18 July IP: 126.96.36.199 Posted on July 18, 2016 at 11:32:35 AM by Terry
1966…NMCB-4 began construction of a new SATS crosswind runway at Chu La
1967…NMCB-133 deployed a detail of 10 men south of Da Nang in support of 3/1 Marines. The Detail rejoined the Battalion on 16 August 1967.
…LCDR D. Leonard, NMCB-40 S-3 and LTJG C. Yeatts, NMCB-40 Alpha Company Commander visited NMCB-71 at Camp Shields on a NMCB-40 Predeployment visit.
…NMCB-4 CO made an inspection of Seabee Teams 0406 and 0407.
…One nighttime rocket attack at Cua Viet
1968…NMCB-5’s Main Body airlift to CBC Port Hueneme commenced with the first flight’s movement from Dong Ha to Da Nang. The main body airlift from Da Nang to Point Mugu, CA was completed vis Military Airlift Command aircraft of 24 July 1968.
…CBMU-302 personnel completed a hardstand of the supply warehouse for Naval Support Facility, Cam Ranh Bay
1969…NMCB-58 began a project to construct four double-fueler truck-fill stands to service the South POL Farm facility. The project had been started by NMCB-74 before being cancelled prior to reinstatement on 08 July 1969. The project was turned over to NMCB-7 on 10 October 1969 at 93% complete.
…RADM J.G. Dillon, CEC, USN, COM3NCB visited NMCB-133 at Camp Wilkinson and was briefed on plans for repairing the Highway Bridge over the Perfume River at Hue.
…NMCB-58 Detail Juliet, consisting of 16 men, deployed to LZ baldy, near Thang Dong to repair and soil-cement 1.2 kilometers of Route 535
…First mix run through of NMCB-53’s newly installed asphalt plant at Vinh Dai
…NMCB-5’S Detail November consisting of 10 men was airlifted to the Army Special Forces Camp at Ba To on a C-123 aircraft to upgrade the existing runway and parking apron.
…At 2130, NMCB-4’s Detail Foxtrot received an incoming enemy mortar round within their perimeter. At 2225, a second round also impacted within the perimeter. No personnel were injured.
1970…Capt. J.E. Washburn, CEC, USN, COM32NCR and Cdr. W.M. Zobel, CEC, USN, 3rd NCB Representative, Saigon, visited various NMCB-10 project sites in the Battalion’s area of operations