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This Week in Seabee History: March 29 – April 4

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command On April 6, 1968, the Hill 494 Quarry Cantonment and Rock Production was dedicated as Camp DeShurley in honor of mortar crew leader Builder (Light) 3rd Class George R. DeShurley and the five other Seabees of Detail Echo, who killed in action in the defense of the facility on …

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This Week in Seabee History: March 22-28

This Week in Seabee History – March 26, 2017

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, presents the Silver Star to Brooke Toner, widow of Navy Lt.j.g. Francis L. Toner, IV, at the Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., Sept. 23, 2011. Halfway through a year-long Individual Augmentee (IA) assignment with the Afghan Regional Security Integration …

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This Week in Seabee History: March 15-21

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command Seabees with CBMU 301 fixing a bulldozer’s track near Khe Sanh in 1968. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum) March 15 1942: 1st NCB commissioned at Naval Construction Training Center (NCTC) Camp Allen, Norfolk, Virginia. 1945: ACORN 27 decommissioned. (An ACORN was a “tailored” unit designed to …

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This Week in Seabee History: March 8- 14

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command On this Day in Seabee History: 12 March 1942 – The Navy shipped out scores of trucks with vital materials and equipment to be used for the the construction of Advance Base Depot Port Hueneme. This photograph, taken in November 1943 shows the expansion at Camp Rousseau that would …

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This Week in Seabee History: March 1- 7

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command As part of an open house held to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Civil Engineer Corps and 25th Birthday of the Seabees in 1967, the 31st Naval Construction Regiment created a model Vietnamese Village at Port Hueneme, Calif. The program for the open house on March 4 featured …

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This Week in Seabee History: February 23-29

This Week in Seabee History for week of February 26

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command February 23 1801: The land for the Brooklyn (New York) Navy Yard was purchased and the yard established on this date. 1943: 87th NCB formed at NCTC Camp Peary, Magruder, Virginia. 1968: Cmdr. Paul R. Gates, Civil Engineer Corps (CEC), USN, was relieved as Commanding Officer of NMCB 1 …

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