Comments: Hello. I am trying to locate anyone that served with my 3rd cousin, CHARLES ERNEST KOBERLEIN. He died in Vietnam from an incident that happened on September 29, 1970 (passed on October 9, 1970). I know he was an equipment operator 3rd class, NMBC-62 NC BDE (not sure what all that means).
Most of my relatives are army, he is one of the only Navy guys and I want to learn more about him. I've been doing extensive family history and just want to make sure I have the correct info for him.
Was he a bee?
I'd love to hear from anyone that may have served with him. He was born in Callicoon, NY.
Thank you for your help and more importantly, for your service! Billi-Jo Orr
Comments: (Norm Hahn received this email from Roman Hnatowski, EAC, USN, Retired, a NMCB 62 Alumni Group Member:)
It is with a heavy heart and much sadness to inform you of Dennis Fink's passing. Chris wanted everyone to know that one of Dennis' greatest pleasures was talking with, receiving email from and especially getting together with his Brothers and their families.
Tomorrow, the 24th, I'll call Chris and ask her the viewing and burial arrangements. I'm sure we all will keep Dennis and Chris is our hearts and prayers.
Miss you Brother! V/r, Roman
PS - Dennis served as an EA2 on NMCB 62's 2nd & 3rd tours to Red Beach, Danang and Dong Ha, RVN.
(Here is his obituary)
Dennis E. Fink. Newspaper: Williamsport Sun-Gazette. Dated December 24, 2013. Obituary.
Dennis E. Fink, 68, of 149 Valley View Drive, Jersey Shore, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.
Born Dec. 29, 1944, in Berwick, he was a son of Earl and Suzanne (Roll) Fink.
Dennis was a 1962 graduate of Berwick High School. He received a degree in engineering from Williamsport Area Community College in 1966 and also a degree in horticulture in 1973. He had served in the U.S. Navy Seabees during Vietnam. Dennis retired in 2012 as an assistant professor of ornamental horticulture at Pennsylvania College of Technology, where he received the Master Teacher Award in 1997. He was a member of Crossroads Community Church and the Jersey Shore Lions Club. He enjoyed model train collecting and photography. VETERAN.
Surviving are his wife, Christine A. (Alexander) Fink, with whom he celebrated 43 years of marriage with on Sept. 12.; a daughter, Suzanne E. Phillipps and husband John Jr., of Jersey Shore; two grandchildren, Emily G. and Cole A. Phillips; two brothers, David C. Fink (Jane), of Jersey Shore and Douglas P. Fink (Bonnie), of Williamsport; sister, Mary Ann L. Donnelly, of Berwick; brother-in-law, Donald L. Alexander (Karen), of Jersey Shore; and sister-in-law, Darleen E. Dunkelberger, of Jersey Shore; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Crossroads Community Church, 1454 State Route 44 Highway, Jersey Shore, with his son-in-law, Pastor John H. Phillips Jr. officiating. Burial will be held in Jersey Shore Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Jersey Shore Veterans. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Crossroads Community Church.
Memorial contributions in Dennis's name may be made to Crossroads Community Church.
Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.
We all wish our Brother Dennis Fair Winds and Following Seas.
(To all Minutemen. This is why we have an NMCB 62 Alumni Group Website and Database. If you haven't taken the time to fill out your database information, perhaps you should make the time.)
Comments: I just received this email. Don Hair is not in our database, but the time frame is our 1st Deployment: Dec 66 to Aug 67 to Hue-Phu Bai. If anyone know anything about Don Hair, send me an email at email@example.com. It would be nice to get his lighter back to him. Here is the email:
Hi, I'm a Vietnam vet, Navy Corpsman, 1967. I found a cigarette lighter along a road in Phu Bai around September/October 1967. It has the inscription Don Hair, Seabees, M-C-B-62.
I still have this lighter and would like to find Don Hair to return it to him.