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Elberton in Elbert County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Navy Seabees Can Do
 
Navy Seabees Can Do Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, August 23, 2009
1. Navy Seabees Can Do Marker
 
Inscription.
Erected by and Dedicated
to Navy Seabee Veterans
of Elbert County

Jim Humphry - Joe Deadwyler - David Smith - Claude E. Ray,JR. - Cecil Smith - Ed Cartldge - Hogan Brown - P. Mattox Glenn - Ross Brown - Richard Brady - George A. Grogan Eugene Wallace John S. Allgood Charlie Moore Frank Maxwell Dallas Fields Wm. A. Edwards Edsel Pleasants James Ashworth Brantley McIntos Hansel (Billy) Webb Ralph Bell Emerson Turner D.Alton Cannon WM. C. (Pete) Taylor Bob Kiker Howard (Smitty) Smith Billy Trippe Larry W. Brady R.L.Dunn Phillip R.Brady Morris Butler C.Max Rucker Harry A.Smith Jule Wall James C.Yeargin
 
Erected by Navy Seabee Veterans.
 
Location. 34° 7.368′ N, 82° 51.733′ W. Marker is in Elberton, Georgia, in Elbert County. Marker is on N. Oliver St. (Georgia Route 77). Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elberton GA 30635, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Memorial Park History (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memoriam (within shouting distance of this marker); Elbert County's Dead in the Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); Revolutionary War Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); My American Soldier (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Soldier (about 300 feet away); Dedicated to the Memory (about 300 feet away); Samuel Elbert (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Elberton.
 
Navy Seabees Can Do Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, August 23, 2009
2. Navy Seabees Can Do Marker
Seabees watch proudly as the first plane lands on the airstrip that took only three weeks to build
 

 
Also see . . .
1. Welcome to Navy Seebees. For over 70 years, the men and women of the Naval Construction Force have been giving their all to protect our Nation and serve our armed forces with pride. (Submitted on April 17, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Seabee. Seabees are members of the United States Navy construction battalions. (Submitted on April 17, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. History of the Navy Seabees. The Seabees of the United States Navy were born in the dark days following Pearl Harbor when the task of building victory from defeat seemed almost insurmountable. (Submitted on April 17, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. CBMU 503 on Pelilieu
Thank you for your remembrances of the Seabees. It is highly appreciated and brings back many memories. As a member of the CBMU 503, we landed on Peliliu immediately following the hurricane depicted in The Caine Mutiny. Our Unit consisted of approximately 220 men and our task was to rebuild and maintain the fighter strip located under Bloody Nose Ridge and turned out to be the shortest bomb run in either stage of WW-2.
I would greatly appreciate receiving word of my Seabee mates. signed: Elvere (Tommy) Thompson
Editor's Note: While we are honored to have this memorial posted on our website, we are not responsible for its dedication. Your thanks should be directed to the Navy Seabee Veterans of Elbert County, Georgia.
 
We Build, We Fight Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, August 23, 2009
3. We Build, We Fight
The first Naval Construction Battalion was commissioned March 15, 1942 at Camp Allen, Norfolk, Virginia. Camp Allen served as a Training Center for other early Naval Construction Battalions. This monument is dedicated in honor of Seabees past and present who have carried the "Can Do" spirit around the world in war and peace.
Robert "Mike" Smith
 
    — Submitted September 15, 2009, by MR. ELVERE S. (Tommy) THOMPSON of Dunnellon,, Florida.
 
Navy Seabees Can Do Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, August 23, 2009
4. Navy Seabees Can Do Marker
Bulldozers clear a road to the site where a dock will be built on Emirau Island, to facilitate unloading of LSTs (Landing Ship, Tank).
 
 
Navy Seabees Can Do Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, August 23, 2009
5. Navy Seabees Can Do Marker
 
 
Navy Seabees Logo Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott
6. Navy Seabees Logo
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,387 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 25, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   6. submitted on April 17, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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