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Submitted by: Monte Williams SW2

From: Spring Hill, Tn.

Email: wileas@bellsouth.net

Added: 11/20/2008

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Got to Gulfport on Aug. 17th and survived Hurricane Camile That came along the 19th. Got to the Battalion in Sept. I did two tours with "62" Apr. 70 thru Nov.70 Then on to Cuba to build the new EM club. Served under Bboth JPJones Jr and Frank Newcomb the latter was great, sorry to hear he died. Have wonderful memories of all my service time, having met lots of great people and would like to hear from them again. I retired in 2000 from General Motors after 36 years split between Saginaw, Mi. and Spring Hill, Tn. Saturn plant

Submitted by: Ravis (Ray) Stotts

From: Oklahoma; now St. Pete, FL

Email: ravisretcb@yahoo.com

Added: 11/19/2008

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I served two tours with NMCB 62: April '66 to June '68 and Feb '82 to June '84. Helped to re-open Gulfport Seabee Base; made the tours to Phu Bai and Red Beach; caught about half the '82 deployment to Diego Garcia and the full deployment to Guam. Retired E-7 (CEC) June '64.

Submitted by: Mark Sholtes

From: Mississippi

Email: msholtes@yahoo.com

Added: 11/19/2008

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My first Battalion, 80-84, many good memories and friends.

Submitted by: EO1 Lenny Webber (ret.)

From: Gulfport, MS

Email: lennyathome06@yahoo.com

Added: 11/19/2008

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Served in '62 from 1968 to 1972. Yup, I worked for the detested John Paul Jones, Jr. Hell on wheels. Also worked for CDR. Frank Newcomb. Sorry to hear he died.
My first deployment was to Dong Ha. Went to Vandergrift combat base, the Rock Pile, Witches Tit, Vin Diah, bridge 9-12 and Quang Tri.
Second deployment was to Danang. Spent all of my time on dets. Was one of the "Hill-55 Boys." Drove an A-Car up there. Got dinged there. Also was at LZ Baldy. We had an alcoholic three-legged dog we called Tripod. He loved rum & coke. We would get him drunk every day. Our monkey would steal your drink when you left the hut to take a leak. One night, we had a Marine Warrent Officer who had his drink stolen by the monkey. He pulled out his 45 and killed the monkey. He told me, "You can screw my wife, steal my money, but leave my Scotch and Water alone!" I threw the dead monkey out in the woods. No hard feelings. The little beast was Beeped-Over from MCB-3, and we didn't like him anyhow.
No hats, no shirts, and no bloused trousers!
Anybody ot here know (EO3) "Duck" Welch or EOC Jimmy Swafford?

Submitted by: JIM SCHOELEN

From: OKLAHOMA

Email: jims@con-cab.com

Added: 11/19/2008

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I served as a BU/Minuteman from 77-81. Diego Garcia, Midway Island, Atsugi, Rota, Sigonella, and Rossevelt Roads... oh the memories!

Submitted by: Don Geist

From: Gulfport, MS

Email: donald.geist@navy.mil

Added: 11/19/2008

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Yes I am back in MS and I love it here! Working again with the Navy.

Submitted by: Donato ("Beasto") De Santis

From: Staten Island, NY

Email: donatode@earthlink.net

Added: 11/19/2008

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Hello Everyone! Proudly served with MCB-62 in Da Nang (67-68) and Dong Ha (68-69). Finished up my 4.5 year hitch as the Base Educational Petty Officer at Davisville, R.I.

Submitted by: Rich Day

From: Oregon, Illinois

Email: seabee839@comcast.net

Added: 11/19/2008

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Served with MCB62 in Danang 68 and with SeabeeTeam 6202 in GoCong 1969. Still keep in touch with Mike Nesbit - Denny Meiman - Joe Lisuzzo and Chief John Dauria. Been hoping that some of the group would have a reunion -- but it seems most everybody is getting too old to get together. Been serving as Commander of a VFW Post for the last 5 years. Lots of work helping other former veterans and those now serving.

Submitted by: Tom Kidney

From: Knoxville, TN

Email: tkidney2002@yahoo.com

Added: 11/19/2008

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NMCB 62 was my first duty from 76-80 and made 3 full deployments. Spent another 18 years in the Navy, but the first 4 were the best!!

Submitted by: David O. Fruits

From: Plymouth, IN

Email: caakes123@yahoo.com

Added: 11/19/2008

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Hi to everyone out there. Was with first 50 to reopen Gulfport in 1966. Was with MCB62 on 2 tours to Nam. Left for Little Creek, VA. Nov. or Dec. 1968. Made EO2 in Nam 2nd tour. Alpha Co.