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Submitted by: Norm Hahn, NMCB 62 Secretary

From: Eau Claire, WI

Email: normhahnjr@yahoo.com

Added: 04/23/2021

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4-23-2021: We have redesigned and made our NMCB 62 website more secure. The old websites program-life was over and was obsolete. The new website is designed more for dues paying Alumni Members because they pay for the website. It still has the same address, is easier to use, and has much more security, Non-members can view the several non-member links. Here is a note from one of our web designers:
From: Theresa Hanson To: Norm Hahn. Thu, Apr 22, 2021 at 7:59 PM.
Hello Norm,
The website update to NMCB62alumni.org is now live! The website now works on desktop and mobile devices. It will also be easier to update and maintain all of the history stored on the website.
If you go to https://www.nmcb62alumni.org/ you might need to refresh the page to see the updates.
Windows refresh CRTL+Shift+R
Apple refreshe Command+Shift+R
Theresa Hanson
Web Elements LLC
Eau Claire, WI.

As with all new website designs, there will be a few "ooppss" moments to get the bugs out. So please be patient. My email address is above if you are having problems. Thanks, Norm.

PS: different subject - the Gulfport powers that be, tell me they are working on the 2022 All Seabee Reunion to be about the 3rd week in April 2022. When I get more info from them, I'll post it.

Submitted by: Samuel Swank

From: Daingerfield, TX

Email: sjs1125@aol.com

Added: 04/15/2021

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just to let people dont give up on your va disability, agent orange or whatever, i got my 100%, last month so it can happen. good luck.

Submitted by: Norm Hahn, NMCB 62 Secretary

From: Eau Claire, WI

Email: normhahnjr@yahoo.com

Added: 04/15/2021

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This is for all of you who are alumni group members or have filled out our NMCB 62 database using this (our) websites link #7. NMCB 62 also has a Official Facebook page, called NMCB 62. Imagine that. Our facebook page, NMCB 62, is the page we use to chat with each other, add photos and documents from the deployments and comment on them, try to find and contact lost Minutemen, inform all the rest of us when someone passes away, and always, do some BS-ing. What we DON'T do on our NMCB 62 Facebook page is run anyone down, call people nasty names, get into any national politics, or do a lot of cussing. We DON'T need that on our Facebook page. Why am I telling you this? Because we are always looking for more of our Brothers to join our NMCB 62 facebook page.

Submitted by: Brad Rhymes

From: Kernersville, NC

Email: rhymeswb@gmail.com

Added: 04/15/2021

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Hello Gentlemen,

My uncle, Daniel Pegram, is a Seabees vet who served proudly in Vietnam with the NCB 62 from 1968-1970 (I am an Army Vet myself - but much later). He currently is in poor health and we are trying to qualify for VA assistance, potentially from Agent Orange exposure. According to some of his evaluation papers signed by his executive officers, LCDRs Fegley and Gerdel, he served with pride and was a hard worker. I am amazed that he still had these eval papers, and I was honored to read some of the comments the officers wrote about him! I am very intrigued and amazed by the extensive Seabees' work and sacrifice during the war. If anyone has any insight on the best process to seek qualification for updating Uncle Dan's disability status that would be very much appreciated.

Submitted by: Paul “Boomer” Schaefer

From: South Dakota

Email: Pauljosie1982@yahoo.com

Added: 04/15/2021

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NMCB62 from 79 to 82. Deployed to Det Sigonella, Det Cuba, Diego, CAT Palau. Retired in 1996 as a CEC. The best times of my life!

Submitted by: Norm Hahn, Alumni Group Secretary

From: Eau Claire, WI

Email: normhahnjr@yahoo.com

Added: 04/15/2021

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1-19-2021: To All Hands - -

The 2021 Gulfport All Seabee Reunion is officially cancelled.

Here is the official email from Gulfport Island X-1 Commander William Hill.

