21st somewhat annual MCB3 reunion, 2021. Thank you Covid-19

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Harold Schrage (Doc) (Doc)
Monday June 07, 2021 10:22 am

This is part of the packet you will receive very soon along with the registration packet. Please notify your buddies to watch for it and verify that we have the correct addresses for them AND FOR YOU as some of us have moved in the past few years.



Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Three

Veteran Reunion Association (NMCB 3VRA)

Tom Banner, President (2021)

11301 Ramona Drive

Mt. Pleasant, WI 53406

Cell: (262 498-3712

Home: (262 886-1448



Tom Banner, President

Walt Linder, Vice President

Dennis Strecker, Secretary

Kenneth Gordon, Treasurer

Russ Stevenson, Master at Arms

Arnold Delao, Storekeeper

Dave Walker, Chaplain/Historian

Ray Yeatman, Chaplain

Harold Schrage, Webmaster



May 31, 2021

To all Seabees who served in NMCB 3 and Guests:

This year will be our second attempt at our 21st Annual Reunion at Branson, Missouri. We will also welcome any Vietnam era Seabee that you may know as your guest. 

Reunion Dates and location: The reunion dates and location are October 17 – 20, 2021 at the Radisson Hotel Branson. Our hotel discounted rate is $102.95 during our reunion dates and they have also extended this favorable rate through the 25th for anyone who wishes to stay longer. If you wish to arrive earlier, let me know.


  • Sunday (check-in day), October 17th: We will be having our traditional welcome and pizza night. In addition, Mike Mizell will present and comment on the many slides and videos of our time in Vietnam. These are images taken by Mike and/or accumulated from others over the years. If anyone has photos of our time in Vietnam and would like to share, send them to Mike via email to mmizell0380@gmail.com. The best photos to share are of our Seabee brothers and MCB 3 projects.
  • Monday, October 18th: In the morning we will hold our annual Business meeting, followed by our traditional Memorial Service honoring members of NMCB 3 who are on the wall, and for those who have passed since our last service in Tucson, AZ. Please advise us of anyone that we should recognize. After lunch we will travel to the Veterans Memorial Branson. It is only a short distance from the hotel, but only walking distance for serious walkers. The museum has a room dedicated to the Vietnam War with a listing of those names that are on the Vietnam Memorial Wall in DC. There we shall have a second memorial for MCB 3 Seabees on the “Wall”. The rest of the day is on your own. See below for “Things to do” and websites with activities to do on your own. 
  • Tuesday, October 19th: The morning is on your own. For those who have chosen the Showboat Branson Belle, a shuttle departs from the Hotel no later than 11:15 AM.  The cruise is about two (2) hours and includes lunch and a variety show. This evening will be our cash bar and Banquet Dinner. During the time of the cash bar, we will hold a silent auction for many items in order to reduce the time to hold the action after dinner. Our traditional auction will follow dinner. Menu choices for dinner include:
    • Champagne Chicken
    • Tortilla Crusted Tilapia
    • Beef Tenderloin Medallions with Demi Glaze
  • Wednesday (October 20th): Today is a day of goodbyes as most of us will be leaving. However, this is a beautiful area so I would encourage you to stay a while longer to enjoy all that Branson has to offer.

Hotel Reservations must be made by August 31, 2021.

Room availability and special rate may not be available after this date. 


There is a unique on-line Promotional Code. Follow the instructions below.

  1. Go to our website: Radisson Hotel Branson Reservations 
  2. Enter the dates of your stay.
  3. In the last field “Special Rates”, pull down the menu and choose “Promotional Code”
  4. Then enter your event’s special group rate code (Promotional Code) which is:  NVRA



Reservations may be made by calling (417) 335-5767

Radisson Hotel Branson

120 S Wildwood Drive

Branson, Missouri  65616 

Refer to NMCB-3 VRA Reunion room block:

The hotel room rate this year is $102.95 per day plus applicable fees and taxes. There will be complimentary breakfast vouchers for each registered guest.

The Hospitality room, as in past years, will be open all day and the last person out will close and lock up.

Please consider donating items for our traditional raffles and auction. The revenues from these activities help support the NMCB 3 Veterans Reunion Association (NMCB 3 VRA).

If anyone has information on current members who have died, moved, or any other pertinent information about our members, or potential members that we could add to our roster, please email, text or send a letter to my address. 

We will be ordering T-shirts for the reunion based on your responses. The color and imprint will be decided by committee and will commemorate our reunion. The cost will be $20 at the reunion and more based on shipping costs if you’d like it shipped. We will try to order extras but cannot guarantee you will find a shirt in your size if you don’t preorder. 

Branson is a vacation destination, so there are many things to do such as a dinner/theaters, dinner and show on a paddle wheel boat, visit several museums, or explore the many streams, lakes and rivers and hiking trails in the area. To see what there is to do in Branson, search “activities in Branson Missouri” on the web. If you have any questions regarding the Branson area, send me an email and I will try to find an answer for you.