Jerry Foreman led a small, but mighty, caravan of Corvettes to Port Hueneme to visit the US Navy Seabee Museum. We drove our cars using the appropriate Corvette Etiquette Color Mix of "red, black and red". Using hand held radios Jerry, the Cewinskis and Joe Woodman were in constant communication while getting our bearings to the parking "slips" of the museum.
The 39,000 square foot museum presents models of equipment and battle scenes, weapons, uniforms and arts and crafts by and about the US Navy Civil Engineer Corps and the Navy Seabees.
With a name taken from the acronym for construction battalions, or CBs, the sailors dug ditches, built military bases, roads and airstrips and completed projects in war zones since 1942. Featured items include founder Admiral Ben Moreell's desk, a gold-plated Dragunov rifle recovered from Uday Hussein in Iraq, a full size MRAP (Mine Resistant Armored Personnel) vehicle that was damaged by an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) but saved the lives of Seabees riding inside. Also displayed were objects and tools from World War II to present.
The visit was informative and educational. Thanks to the Foremans for putting together a fun run and steering us to good chow at nearby Roxbury Deli.