still am Proud of serving my Country as a SeaBee. Regards to all Navy Seabee's! Richard Kuklok

name: Terry Hannah
email: terryhannah12 at
location: MCB62 Dong Ha
Date: May 19, 2010

e03 in 1969 in Dong Ha.  Looking for any Seabees in Dong Ha MCB 62 at this time

name: Bob King
email: mbking at
location: Perham, MN
Date: May 13, 2010

Was attached to MCB10 Sep 1963-Jan 1966. Joined the main body (after steelworker school) at Sangley Point PI working on dependent housing. I was painting window louvers and later caulking all of the Builders errors. Stayed on with the delayed party. Loved that Sam Miguel. Back to Port Hueneme then Guam. Shipped out to detachment on Midway Island for duration of deployment working on Brig and gymnasium. Back to Hueneme and training on operation Silverlance at Camp Pendelton. Went to Okinawa as ready battalion and soon to Chu Lai working 4 on and 8 off laying the runway matting. I never seen so much sand. After walking in this stuff everyday the saying was "You could kick an elephant in the ass and knock him down". The day I was to leave for discharge in August 1965 I had my bags packed and went to pickup my orders for departure. No dice. The official word had just arrived of a 4 month extension. What a shocker! Anyway I finally got discharged from Port Hueneme in Jan 1966. Had a great time seeing the world.

name: Ben Bilderback
email: lyman369 at
location: PO BOX 566,Anthony,Fl.32617
Date: May 03, 2010

I was with MCB-3 at Kubasaki,Okinawa 1958-1961 mainly doing plumbing and pipelines.Had some good times and some bad times but for sure will never forget the experience.My wife visited there last year and Kubasaki is no more.It's wall to wall housing now.I also went to Diego Garcia with MCB-40 before the runway was barely started.We went in by ship.If anyone remembers me,feel free to email me.


name: Allen Hoffman
email: allenehoffman at
location: New Ulm Minnesota
Date: April 25, 2010

I was in MCB 1 on Diego Garcia in 71-72;' Guam in 72-73 and Rota Spain in 74. If anybody knows anything about John J. Pearson, better know as 'Squeak' I would appreciate it.
Allen Hoffman

name: Dennis liberty
email: dliberty at
April 18, 2010

I am seeking information on my father ,H.F.Liberty. base 21,WW2.amphib base ,korea

name: William ( Bill ) Trace
email: williamtrace at
location: Newark, Ohio
Date: March 30, 2010

I was with NMCB #3 1959-1961 at Kubasaki, Okinawa and worked at MCAF Futema at the B.O.Q. and the woodshop. I then went to Midway Island to work in public works, I worked in the electrical power plant 1961 - 1962 ( about 22 months in all ). I ended up in NMCB # 128 and went to Marble Mountain in Da Nang, Vietnam on the first tour, second tour to Vietnam with 128 was to the combat base in Quang Tri, Vietnam.

I'm trying to find an old 128 buddy of mine from Da Nang by the name of Kyrill Borissow Jr.

name: Gary Mortensen
email: glmortensen at
location: United States
Date: March 19, 2010

First commander of Island X2 Minnesota.   Keep up the good job.  I now work at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Mpls.  I am a chef there. I went back to school after being laid off and became a chef. Keep in Touch.

name: Keith (Kacy) Johnston
email: circlej9120 at
location: Kewanee Il
Date: April 05, 2010

I was in MCB10 between 67-69 serving two tours. Sent to Adak - Want to hear from Danny Baier, Rick Huggett, O C Johnson and anyone who served in KheSanh

name: EO1 James Cameron USN Ret.
email: Tood1921 at
location: Debary Fl.
Date: March 27, 2010

After four years in the US Army, I joined the Seabees in 68. I made Naval tours to Vietnam, Rota Spain, Guam, GETMO Cuba, Okinawa Japan, Diego Garca.  Been in four CB Battalions NMCBs 121,74,62, and 3.  Total military time in 21 years.  My home of records is Minnesota, because that is where I joined up.

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!!!

name: Denson Ingram
email: da.ingram at
location: Texas
Date: February 27, 2010

I was attached to MCB 71 then assigned to Sun Valley/Camp Fogarty training facility as a military training instructor from 1966-1968.   Had several instructor friends.  Wendel Rand from Rocky Face, Ga. Chester Brown from S. Carolina, several others.  BUL Second Class.

name: Ralph S. Bean
email: porkinbakin at
location: Spokane WA
Date: February 26, 2010

MCB 3 1959 1962 Okinawa Camp Kubasaki Bur 3 was going down list of people sean ml;ot of name I knew Paul Banta for one got out nin 62 oct. went back in reserve in 77 retired in 98 at 59 yrs. old.  Lot of changes. ret, buc. Will try to remember to get back to this.  Also Seen Larry Murphy in Iowa a few years back.  Am now in CB Vets Island 6 AQT Spokane, WA if interested call  509 326 2038 I love my sea bees.

name: Cecil Farmer
email: ccfarmer at
location: North Carolina
Date: February 18, 2010

Served with NMCB One from 1984-1989 as CE. Would like to contact anyone who served with me.

name: Don (bud) Rolls
email: dnrolls at
location: Austin, Texas
Date: February 15, 2010

I was with mcb62 from 1969 to 1973.In Gulfport for Camille, then to Vietnam first on hill 55 and then down in the delta.  Next it was Gitmo and then Diego Garcia in 72 and 73.I did get to see the Bob Hope show on Christmas day 1972.It seems weird that so much time has passed since those days.

name: Robert Rogstad
email: robrogstad at
location: Farmington, Minnesota
Date: February 07, 2010

My Grandfather, Frederick J Foster, was a WWII SeaBee who was stationed in the Pacific.  I believe he was on Guadalcanal at one point operating a water de-salinization plant.  I would welcome any other information I can find on his service.

Note from Webmaster:  The below could be construed as a bit of "spam" but in reading it there seems to be some good information for veterans so I've posted it here.  We have absolutely no affiliation with the below organizations, only posting it in the hope that it might help others.

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name: Donna R. Wallace
email: dwallace559 at
location: Statesville, NC
Date: January 25, 2010

My dad Hubert G. Reavis was a Seabee on Guam in 1945.  I know he unloaded ships.  He is still living and is 86 will be 87 in March. I have some pictures of him I could send and will look up his regiment. I am sure he would love to be able to hear from anyone he knew. His daughter Donna R. Wallace I know about the attacks, I tried to go on a site about Guam and received a virus on my computer. I know he would love to see any pictures of which he has some that was made on Guam. Thank you

name: Chris Dethman
email: cedethman at
location: Powell Butte, Oregon
Date: January 18, 2010

Served in Phu Bai 1966-1968. Just checking if anyone is still out there. Please write.

name: Chris Dethman
email: cedethman at
location: Powell Butte, Oregon
Date: January 18, 2010

Served in Phu Bai 1966-1968. Just checking if anyone is still out there. Please write.

name: Frank M. Sapien
email: f.sapien at
location: Carlsbad, NM
Date: January 17, 2010

Served in MCB 10 D Co. 1972-1975, NAS Barber's Pt., HI 1976-1979

name: Bill Campbell
email: at
location: Sylacauga Al.
Date: January 09, 2010

My father was in the Seabees WW2.  He was with the 123rd.  Any info about the 123rd during WW2 would be appreciated.  His name was Robert E. Campbell (Zeke).  ~~  billc

name: Ray Miller
email: rmiller at
location: San Diego, Ca. 92123
Date: January 07, 2010

MCB-10 from 62 thru late 65. Served mainly in Guam, Viet Nam and Coronado. My learning experience and training from the Seabees gave me the confidence to open a Mechanical Contractor firm at 28 years of age. Now founder and president of Pacific Cad Design producing 3D Construction Mech-Duct-Pipe-Plbg-Elect Shop Dwgs on large complex Industrial and Hospital projects. Any Seabee (young or old) passing though San Diego please stop by and say "Hello". (619)228-2285

name: Frederick M.Jenness
email: freddiemackjenness at
location: Golden Valley, MN.
Date: December 31, 2009

