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VOLUME I, NO. 17                                                                                                              October 2022


This newsletter is dedicated to those who have served Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4.


2023 Reunion – March 17-19 New Orleans, LA


Dennis Theriot is our host for the 2023 Reunion in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Homeport for the Reunion is the Comfort Suites, 1611 Elton Court, Harvey LA. March 17, 18, 19, 2023.  Harvey is located on the west Bank of the Mississippi River about 8 miles from downtown New Orleans.  Details are included in Reunion Invitation, Registration Form and Itinerary as attached.  The Reunion is open to all who have served NMCB 4, spouses, and guests.



Reunion Website

The Reunion website ( has been maintained.  The Newsletter and photos taken by Pete Hayworth at the 2019 Branson Reunion can be viewed on the website.  The website will be updated periodically as information becomes available.


Time for Moving On


I have been maintaining a MCB 4 Rooster, writing the Newsletter, and acting as Reunion Coordinator and Treasure since 2007. This will be the last Reunion I will organize and host.  It is time to pass the torch to someone younger who can keep this loosely organized group functioning.  If no one is interested in hosting Reunions or maintaining the Group are we to the point of disbanding and attending Reunions organized by others.  Since I do not know the future of the Group I have not sent out Membership renewal notices or Membership Applications this year.  I would like input from members

I would like input from members. My contact information is:


                                Dean Jaeger

                                2315 N. 76th Street

                                Lincoln, NE 68507

                                Phone:  402-499-5289


Final Salute


Since the last Newsletter we have been notified of the passing of the following veterans of MCB 4.  We appreciate their service to Seabees and extend condolences to family and friends.


                      James Carlson         6/4/20             Notified by Spouse

                      Frank Casltes           6/20/22           Obiturary

                      Kenneth Ritza          2019               Obituary

                      Ron Aschoff              3/18/21           Notified by Son

                      Ed Clolinger              2018               Notified by Spouse

                      Daniel Burd               6/29/22           Obituary

                      Doyle Hodges           3/5/20             Facebook

                      Wes Wade                7/16/22           Notified by Friend

                      Robert Gibson          8/17/22           Notified by Spouse


                            ONCE A SEABEE ALWAYS A SEABEE
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