Kids Hanging in Uerto Princesa City

Steelworker Constructionman Joseph Caruso, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5, takes time out to play with local children in Uerto Princesa City, Philippines, on Friday. The Seabees’ current project is renovating a masonry classroom building for the Aplaya Elementary School.
Steelworker Constructionman Joseph Caruso, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5, takes time out to play with local children in Uerto Princesa City, Philippines, on Friday. The Seabees’ current project is renovating a masonry classroom building for the Aplaya Elementary School.

7 thoughts on “Kids Hanging in Uerto Princesa City”

  1. SeaBees – Can Do. All that needs to be said. Trade a bulldozer for a bottle of hootch in a combat zone. Some of the best Navy personell I’ve ever known.

  2. Seabees “Can Do”

    When we were relieving MNCB 5….every deployment in the `80s… we decided their motto was FILIFOTT- (f&ck it leave it for One Thirty Three) because of the rework we’d have to do-including breaking down walls because the only conduit was at the top of the wall and 4-s boxes they had to put into core-filled CMU walls and the scrap wire they put in the boxes to look like it was pulled.

    ..Which is probably why we got 6+ “Best of type” and Pellitetirr awards in the five years I was there.

  3. See! They even have their own language. Now – if they could only shoot. ~)

    SeaBees were laying an airstrip on one end of Henderson Field on Guadalcanal while the Marines were still fighting for the other end.

    Hand Salute!

  4. Kurt: Sounds like you were in a good unit. I’ve been in good ones and poor ones. Each has its own reward.
    Struan: Hand salute is right!

  5. That is a great picture. SeaBees are amazing. You know, I have some work that needs doing here on the Lazy B, maybe I could get a SeaBee to drop by.

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