Engineering Aid, MCB-3, 1968-1970, Seabee Team 0312. Looking for other Seabees 1968-1970.

name: Michael J Zimmer Sr
email: zimmgin at
location: North Haledon NJ 07508
Date: December 26, 2009

I was in a detachment in Cape Hatteras NC in 1954 for six months then went to Daviesville RI then to Argentia Newfoundland for six months. Transferred to MCB-4

name: Jim Cobb
email: jtractorcobb at
location: Coventry, Vt
Date: December 26, 2009

I was in the Seabees first in 1972 at Siple station at the south pole and than again the next year at the actual south pole station . I also served my final year help building the commissary building on the navel station in Bermuda. I was a builder

name: Frederick M.Jenness
email: freddiemackjenness at
location: Golden Valley, MN.
Date: December 31, 2009

Engineering Aid, MCB-3, 1968-1970, Seabee Team 0312. Looking for other Seabees 1968-1970.

name: Fred Ridder
email: fridder at
location: Hillsborough, NJ
Date: December 25, 2009

My late father, Otto Ridder, was a construction electrician (and unit postmaster) in the 101st Seabees during WWII, serving at Hollandia, New Guinea. (He was transferred stateside before the unit was moved to Subic Bay, Philippines.) After the war he stayed in the Reserves, and advanced to Master Chief Utilitiesman in the early '60s. After retiring from the US Post Office he taught for several years at Port Hueneme until the Navy required him to retire at age 62.

name: Michael J. Bisbano
email: mbiz at
location: Hampton, NH
Date: December 21, 2009

I was drafted in 1972 and instead of going in the Army, I joined the Navy, went to Boot in Great Lakes, ending up in the Seabees. Attended Steelworker "A" School at Port Hueneme, CA., then was assigned to MCB-1 out of Davisville, RI.  Went to Guam in 1973, when we built Camp Covington.  Looking for Jerry Duletzke (Bay City Mich.?), Jerry Czaban (Philly, PA.?) and Steve (Pineapple) Rezentes (Charleston, RI.?)

name: Arthur "Mike" Byam
email: boomer829 at
location: Oxon hill, MD.   20745
Date: December 19, 2009

Was in sea bees in the 103rd with detachment 1504 and 1509 on Kwajalein, Saipan, Tinian and Guam with home port at heuneme during 1948 to 1951.  Would love to hear from anyone of that era.  Was in boot camp at great lakes company 49 in 1947

name: Jim Piccotti
email: mcb7jimmyp at
location: olyphant Pa
Date: December 14, 2009

I was an EO-3 in MCB-7. I was in Da Nang from 1967 to 1968 and Dong Ha. Anyone out there like to e-mail me just to shoot the bull like to hear from you.

name: EAD3 Tommy P. Wilson
email: Tommy.P.Wilson at
location: Bulls Gap, TN
Date: December 13, 2009

MCB 128, H Co. DaNang '67-68, Gulfport, MS

name: Paul Whidden
email: paulwhidden at
location: Lake Placid , Fl
Date: December 12, 2009

Been looking for Dennis J Randolph. I lost contact after mcb128 was decommissioned.

name: Joe Gonzalez
email: joevg1943 at
location: Seattle, Washington
Date: December 10, 2009

I was in MCB-3 1962 -1964 and I just wanted to see if anyone out there are still around.  I was a electrician and I retired from IBEW LOCAL 46 in 2005.

name: Jonathan Thomas
email: jhtbrewer at
location: Boston, Ma
Date: December 10, 2009

My father, Gary, was MCB-62 in '69 and '70. He had a buddy named James D. (Doug) Bailey. Doug was the best man in his wedding, and they haven't seen each other in over 35 years. If anyone has any direction I could take to seek out Doug, I would greatly appreciate it.
Thank you,  --  Jonathan Thomas

name: Scott E. King
email: spolecat at
location: Kent, WA
Date: December 09, 2009

I served with ACB-1 from 1975-1977. Did a westpac from march 1975 thru Nov 1975. We were a detachment on the USS Tuscaloosa LST-1187. Just tryin to figure out how to get in contact with some of the folks that I served with.

name: Frank Jackson
email: jackson930 at
location: Connecticut
Date: December 09, 2009

MCB 7 1955-1958

name: Chuck Larson
email: chucklar7 at
location: Braham, MN
Date: December 05, 2009

I just now found this site and thought I would say hello. I served with MCB 5 on Guam and Okinawa 63 to 65, WOW, so long ago already. I've been in contact with only one person since then, he's in CA. Hope I can become a regular visitor to your site. Chuck

name: Rick Hull
email: Richardhull5 at
location: Fairfield, Ca 94522
Date: November 27, 2009

I joined MCB 10, Dec. 1962, went to Sangley Point, Philippines. (Built Houses).  Returned to Port Hueneme, then was sent to Guam, Worked at Pier 5.

What I'm looking for is a book that was produced around 1963 in Sangley Point about MCB 10 and the work we did.  The book is like a year book, lost my book some time ago. Thanks

name: Robert Lenhart
email: jagers at
location: Claridge PA
Date: November 24, 2009

I was a sea bee from 1974 -1978. My last tour of duty was in MNCB 74

name: Tim Karas
email: timothy.karas at
location: Yucaipa,ca
Date: November 20, 2009

I was a active reserve in San Bernardino, Ca as a SeaBee Utcn for 2 1/2 years and was active navy in Pear Harbor for 4 1/2.

name: Tami Jones Barnard
email: t-barnard at
location: Louisiana
Date: November 17, 2009

My Grandfather, Jack Jones, served in the 61st Seabee Battalion.  I am wanting any information, and pictures someone may have.

name: Thomas McGlashen
email: tom_mcglashen at
location: Bellevue WA
Date: November 13, 2009

My father Thomas Brigham McGlashen, Commander CEC commanded the 103 CB battalion in Guam about 1947-1949.  I was about 3 or 4 years old.  I remember a hurricane. I got to drive a jeep for a while.

name: Edward Dowling
email: edd at
location: US: United States of America, Hawaii
Date: November 13, 2009 

MCB 10 1971 to 1974.  Looking for old friends, Don Curb, Rick Baez and others I knew.

name: Jerry D. Collins
email: jearbear60 at
location: Umatilla, Oregon
Date: November 11, 2009

MCB-10,1992-1994, Stationed in Okinawa; Adak, Alaska and Guam.  I was a Yeoman under Chief Anderson in Okinawa.  Was on advanced parties to Adak and Guam and back to Port Hue.  I set up the office areas, served under Commander Cockran, Lt. Com. Smith and wish I had stayed in the service, but at the time could not wait to get out.  My e-Mail is, I would love to hear from anyone who remembers me.

name: Andy Putnam
email: Putnamgardens at
location: St. Paul, formerly of S. Minneapolis
Date: October 31, 2009

U.S. Navy Sea Bee's 1974 - 1980. Great Lakes, Company 242, Port Huneme Builder class, Diego Garcia X one year public works. Wow what an island~! MCB3 detachment Midway. Guam Typhoon Pamela, Philippines. Port Huneme, range coach. All though my job was climbing the tower and watching for whales and boats in the impact area. Island X 2 MN. Join us for Breakfast. My motorcycle club recently visited our garden. The web master took photos of our evening and the garden.  Take a peek with this hot link: ... index.html Happy Veteran's day early! Nov. is tomorrow. I'm answering the door to trick or treater tonight. Who needs a door bell when you have dogs. We're at the St. Paul limit of three. Nine, near 4 and 8 months. Mother, jugs and speed. NOT their names but their birth order. Abby, Scutter and Jillie. Husky rescue mix, AKC Golden retriever and Border collie X rescue. Have therapy dog, will visit. Drop us an e-mail with See Bees in the subject. Won't that be fun to reminisce. I keep in touch with Marcus Christianson now in Grand Rapids and Daryl Renick of Illinois.  Thanks for signing the guest book.  Later, Andy

name: Clarence Stahlman Jr.
email: cstahlman at
location: Hyndman, Pennsylvania
Date: October 28, 2009

