Wednesday November 01, 2017 11:51 am
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... (Read more)
Thursday November 02, 2017 5:39 pm
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I am updating all the email information on our www.seabee3.org website. I will send out repeat notices to all and if you receive them you are OK.
You may ignore them.
Let me know if you do not want to be included.
Wednesday November 01, 2017 11:46 am
Victor Horvath, President *
Tom Banner, 1st VP *
Walt Linder, 2nd VP
Dennis Strecker, Secretary
Kenneth Gordon, Treasurer *
James Pimental, Master-at-Arms
Dave Walker, Chaplain/Historian
Gilbert 'Ray' Yeatman, Chaplain
Harold Schrage, Webmaster
Officer names with stars are for a 2 year period until 2019. The others expire at the 2018 reunion when those offices are selected agian, perhaps by the same good people.
Tuesday September 26, 2017 6:14 pm
Monday September 25, 2017 3:08 pm
At 1729 hours, September 22, 2017, muster was held by the 4th Squad, 2nd Platoon Charlie Company MCB3. The names were called loud and clear - until coming to SHOTWELL, LEE - which was followed by silence. The name was called the second time, again followed by silence. When called the third time, I believe I heard a voice from above which said ´His watch is over, Lee is now present and accounted.
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)
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)
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)
Thursday October 06, 2016 1:26 pm
Wednesday December 30, 2015 10:42 am
YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN THIS WEBSITE AS A FRIEND OR MEMBER. SEND YOUR REQUEST TO ME BY PULLING DOWN THE SUPPORT ARROW ABOVE AND USING THE CONTACT US BUTTON.
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.
You can log on by entering your email address. Click forgot password and a temporary one will be sent to you. You have the opportunity to change your password to something you remember. Please look at the information. Did I fail to make you a member or make any errors?
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