02 July IP: 18.104.22.168 Posted on July 2, 2016 at 03:22:53 PM by Terry
1937…Amelia Earhart disappears in the Pacific. U.S. Navy conducts an extensive unsuccessful search
1966…NMCB-62 was commissioned at CBC Gulfport with Cdr. William J. Richeson as commanding officer
1967…COL Mather, USA, MACDC; LTCOL D. Campbell, USAF, JCS; CDR J.C. Rumble, CEC, USN, JCS; and CDR T.K. Jones, USN, MACDC, visited NMCB-62 at Camp Campbell.
…NMCB-62 celebrated its first anniversary.
…CDR J.D. Rumble, Office of Joint Chiefs of Staff and CDR T. Jones, Construction Directorate Command, Headquarters Saigon, visited NMCB-3.
…ADM T.H. Moorer, USN, prospective CNO, visited the Dong Ha Combat Base and received a briefing on the construction program of NMCB-11.
…Adm. Thomas H. Moorer, USN, Prospective CNO, visited the Dong Ha Combat Base and received a briefing on the construction program of NMCB-11. The soft spoken Alabamian was in charge of the U.S. Pacific and Atlantic fleets and was later the Navy representative on the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1967. Admiral Moorer was a strong advocate of mining the ports in North Vietnam to try to end the war.
1968…A Command and Logistics Inspection was held on NMCB-53 by CAPT C.G. Miller and CDR B.J. Hackensew of CBPAC
1969…At 1045, the NMCB-133 road crew working east of Hue took 15 to 17 rounds of small arms fire (ZD 788251)
…The NMCB-62 built Cam Lo Bridge was formally dedicated and opened for traffic at a ceremony held at the bridge site and attended by MGEN W.K. Jones, USMC, CG 3rd MARDIV; RADM J.G. Dillon, CEC, USN, COM3NCB; CAPT A.W. Walton, Jr., CEC, USN, COM32NCR; and COL Rao, Cam Lo District Chief.
…NMCB-40/NMCB-1 BEEP began.
…Seabee Teams 0103 arrived at My Tho, Dinh Tuong Province relieving Seabee Team 12101 and 0104 arrived at Xuan, Long Kanh Province relieving Team 1013
…The last flight of the MCB-10 Main Body departed Da Nang for CONUS.
1970…RADM H.S. Matthews, Deputy Commander naval Forces, Vietnam visited NMCB-5’s Detail Golf at Nam Can. (MCB-5 DCR 1970)
…NMCB-10 completed all rock offload operations at Cornfield Ramp, Hue.