Seabee Team 0417: Its Humanitarian Mission and Ongoing Story 1971-2019

Consolidated by Lieutenant Jerome Murray, CEC

Seabee Team 0417 was a special naval unit that performed humanitarian work with the people of the Republic of South Vietnam (RVN) in 1971 and 1972, one of about 100 Seabee teams that served in Vietnam between 1963 and 1972.  For its work, the team was honored with two respected RVN medals. One was the Cultural and Education Medal, and the other was the Social Services Medal.  The attached summary with appendices sheds light on the accomplishments of the 13 members of this team, who proudly served their country in the Vietnam War.

It is a story of humanitarian work in a hostile land, and is also an account of the team’s continuing story. Please click the link below to view the PDF.

Seabee Team 0417 Story


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