08 November IP: 220.127.116.11 Posted on November 8, 2016 at 12:38:27 PM by Terry
1967…NMCB-74 Detail Tango received 1 round of 82mm mortar fire in their new camp at ZD 108009.
…An NMCB-3 front end loader detonated a road mine on Col Co Road. No casualties were sustained.
…Two MCB-9 5-ton cargo trucks were destroyed by road mines in separate incidents on Route 14 and on Route 5 South. Seven MCB-9 personnel and three accompanying Marines were injured.
…An MCB-9 17-man detail, led by BUL2 D.B. Okeson, USN, returned to Camp Hoover after completing a 250-man galley and berting facilities for the 4th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment at Hill 65, 15 miles southwest of Da Nang.
…In early November 1967, NMCB-11 received approximately 700 pounds of clothing, soap, medical supplies, cots, shoes, and other sundry items which were turned over to the Battalion Civic Affairs Coordinator for distribution to the local Vietnamese in the city of Dong Ha and the surrounding villages. It is interesting to note that the 47 boxes of items had been shipped by the residents of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin in March of 1966 and had taken 21 months to reach the Battalion. The donations had been made in response to a 1966 letter from an NMCB-11 Yeoman who had been released from active duty 5 months previous to the unanticipated arrival of the shipment at the Dong Ha Combat Base air freight terminal
1968… The Seabee Team 0603 compound at Phan Rang, Ninh Thuan Province received three B-40 rockets and automatic weapons fire. No casualties or equipment damage.
…CDR Wilson, CEC, USN; LT Henley, CEC, USN; and Master Chief Varner, all from CBPAC conducted a Management Inspection visit on NMCB-121 at Camp Wilkinson.
…CAPT J.R. Fisher, CEC, USN, COM30NCR and CDR L.J. Green, CEC, USN, COS30NCR, were briefed on NMCB-3’s Civic Action Program and visited NMCB’3’s MEDCAP at Trung Nghis. (MCB-3 DCR ’68-’69)
…NMCB’-3’s Detail Charlie (main body) joined the Battalion at Camp Haskins South via military aircraft fom Camp Kinser, Okinawa.
This Detail was organized in late June 1968 and deployed to Camp Kinser, Okinawa. The mission of Detail Charlie was to relieve NMCB-8 Detail India, to continue construction of new cantonment facilities at Camp Kinser and to effect camp maintenance and rehab construction as directed by CBPAC Detachment Okinawa. Detail Charlie officially relieved Detail India on 15 July and began work on new construction and camp maintenance simultaneously. The objective was to pursue the construction of new buildings, taking advantage of the comparatively good weather of the summer and early autumn months. This objective was more clearly defined later when it was learned that NMCB-9 would relieve Detail Charlie. At that time, emphasis was placed on completing the roofs of buildings already started and pouring the foundations and slabs for additional buildings. In short, Detail Charlie’s mission evolved to that of preparing-to the greatest extent possible- a place for an entire battalion to function effectively, even during inclement weather
...MCB-22 Hill 327 Oxidation ponds completed. NMCB-22 was assigned to continue this project which had been initiated by a previous battalion. The oxidation ponds consisted of three such ponds comprising some four surface acres. The sewer system included some 4,400 feet of 8” pipe plus the construction of 5 new man holes. The new system had to be connected with 4” sewer pipe to ten existing buildings in the Freedom Hill complex.
1970… LTGEN McCutcheon; RADM Enger; RADM Marschall; BGEN Miller, and many other distinguished guests attended a farewell dinner at the NMCB-62 Wardroom.
1971… The delay party of NMCB-5 departed RVN after being present at the 6 November decommissioning of the Third Naval Construction Brigade. With the departure of NMCB-5, the only Seabee Battalion remaining in-country was CBMU-302