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Navy Seabees Can Do

 
 
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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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryWar, World II.
 
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). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elberton GA 30635, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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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
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. Ύ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elberton.
 
Also see . . .  Seabees. Seabees are members of the United States Navy construction battalions. (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.
We Build, We Fight image. 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
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.
    — Submitted September 15, 2009, by MR. ELVERE S. (Tommy) THOMPSON of Dunnellon,, Florida.
 
Navy Seabees Can Do Marker image. 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).
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, August 23, 2009
5. Navy Seabees Can Do Marker
Navy Seabees Logo image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
6. Navy Seabees Logo
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 25, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,029 times since then and 106 times this year. 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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