Welcome to Lou Rodriguez’s Seabee Website

Seabee Lou

This site tells the story of a young man who at 19 years of age enlisted in the U.S. Navy in December of 1942.  Lou Rodriguez was born in Humboldt County on California’s north coast.  He was raised in San Francisco and graduated from Lowell High School.  Lou lived to be 91 years old, and was married for 63 years.

Some years ago he wrote about his experiences in the Seabees and that is where these stories comes from. Seabees Patch

 PART IV SEABEE/CEC SERVICE

Enlisted – December 4, 1942

Active Duty – January 13, 1943

89TH NCB

Boot Camp. Camp Allen Norfolk, Virginia

Advanced training Camp Perry Richmond, Virginia

Camp Parks, California April 1943

89th NCB split into the 510 the 511 and the rest were deposed to the Marines

I was put into the 510

CBMU510

Shipped out from Hueneme – May 1943

CBMU DETACHMENT 1 ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

510 split into 3 detachments.  I was in detachment that served at:

DUTCH HARBOR

COLD BAY

ADAK

THE GREAT SITKIN

ANDREWS LAGOON

Shipped back to states in October 1944

CAMP PARKS

Put into CBRD and shipped out from Treasure Island

GUAM

Arrived on Guam December 1944 and put into CCBD 1059

In March 1944 joined the NCB 144

CAMP PARKS – December 1945

DISCHARGED – January 1946

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One thought on “Welcome to Lou Rodriguez’s Seabee Website

  1. This is a great blog. If you need any other information about Camp Parks or Camp Shoemaker (the navy receiving facility next to Camp Parks), send me an email.

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