**********
SHARE THIS/LINK TO THIS PAGE/ADD, ETC.
CLICK BELOW!
**********
Share
**********
 


  << Previous Topic | Next Topic >>~Return to Index~  

Why? The Seabees!

October 2 2002 at 9:50 AM
No score for this post

Dick G  (Login Dick Gaines)
Owner
from IP address 209.130.220.128

 
Why The Sea-Bees?

"* By the time of Wake's capture, more civilians worked and fought beside the military. Commander Cunningham noted in his book that the number of such civilians cited by name by the military survivors of Wake totals 312. That includes only those whose names could be recalled.
However, the fact remains that the majority of the civilians did not participate in the fighting and also refused to do any construction work to aid in the defense. They hid in the scrub during the entire siege. It was largely because of this experience that the navy organized the famous Sea-Bees (construction battalions) which were trained both to build and to fight."

From the book, Wake Island, The Heroic Gallant Fight, by Duane Schultz, 1978


    
This message has been edited by Dick Gaines from IP address 209.130.220.128 on Oct 2, 2002 9:51 AM


 
Scoring disabled. You must be logged in to score posts.Respond to this message   
 
  << Previous Topic | Next Topic >>~Return to Index~  
Find more forums on U.S. Marine CorpsCreate your own forum at Network54
 Copyright © 1999-2017 Network54. All rights reserved.   Terms of Use   Privacy Statement  
**********
SHARE THIS/LINK TO THIS PAGE/ADD, ETC.
CLICK BELOW!
**********
Share
**********

All Rights Reserved
Gunny G's Marines Sites & Forums
By
R.W. "Dick" Gaines
GySgt USMC (Ret.)
1952-72

eXTReMe Tracker >