My father Clarence Stahlman served with the 103rd Seabees Battalion from 1950 to 1952. He then served in MCB One in 1955. I was interested in sharing information with anyone who may have served with him. Thank you.

name: Grant Ortlieb
email: granto100 at
location: Goshen CT
Date: October 28, 2009

Camp Kinser 63 64 Guam naval base 64 65 was very good experience.

name: Z. O. "Chip" Hamilton, USN Ret
email: zohamilton at
location: Chandler, AZ
Date: October 23, 2009

Served with MCB 10 from 67-68. With the Ghost Battalion at Quang Tri that built the airfield in 30 days. I'm trying to find history on the unit during the Vietnam war.

name: Roger Green
email: Lenapelady at
location: Claremore, Oklahoma
Date: October 22, 2009

1964-1967 Port Hue Neme, California MCB#5./D Company/3rd Platoon Looking for Dean Ross, Bob Rumus, Vic McIntosh or anyone in same group serving in Viet Nam 1965-1966 in DaNang

name: Jim Raven
email: jimraven1 at
location: Midland, Texas
Date: October 10, 2009

Stationed in Gulfport, MS, June 1969 to November 1972. Waited for MCB 128 to return from Nam, then decommissioned. Joined NMCB 74 on their return from Nam. Did the Camille bit, then training and deployment to Nam in late 70. Bein Hoa air base was home base, detachment to Dong Tam(?) in delta to support Seals & UDT. Then a amphibious landing at Mui Din(?) to build a road up a mountain to an old French lighthouse for a radar base. Made one more deployment to Rosy Roads in Puerto Rico, then discharge in Nov. 1972.

name: David Swanson
email: david at
location: Topeka, KS
Date: October 10, 2009

Navy Nov. '58 to Nov. 62. CES2 at discharge. Tours.. CE A school at Port H., year on Midway, Camp Kubasaki (MCB 3, year at Saipan, Dial Office Central Office Repair at Army base in N.J. Ran across the name "Lonnie Fairchild" in this guest book. New him maybe while I was in MCB 3??

name: w. fay gillis
email: faygillis at
location: Plymouth, MA 02360
Date: October 08, 2009

My uncle, Kenneth A. Butterfield was on Guam and was lost in the tsunami that occurred when the war was declared over. August, 1945. I was a little girl and was so effected by the loss that it inspired me to a lifelong interest in the war and all its connections. I taught English for many years but always leaned toward literature of that era.

Is there anyone out there who knew "Uncle Ken." His wife and daughter have died and I am interested to find out more about his last efforts before that tragic end for him and the men who worked with him.

Sincerely  ~~  Fay Gillis

name: Richard Schlede
email: captndickie at
location: Coconut Grove, Fl
Date: September 20, 2009

MCB 3 - 1960-62....Port Hueneme, Camp Kubasaki, Okinawa (electrician MCAF Futema, base security Kubasaki)... Guam (Builder base housing NAS Guam) Will talk to anyone who remembers me.......... About the good old days..

name: Phil Pool
email: redfogg2 at
location: North TexasI was with MCB 62
Date: September 10, 2009

I was with MCB 62 from early 1969 through a second tour in 1970. Extended in country with MCB 74 for a third tour and got out in April of 1971.Many great memories and some not so great. I was an EO and continued in the same line of work until retirement just three weeks ago. I would like to hear from anyone who remembers me!

name: Patricia Barthuly
email: riki99davis at
location: Gurnee, Illinois
Date: September 07, 2009

I am looking for a former SeaBee who was stationed at Great Lakes in 81-82, Deniel P. Jimenez. He was a recruiter in Fort Lauderdale, but I have lost track of him. If anyone has info, I would welcome it.

name: Laurance R. Flemming SR
email: mostlyolder at
location: Gibsonton FL
Date: September 02, 2009

I was a Seabee 1968-69 Davisvile RI

name: ken Robertson
email: kenbob58 at
location: Oldsmar, Florida
Date: August 27, 2009

I'm lookin' for bu2 Jon Michael Marshall , he was in NMCB 74. I was in NMCB 133 same time between 78/79 to 81/82.  I have reunited with my daughter after 21 years and she would like to know her God Father.  Any help would be gratefully appreciated. thanks cm3 'robby'

name: Michael Gentz
email: mpgentz at
location: Longwood, Florida
Date: August 21, 2009

NSA Danang 1966-1968....MCB 11 Quang Tri 1967-1968 Looking for Cruise Book from Quang Tri 1968.  Please help. I have the book on C/D but want one in hardback.

name: Susan I. Smith
epabaxter at
location: Killeen, TX
Date: August 18, 2009

My grandpa's name was George P. Smith and he was a Navy SeaBee. I would love to learn more about him if anyone has any information.  He was in NY and traveled the world...retired and stayed in California for 25 years. A great Man!

name: Eileen Locke
email: el0554 at
location: Massachusetts
Date: August 15, 2009

My father James Allen (Bud) was a Seabee with the 25th Spec. NCB in New Guinea-1944 and 1945.  I also have a long poem written by a W.A. Mack, Seaman First Class regarding what it meant to be a Seabee in the 25th Special Battalion.  It starts with: Gather round a little closer, While I relate to you, About the 25th Special Battalion, So help me God, it's true.  We don't claim to be hero's, or even hope to be..........I would gladly copy this for anyone interested.  It was among my father's paper's he had tucked away. I also have many photo's.

From Webmaster:  I've posted the poem here.

name: Tammie O'Connor
email: tamesplace at
location: Texas
Date: August 10, 2009

My dad was in the Seabees during ww2.  His name was Minor Dean West and he was from Mineral Wells , Texas.  I would like to know anything you could tell me about his service in the military.

name: Lewis Hunt
email: casahunt at
location: Phoenix, Arizona
Date: August 06, 2009

Looking for any one from MCB-128 that was in Camp Faulkner DaNang. I was there in 67-68. I worked on the observation tower we put up for the Marines. Wondering if any remembers the Marine camp and where it was? Please reply to my email. SEABEES CAN DO

name: Donald Limle
email: donaldlimle at
location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: August 06, 2009

MCB #11 Delta Company BUH2 1965-67 Looking for reunion information.

name: Ann-Marie Hinz
email: amhinz at
location: Dover, NH
Date: August 03, 2009

I'm writing this to find information about the 61st Seabees from World War II.  My father, Thomas F. Mulrooney, was a member of that battalion and served in the Pacific.  He passed away last year at the age of 94, and I was trying to find information about his time in the Pacific.  Any info would be great.

name: Bob Fitzgerald
email: rdf1947 at
location: Connecticut
Date: August 01, 2009

Is there anyway to get a list of the people who served with MCB 128 out of Gulfport...I joined the unit in Danang, then went a full tour the following year up at the DMV....

name: James A. Raynor
email: karajilly at
location: Center Moriches, NY (Long Island)
Date: July 29, 2009

I am entering this for my grandpa.  He's not computer savvy, but loves anything related to the Seabees.  He was a Seabee from NY in the mid 1950's-1960 stationed mostly in Okinawa, Japan.  He was an electrician.  Would you please send contact information/reunion information to me?  He can also be contacted at Shirley Assembly of God, NY.  He is a minister there.  Thank you!

name: albert n mendez
email: redneckmesskin at
location: Tularosa, NM 88352
Date: July 28, 2009

1958-1966 2 yrs on Midway duty on Guam, Okinawa, Vietnam, homeport was Port Hueneme, Calif. (MCB-3)

name: Robert Sammy Levine
email: margonqueen at
location: East Meadow LI NY 11554
Date: July 25, 2009


name: Charles Cristi
email: skipc at
location: Pa
Date: July 18, 2009

Spent 10 years in bees. From MCB6 and MCB71, to ASA, CBU 408 and 403, from 66 to 76

name: Abby Conyers
email: as_bridges at
location: Carrollton, Tx.
Date: July 18, 2009

I found a metal NMCH 15. I would like to give it to the person it belongs to. I have the OIF number, And another number below that.  You may call my cell phone 972 . 966 . 9026   With compassion for others WE BUILD-WE FIGHT for peace with freedom ****

name: GM2 Hardin (SCW)
email: hardinhouse2 at
location: Colorado Springs CO.
Date: July 16, 2009