Norm, Bill Hill here, I am the current commander of Island X-1 here in Gulfport. Due to the Covid virus we have decided to cancel the All Seabee Reunion again. We had considered trying to reschedule for later in the summer but the national convention is scheduled to be held here in August so we didn't want to interfere with that. Hopefully this damned virus will run its course and we be back to normal next year.

Submitted by: Marc Perez

From: Puyallup, WA

Email: ntcctruth@gmail.com

Added: 04/15/2021

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My dad is EO3 Marco Perez, who served with Bravo Co, NMCB 62, and was deployed to Da Nang, RVN from 1967-68.

Submitted by: Norm Hahn, Secretary

From: Eau Claire, WI

Email: normhahnjr@yahoo.com

Added: 04/15/2021

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The 2022 All Seabee Reunion will be held April 21 -24, 2022 in Gulfport, MS. More information will be published on this websites Link #1 as it is received. You can also go to our Facebook page, NMCB 62 for information.

Submitted by: Ken Kazmer

From: Moorpark, California

Email: kjkazmer@gmail.com

Added: 04/15/2021

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I was in 62 from May 75 thru Nov 76. Made the Okinawa deployment. Looking for my Alpha Co. brothers, Jim Wilson, Tom (Wolfman) Wolfe, Henry (Hank) Dykstra, Bob Grant, Butch Wren and any other survivors who may remember me favorably. That was one wild ride!

Submitted by: Norm Hahn, NMCB 62 alumni group secretary

From: Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Email: normhahnjr@yahoo.com

Added: 06/25/2020

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Greetings Seabee & Shipmates,

There are long overdue updates on the 1st and 2nd pre-deployment training at Camp Lejeune, NC and the Agent Orange problems. These issues probably will still be on-going even after the last of us has passed away. But, we will never give up!

On my end here in Wisconsin, I have had some big issues with getting our information put on our website. Not because I personally have issues, but rather my IT guy has been having issues which has directly effected our website. He works with U. of Wis, Eau Claire, where we live. Because of COVID the U. suspended classes and sent all the kids home and went to on-line everything, which caused the whole IT department and everyone associated with it to go into cosmic hyper-overdrive to get all the courses on-line for all the students. It is still on-going. He is quite stressed and told me in April that he wouldn't be doing anymore work for me anymore. But, I did finally get what we needed to be put on the website. (I didn't actually beg, but there was much pleading and diplomacy.) So we are now caught up in June 2020 to where we should have been in March 2020. *****, the IT guy, did give me a name of another guy in that department who specializes in website work and said he will help us, which is good. Help does not come cheap with IT and website development guys who can code charging $50 an hour and more. That's why I'm like Scrooge when it comes to using these guys.

After writing ***** a final check we have a bit over $**** in our checking account today. It sounds like an OK amount, but the website ownership / leasing costs and necessary security programs are very spendy. It is a never-ending job to get new NMCB 62 folks to sign up and then to keep them renewing. I appreciate all the help you Minutemen give me. We badly need new members.

The most current website additions are to link 11, cruisebooks 66-89 and Link 15, agent orange - scroll down to "Agent Orange Information" heading then down to "Agent Orange Claims". Lastly are more entries in link 17, Unit Dets. My thanks to all who have helped with photos and correspondence.

On a note about the 1st and 2nd deployment military training at Camp Lejeune (see website link #11) I don't know what else we can provide for the members to "prove" that they were actually at Camp Lejeune. I STRONGLY suggest to all who are filing a VA claim that they get a complete copy of their service record. Frankly, if anyone is going to file a claim or dispute a claim with the VA for Agent Orange and / or the Camp Lejeune disasters without having a copy of their service record AND being represented by a knowledgeable VA claims attorney, they are just asking for trouble, rejection and years of more stress. I have info on professional claims attorneys. Email me for my list.

I don't know of anymore that we can do, do you? Please forward this website link to anyone you feel needs to see it.

Your thought are very welcome. Send me an email. Keep safe and healthy, Norm.

Our "Official" facebook page is NMCB 62