Tuesday August 29, 2017 12:16 pm
Check this newsletter and your email for information on the reunion in Gulfport in October.
If you plan on taking the bus trip I need your first, middle and last names, SS#, DL#, state and exp date NOW.
SEND THIS TO MY EMAIL, MCB3DOC@GMAIL.COM IMMEDIATELY SO I CAN GET THE LIST TO BASE SECURITY.
THIS HAS BEEN A TOUGH YEAR FOR ME AND FOR THE REUNION ORGANIZATION. WE APPRECIETE YOUR UNDERSTANDING.
Sunday July 02, 2017 10:37 am
UNITED STATES NAVY
CIVIL ENGINEER CORPS
MARCH 2, 1967 SEABEES
MARCH 5, 1967
STORY OF THE SEABEES
WORLD WAR II TO VIETNAM
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND
MILITARY READINESS - SEABEES - CODE 06A
WASHINGTON. D. C. 20390
202 OXFORD 77177, 77178
U.S. NAVY CONSTRUCTION BATTALIONS
"CONSTRUIMUS, BATUIMUS - WE BUILD, WE FIGHT"
VOL. XXIV, No. 5 U.S. NAVAL CONSTRUCTION BATTALION CENTER, PORT HUENEME, CALIFORNIA 4 MARCH 1966
The Seabee Tradition
BY LCDR W. D. MIDDLETON
THE NAVY'S Seabees were less than six months old when their
first unit came under fire early in World War II. Only
three weeks after the Marines assaulted the beaches of Guadalcanal
in August 1942, Seabees of the Sixth Naval Construction
Battalion followed them ashore to begin the difficult job of converting
a muddy former Japanese landing... (Read more)
Saturday June 03, 2017 3:23 pm
Saturday May 06, 2017 12:09 pm
The Reunion packets are being mailed out within a few days and you should receive them by the 15th. Contact me at mcb3doc@gmail if you haven't received them by then and I'll either email them to you or attach the jpegs to your return email. Add Uber or Lyft to your Smartphone and see if they will transport you between the airport and the Marriott. You can get rates as well. Send me the info if you get it and I'll share it with the group.
Tuesday February 28, 2017 8:10 am
Wednesday January 25, 2017 12:32 pm
I am ALWAYS working on updating the new website. You will be able to log on after I have entered your information on this site. I need your email address and your first and last name and nickname if you want to sign in. I will be updating these entries as often as possible.
Go to log on and enter your email address. Click I forgot my password and one will be sent to you via email. You can then go to your profile and change your password accordingly.
I NEED YOUR HELP IN GETTING THIS SITE UP QUICKLY. TELL YOUR OTHER MCB3 FRIENDS TO GO ON THE SITE AND SIGN THE GUESTBOOK. THEY CAN ALSO SEND INFO TO THE CONTACT US AREA. PLEASE NOTIFY ME OF ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY PORTION OF THE SITE.
I would love a jpeg picture of you, then or... (Read more)
Wednesday January 25, 2017 12:26 pm
Get on the stick people. The deadline will hit before you know it.
I now have the hotel information for you so you can book your rooms at the Courtyard Gulfport Beachfront Hotel by Marriott. The reunion dates are October 19 – 22, 2017 and the easiest way to book is to follow this link Book your group rate for MCB-3 Reunion 75th Anniversary . You may need to cut and paste it. The $109 plus tax rate will be guaranteed until 9/27/17 but don’t wait for that date as I hope we will fill it up earlier than that. Check your Marriott rewards and other programs to take advantage of points you have collected. We are listed as the MCB-3 Reunion 75th Anniversary when you book by phone at 228.864.4310.
With the help of Victor Horvath I am compiling the information on the other details... (Read more)
Monday January 09, 2017 12:37 pm
Howard D. Eskridge (K9GYI), 71, passed away peacefully in his country home near Tuscola, IL on Friday, December 9, 2016 surrounded by family and his favorite furry friend, Miss Sadie Schnauzer.
Howard was born May 15, 1945 in Decatur, IL, the son of Homer and Grace (Howell) Eskridge. He married Kathryn (Meyer) in 1979. On June 29, 1986, he married Judy (Blain) Henderson in Arcola, IL. She survives.