NMCB-15 Echo Co Team 1. Iraq 2007-2008. "just a river rat among bees..."

name: Michael Pate
email: rustyfanmikepate at
Bagdad Arizona
Date: July 06, 2009

Active duty time 1-77 to 1-82. Adak,77-78, Nmcb5 78-82. Deployed to Diego Garcia, Hawaii @ CBPAC for the Guam deployment and Rota for my last 6 months. Lots of good times. Didn't realize how good till I hit the real world and had to find a real job!! Life's been good, married for 25 years and 2 kids all grown and productive members of society. Bill Christoperson from Adak and Don Klosinski from 5 are a couple guys I remember. Spent 5 yr active reserve in Hawaii & Fresno Ca. If anyone remembers would like to hear from ya. I can picture a lot of faces but the names are a little fuzzy 30 yr. later without breaking out the cruise books!!

name: John Hursey
email: signnshirt at
location: Indiana
Date: July 02, 2009

1976-1980 MCB-3 Gold Team Subic bay

name: Wendy Hughes
email: wjh2 at
location: New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Date: July 01, 2009

Hi all,
My father, Robert J. Hughes, was a US Navy Seabee from 1943-1945, 70th Battalion, 1005 and 1006 det. I can't find any info on him; he died in 1981, but was very active in Seabee reunions prior.  The last group picture I have from a reunion is the 34th USNCB (not sure of the year).  Would be happy to share.  If anyone has any info on any WWII Seabeas that may have known my Dad, I would appreciate a message.
Wendy Hughes

name: Sara Valentine
email: hmsvalentine at
location: Newark, Delaware
Date: July 01, 2009

I am the daughter of a Seabee.  My father was in the Pacific during WWII. Unfortunately, he died of a heart attack at age 68 in 1994.  I recently found his blue wool Navy uniform with the CB patches on it and the tag which has his name and Co #222.  He was from Springfield Massachusetts.  Is there anyway to find members of his company so I can learn more about what my dad did while in the Pacific?  We have an album of his photos.  He was an amateur photographer and also ran a barber shop at the base. His name was Joe Valentine. Any help would be appreciated. I really like your site.

Sara Valentine

name: Don Howlett MCB-10 "C" Co. BU3
email: dhgolf at
location: Maine, South Thomaston
Date: June 16, 2009

MCB-10 11/69-12/71 Charlie Co. BU3
Vietnam 1970, Detail Juliet, Quang Tri
The 901' Bridge.
Please contact me if you were there. I have about 47 names and I'm trying to do a History and Demise of the Bridge.
2nd tour was in Japan 1971, Barracks and handball courts.

name: lars Bracker
email: larsbracker at
location: Germany Kiel
Date: May 25, 2009

I am just looking for a Seabee named Sheppard.  I meet him in the year 1984 in Getmo . I was on the German destroyer Moelders.  I want to contact Sheppard .  Maybe some body can help me?

name: Carroll Grammer
cgram5 at
Clarksville, TN
May 26, 2009


name: Ronald St.Pierre
email: ronaldstpierre at
location: Ashburnham, Massachusetts
Date: June 14, 2009

Served as CE-3 from 1974-1979. Was attached to PWD Jacksonville NAS, then to GITMO Public Works Line Crew. In 1976 I was attached to the 20th NCR in Gulfport until NMCB-1 returned to homeport. I stayed with NMCB-1 until my separation in 1979. We were deployed in Guam 1977-1978 and in Rota, Spain 1978-1979.

I recently upgraded my computer and was amazed what I could find online. I don't believe that I've made any contact with former Seabees. I looked for some familiar names in the guest book, but none seem to connect. Any NMCB-1 veterans 1976-1979 remember building the Lycem in Guam or the Navy Lodge in Rota. I'd like to check out how you're doing after 30 years!

name: John J. Skelton
email: jon_sue2 at
location: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Date: June 13, 2009

Hello! I am searching for Ray C. Hansen who served with the 133rd mcb at Marble Mountain, DaNang in 1967. Co A. He and I were great friends and I would very much like to find him again. We get together at the annual VietNam Era Seabee Reunion in Hampton, Va. Having Ray there would add so much for all of us who shared that experience. Thanks, John

name: Margaret Perkins
email: sifaka2003 at
location: Indiana
Date: May 07, 2009

My grandfather, Robert "Bob" L. Jones, was a Seabee in the South Pacific at the end of WWII. He was born May 1925, and I am pretty sure he joined as soon as he could which would have been 1943.  If anyone recognizes this name and knows anything about my grandfather's time in the military or has any pictures, please contact me.  Thanks so much.

name: Robert Adams
email: kv4v at
location: Largo, Florida
Date: May 04, 2009

I am searching for any information about my father Robert E. Adams Sr SF2 who was a member of the 61st Battalion Seabees in 1942.  I know he was on Guadalcanal and worked on Henderson field. Thank you. Robert E. Adams Jr.

name: Philip Sularz
email: sularz at
location: Jamestown, Rhode Island
Date: April 28, 2009

Originally from northeast Minneapolis, I served with NMCB-1 as an EA3 at Davisville, Port Hueneme (A School), and Diego Garcia (1971-1972) from 1971 to 1974. I was a staff illustrator at COMCBLANT at Davisville, working with Nick Serra. At Diego Garcia, I created the Cruisebook and functioned as the PAO journalist for press releases and articles.  My dad was a Seabee in the South Pacific during WW2.  I am trying to contact Bob Davis who was also in NMCB-1 on Diego Garcia. I believe he and his wife, Jo, moved to Arizona after he left the Navy. I enjoyed my time with the Seabees.  Thanks  -  Phil

name: John J. Tenerowicz Jr.
email: jtenerowicz at tampabay.rr com
location: Bradenton, Fl.
Date: April 16, 2009

M.C.B.#11,1962-1966. VietNam 1/66--6/66. CEP-2

name: Tony Rogers
email: ahrogers58 at
location: Iowa
Date: April 13, 2009

Two tours Nam 1966-1968 mcb58 looking for info on how to get cruise books for mcb58 ty

name: Paul E. Banta
pebanta at
Southeastern Indiana
April 08, 2009

I served in MCB 3 after NAVSCON SW Class A School, I arrived at Hueneme in Oct. 58 and from there to Okinawa working on the M.C.A.F. FUTEMA and left there in 1961 for the states and to Guam for dependent housing project for the remainder of my tour & was released on July 27 1962, I enjoyed my time with the Seabees but I married well and I was in and I couldn't leave her here & me there. I have had a great life in the construction industry, mostly self-employed building mostly houses and service buildings, and a lot of repair work. A very good living, but now at 70 mostly crippled up and am power chair bound with a lot of medical problems. ~~ Paul E. Banta S.W.F.2 M.C.B. #3

name: Jackie 42nd IPSD Mom
email: 42ndmom at
location: Minneapolis, MN
Date: March 16, 2009

I am trying to locate a SeaBee who was stationed at Camp Eagle in 1970 who was responsible for me Adopting the 42nd IPSD Scout Dogs boys/ All I know about him was his Aunt Judy Dale was the inbetween party helping us to adopt the platoon. The young man was down and visited the platoon and got to see the German Shepherd Dogs that were there. He was well informed about the dogs as his Aunt had donated one of her dogs to another platoon. This all took place in the fall of 1970. Can you be of any help and this is a great site.

name: Richard Riordan
email: riordan_1999 at
location: San Deigo California
Date: February 20, 2009

nmcb-10 1968 1969 and 1970 2 deployments to viet-nam.nmcb-10 again in 1974.deployed to Diego Garcia. then I went to nmcb-3 gold team in 1981.then NCB=40 Puerto Rico.  Did 22 yrs. retired cm-1 Jan 1986

name: Catherine Baskin
email: ckbaskin at
location: Primm Springs, Tennessee 38476
Date: February 02, 2009

