Comments: I just received this email this morning:
Hello Norm, Hope all is well with you these days. I look forward to seeing you at the reunion in Gulfport in a few days. Best wishes, Jarvis Wood.
(Sec Norm comments) Jarvis Wood, EOCS, was in the Minutemen from June 69 to Dec 1970 for the 3rd and 4th Nam deployments. He was involved in both Dets Buford and Barracuda and was extremely well liked and respected by all hands. After he left 62 he became the 5th Master Chief of the Seabees, EQCM Jarvis Wood. It will be a great honor to see and talk to him during our reunion. He is a member of our alumni group and members can view his bio on our website database.
Comments: All right you Seabees, The (2017) Gulfport Reunion is almost upon us. I know that some of you are not planning to attend this year's All Seabee reunion for whatever reason.
To those who are planning to attend, we'll make our own fun. And with that thought let me remind anyone who going to be in Gulfport and would like to play 18 holes get back to me ASAP. Ken Ulander has agreed to book tee times for all who want to play. But he must know right away.
Admin reply: Minutemen and friends - you can call Ralph on his cell at 412-491-9452.
Comments: This info was received by Gulfport All Seabee Reunion staff member Bob Smith, Sunday, 2 April 2017 regarding the reunion that NMCB 62 will be a part of.
"Norm, The following events are full we can't sell anymore tickets:
The Seabee Base Tour The Banquet The Armed Forces Home Tour The WWII Tour
(signed) Bob Smith" end of his email to me.
You can still come to our reunion, just not the above events. We, NMCB 62, will still have our annual meeting on Sunday morning, at 1030am at the Ramada Inn. Then after our meeting is the event final picnic. If anyone has any questions, give me a call on my cell: 715-379-8482.
Comments: Attached to 62 in 72 to 73 Delta Co. Diego Garcia USS Forrestal before 62.
Added: March 14, 2017
Submitted by Name: Norm Hahn Secretary of the NMCB 62 Alumni Group From: Eau Claire, Wisconsin E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments: I just got this email from Danny Duval, the Pres of the Gulfport All Seabee Reunion Group regarding the availability of rooms STILL AVAILABLE at the host hotel, the Ramada Inn on Hwy 49 in Gulfport: Hey Norm, Yes you are still on tap with the Mississippi Room for Sunday, no problem. About the Hotel, we are not booked up. We have reserved, so far, 98 out of 154 rooms available and Carla is still taking reservation. If any one tells you different, please let me know. Now the banquet for Saturday night is full, maybe that's what they heard. Hope this helps. This is posted on Monday, 13 March 2017 by Sec Norm.
Admin reply: This update received 13 March: "The banquet, base tour, and armed forces home tour are full. The luau only has about 40 seats left too. Bob (Smith, X-1 Gulfport).
Comments: Hi everyone, how are you? I was a DK3 with 62 from Jan 69 to Dec 69. I made a trip to Nam (Dong Ha) in 69. We won the Big E that year with JPJ. It was a real great outfit that we had over there!