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Fallen Seabees

Discussion in 'Veteran's Forum' started by TScottW99, May 19, 2004.

  1. TScottW99

    TScottW99 NRA Life Member

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    Forwarding information from COM3NCR

    From: Commander, Third Naval Construction Regiment
    To: All Members of Our U.S. Navy Seabee Family

    It is with a heavy heart that I write to share with you the devastating
    news
    that we have lost 7 members of our U.S. Navy Seabee family who were
    mobilized as members of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 14,
    headquartered in Jacksonville, FL. These brave Seabees paid the
    ultimate
    price of freedom in two separate incidents in support of Operation Iraqi
    Freedom as follows:

    On Friday, 30 APR 04, two of our fellow Seabees were killed and 6 were
    wounded in action while conducting operations against anti-coalition
    forces
    in the Al Anbar Province of Iraq. They were all members of a convoy
    that
    hit an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). Our Fallen Seabee Angels who
    gave
    their life in the defense of freedom are:

    Steel Worker Petty Officer 2nd Class Jason B. Dwelley, age 31, from
    Apopka,
    FL, a member of the Orlando Detachment

    Equipment Operator Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher M. Dickerson, age
    33,
    from Eastman, GA, a member of the Augusta Detachment

    On Sunday, 2 MAY 04, the military installation in the Al Anbar Province
    where some of the Seabees from NMCB 14 were located was hit by indirect
    fire. Three of our Seabees were killed in action while two additional
    members died of wounds they received in the attack. An additional 28
    Seabees were wounded and survived. Please join me in praying for their
    quick and complete recovery. Our 5 departed Seabee souls who gave the
    ultimate sacrifice are:

    Builder Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael C. Anderson, age 36, from
    Daytona
    Beach, FL, a member of Orlando Detachment

    Equipment Operator Petty Officer 2nd Class Trace W. Dossett, age 37,
    from
    Orlando, FL, a member of the Orlando Detachment

    Construction Mechanic Petty Officer 2nd Class Scott R. McHugh, age 33,
    from
    Boca Raton, FL, a member of the West Palm Beach Detachment

    Builder Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert B. Jenkins, age 35, from Stuart,
    FL,
    a member of the West Palm Beach Detachment

    Steel Worker Petty Officer 3rd Class Ronald A. Ginther, age 37, from
    Auburndale, FL, a member of the Tampa Detachment

    All seven of our NMCB 14 Fallen Seabee Angels are now back on U.S. soil.
    They were met at Dover AFB by our Chief of Civil Engineers, Rear Admiral
    Michael Loose along with a Navy Honor Guard from Washington, DC. As the
    details of funeral arrangements become available, they will be passed
    along
    through the chain of command.

    Each of these brave Seabees were on the front line doing what Seabees do
    best. As the words on our Seabee Memorial at Arlington National
    Cemetery
    say, "With Compassion for Others, We Build, We Fight, for Peace with
    Freedom." Our Fallen Seabee Angels gave the ultimate sacrifice so that
    others might have a chance to grow and prosper in freedom. Let us
    always
    remember these beloved Seabees and their families as we grieve their
    loss
    together. The Seabee family they left behind remains strong. Let us
    pledge
    to never forget them by providing anchorage to all members of our Seabee
    family as we continue to serve with Honor, Courage, and Commitment.

    With the greatest respect and sympathy,
    Barbara A. Sisson
    CAPT, CEC, USNR
    COMTHIRDNCR
     
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