I'm the widow of Curtis L. Baskin he was a navy Seabee in NMCB 4.He spent 27 months in Vietnam from 1966/1969.He was diagnosed with cancer in 1990 at the V.A. in Nashville TN and passed in June 18,1992 in the Williamson County Hospital. He loved and fought and died for his Country just like a hell of good men. He was convinced and was told he had agent orange. We had to fight for ever thing he got from government which wasn't nothing for the Hell Ya'll went through. Give me a call at 931-729-2251 if you would like I have a lot of pictures i would like to share with you wonderful& brave MEN. SEABEES& SEALS. GOD BLESS YOU ALL, Catherine Baskin Hope to hear from ya'll soon

name: Russell Goggleye
email: goggleye49 at
location: walker,mn.
Date: January 30, 2009

was in Nam in 69, older brother was in Nam 68, younger brother in 70, I was in MCB 58, all 6 of us in our family served, 2 in the army, 3 in the regular navy, I was in the bees

name: Randy Weiman
email: Stcair1 at
location: St Cloud MN
Date: January 23, 2009

Served from June of 1975 to June 1979.  I was an Eo and attached to MCB 5 .

name: Bill Roberts
email: bill at
location: GA
Date: December 18, 2008

Merry Christmas. NSGA PW ADAK AK. 90-93, NAVY RECRUITER MACON GA 93-96, NMCB 74 96-99. Construction Electrician 2nd class.

name: Fred L. Mainor
location: 1007 N. 60th Waco, Texas 76710
Date: December 13, 2008

former Seabee, 1967-69 ACB-1 participated in interservice boxing matches with marines on base, had several photos of my bouts taken by special services photographer, lost all in a fire in Seattle, was wondering if old archives photos are in their old archives in Coronado at base. Would appreciate the old pictures, and willing to pay for mailing etc. Would you contact me at my home address in Waco. Thanks Fred L. Mainor Sr.

name: Andrew Richardson
email: emailaccountforjunk at
location: Chattanooga, TN
Date: December 09, 2008

NMCB 74 from 94 - 96. Had a great time but got out early due to medical reasons and I've regretted it every moment of my life since. Maybe I can hear from someone I knew during those times and catch-up with my old friends.
emailaccountforjunk at

name: Bruce Holzschuh
email: bruce.holzschuh at
location: Wyoming MN
Date: November 14, 2008

RNMCB 25 Det 0425 (St. Paul) 1979-1993 BU2, Battalion Operations P&E Team, NAS Glenview Il. Annual Training: Subic Bay Philippines, Fort Sherman Panama, MCAS Kanoehe Bay Hawaii, Camp Pendleton, 29 Palms, Miramar, San Diego CA Ft Benning GA, Quantico VA, and of course a few trips to the CBC Gulfport MS.

name: Ronald Dickson
email: ronald_dickson at
location: Clovis, NM
Date: November 11, 2008

CM2 67-69 Vietnam MCB3

name: John E. Stein Jr.
email: jstein at
location: Ada, MI  49301
Date: October 12, 2008

My father was in the 145 NCB, Chief Motor Machinist's Mate.
I would sure like to know all the islands the 145th landed on. His Ancient Order of the Deep show him crossing the equator on 14 April 1944 Solomon Islands. I know he ship out of Camp Parks, CA. Any help would be appreciated.

name: Fred Quarnstrom, DDS
email: fredq at
location: Seattle WA
Date: September 23, 2008

I was with MCB10 1965-66. I was the dentist. I was stationed a Pt Hueneme CA, Okinawa, and Chu Lai Vietnam. Prior to going to MCB-10 I was with the Fleet Marine Force at Camp Pendleton, CA

name: Harry D. Miller
email: harry 44 at
location: Palmerton PA
Date: September 18, 2008

This is for my my dear dear brother who passed away feb15 2007 he loved the Seabees I am his twin brother trying to find any one who knew him and can e mail me about anything .  I can get to commemorate him I loved him so and the Seabees meant soooo much to him thank you

name: Richard Riordan
email: riordan_1999 at
location: San Diego California
Date: September 16, 2008

I went to cm a school Davisville RI from Jan 1968 until April 1968. after graduation I went to CBC Port Hueneme to NMCB-10 .did 2 deployments to Nam.  Stayed in the navy for 22 yrs. retired 1986 after 22 yrs of service.

name: Danny B.. Ray
email: raypremier at
location: Zebulon, North Carolina
Date: September 13, 2008

MCB4 1966 / 67 worked on bridge project, Liberty Bridge over the Song Thu Bon river

name: Roland Pavey ( The HAIRNT BALL)
email: 4mercb at
location: Truckton Colorado
Date: September 12, 2008

I was in NMCB 5 from 3 79 to 8 83 One of the things I am the most proud of is being on Diego Garcia in 79 and working on the pier team during the corner pour. 500 yards of concrete in one pour!! I would like to find some of the 5s bees and share a laugh or two again. Any help would be awesome
Thanks  --  Roland HAIRNT BALL Pavey

name: Kenneth Cowans
email: kennethcowns at
location: Dublin Ga
Date: August 24, 2008

I was in NMCB 74 from 1996-1999. It was some of the most fun and memorable times of my life before getting married and having kids. I got the chance to go to Africa, Japan, Puerto Rico, Egypt, and other places and it was great. I just like to say thanks to all the veterans and the ones that sit back and in the states that support us greatly. thanks to great websites also like this one

name: Bev Danielson Sellie
email: bdsellie at
location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Date: September 02, 2008

My father, Rodney L. Danielson is one of the remaining Seabees from the 63rd Battalion of WWII. We are having their 61st reunion here in Minneapolis the weekend of September 12-14 - Something they look forward to every year. Not many of them left....

Thanks for everything you do!

name: Tim Shalk
email: tshalk at
location: Pleasanton, CA
Date: August 21, 2008

HM2 Corpsman assigned to MCB10 1969-1970........looking for old friends who served with me.

name: Vic Saphore
email: vicsaphore at
location: Okinawa
Date: August 17, 2008

1958 to 1960 I was at Camp Kubasaki. I was surveyor (now EA Rate) "Mob 3" projects at MCAS Futenma and White Beach. "Mob 5" was working on warehouse area "H Area Sukiran".
I still live on Okinawa.  If you are in the area give me a ring on my cell phone 090-6865-4152

name: Eileen Sullivan
email: esulli at
location: Park Ridge, Illinois
Date: July 31, 2008

I am searching for information on my dad's service as a Navy Seabee during 1945. He entered the navy at Great Lakes Navy Training Center. He was sent to Tsingtao, China and Sing Tao, China.  His name was Jerry (Spitso) Sullivan and was an electricians mate.

name: Jim Black
email: blacky47 at
location: Knoxville  TN
Date: July 31, 2008

I was in MCB 128, Quang Tri,1968 & 69.  I was a EO3.  I worked on the airfield, rt.1, sight clearings in the bush, and a bridge (I can't remember where that was.  I just remember Korean marines displaying VC kills to the bridge abutments.)

name: Tom Grenier
email: tgrenier4 @
location: CT
Date: July 17, 2008

1972 - 1976   Puerto Rico, Diego Garcia, Adak Alaska.
I must of pissed someone off to get these deployments.
The link above will take you to some pictures I posted on the Diego Garcia site.

name: William Roberts
email: bill at
location: Thomaston, GA.
Date: July 15, 2008

I was in Adak AK in Dept 40 maint. from 90-93. recruiting Macon GA from 93-97.  I was in NMCB 74 from 97-99.  I now reside in Thomaston GA. I was a CE2, and also C school cable splicing in 96>

name: Debbie Romanchok
email: debroman at
location: Ohio
Date: July 11, 2008

My Grandfather Julius Juhasz jr. chief metal smith 123rd battalion, served at Midway and Philippines 1943-1946 He will be 90 yrs. old next month and would love to hear from anyone who he served with or their families! He does not have email so please email me and I'll make sure he get's it!

name: Bob Bauman
email: rgbauman at
location: Inver Grove Heights, MN
Date: June 18, 2008

EO 2 with NMCB 58 1967-68. 2 tours Vietnam, Danang, Hoi An, Dong Ha, Quang Tri, Hue/Phu Bai. Spent TET Offensive (1968) in and around Hue.
Military Training Instructor, Camp Fogerty, (Davisville) RI 1969
For those of you looking for more info and memories check out these web sites: Port Hueneme Museum Reunions History, etc. Davisville Links to other Seabee web sites.

