01 January

1967…An NMCB-62 convoy of Charlie Company personnel were returning from a bridge repair job south of Phu Bai on National Route 1 and came under enemy fire. Fire was returned and resulted in one probable enemy KIA.
…NMCB-8 rendered emergency assistance to the USS Mahnomen County LST 912 when she ran aground near the NMCB-8 Camp at Chu Lai
…NMCB-4’S Advance Party departed Port Hueneme for Camp Hoover, Da Nang.
…CEC officers and Seabees from CBC and 31st NCR Port Hueneme, including NMCB-11, manned a Seabee float in the Rose Bowl Parade.

1968…100 Seabees from NMCB-62 presented the Nation’s Colors at the annual Sugar Bowl game held in New Orleans at which LSU defeated Wyoming 20-13
… NMCB-58 began construction on a project for the FLC Computer Complex consisting of 2,000 lineal feet of Armco revetment around the FLC Computer Complex, Da Nang as well as removing the existing steel drum revetment.
…NMCB-121 started work on a 120,000 sq. ft. helo maintenance facility at Phu Bai.
…1 Navy Commendation Medal and 1 Navy Achievement Medal with Combat V, and 6 Purple Heart Medals were forwarded to current commands of former NMCB-3 personnel for presentation. (MCB-3 DCR ’67-’68)
…NMCB-7 New Years Day Log entry:

Condition THREE-and the moon’s not to Bright.
I hope it stays quiet the rest of the night.
The “Bravo” Marines are snug in their beds,
While Seabee sentries are watching for Reds.
We’ve just bid farewell to our Advance Party;
Fifty-three’s welcome was certainly hearty.
The long summer’s gone with its sweltering Heat,
We’ve endured monsoons daily, from our Head to our feet.
We have taken tough jobs and accomplished Them well,
Seven’s fame is assured-for quite a long Spell.
Just three weeks to go ‘til that long-dreamed of day,
And its joyous reunion a half-world away.
On review of this entry it is certainly clear,
No poet I, but a Civil Engineer.
-LT Lewis A. Kurtz, CEC, USN

1969… NMCB-121 Detail Papa, a 90 man crew from Alpha Company, deployed to Camp DeShurley for support of the 1969 Line of Communication (LOC) upgrade program
…NMCB-1 completed BEEP on 474 pieces of organic and augment equipment and turned over to NMCB-5 at the BEEP critique on 16 January 1969
…Enlisted Men’s Club at NSF, CRB, was formally opened by CBMU-302

1970…CBMU-302 NAVCAT Team 26 was deployed to Tho Duc to construct 200 Independent Shelter Units

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