NMCB 74 Desert Storm Veterans Reunion

June 14th – 16th 2019 Gulf Coast

The First Annual NMCB 74 Desert Storm Reunion was held on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi April 20th -22nd, 2018 after almost 28 years since the end of the Gulf War. More than 40 members showed up from all over the country with their spouses and kids.  Rick Chaffee held a welcoming gathering Friday night at his house and Rick Palmer hosted a crawfish boil at his home in Saucier on Saturday.  Those that were still left used it as a free day to run around on Sunday.   We hope to make this an annual event and have already tentatively scheduled June 14th-16th, 2019.  These dates may change to April or May.  Some of us can’t handle the heat anymore.

We also changed the name of the facebook group to NMCB 74 Desert Storm Veterans which now has almost 300 members.  We will host details about the 2019 reunion and pictures here on this website and on Facebook.  Please continue to use the facebook group for everyday conversations, announcements and sharing personal photos.



2018 Reunion Pictures

April 20th -22nd Gulf Coast


 Desert Storm

Naval Mobile Construction Battalion SEVENTY-FOUR deployed to Southwest Asia as part of Operation Desert Shield/Storm in support of enforcing the United Nations sanctions against the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. The Battalion initially deployed on 03 December 1990 to Suman Air Base, Bahrain, redeployed to Ra’s Al Mishab in northeastern Saudi Arabia in mid-December 1990, and later retrograded to Camp Rorhbach in Al Jubail in mid-April 1991. Detail sites included ASU, Bahrain; Al Kibrit and Al KhafJi, Saudi Arabia; and Suman Air Base, Bahrain. This Deployment Completion Report reflects the actions of NMCB 74 in Operations Desert Shield/Storm from 04 December 1990 to 08 May 1991.


Download NMCB 74 Deployment Completion Report

Desert Storm Pictures

Old School Pictures Before Digital Cameras and iPhones.


2019 Reunion Details

June 14th – 16th

Gulf Coast, Mississippi

The planning has started.  We will update this page as more information is available.  Please mark your calendars for this date now.  We will be reaching out to the group on Facebook soon.

Currently, There is a poll on our Facebook Group to Vote on Month of next reunion.  April, May, or June.  May is winning as of now.

Some suggestions so far have been a golf outing, deep sea fishing, reception at Seabee Museum, party at Mark Mcavoy’s boat, take over a bar for the evening…. Keep the ideas coming.

Tribute Wall

U.S. Navy Seabee Prayer

Lord, stand beside the men who build and give them courage, strength, and skill. O grant them the peace of heart and mind, and comfort loved ones left behind. Lord, hear our prayer for all Seabees, wherever they be on land or sea.


CM2 (SCW) Craig Allen Bowyer

1967 – 2008


UT1 John P. Bundarin

1965 – 2010

EO3 Kerry Wade Carter

1969 – 2009

EO3 Andrew Donohoe

1970 – 2017

BUC (SCW) David Franklyn

1970 – 2013

BU1 (SCW) Chad Holmes


UTC Joe Landry


UCCM James Lassiter

1949 – 2006


BU1 Steve Mays


BU1 William V. Oxley

1962 -2017


SW1(SCW) Robert Troy Phillips

1969 -2016


CM1 Daniel R. Soukup

1957 – 2017


BU1 William Bond Vinoski

1952 – 2015


UT3 Troy Workman

1967 – 1990

All Names On The Tribute Wall Will Be Listed Alphabetically By The Last Name Of The Desert Storm Veteran.  Click On Name To See Official Online Obituary.

Add\Change\Questions About A Seabee Listed


We are in the process of setting up a reunion committee to start planning for next year.  If you would like to volunteer please contact Josh Turner, Tom Campell or Rick Chaffe on Facebook messenger.

If you would like to add or make edits to this website, please contact Matthew Ludwig.

If you have a T-Shirt or other merchandise ideas, please contact Sean Kerns.

We have added a Can Do! page.  If you own your own business, send me your logo and website and I will add to this page.

Committee Members

Josh Turner
Tom Campbell
Rick Chaffee
Rick Palmer
William Skipper
Sean Kerns – Graphics & T-Shirt Maker
Matthew Ludwig – Website

We are looking for volunteers!






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