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WE BUILD, WE FIGHT Diamond Anniversary Print

Diamond Anniversary Print Now Available!

Giclée print in a walnut with gold lip frame

WE BUILD, WE FIGHT was created in celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the U.S. Navy Seabees occurring 5 March, 2017.

Seabees – their simple motto tells their story: “We build, We fight.” For 75 years the Seabees have demonstrated their skills as builders and fighters. From the islands of the Pacific, to the jungles of Vietnam, to the mountains of Bosnia, and to the sands of the Mideast; they have built and fought around the globe for freedom through the years to preserve our liberties abroad and at home. In peacetime, they have been goodwill ambassadors, sharing American values across the world. In peace and in war, they have lived their slogan: “Can Do!”

This limited edition print is a montage of the Seabee experience over the past 75 years. The intent of the painting is to show how the mission of the Seabees remained steadfast throughout their history despite changes in where they work, the tools of their trade, and the ever-changing world. Using photographs housed at the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum in Port Hueneme, California, the artist has created a background that spans the history of the Seabees, morphing from a scene of airfield construction on one of the Pacific islands during World War II on the left to one of airfield construction in current day combat operations on the right.

The figures featured in the center of the portrait depict how the Seabees themselves have changed over the years both with respect to diversity and the uniform they wore. On the far left is a Civil Engineer Corps officer in khaki’s reviewing a set of construction drawings standing next to a bare-chested enlisted Seabee in dungarees from World War II. In the center stands a Vietnam-era Seabee wearing the classic green utilities, a soft cover, and a flak jacket. Crouched in front are a Cold War-era Seabee Chief Petty Officer in woodland camouflage uniform and a Seabee diver wearing the green digital camouflage uniform, as well as a current Seabee in digital camouflage standing behind him wearing a hard hat. On the far right a female Seabee wears the original three color desert uniform. All are focused and ready to accomplish their mission. Seabees Can Do.

The original oil painting by James Dietz will be dedicated to all Seabees past, present, and future during the 75th Anniversary celebrations and will be permanently on display at the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum in Pt. Hueneme, California.

Above is the print shown in the Cinnamon Veneer frame with the Dark Olive matting option.


Package One: $95
A signed, numbered print. Image size 25″ x 12.5″, print size 31″ x 19″. Tube packed with a Certificate of Authenticity. Includes $20 shipping, handling and insurance.

Package Two: $450
A signed and numbered print, with your choice of mat and frame, and a Certificate of Authenticity. Includes $50 shipping, handling, and insurance.
Frame Options: 
Cinnamon Veneer -OR- Walnut with Gold Lip
Matting Options: Beige and Dark Olive -OR- Beige and Navy Blue
Add-On Option: Two Special Edition Seabee 75th Anniversary Coins
embedded into the matting.

Package Three: $700-$1345
Custom Giclée of the Original Painting. Limited run of 75 signed and numbered Giclée prints, framed in the same style as the original painting.
Size Options:
20″ x 40″ Framed Giclée
25″ x 50″ Framed Giclée
30″ x 60″ Framed Giclée

To order, download the order form below and mail to:
CEC/Seabee Historical Foundation
P.O. Box 657
Gulfport, MS  39502-0657

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  1. I am tying to check the status of the Giclee (30×60 framed and 4 coins) that I ordered. I know the charged cleared the credit card on 1/18/17. If someone could get back to me to let me know the status it would be greatly appreciated it. Very excited about hanging this on my wall.

    Thank you.

  2. I received my Giclee, but I also ordered 4 coins. They did not come with the Giclee. Can you help me track them down?

    Thank you, Cheryl

  3. Is there a link so I can actually see detail?

  4. I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I absolutely loved every little bit of it.
    I’ve got you book-marked to look at new stuff you post…

  5. Do you have any prints left?

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