133rd Seabees "Iwo-Jima" Presidential Unit Citation sign now

We the undersigned feel that the 133rd Naval Construction Battalion- Seabees deserve the Presidential Unit Citation for their role in the invasion and securing of Iwo-Jima. The Fourth Marine Division was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for the Iwo-Jima Battle and the 133rd NCB was not although:

1. The 133rd NCB became an actual part of the 4th Marine Division on November 1, 1944, until March 1945. Wearing Marine uniforms and subject to Marine rules and regulations.

2. The 133rd was not a support unit, but was used as a Marine Pioneer Battalion during the battle.

3. The 133rd NCB and the Marine 4th Pioneer Battalion both became shore parties for the 23rd and 25th Regimental Combat Teams of the 4th Marine Division for the assault phase on Iwo-Jima. Official Battle Plans on record show this.

4. The entire 133rd landed with the first waves and suffered 40\% percent casualties - (370), higher than any Seabee Battalion in history.

5. The 133rd's casualties exceeded the casualties of the Marine 4th Pioneer Battalion on the adjoining beaches. The 4th Pioneers were awarded the citation-the 133rd was not.

There were six Seabee Battalions that received the PUC during WWII. All of them had far less casualties than the 133rd. The 133rd NCB wore its uniform proudly as Navy, and wore its uniform proudly as Marines. They served them both with great distinction. They earned and deserve the recognition that is still not theirs.

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  • 15 December 20151000. Corey I
    I support this petition
  • 13 December 2015999. Sean G
    NCB 133 surely deserves the PUC. If the marines at the same beach received it, so should the Bees.
  • 11 December 2015998. Robert Dh
    these are our heros
  • 05 December 2015997. Cpl Johnaczerwinskiu
    I support this petition
  • 05 December 2015996. Wayne G
    I support this petition
  • 04 December 2015995. Charles Mmckinlayi
    I support this petition
  • 03 December 2015994. Richard Es
    I support this petition
  • 27 November 2015993. Kristen M
    I support this petition
  • 26 November 2015992. Joann M
    I support this petition
  • 26 November 2015991. John Franklint
    I watch History Channel I and saw the horror
  • 24 November 2015990. Michael M
    I joined the CB's because of these they are heroes; they earned the medal... give it to them!
  • 23 November 2015989. Michael Ln
    Corpsman. MCB3 Vietnam 1968-69. Seabee Team 0314.
  • 21 November 2015988. Donald Rh
    TIME TO GIVE THE HONOR TO GREAT AMERICANS
  • 21 November 2015987. Nancy B
    This is outrageous that this family should have to plead for recognition of their grandfather and his seabees
  • 20 November 2015986. Michael Rg
    why not?
  • 15 November 2015985. Bill H
    I support this petition
  • 14 November 2015984. Edward P
    I support this petition
  • 13 November 2015983. Frank Ar
    MCB 3 1966
  • 12 November 2015982. Dave Weilcdrcecusn
    A great unit, richly deserving of this special recognition for their actions.
  • 11 November 2015981. Jan Mh
    I support this petition
  • 09 November 2015980. Courtney D
    I support this petition
  • 06 November 2015979. Wendy D
    I support this petition
  • 06 November 2015978. Gerald K
    vietnam veteran-1971-us army
  • 31 October 2015977. Milo Ds
    I support this petition
  • 28 October 2015976. William D
    Was in MCB133 from 1966-1969
  • 25 October 2015975. Tamara L
    Fellow seabee
  • 23 October 2015974. Jill T
    I support this petition

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Henrietta HartmanBy:
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