Comments: An EA2 with the Battalion form 68-72. Did usual 2 tours Dong Ha worked on bridge and then layout of LTL 9. 2nd tour Hill 55 and Combined Action Team. Great times, fond memories, and I can finally laugh at some of the situations we got ourselves into.
Added: May 18, 2009
Submitted by Name: Charles Marken From: Lake Forest, CA E-mail: email@example.com
Comments: Hi fellow NMCB 62 Viet Nam vetrens. I see recent posts from a couple of guys I served with in H - Company during 1968-69. Ray McDonald and Dennis Doherty, glad you're doing well! I remember Ray re-enlisted in country and his bonus ended up with his father buying a new car for him!
I was an SK3 In H Company in Dong Ha at Camp Barnes. I worked at the MLO yard on the hill issuing lumber supplies for various projects. We also hosted the Sunday barbecues up on the hill (steak,chicken and ice cream courtesy of the army). We were competing with the mess hall! My enlistment was up in May of 1970 and I left Gulfport in my blue Opel GT for California to complete my BS degree.
I retired from the mortgage business in 2008. When we're not home in Lake Forest, my wife of 17 years and I travel around the country in our 5th wheel trailer.
I'd like to hear from some of you who served with me.
Comments: Went to Gulfport out of DK A School in Newport, RI in Jan 69. Went to Dong Ha in March 69 and and came back in Nov 69 and transferred to the USS Cascade AD16 out of Newport. MCB62 was the greatest with a great bunch of guys. Believe it or not I really enjoyed that short time with everyone in H Co. and am damn glad that I had a chance to serve with that great outfit. I retired out of the VA 41/2 years ago and now am a Dept. Supervisor of Paint at Home Depot in Auburn, NY. I have been married for almost 26 years and my wife Marie and I have a daughter 24 yr. old. Look forward to hearing from anyone that I served with and keep this website going strong.
Comments: checked in earlier but spelled my name wrong. was in 1969-1970 as a personellman. camp haskins and camp hoover danang. had alot of friends but can only remember a few, ron mecoli, bob wheeler, rex young, clint francis, steve mack, richard stough, rick olson, bob viera, and ken macdonald (country joe). anyone out there know these guys, or where they are, let me know. thanks and do well
Comments: SK3 In H Co Dong Ha Camp Barnes and 1970 Camp Hoover and Camp Haskins south. Great bunch of men and everyone did their job. We all bitched and moaned but that was our right as a Seabee. After leaving the Battalion I was assigned to a Sub Tender. I can tell you from first hand experience that NOBODY can top the SEABEES for getting the job done. In hindsight I wish I had never left the Battalion . God bless you all. > Hello John Damron
Added: April 19, 2009
Submitted by Name: John Damrom From: Illinois
Comments: Dong Ha, Camp Barnes, 1969 Da Nang, Camp Haskins, 1970 I do not recognize any of the posted names so far though. Where have all the years gone; although it seems like yesterday.
Comments: NMCB-62 1977-1981 Builder A School Gulfport, Ms Guam:det to Diego Garcia Rota:det to Souda Bay Crete & Roosevelt Roads Puerto Rico. Diego: Big John Weiss, Buck "Cockroach Eating" Bell, Ralph "Steelers" Himes, Leneal Hill, Stan Burlager, Jesse "knocked himself out with numbchucks" Johnson, Renato Maldini, Mark Adler, Tex, Jim Powers (we had the best time in Singapore for R&R) Oh, and Chief "I'm not going to tell you again Smitty"! Hopkins Souda Bay: Randy "Crash the Truck" Cozart, Ziffel, Burlager, Stauffer, Rick "won every beer drinking contest" Jankowski, Steven Peake, Maldini, Redbeard Delaney, Mark Stewart, Chief Lester...Thanks Chief for cutting me so much slack! Puerto Rico: Tommy Keener, Andy Holshea, Jimmy Schoelin, Pat Burke, Frank Sorbin John Case, (what a crackup)Mike "Nothin could be finer than to be in her v-----in the mornin" Costello, McNabb, Mayes, Wilhelm, Nelson Carter, Whittlesey, Sadler, Schlosser (Hey dude...I will always regret missing that block for you in that memorable football game when our NMCB62 Seabees put a major whoopin on the Marines). Chief/Warrant Officer Randall Hass: thanks for your leadership and teaching us the Can Do Attitude...you gave us so many breaks, but in return we busted our butts for you. Thanks NMCB62 for some of the best memories and friendships ever!!!