Seabee Geocoin #001
Tuesday, 04 May 2010
Texas, United States
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(This one will not be going out, as of yet. Will see how the others do first) Move this coin all over the globe. DO NOT KEEP THIS COIN! It is the personal property of Seabee09 who has allowed its temporary use as a Geocaching game piece. It may not be sold, traded, or kept indefinitely. It is NOT intended to become part of someone's collection. Please log it and move it to another cache as quickly as possible so that others may enjoy it!
About This Item
Being in the U. S. Naval Seabees for over 23 years I honor all that served and is now serving with the purchase, activation and deployment of this Seabee Geocoin, which is one of five for the five battalions that I served with NMCB 4, 10, 40 62 and 133.
The name Seabees was derived from their acronym "CB" which stands for Construction Battalion. "We Build, We Fight" is the translation of their official motto "Construimus Batuimus". The Seabees were created in 1941 right after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Initial recruitment came from civilian construction employees since construction skill was a priority for the units. During WWII they performed their duties on more than six continents and over 300 islands. Construction started right after the Marines cleared the areas and they would build entire facilities such as warehouses, housing, roads, runways, bridges, and hospitals to name a few. These military compounds were essential for support to the Marines, Army, Navy, and other military units which would occupy the areas. They fought and built in WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Gulf War, Afghanistan War, Iraqi War, and they provided critical support for numerous natural disaster areas.
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