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.
Comments: WAS WITH 3RD. BRIGADE, CAMP HASKINS, AKA. RED BEACH. OCT.67-OCT.68. NIGHT CREW NOV.67-OCT.68. ALSO WAS E.M.CLUB MANAGER IN THE MORNING FOR ANYONE THAT NEEDED A BEER/CASE. WENT TO P.W.D BAINBRIDGE,MD. NOV.68-DEC 69. THEY TO RMCB23. LITTLE CREEK,VA. TILL JUNE.73. DISCHARGED. ANYONE OUT THERE WHO MAY NO ME FREE TO CONTACT. THANKS EOH3 M.J. WILSON,JR
Good News: The Gulfport, MS All Seabee Reunion WILL be held from Thursday night, 28 April through the going-away picnic Sunday afternoon, 1 May 2016. NMCB 62 will hold our reunion with them as we have done for many years. We (NMCB 62) will hold our annual meeting late morning (probably starting around 11am or noon) on SUNDAY, 1 May 2016. We invite any Seabee stationed in Ireland, Scotland or England to join our meeting. The final big picnic at the Ramada hotel will follow our meeting. After the picnic we will meet in the inner area by the pool for more good cheer, more true Minuteman stories and more photos. Bring your lawn chair for this. Plan on departing the reunion Monday morning, 2 May, 2016. The Ramada is only two stories high and fills up quick. You can make your reservations right now by phone. See our website Link 1 for more information and their phone number.