Comments: The Navy Seabee Veterans of America (NSVA) have just completely revamped their website. Previously, their webmaster was Billy Millican, a fellow Minuteman and a member of our NMCB 62 Alumni Group. With their new revamped website the NSVA chose to employ a third party company to design their new website and go with a new webmaster. With their newly designed website comes a newly designed guestbook. The new guestbook does not carry-over the thousands of entries from the old guestbook. It was starting from scratch, brand new.
I sent an email to the NSVA website coordinator asking if their old guestbook entries, which go back YEARS, could be incorporated into the new guestbook. Here is his reply:
Norm, Sorry I'm just now getting back to you. One of our delays/issues that we had building the new web-site. We tried many things to try to get the old guestbook on the new guestbook. But, since it was third party and script coded different we could not transfer it over. I sorry but there is no access to the old websites guest book entries. Regards, Jon.
We here at the NMCB 62 Alumni Group will keep our guestbook in this format for as long as we have a website and a webmaster to maintain the site. The membership dues of the NMCB 62 Alumni Group maintain this site.
Comments: JONATHAN GROHS. GROHS, JONATHAN P. Jonathan P Grohs, 68, of Torrington, CT passed away Sunday, November 30th, at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. Jonathan was born in Torrington, CT on June 23, 1946, a son of the late Frances (Thorne) and Henry L. Grohs. He was a graduate of OWTS Class of 1965. He served in the U.S. Navy Seabees in the Vietnam War, and was a recipient of The Purple Heart. He was retired from Yankee Gas Company. Active in Scouting, he was Scoutmaster for Troop 3 at Center Church for many years. He was a member and Past Master for Seneca Lodge #55, and was a member of Disabled Vets Chapter 11, Torrington VFW Post, and Seabee Island X-1 Group. After retirement he was a volunteer driver for DAV. Jonathan is survived by a son, Christopher Grohs and his fiancée Rachel of Stafford Springs and brothers Robert and David Grohs of Torrington, as well as a niece, Julie Cruz. Funeral Services will be held at Center Congregational Church, Torrington CT, at 11 AM on Thursday, December 4th, with burial following at Hillside Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Phalen Funeral Home, 285 Migeon Ave., Torrington. Memorial Contributions can be made to Center Church Book of Remembrance, 155 Main St., Torrington, CT 06790, Chapter 11 DAV, PO Box 511, Union City, CT 06770 or Camp Workcoeman, 169 Camp Workcoeman CR Council, 60 Darlin St., East Hartford, CT 06108. Phalen Funeral Home, 285 Migeon Avenue Torrington, CT 06790. (860) 489-9600. Published in register citizen on Dec. 2, 2014. We will miss our Brother “JP” and wish him fair winds and following seas.
To send a memorial message to JP's family, go to his obituary on our Facebook page for the email address of the funeral home.
Comments: I regret to inform you all that our fellow 62 Seabee Jonathon "JP" Grohs passed away Sunday, November 30. He will be greatly missed by all of us that knew him. He was a kind and caring man as well as a fine and proud Seabee. His obituary can be viewed on line the RegisterCitizen.com. Rest in peace Jonathon, you certainly have earned it.
Comments: NMCB 62 Seabees and friends. Our next reunion will be held in Hampton, Virginia at the Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina Hotel. We’ll begin in the hotel lounge with photo taking, Thursday night 26 Feb and conclude after Sunday brunch, 1 March, 2015. We also invite any Seabee who was ever stationed in Scotland or Ireland to join us at the reunion and to come to our annual one hour business meeting on Saturday afternoon, 28 Feb. Information about the reunion and registration forms is on this website. Click on link 1, upcoming reunions. To view our photographs click on link 2. For those who cannot attend in February, our next reunion will be in Gulfport, MS on 30 April to 4 May 2015.
Comments: Just want to know if anyone has photos of the band we had in Danang ,we called it Glory, I was the drummer we played in our Em club, and also at freedom hill with miss America. I would also love a copy of any recordings of the band. It was with MCB62