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Looking for Asa Johnson or any one who may know how to get in touch with him. He served from 1972 - 1975 or 1976.

Thanks
Lonnie


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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.

"President's Column:

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.


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SK2. Served 81 thru 83. Started in Puerto Rico, 2 deployments in Diego Garcia. Great times, great friends.

Added: September 5, 2016
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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.

Added: August 15, 2016
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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:

VNES Up-date:


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.
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NMCB 62 MAY 86-91 Contracted Lyme Disease in Camp Shelby on field maneuvers from ticks. Took Ten years to get service connection and thanks to doctor our battalion Dr. Daunis who wrote me a diagnosis letter after reviewing my labworks and remembering me as they couldn't figure out what was wrong he was so happy to learn what had happened. We had about 9 other guys with the same symptomology too. BTW I wasn't no sickbay commando like a few made out. I was Delta Company PO for 1 year and squad leader before that.

Now live in Kentucky on 100% pension VA paid me the largest back pay in its history after ten years of denial. Don't ever give up and never ever give in WE CAN DO!


Added: July 21, 2016
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Ben Wray sends us all a reminder!

Jul 2, 2016 at 10:07 AM

Today is NMCB 62's 50th Birthday.

13 men from Alpha Co, including the Company Chief collapsed from the heat while Senator Stennis rattled on.

Hooray for '62'.


Added: July 3, 2016
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I've been retired since 1980 with Diego Garcia being my last duty station. I was in charge of overhead power from the plant to town along with the runway lights at the airport. I was there to replace the CE1 who was running the telephone exchange. I spent 18 months till my retirement.
Spent 3 years from 1975 to 1978 at Edzell Scotland. Worked in the shop repairing washers/dryers and any problem in the housing area besides work on base. Great time, especially when my wife and I got to play a part in the play the town of Brechin put on called "Round about the Tower".
I'm probably one of a few Seabees who can wear the Dolphin pin as I was a Radioman and qualified aboard the USS John Marshall SSBN-611. I started aboard the USS Shangri-La CVA-38 both ships are now razor blades. Enjoyed the Bees the best.
I was a West coast Seabee being based out of Port Hueneme. I started in MCB-8 till that was disbanded, then was transferred to MCB-5. Made 3 deployments to Vietnam, went to Adak Alaska and built the Acey/Ducey club. It was a great life and don't regret it. I would do it all over again if needed. Smooth sailing shipmates. Jim


Added: July 2, 2016
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Served with MCB 62 in Vietnam 1968-1969 I was on loan from CBMU 301 as a radioman to establish bunker landlines, mine sweeps and recon patrols with Lt. JG Beasley, Security. Commanding Officer was J. P. Jones. Dong Ha Combat Base.

Added: June 29, 2016
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Minutemen, our Minuteman Brother Tim Rideout asked me a great question on Facebook that I have never been able to get an answer to, so I will put it out to our Brother Bees who were on those three deployments for an answer:

Tim Rideout: Hey Norm, question for you. On the cd of 62's history there are no cruise books for 84-86. Is there no way to get these years? Just curious.

Norm Hahn: Hi Tim, that's a good question and one that has been asked ever since those three deployment cruise books were never published. I asked the Seabee Historical Foundation that same question years ago and they did not know why cruise books were not published during those three deployments either. It would be interesting if anyone from those three deployments would care to comment as to why cruisebooks were not published.

Anyone who can help out with an answer or an explanation please post it here. Thanks!


Added: June 25, 2016
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