I received notice of her passing yesterday and need to post a note about this spirited lady. She has been an active part of this MCB3 reunion group since WAAAY before it started. She met and married David (Dave) back in Port Hueneme and has enriched our lives with her humor, her story telling ability and the ability to organize things.
She and Dave coordinated one of our earlier and better events in Eastham, MA in 2003. We all had a great time touring the area with the group and celebrating with the community at a Friday night fish fry and also a memorial service along the seashore at a beautiful plateau overlooking the coast. The best part of that story was that we weren't able to get a permit to have a 21 gun salute by a local honor guard because we'd disturb the protected environment. Joanne took care of that by opening duck hunting season down along the shore. I'm sure we had MANY more than 21 shotguns fire off during our memorial.
Roselyn (Roz) and I had a great time extending the trip with a drive to DC. It took 11 hours, most of that time trying to escape the dreaded traffic circles.
Our condolences to the Schofield family. We too will miss her.
I just got this notice yesterday about the event a week from this Thursday at the Museum. I plan on going and hope to see MCB3 well represented. Anyone wanting to carpool with me from Van Nuys should contact me. email@example.com or (818) 681-7852 will work.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Contact: Dr. Lara Godbille, Director
Institution: U.S. Navy Seabee Museum
Naval History and Heritage Command
Phone: (805) 982-5167
NATIONAL VIETNAM WAR VETERANS DAY
VIETNAM WAR COMMEMORATION
Port Hueneme—The U.S. Navy Seabee Museum will honor and recognize Vietnam Veterans for their service to the Nation and Navy on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at noon. Along with Veterans’ attendance, the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum invites regional Sailors to join the event to say "thank-you" in-person to those who came before them. All Vietnam Veterans in attendance will be recognized. Dr. Lara Godbille, Director of the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum will give a lecture on Lessons Learned by Seabees and Civil Engineer Corps in Vietnam. This event is open to the general public. It will be live streamed on the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum Facebook page at the following URL: https://www.facebook.com/seabeemuseum/.
The U.S. Navy performed a wide array of missions during the Vietnam War. The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017 designates 29 March, 2018 National Vietnam War Veterans Day. It is an annual event that is part of the 13-year Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War that runs through 2025.
"I call upon all Americans to offer each of our Vietnam Veterans and their families a thank you on behalf of the Nation, both privately and during public ceremonies and programs across our country."
– President Trump in his November 10, 2017 proclamation
The U.S. Navy Seabee Museum is a historical resource for the Naval Construction Force and U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps; it is the place where Seabees and CEC officers may preserve important historical items related to their experience. The U.S. Navy Seabee Museum is free to the public. The U.S. Navy Seabee Museum is located at the Naval Base Ventura County outside the perimeter fence at the corner of Ventura Road and Sunkist, near the Sunkist entrance. The Museum is not on base and you can access the Museum parking lot from Ventura Road. The U.S. Navy Seabee Museum is a federal facility and it is illegal to enter the premises with weapons, explosives, incendiary devices, and illicit drugs.
For a full schedule of upcoming U.S. Navy Seabee Museum events and programs, visit https://www.history.navy.mil/content/history/museums/seabee/news-and-events.html
The mission of the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum is to select, collect, preserve and display historic material relating to the history of the Naval Construction Force, better known as the Seabees, and the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps.
The U.S. Navy Seabee Museum will honor and recognize Vietnam veterans for their service to the Nation and Navy on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at noon.
From: 09/27/2018 3:00 pm
Thru: 09/30/2018 4:00 pm
I hope everyone is doing great so far this year, with no problems.
Although our Seabee Reunion is still seven months away, now is the time to begin planning and making your reservation for the September 27th thru September 30th, 2018 Washington DC Reunion.
This will be our 19th Annual Reunion. It has been almost 50 years for a lot of us since we came home. As time goes by, ever so quickly, we all need to take the time and the opportunity to stay in touch with each other whenever possible.
This year we will be holding our Reunion at the:
Residence Inn Arlington Capital View
2850 S Potomac Ave
Arlington, VA 22202
Call Marriott Central Reservation ONLY at 1-800-228-9290 and give the agent the following information when they ask:
City/State: Arlington, VA
Hotel: Residence Inn Arlington Capital View Hotel
Note: It is important to give the entire name of the hotel because there are about 5 Residence Inn hotels in Arlington, VA
Group/Event: NMCB 3 VRA or Military Veteran’s Association Reunion
Do Not call the hotel directly. The front Desk does not have the info needed for our group