Comments: I am in search of David Daniels NMCB7 UNIT 60252 C-CO FPO-AA-34099-5003 GULFPORT, MS. 39501-5003. This address is over 8 years old. He was a SEABEE ( Navy) at the time and that was his address. The email address he posted is no longer active (Slider7258@hotmail.com) He posted a search for info on/about his uncle who was my squad leader in Viet Nam (Sept 68), he uncle ( my squad leader was KIA in OCT 68. . I just recently discovered his old posting & would like to tell him about his uncle,,,,,,, Ken Howe, combat wounded grunt of 4th Inf. Div.68/69 Central Highlands
Comments: I WAS A STORE KEEPER AND ALTHOUGH I WAS A FLEET RATE I ALWAYS CONSIDERED MYSELF A SEABEE. SERVED FROM 1977 TO 1980. JOINED THE BATTALION IN DIEGO GARCIA, WENT TO GUAM, DIEGO GARCIA DET, PUERTO RICO. I AM CURRENTLY LIVING IN GULFPORT MS. ORIGINALLY FROM ST. PETE FLORIDA. WOULD LOVE TO CONECT TO SOME OF MY OLD FRIENDS. NICK NAME TILL MONSTER...
Comments: Minutemen Shipmates, I have received this email from retired EAC Roman Hnitowski regarding the passing of our Seabee Brother Richard E. Weber. I have edited it for this guestbook. Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2012 9:57 PM Subject: EAS3 Richard E. Weber It is with much sadness that I inform everyone on the passing of EAS3 Richard E. Weber. Dick served with us in NMCB 62 at Phu Bai on the 66-67 deployment. He was a great friend, great Seabee, and most of all, our Brother. We’ve search for Dick for almost a decade since Frank suggested that we try and locate one-another before its’ too late. Just today, April 26, 2012, Jerry Hilbert put everything we’ve collected together and discovered Dick Weber was killed in a car accident in Bradenton, FL., in May 1985, and buried at the Butler County Memorial Park, Hamilton, OH. I will miss not seeing Dick at one of our reunions, not experiencing one of his infectious laughs, seeing once more his beaming smile, and most of all, the pleasure of his company. Please keep Rich Weber and his family in your prayers and remember him for the gentleman he was. God bless Dick Weber and his family. V/r, Roman
Comments: 21 April 2012. This info taken from an email by CAPT Jim George, USNR, Retired, to me. In 73-74 he was the LTjg OIC of the Det Adak detail while the main body was on Guam.
"You asked me some time back to send you the names of the guys who served on Detail Adak during our Pacific deployment 1973-1974. BUC Othel Riddle was our AOIC for Detail Adak. If you are not aware, Othel died about 10 years ago. He was so important to me and to all the men of Detail Adak. His wife, Loraine was still living in Long Beach, MS near the NCBC Gulfport when I last talked with her about a year ago. I would like for the men of Detail Adak (as well as all who made the Diego Garcia deployment of 1972-73 where Othel also deployed) to know of Othel’s death. By the way, I did hear from Joe Tack. It was great hearing from him. I hope to see him, you and others when I am able to make a reunion."
For alumni group members,CAPT George's email address is on the alumni group list. He will join the alumni group.
For non-members, send me an email and I will give you his address.
Comments: NMCB 62 was my first Battalion, 88-89. Went to Det Naples. Great friends/family. Any other Det Naples Bees out there. After 62 decom went to NMCB 74. Love this site. Good to see all of the fellow Seabees from all years keeping this going. Great job Norm.
Comments: A new book, Just Do It, Crazy or Not, published by Manzano Alley Press recounts the life story of Chief Irvin Hornkohl. As a Seabee he served two tours in Vietnam with NMCB 62 and 6201. He was also a resident Seabee at American embassies in Prague and Cambodia. Readers relive his life of adventures, beginning with growing up during the Depression, surviving the attack at Pearl Harbor, serving on 11 wartime submarine patrols during WWII, and finishing his 30 year Navy career as a Seabee. Visit the Manzano Alley Press website to learn more about the unforgettable Irvin Hornkohl.