NMCB 62 Alumni Association Guestbook





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To All Seabees from Secretary Norm Hahn.

I have received this information from our Battalion civilian researcher, Mike Constandy, who lives in Washington, DC. He is the person I have hired to get copies of our Officer and Enlisted Battalion records. NOT the individual service records. The following is edited by Secretary Norm:

Hi Norm,
Sorry I missed your call about personnel records. My contact at the National Personnel Records Center (Individual Service Records) (NPRC-St. Louis) is Lori Miller of Redbird Research, LLC and her email is (see above for her email address).

Lori is an excellent researcher and very diligent, and I am certain your group members will find the same to be true when she works on their case(s). I have copied her on this email.

Lori, Norm Hahn is the Secretary of the NMCB-62 Association and he and his colleagues periodically need personnel research. I hope the two of you can work together and I believe Norm may already have a request.

This is Sec Norm again. Any Seabee or relative who wants to get his/her or a relatives Navy Service Record can personally contact Lori Miller to request her to work on your behalf. You will be charged a fee for her work.


Added: July 19, 2017
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Ahoy mateys. Just a quick hello. Who knew when one of the EA's made me a shortimers calendar while deployed to Puerto Rico 1980-81- I would reverse course and stick around for another 20 years retiring as PNC(SCW).

Added: July 3, 2017
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After many years of searching, I have finally been able to obtain a copy of the Notice of Separation for my father's brother, Christy Schweitzer. He survived Iwo Jima only to pass away in 1947. I now know that he was in the NMCB 62nd Battalion and part of the Assault Phase on Iwo Jima. I am the last of my generation and wish to find out as much as I can about the 62nd. Uncle Christy never married, so there are no children or grandchildren to remember him. Any leads to books or other documents that will help me learn more will be greatly appreciated. Thank you all.

Added: July 3, 2017
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Had a great time meeting me with my fellow "Seabees" at the April 2017 reunion. Plan on attending next year. This must be my year for reunions. Stayed with Joe Dixie, PN, and family in Cicero NY in June. "Diz" as we used to call him served with us in Danang 68, Dong Ha 69, and Danang 70. Roger Champine, Alpha Company Clerk, Danang 68 and Dong Ha 69. and his wife were also there. Roger lives in Louisiana so hopefully he can join us next year and meet up with that big group that attended from Alpha Company.

Added: July 2, 2017
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I was looking for Delos Oliver NMCB62 66-68 and ran across this: Delos L. (Ollie) Oliver died unexpectedly on January 8, 2011 after a brief illness. He is survived by his son, Shaun (Heather) Oliver; two daughters, Paige and Chiara Oliver; brother, Lee Rupert; grandchildren: Donovan, Miranda, Mitchell, Dylan, Gavin, Ava; niece and nephews, Mark and Todd Oliver, Jenna and John Rupert. He was predeceased by his parents, Orange and Virginia; one brother, Tony Oliver. Ollie retired from NYSEG, served in the U.S. Navy NMCB62 from 1966-70. He enjoyed his retirement by spending time working on his sawmill, spending time with his dog Rocket, friends and family. Ollie was a very generous man and touched the lives of many people. The garage was always open to all. A gathering in his honor will be held at Ollie's garage on Friday, January 14th, from 1 p.m. on. Arrangements are by Nichols Funeral Home, Whitney Point, NY.

Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin from Jan. 11 to Jan. 13, 2011


Added: June 22, 2017
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Being a seabee was one of the best times of my life.

Added: June 11, 2017
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YN3, served NMCB-62, 1979-1981. Trying to find cruise books for Rota, 1979-1980, and Roosevelt Roads, 1980-1981.

Added: June 9, 2017
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The following is an edited email from Glen Kellerman, one of the honchos of Gulfport Seabee Island X-1 regarding our participation in their All Seabee Reunions:

You are more than welcome, Norm. Your leadership and effort to keep the '62 guys informed and united has been a big help to making our reunions successful.

When I looked in on your meeting Sunday, I was struck with the thought that '62 made up at least half or better of the total numbers participating in the reunion.

Be well, take care and have a great Seabee rest of the year. See you at the next reunion.

Glen


Added: May 20, 2017
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**The following reprinted with kind permission of Roman Hnatowski, the head honcho of the EA clan.***

Hope this finds all in Good Health and Happiness!

Also hope that all had a safe and uneventful trip home from Gulfport . This last Reunion (2017) was the single largest gathering of "EA"s from 62's 1st 3 Deployments and is unlikely to be duplicated again. An added treat was the large contingent of New England "EO"s from 62 and the H Company Ruiz brothers, Rich and Rocky, who always took care of all of us! Also learned that Rocky made all 4 of 62's Vietnam deployments; we rented the Battalion, I think Rocky owned it!

Just a recommendation for those that haven't been to the WWII Museum in New Orleans , visit. Those that retired with 20 or more years of active duty should also visit the Armed Forces Home in Gulfport - what a great facility!

Truly missed those of you that couldn't attend the Reunion , hope to see all of you again in the future. If there's anyone in need of anything we could offer, please reach out, your Brothers will be there someway, somehow!

I'll be updating the MCB 62 "EA" list in the near future, but until then, make the following pen and ink changes:

Donato "Danny" DeSantis' new email address -

William "W T" Kinney deceased as of 10 June 2013, arrangements unknown.

Please keep Sam "The Man" Roth in your prayers, he'll be going through an operation this Tuesday, the 16th. Sam looked darn good at the Reunion , I'm sure he'll look even better at the next one.

Hope some of you have had the chance to give Rawlins Riley a call (843) 441-2021. Truly hope he is out of the Hospital Rehab Center by now and recuperating well!

Thanks to Jim Catron and Larry Surber for their inputs and reminders used for this email, and to Jerry Hilbert for his great photos. Remember to send in any updates to your email, phone numbers and addresses to facilitate an accurate list.

Last, but not least, thanks to Norm Hahn for hosting our MCB 62 Reunion meeting and maintaining a great website, if you're not a member, please visit the site and join, he deserves our support!

That's about it for now.

Take Care and God Bless, your Brother, Roman.


Added: May 16, 2017
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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.


Added: April 7, 2017
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