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. mcb3doc@gmail.com or (818) 681-7852 will work.




Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Contact: Dr. Lara Godbille, Director

Institution: U.S. Navy Seabee Museum

Naval History and Heritage Command

Phone: (805) 982-5167

Email: Lara.Godbille@navy.mil

Website: www.history.navy.mil/seabeemuseum



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

PH# 703-413-1300


  1. Call Marriott Central Reservation ONLY at 1-800-228-9290 and give the agent the following information when they ask:

  2. City/State: Arlington, VA

  3. Hotel: Residence Inn Arlington Capital View Hotel

  4. Note: It is important to give the entire name of the hotel because there are about 5 Residence Inn hotels in Arlington, VA

  5. Group/Event: NMCB 3 VRA or Military Veteran’s Association Reunion

  6. Do Not call the hotel directly. The front Desk does not have the info needed for our group



The rate this year will be $109 plus tax of 13.25%. A full hot breakfast buffet is included. The Hotel provides a complimentary airport shuttle to Reagan National Airport, which runs every 15 minutes. Hotel parking is $20 per day.  There is a complimentary shuttle to the Metro available at the Hotel. You will also get double Marriott points for Marriott Rewards. 


We have a limited number of rooms for three days before and after and for September 27th to September 30th. You can reserve these at the special group rate. If the rooms at the special group rate are no longer available because you didn’t reserve yours soon enough then you may have to pay a higher rate. It pays to reserve yours as soon as possible.

If you would like to register online send an email to me and I’ll send you a link so you don’t have to type all that.


If anyone has information on current members who have died or who have moved. Or information about someone that we could add to our roster, please email, text or send a letter to one of my addresses.  We want to make sure we can honor all who served with us. Your help is needed.  Please print the information clearly.






Victor Horvath SW3/USN NMCB 3 VRA President 1911 Southbend Circle Missouri City, TX, 77459-3733 sbwood@southbendwood.com

(832) 722 9434

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