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Platoon 4, Company C, 67th Naval Construction Battalion

Orange circle, bottom row, last on the right: Chester Edward Cizewski
Unknown date and place, probably a training base.


This is a photo of the religious service being conducted in 1944 by the chaplain of the 67th Naval Construction Battalion on Tinian in the Mariana Islands for liberated Korean slave laborers. 50% of Koreans are Christians which is why the 67th's chaplain was holding a service for some of them.

Chester Edward Cizewski was serving in the 67th at that time. We will never know if Chester attended those services with the liberated slave laborers on Tinian. But he was and was in a unit caring for the liberated survivors.

United States. Navy. 67th Construction Battalion: Pictorial Log

For more information:

United States. Navy. 67th Construction Battalion: Pictorial Log

67th Naval Construction Battalion Historical Information

Chapter XXVIII: Bases in the Marianas and Iwo Jima

Acknowledgements: Gina Nichols, Collections Department Head, U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command; Ms.Nichols confirmed shared Uncle Chester's unit and shared the three links with details fo his units service including the one with the photo of his platoon and the unit chaplain's service for the liberated Korean slave laborers.

From the Seabees Facebook Group:

Mike Pinsoneault: For referring me to the
U.S. Navy Seabee Museum.

Joel Castellanos and Lee Smith for their support and encouragement.

INDEX: Cizewski, Lovetere, Musbach, & Robinson Family History

All material not in the public domain 2016 Leonard H. Cizewski

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Posted: December 15. 2016

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