The Port Hueneme site has a catalog you can order with Seabee Momentos, CD Cruise Books for various Battalions for purchase, etc.

name: Jerry Crocker
email: NormsPLUMB at
location: Oxnard, CA
Date: June 11, 2008

UT3-UT2 B. Company
Served with MCB 10 from August 68 to Sept.70. I was at Camp Evans/Hains

name: Dan Walker
email: dwalker014  at
location: Louisburg, NC
Date: June 06, 2008

I'm trying to located information for my brother who served with MCB10 at Camp Eagle, RVN in 1969 - 1970. I'm looking for some reports that would show enemy assaults on Camp Eagle either by incoming mortars, or artillery. I would appreciate any info on this. His name is Edward Russell Walker. Thank you Dan

name: Paul Bazinet
email: bazpg at
location: EASTHAMPTON , MA
Date: May 28, 2008

MCB 128 1969 QUANG TRI
ACB 2 1969 - 1970
MCB 4 1970 - 1971 OKINAWA

name: Dan Brolliar
dbrol at
location: San Dimas, CA
Date: May 21, 2008

I was a UT2 with MCB ten at Camp Evans, Vietnam '68-'69. My father Roy Brolliar was Seabee on Guam at the end of WW11 with the 103(now MCB10).

name: Darrell Lee Clements
email: chereleelee at
location: Fouke, AR 71837
Date: April 26, 2008

Served with MCB-10, Da Nang, Okinawa, Quang Tri, Khe Sanh,(Jan '68), Tour of duty-1965-1968, BUR-3, Delta Co.
Nickname: "TEX", Trying to locate cruise books and information about Presidential Unit Citation (Khe Sanh). Please email or write to: D. Clements, P O Box 524, Fouke, AR 71837

name: Buck Barnes
email: muldoongoons at
location: Jackson Calif
Date: April 09, 2008

Boatswains Mate ACB 1 1965

name: Daniel Wood (Woodie)
email: seabee123 at
location: Willsboro NY 12996
Date: April 08, 2008

would like to hear from anyone in MCB # 6 my tour of duty was from 1955/59 I was in Spain gitmo rosi roads P.R Davisville R.I class a school in Cal.
was in first group to take us marine corp battle training while in Bee's

name: Paul E. Banta S.W.F.2 U.S.N.M.C.B. # 3
email: pebanta at
location: Rising Sun, Indiana
Date: March 13, 2008

BOX 144

name: Anthony A. Christina (Tony)
email: fladad1217 at
location: Naples, Fl.
Date: February 29, 2008

MCB 3 1958 TO JAN. 1962 approx. first 6 months in Port Hueneme for builders school(3mos) and base security(3mos.)then on to Okinawa. Spent next three yrs at Camp Kubasaki working on MCAF Futema.  Discharged Jan. 1962 (BU2)

name: Keith Foster
email: yooper108 at
location: U. P. Michigan, Skandia 18 miles south of Marquette
Date: February 26, 2008

Started in Davisville R.I. and Little Creek Va. then on to East side of the Danang air base at Area work Center#4 Aug69' 'til Mar71' got out as an EO3.

name: Albert B Foster
email: aseebee1 at
location: Farmingville NY 11738
Date: February 22, 2008

teel worker - Vietnam   ACB1  Antarctic

name: Tom Mcmahon
trmcmann128th at
location: Upper Sandusky Ohio
Date: February 20, 2008

served mcb128 Viet Nam 1969/70 then shore duty Naples Italy to mcb 4 California knew a lot of great guys in Seabees only the best.. was in Rota Spain with mcb4 and would like to hear from some of the guys in rodeo club

name: George Stalnaker
location: Katy, Texas
Date: January 30, 2008

MCB10 1966 to 1969. Glad to here from anyone from 10.

name: Dave Ellison
email: dafishfap at
location: isle Minnesota
Date: January 27, 2008

mcb1 1968 1970 Vietnam July 1969

name: Warren Taylor
email: wptaylor at
location: North Mankato MN
Date: January 17, 2008

I had 3 tour in Vietnam with NMCB-10,D Com. from 1966-1969 as a BUL. I was with X-Detail at Quang Tri that build the airsript and Hel pads.

name: Jeff Jorgenson
email: jeff at
location: Zimmerman, Minnesota
Date: January 10, 2008

Some of the best years of my life. Nmcb-3
Bu2 Jorgenson

name: Dean Born
email: dborn at
location: Slidell, Louisiana
Date: January 02, 2008

I am originally from MN. Served in MCB 128 in 68,69,& 70. Tour in Viet Nam in 1969 outside Quang Tri. Served with a bunch of good MN. men.
Anyone serve in MCB 128 during that time?


name: John Gaster, BUCS Retired
email: jgaster232 at
location: Boyds, Maryland
Date: November 21, 2007

Enlisted May 21, 1951. Builders School @ Port Hueneme, Fall 1951. MCB-5 Philippines 1952. MCB-10 Guam and Kwajalein 1953 & 54. Port Hueneme (Master at Arms Force) 1954, 55 and 56. MCB-10 Guam, Saipan, Kodiak 1956 to 1959. Navy Recruiter at Ogden, Utah 1960 to 1962. MCB-3 Okinawa Thailand 1962 to 1964. Naval Support Group Saigon 1964, 65. MCB-8 Chu Lai 1966, 68. Navy Recruiter at Fresno, California 1969, 72. Retired as BUCS, 2/21/1972.

Lifetime Navy SEABEE. I owe the U.S. Navy everything, I enlisted USN with one shirt and a pair of underwear in 1951. The Navy trained and educated me and made it possible to continue my education after I retired. I would appreciate and would communicate with interested SEABEES and SEABEE Families.

John Gaster, BUCS, retired Navy and a Retired Civil Engineer after my 21 and 1/2 year SEABEE Tour.

name: John Brown
email: JohnDB.brown at
location: Virginia
Date: October 10, 2007

NMCB-62 Aug 79-jun 80
Deployments - Rota

name: Jeanne Connolly Brooks
email: santapaws2007 at
location: Atlanta Georgia
Date: October 08, 2007

My dad was with the 107th on Tinian Island 1943-45, does anyone remember a Eugene Connolly who was a golden glove winner before he entered the service???
Have been watching the PBS special on the war and don't have any real information about the time he served there, any thing learned will be appreciated by the family.

name: Bob Bauman
email: rgbauman at
location: Inver Grove Heights, MN
Date: July 28, 2007

US Navy March 1966 - October 1969
NMCB 58 October 1966 - September 1968
ACB 2 September 1968 - December 1968
Camp Fogerty (Davisville, RI) 1969

Vietnam Jan. 1967 - June 1967 December 1967 - August 1968

name: Marty Farkas
email: mf14850 at
location: upstate NY
Date: June 21, 2007

MCB6, Greece, Spain, Antarctica and stoos in between. like to hear from fellow bees.

name: Ortega, Lawrence M.
location: Norman, OK
Date: June 18, 2007

NMCB-62 October 1979 - May(?)1983.
Spain, Det. Diego Garcia, Main Body Diego Garcia, Guam.
I would not trade my time in NMCB-62 for the world.
SW3 Ortega, aka TACO

name: Henry Beeson
email: henry-kathy1 at
location: The Dalles, Oregon
Date: June 06, 2007

MCB 3 1964-67 CM Okinawa, Guam, RVN DaNang, RVN ChuLai Looking for Michael Randy Blackwell, Picayune Miss. from our Port Hueneme days

name: Ronnie Roncka
email: Oldgrout2 at
location: New York
Date: June 02, 2007

Served with MCB 10 from August 68 to Jan.70.  Love to hear from anyone who was at Camp Evans/Hains

name: Jane Melugin Brooks
email: jmmbrooks at
location: Fredericksburg, Iowa
Date: May 30, 2007

I am looking for anyone from the Sixth Battalion of Seabees. I am researching my late father's naval history and would appreciate any help. His name was Woodrow ("Pete") Melugin.  --  Thank you.

name: Jerry Bunton
email: jerrybunton at
location: FT.Worth,Tx.76148
Date: May 17, 2007

Seabee 1956 to1964 Midway Island-Guam-Coronado Amphib Base MCB10 Adak

name: Rick Block
email: shevaom at
location: Colorado City. Colorado 81019
Date: May 06, 2007

Joined (N)MCB10 in 2/64 on their way to be "Backup Battalion" - Guam 1964. Did recon work 1965 for "Ready Battalion" @ Okinawa...when we 'mounted out' for Viet Nam - Chu Lai May 1965. Was under 21... what a way to 'Join the Navy' . Was scared then but have great memories. Would like to connect with anyone about the 'Chu Lai' experience.

