Historic Battalion Flag Flown to Honor Pearl Harbor Remembrance

By MC1 Steven Myers, NMCB 133

UTCN Angelean Floyd (left) and UT3 Daniel Martin, NMCB 133, Task Force Anchor, prepare to raise a historic battalion flag above the camp in remembrance of Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7.
Photo by MC1 Steven Myers

Five Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133, Task Force Anchor, raised and lowered a historic battalion flag above Camp Krutke, Afghanistan, Dec. 7, in remembrance of the 71st anniversary of Pearl Harbor.

Chief Hospital Corpsman Nicholas Noviello, current custodian of the relic, gave a brief explanation of the historic significance of the flag before Utilitiesman 3rd Class Daniel Martin, Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Andrew Decamp, Builder Constructionman Wesley Howard and Utilitiesman Constructionman Angelean Floyd raised it.

“It’s an honor to fly this flag to represent NMCB 133 and the Seabee battalions here in Afghanistan,” said Noviello.

The flag, previously on display at the Seabee museum in the battalion’s homeport of Gulfport, Miss., had flown above Camp Moreell in Kuwait during Operation Iraqi Freedom; Davisville and Saddam Canal in Iraq during Operation Enduring Freedom; and above Camp Krutke on the Navy’s 237th birthday, Oct. 13.

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