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Can Do! The Story of the Seabees

ByWilliam Bradford Huie

Born in 'the hellish aftermath of Pearl Harbor,' the Seabees began as barely armed civilians with no military training. They had an average age of 35. GI's would joke, "Never hit a Seabee, for his son might be a Marine." America's bulldozing, jungle-hacking, 'Jap-cracking' Construction Battalion or the Seabees ('C.B.'s) soon proved themselves miracle-construction-workers in seemingly impassable combat zones. Before World War 2, Marines were the ones to 'get their first,' but the need for roads in the muddy battlefields of the Pacific meant that claim would pass to the Construction Battalion. Their early motto was 'Can Do!'

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Publication Date
Jul 9, 2018
Language
English
ISBN
9781387935048
Category
Biographies & Memoirs
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): William Bradford Huie

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EPUB

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