Marvin Glenn Shields: Medal Of Honor Recipient

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Marvin Glenn Shields (CM3)
Medal Of Honor Recipient

Marvin Glenn Shields is one of the most notable fallen Seabees and only United States Seabee to earn the Medal Of Honor. Born December 30th,1939, in Port Townsend, Washington, He joined the Navy on January 8th, 1962. September of 1963, he was assigned to take construction mechanic training at the Naval Construction Training Center at Port Hueneme, California. Later on, assigned to Company A, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 11 (NMCB-11) and deployed to Okinawa.

In 1965 Shields deployed to Vietnam as part of MCB 11’s Seabee Team 1104 to build and improve the military headquarters and compound in Dong Xoai. On the night of June 9, 1965, the unfinished Army Special Forces Camp was mortared

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