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Researching WWII Seabees

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Hey everyone, I have been trying to collect some uniforms from the Navy branches with SSI and recently stumbled across a wonderful Seabee set. The seller said he got it years ago from a goodwill in Portland, Oregon and showed me the very faded name tag. Luckily, I managed to find the name of the vet and his obituary but have been having trouble placing his unit.


The name is SC1c Joseph Cecil Kilian, obituary says he may have gone by Joe. His rating is cook and has a GCM as well as a PTO with 3 stars. I do not know if anyone knows of a list with Seabee units by their campaign numbers or anything which might help me narrow down his unit. The GCM should also help me a little as it means he was in at least four years which is more uncommon to find with WWII guys. If anyone has any help at all please do let me know! I would rather not dig through every single Seabee unit history I can find online.




GEN. David R. Atchinson- MO State Guard              ACW

PVT. John H. Drury- Co. A, 27th Ky IR                      ACW               Died of Typhoid

PVT. Henry E. Thomas- Co. I, 17th Ky IR                  ACW

PVT. Joseph E. Drury- Co. E, 356th IR, 89th ID       WWI                WIA

SGT. Edward P. Drury- 51st QM Training Co.           WWII

PFC. Delmer C. Koonter- Co. I, 142nd IR, 36th ID    WWII              WIA

SC3c Michael C. Drury- LCS (L) (3) 70                     WWII

SGT. Steven D. Koonter- 5th Cav, 1st Cav Div         Vietnam

SGT. John M. Drury- 227th AVN Bn. 1st Cav Div     Vietnam


Contact me with items from the 36th Infantry Division or any IDd uniforms of European Theater Infantry Divisions

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