75th Anniversary

Seabees Celebrate 75th Anniversary

Mar 2, 2017
Courtesy U.S. Navy

March 5 marks the 75th anniversary of the United States Naval Construction

Forces…more commonly known as “The Seabees”. Although the relatively small unit has played an integral part in support of America’s military operations around the world many people have never heard of them.

SDPB’s Jim Kent sat down with a couple of these servicemen who were trained to build…and to fight…and shares their story.


Lori Walsh interviews Richard Ceresani.  As the state celebrates the 75th anniversary of the completion of Mount Rushmore, author Richard Ceresani is in Rapid City. He’s the author of Love Letters from Mount Rushmore: The Story of a Marriage, a Monument, and a Moment in History.