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During that time the rd suffered casualties, with 3 officers and 39 enlisted killed in action while an additional 2 were MIA. Those losses were the highest for any Seabee unit ever. Before that happened the battalion crushed overtons of rock, moved over 1 million cubic yards of earth, laid 5, feet of drainpipe, installed 4, feet of conduit and poured yards of concrete.
A second class Jack E. Dorn — 3rd platoon D Co. The Studios received it on 26 December and sent the completed design to the battalion in June The battalion received Disney's drawing on Iwo Jima. The 4th had deployed the st Seabees as Shore party for the 23rd on Siapan so giving that task to the rd Seabees was simply repeating what they had done before. The Seabees brought with an organic element the Marines did not have i.MY FIRST WEIGHTLIFTING MEET
It's history that "on the Beach at Iwo, bulldozers proved to be worth their weights in Gold"  and the Seabees had the biggest and the best the Navy could buy. The Company's 2 security sections were put on the line until their ratings were needed on the beach. The medics had one Dr. Even so, 's corpsman established a Medevac station on blue 1. Also with Hq Co was a 32 man depot team from the 8th Marine Depot Company to manage the depots on yellow beaches.
On D-plus 2 yellow beach was closed to landing craft due to all the destroyed or inoperable equipment along the waters edge. UDT 14 was assigned to beaches yellow 1 and 2  and was ordered back ashore to help get the waters edge clear for landing craft to continue the assault. A Co's other security section landed on the heels of the first wave. D-plus3 the entire 23rd was in such a bad way that it was placed in Corps Reserve, replaced by the 21st RCT from the 3rd Marines.
At that time 's Shore Parties were consoldated on yellow 1 while the 3rd Pioneers landed on yellow 2 for the 21st until D-plus6. Anecdotally-click on Joseph J. The beach-master made C Co Commander the Commander of yellow beach 2 on D-plus 6 when the 21st's Shore Parties moved to black beach which was created from the right half of beach red 2 and the left half of yellow 1.
Shelton Scales comments on C Co. D Co was posted to the 4th Pioneer Battalion's reserve. The 25th Marines lists them in their "support group".
They landed at on blue 2. They were "tactically disposed" and told to dig in. D-day all personnel were initially employed to aid the evacuation of casualties Fig. From D-day until D-plus 5 the men were on duty 24 hrs a day. To get sleep men would go up to the front lines where it was safer.
D-plus 5 to D-plus 8 the men worked 4 hrs on 4 hrs off. From D-plus 8 to D-plus 14 they worked 4 hrs on 8 hrs off. On D-plus14 they were put on 8 hr shifts. The Corpsman, Security sections, Equipment Operators and Truck Drivers were on duty at all times necessary from the beginning to the end of the assault phase.
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The battalion reorganized and returned to the Navy. This is how the 4th and 5th Pioneer Battalions were listed. The 4th did not follow protocol and put the entire Battalion up for the PUC like it had done with the st on Saipan. All of the shore party battalions were designated "Support" so it was automatically rejected.
It was the individual companies that were posted as "Assault". A footnote to the awards is that in addition to all the Purple Hearts 's men received 10 Bronze Stars and 29 Marine Commendations. In late November the rd was moved to Guam. On the first of December it took over the work orders of the decommissioned 25th NCB.
The same fate awaited the rd later that month on the 27th  due to the reduced need for the existing Naval Construction force. Vietnam — MCB [ edit ] Fig. Ghost Battalion colors at Quang Tri. The Seabees had 11, graves to move in order to construct that airfield. This belief produced the Kangaroo insignia and the slogan "Kangaroo Can Do". The battalion was awarded its second Navy Unit Commendation for this tour. This time they had a huge project laying 10, sheets on matting at that airfield.
Battalions 1, 3, 4, 7, 11, 74,and all sent detachments of men and equipment to get the job done. J S Bucher, North Fifteenth street, mat fans and close personal friends of the grappler. He was referring to an incident which occurred in June, when a Jap hand grenade landed in a foxhole sheltering Brody and three marine buddies.
The other men were killed, but Brody was uninjured. Brody, one of the most popular men ever to wrestle in St. Joseph, was an instructor in hand to hand combat at a West Coast training station before being sent overseas. The only other wrestling action thereafter, that I have record of, appears to have been a few bouts he had while, as a sergeant, on leave in September In the service, Opalenik's previous profession got him some press.
Marines' assault on Namur, in the battle for Kwajalein. Steve's ambition en route to Namur was and still is to meet a Jap hand to hand. All he wanted was to get a 'holt' on one.
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He believes that any good rassler can beat the best jiu-jitsu expert the Japs own. He orated to his buddies at great length on this premise, as the ship sailed on. He even waged pantomime battles with an imaginary Jap, and what he did to the invisible bum would have had Brig.
Phelan down on his neck with a thunderous bawling out, in double talk, if same had happened in a New York ring. Steve even showed the Marines his 'flying drop kick' -- and what it did to a peace-time buddy named the 'Swedish Angel,' Jack Pfefer's answer to the Neanderthal man. Then came Namur and -- to his great disgust -- Steve had to do all of his battling with a gun and a pocketful of hand grenades.
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It is just as well, for the sake of Steve and his people in South Hadley, Mass. Steve would have been sorely perforated if he had tried to demonstrate his thesis that a growler can always beat a slant-eyed twirler.
The first night on Namur, Steve and three buddies lay in a foxhole while Jap snipers plugged away so hard at the lip of their little haven that 'I thought a guy was outside shoveling sand down on us,' Steve later related. Just before dawn a desperate Jap crawled up to the lip of the hole and tossed in a hand grenade.
It killed Steve's three buddies, didn't even scratch the rassler. Later in the fight, Steve and another buddy were trapped in the open by the Japs. They dived behind the protective cover of a stalled Jap automobile. A mortar shell hit the car and blew it up -- in the direction of Steve's buddy.
The buddy was critically wounded. But Steve, unscratched once again, got him out of there.