Thank you for your work,

Rick Block - EOH3 - Alpha Company.

name: William O. Vineyard
email: cbvineyard at
location: Collins, Ms.
Date: March 22, 2007

I was attached to MCB-6 and made a deployment to Rota, Spain also the marathon plains just outside of Athens, Greece;   I was with MCB 1 in camp Lejune, NC going through ITR prior to the Battalions Deployment to Nam.  Spent my last year in GITMO!!

name: Bill Annett
email: seabeebill at
location: Santee CA 92071
Date: March 19, 2007


Good to see a number of mcb10 people signing the guest book there are some familiar names. I was in 10 "64 thru "67. I will be in port hueneme for Seabee reunion & Seabee days. Any chance enough 10 people can get together for a reunion?

name: Don Soreng
email: dssoreng at
location: Bothell, WA
Date: March 15, 2007


I joined the Navy in February of 1964, received orders to Port Hueneme Naval Schools Construction after boot camp in San Diego. After graduating from Construction Electrician "A" School at Hueneme I received orders to MCB TEN. I was with TEN until early 1967, serving in Chu Lai and Da Nang Vietnam. My last year I was assigned "shore duty" as a brig-chaser at the brig in Port Hueneme.

location: ALAMO CALIF
Date: March 13, 2007


MCB # 8 1951-1955 GITMO, PORT LYAUTEY, ARGENTINA, GITMO #2 Please contact.

name: EO2 Brian C Brovold
email: tuffguii2000 at
location: Eden prairie, MN
Date: February 19, 2007


Thanks, and keep up the good work


name: Sherrel D. Stephenson
email: atilando1972 at
location: Gorham, N.H.
Date: February 16, 2007


My Dad, Earl F. Stephenson served in the 133rd Seabees at Iwo Jima. I have his copy of the "Rainmaker's Log". If anyone wishes, I would be happy to look in the "Log" for information for them. There are many, many photos of the 133rd from the start at Camp Perry, to Camp Endicott, to Gulfport, to Port Hueneme, to Hawaii and on to Iwo Jima and Guam. I also have Dad's personal scrapbook with pages and pages of photos, although personal names aren't included.

I do have a question: What is happening about the Presidential Citation that wasn't awarded. I understand there are those who are trying to get this Citation awarded as I write. Thank You

name: Jerry Hyatt
email: stargazer.1 at
location: Hull Swamp, New Port,  N.C.
Date: February 11, 2007


My Father Was In The SeaBees WW2 Port Hueneme CAL.  He Was A brick Mason, from a Small Place in South Carolina, Bingham. His Name was Lonnie Hyatt (no middle name) He was the father of 5 boys Oldest Son Lonnie L Hyatt 27 years to the U S Coast Guard. Me, Jerry 3Years 9 Months USN. White Sands, New Mexico.  Wonderful place, the "Land of Enchantment".  His Other 3 Sons did OK also.  Neal, Fred, and Cecil. Daddy died in 1953, my dear old mother had a hard time raising 5 boys, but by the grace of God she made it . I have Several Photos of my father at that camp in Cal.  --  Jerry Hyatt

Lonnie Hyatt is the 2nd from left

name: Russell Dandurand
email: mseabee1 at
location: Granite Falls, MN
Date: January 29, 2007


I am a Vietnam vet. Served with MCB One from 1968 to 1972. It is nice to have some place to check to find out what is going on with the Bees. Keep up the good work.

name: Tony Rogers
email: ahrogers58 at
location: Spirit Lake Iowa
Date: January 14, 2007


served with mcb58 1965thru1969 great learning time great guys. two tours Vietnam I was lucky good health Tony Rogers

name: Michael d. Jones BU2
email: kasmikjo at
location: Birmingham England UK
Date: December 13, 2006


I served with NMCB 133 from April 1975 Until Aug 1979 Would like to here from anybody that was with that battalion around that time

name: Don Bergthold
email: california3d at
location: Ventura, CA
Date: November 09, 2006


Hi Here is a link to a Seabee sticker on ebay. Cut and paste below into the internet browser.
Thought you might like to see it.
Thanks Don Bergthold

name: Frank M. Sapien
email: fsapien at
location: Carlsbad, NM
Date: February 14, 2007


I saw an MCB 10 Patch on this website. Are they still available for sale? If so please contact me at the e-mail address posted, Thank you very much, MCB10 10/72-8/75

From Webmaster:  Sorry Frank.  That was one that someone was selling on e-Bay. We never had them for sale, but I'd guess that if someone has one they probably have more. If you go to that link it lists more of them for sale, but one could just do a search at on "seabees sticker" you will probably find several of them for sale.  Or if you really want to have fun go to and search on "seabee stickers" and you will find tons of them for sale.

name: Gerald Bowen
email: crown59 at
location: Fresno Ca.
Date: October 29, 2006


Served 3 tours with Mcb 10 65/69.. CMH A Co.3rd and 2nd class...Had a great time will never forget it....Also with the ghost Batallion at Quang Tri. Great site...

name: Bob Carlson
email: crlsnsix at
location: Saint Joesph Mn
Date: August 02, 2006


I was stationed Adak Alaska, and Nmcb3 Gold team from 1975 to 1979. Went back in the Navy in 1982 and retired as a AGC. My brother-in-law gave me this web site it looks great.

name: Marcus Christianson
email: fishwalleyes7 at
location: Marble, Minnesota
Date: August 02, 2006


A good friend just introduced me to this site. We were in the SeaBees together 1974-1978 then cross-rated to AMS where I applied for Aircrew and flew for 16 years... I retired in 1998.

name: Bob Heurung
email: goldbobmn at
location: Waite Park Minnesota
Date: July 06, 2006


NSA Danang 68/69 - CE 2 - Would like to become active with NSVA again.

email: WERAW47 at YAHOO.COM
location: ATSUGI JAPAN
Date: June 25, 2006



location: MN.
Date: June 03, 2006



name: Jerry J Markgraf
email: jjm1 at
location: Lodi, WI 53555
Date: May 31, 2006


Served with NMCB Eleven in DaNang VeitNam 1966 with C CO.

name: Tom Schuster CE3
email: rooster at
location: Madison Wis
Date: May 22, 2006


I was with mcb 74 from 68 to 70

name: Chris Pratt
email: jlpratt26 at
location: Vermont
Date: May 16, 2006


I was trying to locate anyone who may of served with my dad Gerald Pratt in 1966. He was in MCB 10

name: Melvin Phillips
email: Catpeoplealso at net
location: 10308 Yolanda De Fortuna Yuma Az 85367
Date: May 03, 2006


I have a lot of memories From my service days and will probably not soon forget. I was in the first deployment to Vietnam with MCB (8) I miss some of the bees I knew. I hope all the best to all the bees past and present. Phillips (Bul3)

name: Harvey H Warren
email: cwarren at
location: Lakeland, FL
Date: April 08, 2006


I am in ISLAND X-2 IN Lakeland, FL

name: Bill Annett
email: seabeebill at
location: Santee Ca
Date: March 18, 2006


I will host a reunion for mcb 10 during the west coast reunion & Seabee days in port hueneme ca June 22-25. I was in mcb 10 64-67 Okinawa, chu lai, danang and Seabee team 1010 in Thailand

name: edwin dechant
email: cbed1968 at
location: caldwell,idaho..
Date: March 16, 2006


