Comments: I would like to get in touch with Hugh Mcllroy, JR. He & his wife lived in the appt. above me & my wife in Gulfport. Would love to reconnect. I was attached to the 20th Naval Construction Reg. he was in MCB 62 deployed & returned to Gulfport to go to OCS, I believe. Then I went to MCB 121. Lee Prator & my wife's name was Pat
Comments: Hey Bees was in Gitmo public works as a UT from feb 1976 to feb 1978 and then assigned to NMCB 62 was in Guam on the ballast line project and a little on the Laundry. I was the guy that got stabbed I beleive it was Sept. of 78, anyway got out in June 79, still in construction on the Inspections side of it. Miss the the days of working with an extrodinary group of Guys and being part of it!!!
The registration and tour forms for the April 2016 Gulfport reunion have just come out via email. If you are planning to come to the reunion and didn't get your copies by email send me an email and I'll forward them to you. Don't wait! There are only 250 tickets being sold for the banquet. We will hold our alumni meeting 11AM Sunday morning, before the going-away picnic.
Comments: Recently joined the MCB 62 Alumni Group. Searched the member names and saw so many names I remembered. It's been 50 years, don't know if I'll recognize any faces. I was in Personnel for four years so I got to see and know most of the Seabees cause they would come thru our office for leave, training, transfer, discharge. After 4 1/2 years of active duty with only MCB-62, I joined MCB-22 in the reserves for 10 more years. The Can-Do spirit has always helped me overcome problems encountered. It cracks me up when I see any kind of construction jobs being milked by workers that I know the Seabees could complete in hours or days. Shout out to my fellow Personnelman, David Gudgel. Seen any more Giant Frogs. Hope to see ya'll in Gulfport.
Comments: I joined MCB 62 in fall of 1967 after A school and was assigned to Bravo company as a UTBSN. We went to Vietnam in January of 1968 to Red Beach at Danang. we returned in the fall for training and returned to Vietnam in spring of 1969 to Dongha until December of that year. I would appreciated info about a couple great friend William E. Schonemann SW3 Norman K.Y. Chung SFM2
Comments: Congratulations to the twenty-two NMCB 62 Minutemen who have joined or renewed their Alumni Group Memberships. Dues have been received from 9-9-2015 through 12-7-2015.
Names are in the order of when their dues were received.
DUNN, Thomas RIDEOUT, Timothy MAY, James H. MARTEL, William A. HOLMES, Richard F. KASS, Roger A. OLIVO, Joseph P. KIDNEY, Thomas BATTISTONI, Eugene M. RANDOLPH, Joel BRIAN, John K. COLLINS, Army Art SURETTE, Terry D. KERNECHEL, Donald R. DOHERTY, Dennis E. EVANS, David C. PARKER, Michael A. BYRUM, John Tommy FOOTE, Stacey Fuller ROLL, William Bill CUNNINGHAM, Tom “Doc” WHITTINGTON, Richard "Bud"
It costs less than 3 cents a day to be a member of the Alumni Group. LESS than three cents a day!!
Don't forget our BIG 2016 Gulfport reunion. See link # 1 for details. You can make your hotel reservations now.