Seabee Memorial Museum, GULFPORT, MS
In 1942, the Seabees were formed to assist US Naval operations by designing, building and operating shore facilities, shipyards, ports, piers and other seaside stations. Considered an important part of US defensive operations in World War II, the Seabees became known for their can-do spirit in risking their lives to build ports and airfields around the world. This museum shows the roles these unique service people played in World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam and Desert Storm, and also details their numerous peacetime duties. Exhibits include uniforms, weapons, flags, supplies, newspaper clippings, photos and much more.