Comments: I was in battalion 62 from 1972 - 1975 (Delta Company). Looking through the guest book pages I see a couple of names I remember but it's been so long ago. I often look for information about those I served with and once in a while find some information. It would be great to hear from any of you.
Comments: I am writing on behalf of my late father, James D. erickson of Waconia, Minnesota. My Dad was in the nMCB 62 and toured in Vietnam from 1966 and I believe honorably discharged some time in 1972 and remained active status through '74. I am verifying dates currently with my mom theough his papers. My Dad passed away September 4, 2007 from a short battle with kidney cancer (77 days from diagnosis to death). I just recently have become inteigued about his naval background and those who surrounded him while on tour.
Comments: Congratulations to the following NMCB 62, Scotland or Ireland Seabees who have joined or renewed their Alumni Group Membership Dues.
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It is great sadness that I report to you the untimely death of Captain John Elkins, CEC, USN, Retired.
I received this email from Mrs. Elkins 3-29-2015 and it is edited.
Hello Norm Hahn, We had made reservations at the Gulfport Hotel and had planned to attend the Reunion. (the May 2015 Gulfport All Seabee Reunion) Sadly, on February 14 th, on a Mekong River Cruise, John Carroll Elkins died. We had not yet departed On the River Cruise and John died in Saigon. He had contracted Pneumonia on the long plane ride and went into Severe Ceptic Shock. Please let any other Seabees, (that might remember him) know. Thank you, Beth.
(the following edited portion is taken from Captain Elkins NMCB 62 website biography) John C. Elkins enlisted in the Naval Reserve in 1962, entered the Reserve Officer Candidate (ROC) program and was commissioned a CEC Officer. He held many positions including Commanding Officer of NMCB 62 from 1982 through 1984. He retired in August 1991 as Captain, CEC, USN.
He will be missed. We wish our Seabee Brother, Captain John Elkins, fair winds and following seas.
NMCB 62 Alumni Group Members can log in on this website link 21 to view his complete biography. Anyone wishing to make a memorial statement can send it to me in an email and I will put it into his biography or they can post it in this guest book.
Comments: Hello ,I was a EO.from 10/74-10/78. Was in Little Creek Amphibious Base ,for 11 mos.in dpw. Then , i joined the minuteman in A Co. in time to go to Okinawa , Dieigo , an part of Guam . Then, i joined the the reserves in 1980 - 1990 ( RNMCB-13 ).Would be great to hear from any fellow bee in the old gang.