26 March

1967…RADM N.G. Ward, USN, COMNAVFORV, visited NMCB-9’s Happy Valley quarry site.
…Seabee Team 0911 departed the Main Body at Da Nang, via C-118 aircraft, for the 31st NCR to commence military and technical training.

1968…NMCB-9 deployed 45 men to Hue/Phu Bai to support roadbuilding and other horizontal construction efforts of NMCB-8. The Detail rejoined the Battalion on 24 May 1968.
…CAPT C.W. Turner, CEC, USN and CAPT J.R. Fisher, CEC, USN, visited NMCB-128 at Camp Faulkner.
…CAPT C.G. Miller, CBPAC; CDR Hackenson, CBPAC; CDR D.A. bartley, CO NMCB-10; and CDR W.K. Hartell, CO NMCB-11 visited NMCB-121 at Camp Campbell.
…NMCB-121 completed the timber bridge at YD 838176.
…CAPT J.R. Fisher, CEC, USN, prospective COM30NCR, visited Camp Haskins South and toured construction sites with CDR W.J. Richeson, CEC, USN, CO NMCB-62.
…One artillery attack on Dong Ha
…The NMCB-4 Detail at Camp Evans received approximately ten rounds of mortar fire within their perimeter between 0040 and 0050. No NMCB-4 personnel were injured.
…LT J.H. T. Miles, NMCB-4 S-2 Officer, was designated as OIC of the Camp Evans Detail.
…Seabee work on POL facilities was also greatly accelerated during the month. Improvements to the overall POL system in northern I Corps progressed rapidly with the completion of a 10.5 mile 6-inch POL pipeline from Hue to Phu Bai and 8 miles of similar pipeline from Dong Ha to the Quang Tri combat base. A 4-inch line was installed from the Dong Ha ramp to the bladder fuel farm. In addition to these projects, the Seabees repaired damage to the damage to POL lines which resulted from the Tet Offensive and constructed two 3,000-barrell tanks at Phu Bai and one 3000-barrel tank at Dong Ha.

1969…CAPT Miller, CEC, USN, Chief of Staff, COMCBPAC visited NMCB-121 at Camp Wilkinson.
…NMCB-121 brought the first 500KW generator on line at the Phu Bai 8RRFS power plant.
…CUCM Shannon, Senior Enlisted Seabee Advisor to COMNAVFORVFACENGCM, visited NMCB-58 at Camp Shields on enlisted personnel matters.
…CAPT J.E. Powell, CEC, USN, COM30NCR, visited NMCB-58 at Camp Shields and various project sites.
…CAPT C.G. Miller, Chief of Staff, COMCBPAC and CDR B.J. Hackensen, CBPAC Logistics Officer, visited NMCB-40 at Camp Miller and conducted the CBPAC Command and Logistics Inspection.

1970…RADM Bartlett, Vice Commander, NAVFACENGCOM, visited Seabee Team 12104 in Phong Dinh Province.
…RADM J.V. Bartlett, CEC, USN, Deputy Commander NAVFACENGCOM; CAPT A.W. Walton, Jr., CEC, USN, Deputy Commander for Acquisitions, NAVFACENGCOM; CAPT J.E. Washburn, CEC, USN, COM32NCR; and CDR S.D. Lowe, Director Interagency South East Asia Construction Division, NAVFACENGCOM, visited NMCB-7 at Camp Shields for an awards ceremony.
…CAPT C.G. Miller, CEC, USN, Chief of Staff, COMCBPAC; CDR B. hackenson, SC, USN, Supply Officer, CBPAC; and UTCM M.T. Olson, CBPAC Master Chief, arrived at Camp Shields to conduct an annual Command Management Assiatance visit with NMCB-7.
…NMCB-1’s Detail Delta Security Platoon, consisting of 28 enlisted men rejoined the battalion at Camp Haskins North

1971…NMCB-74 deployed 8 men to Cat Lo from CBC Bien Hoa.
…NMCB-74 Well Drilling Crew deployed to Nui Ta Kou with 5 men to drill a water well at the Seabee camp. (MCB-74 DCR ’70-’71)
…NMCB-5’s Detail Huskey, consisting of 1 Officer and 70 Enlisted men, deployed to Naval Station, Adak, Alaska. The Detail was tasked with the complete construction of First and Second Class Petty Officers Mess for Naval Station, Adak. Covering some 9000 square feet, the project included the construction of finish cabinet work such as bars and inlaid dance floors, plus installation of kitchens, carpeting, and interior furnishings as well as erection of the precast concrete tilt-up panel building and installation of all utilities. The Detail additionally undertook self-help tasks upgrading the station theater and hospital and repairing approximately two miles of station roads.

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