28 March

1967…NMCB-58 completed the following projects: Reroof Division Chapel, Improvement of Route 8, construction of 40 school desks, and Camp Haskins Topographical Survey.
…RADM W.M. Heaman, CEC, USN, COMCBPAC; RADM P. E. Seufer, CEC, USN, COM3NCB; BGEN Bowles, USA; and CAPT C.W. Baker, CEC, CSO, COM3NCB, visited NMCB-62 at Camp Campbell.
…NMCB-40 completed the Chu Lai Runway improvements

1968…NMCB-71 Detail Alpha 1, consisting of 15 men, deployed via Marine aircraft for Dong Ha.
…CAPT J.M. Hill, CEC, USN, COM32NCR, arrived for a management Inspection visit with CAPT C.W. Turner, CEC, Usn, COM30NCR, and CAPT J.R. Fisher, CEC, USN, prospective COM30NCR, and departed the same day.
…Camp Wilkinson received rocket rounds causing damages to berthing huts. 1 Seabee was WIA requiring three weeks hospitalization.
…Seven NMCB-5 personnel constructing a 42-ft guard tower at Cam Lo came under enemy mortar fire. The action resulted in one WIA, EON2 J.T. Foster.
…Captain Duncan, New Commander, NSA Saigon, inspected the CBMU-302 facilities
…Development of the Phu Loc quarry and crusher site continued during March. The primary section of the crusher was installed and at month’s end was producing rock which was used for site improvement and various other construction projects. Security considerations prevented operating more than one shift daily during much of the month; however, further development of the site and receipt of additional required equipment allowed full crusher operations during April.
The quarry/crusher site at Nam Hoa continued operations although only minimal production was permitted because of enemy interdiction of the haul road. Logistics problems caused by lack of shipping, security problems, and road conditions continued to restrict both hauling supplies into the site and rock out.
Quarry sites near Camp Carroll and Khe Sanh could not be established because of the high level of enemy activity in those areas.
Despite the progress made during March to commence quarry and crusher operations during March, the rock production schedule in Northern I Corps was not being met at month’s end.
…Construction work for the 1st Marine Division, Da Nang, provided NMCB-4 with a generous vertical work load. The Battalion completed pre-cutting and bundling operations on 17-16’x32’ tin roof strongback huts, 333-16’x32’ plywood tent decks, and 26-16’x32’ rigid frame recreation huts. A total of 26 standard 6’x10’ – f hole heads were constructed at Camp Haskins for pick-up by various First MARDIV units. A 500 man messhall/galley was constructed for the 11th Motor Transportiion Battalion, and included a 16’x16’ garbage house, a 100 BBL bolted steel water tank, approximately 655 lin. ft. of 3-ft wide poured in place concrete drainage ditch, and a 640 lin ft 6” invasion pipe drainage system. A second 500 man messhall/galley was completed for the 1st Tank Battalion.

1969…Seabee Team 0513 compound near Ben Tre, Kien Hoa, received B-40 rockets and small arms fire resulting in injuries to two CORDS guards.
…An NMCB-62 TD-6 bulldozer, providing construction support to 3rd Marine Engineer Battalion, was dropped at L7014, KD757614 while being helolifted to a Fire Support Base Construction Site. (MCB-62 DCR 1969)
…CUCM Shannon, Senior Enlisted Advisor to NAVFAC, conducted conferences with Chief Petty Officers and enlisted personnel of NMCB-53.
…Phu Bai Combat Base came under rocket attack at approximately 0045. No rounds were received within Camp Campbell.
…RADM J.G. Dillon welcomed NMCB-8 at the arrival conference held at Camp Haskins South.
…Capt C.G. Miller, CEC, USN, Chief of Staff, COMCBPAC and CDR B.J. Hackenson, SC, USN, Logistics Officer, COMCBPAC, conducted a Command and Logistics Inspection of NMCB-5.
…The NMCB-4 Advance Party of 5 Officers and 95 Enlisted Men departed Point Mugu, CA. on a MAC contract jet bound for Camp Adenir, Da Nang. The party arrived in Da Nang on 29 March.
…CBMU-301’s main body relocated from Dong Ha to Quang Tri Combat Base. Detail Delta was disbanded and Deatil Bravo was reformed at Dong Ha Combat Base

1971…A VC patrol initiated action with Regional Forces behind NMCB-74 base camp at Mui Dinh. Small arms fire and grenades were utilized. No injuries or damage were received by Detail Juliett.
…A 155mm round was found adjacent to Route 341 by NMCB-74 Detail Kilo personnel. C-4 explosive was used to destroy the round. No injuries resulted.
…NMCB-3’s Detail Quasar personnel working on LTL-4 were pinned down by small arms sniper fire for approximately five minutes. There were no Seabee casualties.

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