I enlisted in the navy 1947-ret in 1968as a cmc- served in Korea in 1951till 195,. served w/mcb-9 Vietnam 1965 to 1966.. served w/the fleet in 1948 on a jeep carrier,. then fleet air wing-6.. enough said ok

name: Alonzo J. Fernandez
email: altafernandez at
location: St. Paul, MN
Date: March 15, 2006


I was pleased to venture upon such a note worthy web site honoring the Seabees. This division of the Navy and its purpose is relatively unknown to most folks. I'm honored to have served two tours during 1968-70 with NMCB-5 out of Port Hueneme, California as a equipment operator. NMCB-5 was based in Da Nang during our first tour. The second tour was in Ben Hoa further south near Saigon. The whole experience was one that I will never forget. One only has to serve in any branch of the military to understand what a great country we live in and serve. Even more memorable are the men and women who we served with that gave their lives. God Bless this great nation. Alonzo J. Fernandez 1238 Charles Avenue St. Paul, MN 55104 651-544-2631

name: Steven J. Montell
email: stevenmontell at
location: Columbus, Ohio
Date: March 14, 2006


Thanx for providing us the pins and decals. I gave them to Seabees of ACB-2 Det 605 Cleveland, Ohio as "Can Do" awards when I retired from Seabees after almost 29 years. Thanx again. EOCS

name: ME Goebel
email: Phri1 at
location: Westbury, NY USA
Date: February 18, 2006


My grandfather, Harry Mott was a Seabee in the Pacific during WWII. He was in the 25th Special CB unit on New Guinea from 1944 - 1945. He lied about his age to go into the service. He said that he was younger than he was. He had 5 kids and a wife and wanted to help the war effort. My Dad is trying to identify a ribbon that was on his Dad's uniform. It is blue stripe, small whit stripe, larger redstripe, either a yellow or white stripe, larger red stripe, white stripe and a blue stripe. The center white line may have yellowed with age. What is this for? I can't find it in any reference sites to ribbons and insignia. Dad really is hoping to learn what it is for. My Dad served in the Coast Guard, Navy and finally retired from the Army - so knowing what this was for, would mean a great deal to him. His Dad died in 1964 after a long career as a newspaperman. Thank you, Mary Ellen Goebel 2017 Valentines Rd Westbury, NY 11590

name: Kent Bosworth
email: bosworth at
location: Phoenix, Arizona
Date: January 20, 2006


I was in the Seabees from 1971 to 1975, spending most of my time in MCB-10.

name: Gene Miller
email: gamiller at
location: Rothsay, Minnesota
Date: January 17, 2006


I want to know more about events in 2006. A friend in Fergus Falls and I would like to come down to a breakfast. We would like more information and an invitation to the next breakfast.

name: Gene Miller
email: gamiller at
location: Rothsay, Minnesota
Date: January 17, 2006


Just found you guys. I am interested in knowing more about your group. I served in Nam in 65 to 68.

name: Allen H. Anderson
email: alseyanderson at
location: Maple Grove, Mn
Date: January 12, 2006


name: Allen H. Anderson
email: alseyanderson. at
location: Maple Grove, Mn
Date: January 02, 2006


Hi Don I am giving you my new E-Mail alseyanderson. at See you at next breakfast.

name: Russ Kucera
location: California
Date: November 26, 2005


Was in USNCB5 (Port Hueneme)'71-'75. Nam Phong was my 1st deployment. Was a SW! Remember I put down a lot ao air matting and put up a lot of "wonder arches".

name: Curtis Haney (CURT)
email: lingking at
location: San Francisco, CA
Date: November 21, 2005


Navy Retired DCC. I was a UT from 1973 to 1978 on Midway Island and North Island, San Diego. Your site looks great, looking to join your organization and possibly locate old Seabee buddies. Can Do!

name: Roger O'Clair
email: rrotrax2 at
location: 73 Windy Street, Augusta, Maine 04330
Date: November 21, 2005


Served in MCB-11 Quang Tri Vietnam, 1968-69. Very interested in MCB-11 Information.

name: Chris Abbey
email: sugarhill_us at
location: Suwanee, GA
Date: November 14, 2005


My father, PO 1st Class, Richard D. Abbey, CD3 103rd Seabees, served from 1948 to 1951. He was stationed on Guam for much of that time. I recall he told me he worked as a fire fighter for at least some of his time on the island. God Bless and CAN DO to all you Seabees. Chris Abbey

name: Ken Partney
email: kenpartney at
location: So. California
Date: October 05, 2005


I was one year CBC Davisville & three year MCB-4 , 60' thru 64', two tours in Gitmo,Bay Cuba and one tour to New Foundland.

email: PUGET56NT at COX.NET
Date: August 20, 2005



name: Andrew S. Putnam (Andy)
email: Putnamgardens at
location: St. Paul's beautiful upper west side
Date: August 13, 2005


I'm bummed I didn't get signed up for the convention. I was enlisted 74-80. MCB3, Diego Garcia, Guam, Midway island and the Philippines. Home port was Port Hueneme . I see you guys meet at the Machine shed in Woodbury. I'm writing it in my calendar and plan to attend. If you liked our Como conservatory, you'll LOVE our garden. We're the first Putnam in the St. Paul for directions. Later, Andy BU3

name: Fred L. Mainor
email: fredmainor at
location: VA Temple Texas
Date: July 13, 2005


Was attached to ACB-1 Coronado calif. 1967-68 middleweight boxer for navy, fought at the amphib base with Marines, interservice smokers. would like to know if anyone from that division communicates.

name: Clay Conard
email: cgconard at
location: Stratford, ia
Date: May 16, 2005


Was with MCB-10 1966-1968 at Danang, Port Hueneme, Okinawa and Quang Tri. MARS operator. Nice web site. Looking forward to the MCB-10 lunch.

name: MARVIN CARLSON 730-35-92
location: SHOREVIEW, MN.
Date: May 09, 2005



name: Ray Heid
email: rheid at
location: Modesto, California
Date: February 08, 2005


Retired CECS. 1967 - 1989

name: Sherron Hampton
email: sherronh at
location: North Carolina
Date: December 16, 2004


Fantastic site!! Easy to use, informative, and looks great!

name: Dennis Graves
email: dennygrave at
location: Sun City AZ
Date: December 16, 2004


What I have seen the Web Site looks Great

name: John Schmidt
email: jjslake at
location: Lindstrom MN
Date: December 13, 2004


Hi ya all, Every time I view your website, it gets better. Lot of work involved. thanks Don and Sheldon. Even though I'm not a Navy Veteran, there is a bond between us veterans. I was a Tank Gunner/Commander in Germany and later on in Surveillance as a Staff Sergeant. Thanks for supporting our troops, veterans and the sharing of memories. John Schmidt, POW-MIA Hot Air Balloon Team

name: billy ogle
email: sarge 9975 at
location: pacolet s.c.
Date: December 12, 2004


mcb 10 a co. cm2 68 to 70 if you know e mail me

name: Donald F Kunz
email: mnseabee1 at
location: Cottage Grove, MN
Date: December 11, 2004


Thanks for stopping by our new web site. Many thanks go out to my friend Sheldon his services in building our web site. NMCB-10, Seabee Team 1024, Diego Garica Seabee NMCB-10 A-Co Field Crew, we had the big runway expansion project and POL site projects going. For a young Seabee this was a place to learn a trade!

name: John Schmidt
email: jjslake at
location: Lindstrom Mn 55045
Date: December 11, 2004


Just cruising through. Great Website. Thanks for supporting our troops and thanks for the public service you are providing. Happy Holidays JOHN *(~_~)*

name: Sheldon Aubut
location: Houlton, Wisconsin USA
Date: December 07, 2004


Just testing the new guestbook.  When we moved to our own domain we also set up our own guestbook rather than use an advertising funded public guestbook.  This should work much better.  Please let us know what you think of the Web site, general Seabee related comments, or information about your service.  You may also enter information about service friends you are trying to contact and hopefully they, another friend, or a relative will see your request.  "Once a Seabee, Always a Seabee"!!!!!




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