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Island X-8 NSVA

 
 
Island X-8 NSVA Honors Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, June 30, 2018
1. Island X-8 NSVA Honors Marker
Inscription.  
Island X-8 NSVA Honors
James C. Doebler RAdm. (Ret.)
For his participation in the dedication of the Seabee Memorial June 8, 1996 when he arranged for RAdm. David J. Nash as main speaker and also at the bronze statue unveiling November 11, 2008 when he arranged for RAdm. Greg Shear to speak.
 
Erected 2008.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Military. A significant historical date for this entry is June 8, 1996.
 
Location. 43° 2.341′ N, 78° 53.236′ W. Marker is in North Tonawanda, New York, in Niagara County. Memorial is on River Road (New York State Route 384) north of Wheatfield Street, on the left when traveling north. Located in Raymond P. Klimek Veterans Park, on the Navy Seabees Memorial Wall. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: North Tonawanda NY 14120, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S. Navy Seabee Veterans (here, next to this marker); Navy Seabees World War II Memorial (here, next to this marker); Navy Seabees Vietnam Memorial (here, next to this marker); Massacre On Wake Island (here,
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next to this marker); In Memory of Stephan Butski, U.S.M.C. (a few steps from this marker); In Memory of Joseph E. Darlak, SKIc (a few steps from this marker); U.S. Navy Seabees - Where They Served (within shouting distance of this marker); Admiral's Way (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Tonawanda.
 
Regarding Island X-8 NSVA. "Island X" represented to every Seabee the deployment location where they served during World War II. It may have been a small island, or it could have been Africa, Great Britain, Sicily, South America, Iceland, or Alaska. Maintaining base location annonymity was essential to victory. In an effort to preserve secrecy, Seabees used the name "Island X" to describe their location when writing home or creating base or command newsletters. After the war, Seabees created local alumni organizations named Island X-#, with different numbers. New York Island X-8 is located here in Tonawanda.
 
Also see . . .  Navy Seabee Veterans of America. (Submitted on December 15, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Plaques on the Navy Seabees Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, June 30, 2018
2. Plaques on the Navy Seabees Memorial Wall
 
Navy Seabees Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, June 30, 2018
3. Navy Seabees Memorial Wall
Navy Seabees Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, June 30, 2018
4. Navy Seabees Memorial Wall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 12, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 107 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 12, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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