Comments: Did anyone on here ever serve with my uncle from 73-74 in Vietnam? Robert Martin Demirjian from Rhode Island? My dad said his brother never came back from Vietnam the same and its hard for him to talk about it. I'm trying to understand what happened to my uncle. If anyone served with him, please contact me. I'm his niece. Thank you!
Comments: My Grandmother and I were reading the 1976-77 "war stories" from Diego Garcia. My dad was there those years does anyone remember Ken Mioduski? My grandma said that they called him Ski. If you knew him or have any photos of him during that time please share. Also, if you or anyone you know have any stories involving him we would love to hear, Thank you!
Comments: I received this information on 13 Sep 2016 from "The Seabee News" the official publication of the Vietnam Era Seabees. The Vietnam Era Seabees sponsored the East Coast All Seabee Reunion for many years. Below is the actual newsletter column written by their president.
It is with much sadness that I'm writing you, our members, to inform you that our organization, The Vietnam Era Seabees, is no longer going to be able to exist. We've tried more than once to invite members to join in running the organization but never did receive enough offerings to continue.
Unfortunately we've run our course and all good things must come to an end.
We want to thank all those who've been with us and all those who've been involved in running the VNES. We also thank all those who've attended our reunions. It was enjoyable to both hold the events and to attend them.
The Executive Board will be divvying up whatever there is left in the Grab Bag. Most will be donated to the Port Hueneme, CA and Davisville, RI Museums. Any liquid assets will be donated to Seabee related organizations such as the Seabee Memorial Scholarship Association and the Wounded Seabee Fund.
As stated above, it's something that we never wanted to see happen but we probably knew it was inevitable? We thank all those for the years of membership, involvement and contributions. We wish all the best of luck and we still hope to be able to cross paths with all in the future. Until we meet again ...
Construimus, Batuimus President- Vietnam Era Seabees, Inc. Bruce MacDougall (NMCB- 40 "C" Co., 1/67 - 7/69)". END OF NEWSLETTER
We, the members of NMCB 62 will hold our 2017 annual reunion in Gulfport, Mississippi in April 2017. The Minutemen hold this reunion in conjunction with our good friends at Navy Seabee Veterans of America, Island X-1 Gulfport who sponsor the Gulfport ALL SEABEE reunion. See link # 1 of this website for more on that reunion. If anyone has any questions, please send me an email. I hope to see you at the April 2017 Gulfport reunion. Best regards, Can Do, Norm
Admin reply: Sorry, the actual date I received the newsletter is 9-6-2016.
Comments: BU-3 (Willie) assigned to MCB62 from August 1971 to July 1975 with deployments to Puerto Rico, Diego Garcia, Guam, and Sicily. I joined Reserve Battalion 14 in 1997, retiring as BUC after a total of 26 years.
Comments: Secretary Norm received the following notice from the Vietnam Era Seabees Board of Directors along with their Spring 2016 Newsletter. Note that this will NOT affect our 2017 April NMCB 62 reunion. The Gulfport, Mississippi ALL SEABEE reunion, which we participate in, is sponsored by the Seabee Veterans of America, Island X-1 Gulfport. In other words, our reunion will go on as planned. Below is the notice:
Added: l-June-16 Due to circumstances that we're having difficulty controlling, the Vietnam Era Seabees, Inc. has decided to put all business related activities on hold. We're not accepting any dues or new members. We're trying very hard to correct these difficulties and hopefully will know what actions need to be taken with in a short time span. We are extremely sorry for having to take these actions. The Vietnam Era Seabees Board Members.