Also surviving are his daughters, Kendra Chriss of Gibson City and Jodi Samsa of Chicago, along with granddaughters, Elise Chriss and Ava Samsa. Howard is also survived by his sister, Judy Day of Tampa, FL and several nieces and nephews.
He received a BS in Business from Milliken University and a Master’s in Public Administration from Governor’s State.
Howard lived his boyhood dream of wanting to be a firefighter by spending 30... (Read more)
Monday November 14, 2016 10:00 am
A section of the Ontario Beach Parkway in Rochester, NY has been dedicated to the US Navy Seabees. Seabee veterans from Rochester, NY Island X-12, Syracuse, NY Island X-19 including state and local officials in attendance. Photos and news video link attached. (Some of you may not be able to open the link directly however you can go to rochesterfirst.com and search for it there.)
Information sent in by Norm Sulock for you to see and be proud of.
Thursday October 06, 2016 1:26 pm
Thursday September 15, 2016 7:57 am
The 17th annual reunion of the MCB3 Veterans Reunion Association (MCB3 VRA) ended Sunday in Seattle. We had a blast and everyone seemed to be happy.
The accommodations and food at the Seattle Airport Marriott were superb and the staff at the hotel took great care of our members’ requests as quickly as possible. The Northwest Seattle Convention Bureau and the hotel coordinated everything with great concern for our needs and their work was noted by all.
The figures aren’t in yet but it looks like our treasury will be up above last year’s figures.
We decided in our business meeting that we would change back to electing the entire board for a 2 year term as we had done in the past. Elections for all offices will be held at next year’s reunion in the Biloxi/Gulfport area from October 19 – 21, 2017. (Please consider running for an office... (Read more)
Wednesday December 30, 2015 10:42 am
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UPDATES ARE CONSTANTLY BEING ENTERED. I'M SENDING NOTIFICATION TO ALL MEMBERS AND FRIENDS AS THEY ARE ENTERED. THE REST IS UP TO YOU BUT I AM WILLING TO HELP YOU DO THIS. Keep us updated with a current mailing address and let us know the names of lost members for our memorial list.
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Monday December 07, 2015 2:27 pm
You all can help me by updating your information for now.
I have reattached the MCB3 history from 1950 to 1967. Does anyone have a summary of events that followed after that so I can add more to our ABOUT US section under the SUPPORT pull down?
PLEASE CREATE A FEW SHORT ARTICLES, NEWS, SPECIAL DATES, ETC. TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR ME TO CUT AND PASTE IN HERE. PLEASE SPELL CHECK IT BEFORE YOU SEND IT. I ALSO WANT A SINGLE PICTURE TO POST ALONGSIDE YOUR NAME. PLEASE SEND THAT AS A JPEG ATACHMENT. You can also send me small photo albums like mine to begin with. We’ll get fancy later.
SEND THIS INFORMATION TO firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday March 11, 2016 3:00 pm
I am saddened to report the passing of our brother, John LePera, the ultimate Seabee patriot. He fought a hard battle this past year dealing with his Agent Orange complications and succumbed on Tuesday morning, February 23rd.
John was born on January 29, 1948 and passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. John was a resident of Surfside Beach, South Carolina at the time of his passing. John was a proud veteran of the United States Navy Seabees. He was married to Illona and is survived by 3 sons and 5 grandchildren.
John has been involved in all of our reunions until his health issues forced him away. We will miss him dearly.
Sunday December 20, 2015 9:06 am
May 24, 1935 - Dec 19, 2015
Born in Indio, California May 24th, 1935 to Benjamin and Margaret Montoya. Ben graduated from Coachella Valley Union High School in 1953 and attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo before entering the US Naval Academy where he graduated in 1958. Upon graduation he married his high school sweetheart, Virginia Cox, also of Indio, California. Happily married for 57 years, Ben and Ginney raised five sons and two daughters who blessed them with 17 grandchildren. Ben's 32 year naval career began with a tour in Vietnam and he rose through the ranks to become Chief of the Civil Engineer Corps. He retired in 1989 as a Rear Admiral. Ben also received an engineering degree from RPI, a masters from Georgia Tech and a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown School of Law. After the Navy, Ben served as a Senior Vice President with PG&E and... (Read more)
Tuesday March 31, 2015 1:04 pm