View Full Version : WWII Navy Seabee Combat Ribbons

11-26-2011, 10:31
I came across my father-in-laws WWII combat ribbons today and thought you might enjoy seeing them as much as I did. A link to the album is copied below.


The first one is a picture of the actual combat medals! The others are pictures from a website with the name of each combat ribbon (place mouse cursor on each one to see name). The picture of the actual medals is added to the post below. Enjoy :)


The Cowman
11-26-2011, 10:35
No link? Would be pretty cool to check them out... My Grandfather was a seabeee in WWII.

11-26-2011, 11:02
Oops! Added the link...

The Cowman
11-26-2011, 11:59
I am not sure who in my family if anyone still has my Grandfather's ribbons...

Thanks for the pics...

11-26-2011, 14:14
I added a picture of the actual combat ribbons to the album :thumbsup:

11-26-2011, 20:54
The three stars on the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal mean he participated in four campaigns between 41 and 45. Two Navy unit citations were also impressive for the nominally non-combat SeaBees. Your father-in-law was a very busy beaver!

11-27-2011, 05:18
Very nice. thanks for sharing and the info as well.


11-27-2011, 06:36
Really nice! Thx for sharing


12-15-2011, 20:02
The Naval Mobile Construction Battalions are not combat but combat support units . During WWII they were often right behind Marine or Army Units paving roads and moving supplies up . During the Guadalcanal campaign they help defend Henderson Field with Marines and fixing the airfield shortly after it was damaged . So as I Bee myself as well an Infantry and like you a grandson of SeaBee I salute your Grandfather

12-17-2011, 20:11
Thank you Glenn :thumbsup:

12-21-2011, 13:41
Cowman go to a site called Medals of America. They show all ribbons and have some other neat stuff. I have ordered from them before.