A Seabee Journey

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A Seabee Journey

By: BUCS James E. Clarke, USNR Ret

About the Book

A Seabee Journey introduces readers to the crucial and often overlooked contributions of the Naval Construction Battalions—the Seabees—in American military engagements.

With clear-eyed prose and a sharp sense of humor, James E. Clarke recounts the experiences of his service throughout the Cold War era, beginning with the initial period of construction of the vast American military base in Okinawa, Japan. His stories include fierce lions with toothaches, visits to famous teahouses, and other surprising incidents behind the curtains of war.

About the Author

James E. Clarke enlisted with the Seabees in 1954, and throughout his 32-year career he helped construct U.S. military buildings from Okinawa to Adak, Alaska.

In Clarke’s civilian life, he was a long-tenured professor of construction technology and management at Orange Coast College. He is a pilot of single-engine aircraft, a sailor, and an experienced skier, as well as an artist, bowler, and world traveler. Currently he is an Elder in his church, and a member of the Freedom Committee of Orange County, California—an organization composed of American military veterans of all services and theaters of operations.

(2017, Paperback, 108 pages)

"As informative as it is inherently interesting, "A Seabee Journey" is an exceptionally well written combination of memoir and history that is unreservedly recommended, especially for both community and academic library American Biography and Military History collections. It should be noted for personal reading lists that "A Seabee Journey" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $9.99). Incidently, In Clarke's civilian life, he was a long-tenured professor of construction technology and management at Orange Coast College. He is a pilot of single-engine aircraft, a sailor, and an experienced skier, as well as an artist, bowler, and world traveler. Currently he a member of the Freedom Committee of Orange County, California which is an organization composed of American military veterans of all services and theaters of operations." - Midwest Book Review