07 April

1966…Seabee Team 1107 was disestablished and returned to COM31NCR Port Hueneme.

1967…A 50 man NMCB-58 Detail, with LTJG George D. Pacifico, CEC, USNR, OIC, deployed atop Monkey Mountain to construct facilities for the First Marine Aircraft Wing.
…First NMCB-40 Main Body flight separted Chu Lai returning the Battalion to CBC Davisville. The last flight arrived on 10 April 1967.
…NMCB-4’s ENS D.R. Olson became the OIC of the An Hoa construction detail.
…CBMU-302 was commissioned at CBC Port Hueneme with Rear Admirals E.T. Reich and W.M. Enger attending. Lt. M. H. Harper, CEC, USN took command as the first Commanding Offier. The initial compliment of personnel consisted of four officers and 118 enlisted men. From Aprile through August 1967, CBMU-301 participated in rate training and CBC Port Hueneme and military training at Cone Grande and Camp Pendleton.
…NMCB-8 was requested to undertake the urgent and essential task of completing and equipping the 1st Force Hospital facilities which had become the only Navy medical facility to receive combat casualties in the Chu Lai area. Working night and day over 36 hours, the men of Eight completed two provisional and two permanent operating rooms which were put into use almost immediately.

1968…NMCB-71 relieved NMCB-6 at Camp Miller, Chu Lai.
…NMCB-5’s Detail Romeo completed a C123 capable airstrip at Ca Lu. The propject, soon to become known as LZ Stud, was begun on 14 March 1968 and was utilized by U.S. and South Vietnamese Forces during Operation Pegasus in the relief operation of Khe Sanh.

1969…NMCB-58 began routine maintenance of Route 1 from the An Tan Bridge to the first intersection south of the Song Tra Bong Bridge. The maintenance work included shoulder work and pot hole repair. The work also included the repair of battle damage to culverts along QL-419 and 419A. The work was turned over to NMCB-7 at the end of the deployment. …RADM Dillon, COM3NCB, visited NMCB-121 at Camp Wilkinson and Battalion construction projects in the Phu Bai area.
…NMCB-62 Detail Scup, consisting of 11 Charlie Company personnel, deployed to Dual Blade Site C-2 to construct bunkers.
…NMCB-62 Detail Pike, consisting of 8 Bravo Company personnel, deployed to Dual Blade Site A-4 (Con Thien) to drill a well and construct a water system.
…RADM J.G. Dillon, CEC, USN, COM3NCB and CAPT A.W. Walton Jr., CEC, USN, COM32NCR visited NMCB-58 Detail Quebec at the Cam Lo Crusher site.
…RADM J.G. Dillon, CEC, USN, COM3NCB and CAPT A.W. Walton, CEC, USN, COM32NCR, visited NMCB-53’s crusher and quarry site at Vinh Dai.
…RADM J.G. Dillon, CEC, USN, COM3NCB, toured NMCB-5’s Detail Echo facilities at Camp DeShurley, Phu Loc.

1970…The Cau Do Bridge was formally dedicated and opened for traffic at a ceremony held at the bridge site. Public Works and Communications Medals, second class were awarded to CDR J.A. D’Medio, CEC, USN, Commanding Officer NMCB-74, LT M.A. Hopper, CEC, USN, and EO1 B.E. Trotter. Technical Medal first class was awarded to LCDR D. Plunnecke, CEC, USN. Six Technical Medals second class were awarded to NMCB-74 personnel.

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