News: Historic battalion flag flown to honor Pearl Harbor remembrance
Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Steven Myers
CAMP KRUTKE, Afghanistan - Five Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion133, Task Force Anchor, raised and lowered a historic battalion flag above Camp Krutke, Dec. 7, in remembrance of the 71st anniversary of Pearl Harbor.
Chief Hospital Corpsman Nicholas Noviello, the current custodian of the relic, gave a brief explanation of the historic significance of the flag before Utilitiesman 3rd Class Daniel Martin, Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Andrew Decamp, Builder Constructionman Wesley Howard and Utilitiesman Constructionman Angelean Floyd raised it.
"It's an honor to fly this flag to represent NMCB 133 and the Seabee battalions here in Afghanistan," said Noviello.
The flag, previously on display at the Seabee museum in the battalion's homeport of Gulfport, Miss., had flown above Camp Morrell in Kuwait during Operation Iraqi Freedom; Davisville and Saddam Canal in Iraq during Operation Enduring Freedom; and above Camp Krutke on the Navy's 237th birthday, Oct. 13.
NMCB 133 is currently deployed to Afghanistan to support engineering operations under the 411th Engineer Brigade, Joint Task Force Empire, for coalition forces, the Afghan National Army, and the local population.