I have confessed my love for the Northern New York Historical Newspapers in Website Wednesday. That love has not diminished but has increased by leaps and bounds!! Not only am I finding information about my family but what was going on in their times. I also love the difference in writing--not so politically correct!!
So when I see something interesting (or at least I think is interesting) I will post it under my new category "Newspaper Nugget".
In honor of my father's Navy career (but not a Seabee) and for his friends (many of whom were Seabees), here is my first one that I noticed in the June 4, 1942 edition of The Record-Post, Au Sable Forks, New York:
"Seabees" is the new name chosen to designate the new Naval Construction Regiments, the Navy Department announced recently. With the name an insignia has been adopted-a flying bee, fighting mad. On its head it sports a sailor hat. In its forehand or leg it clutches a spitting "Tommy gun;" in its amidship hand, a wrench, and in its aft hand, a carpenter's hammer.
For more information on the Seabees check out U. S. Naval Construction Force. Go Navy!!