29 January

1966…Team 1105 completed its move to Vinh Long, Vinh Long Province. Establishing a new team site and commenced construction of a team compound.

1967…NMCB-4 begins it’s 2nd RVN deployment at Camp Hoover, Danang relieving NMCB-10
…NMCB-58 completed the design and construction of down spouts and gutters on Building 36 at FLSG-A, Camp Books, Da Nang. …NMCB-58 completed a covered passageway between FLSG-A Data Processing Buildings 77 and 78. The project had been begun on 01 December 1966.
…NMCB-58 completed an electrical distribution system at FLSG-A, Camp Books, Da Nang. The project, begun on 01 October 1966, consisted of seven generator sheds on concrete pads and installation of seven generators and buss systems. The NMCB-58 crew also installed an electrical distribution system in Cantonment Area #2 and the Transportation-Maintenance Area serving Buildings 8, 9, 22, and 23. Secondary electrical overhead service was installed for Cantonment Area #2.
…RADM A.C. Husband, CEC, USN, Chief of Civil Engineers and Commander NAVFACENGCOM; RADM Seufer, COM3NCB; and CAPT A.R. Marschall, CEC, USN, COM30NCR visited NMCB-62 at Camp Campbell.
…CAPT E.G. Underhill, Chief of Staff, CBPAC; CDR A.C. Perkins, Chief of Staff, CBLANT; CDR L.D. Hagedorn, Logistics Officer, CBPAC; LCDR V.Young, Equipment Officer, 31NCR; and MAJ C.J. Tyson, Military Advisor, CBPAC, visited NMCB-40 at Camp Shields.
…CAPT W.S. Spangler, CINCPAC Staff, CDR J.D. Rumble, Joint Chiefs of Staff, J$, and LCDR R. Wilking, Headquarters, MACV (DIRCON) visited NMCB-40 at Camp Shields.
…The Commanding Officer, NMCB-10 turned over command of Camp Hoover to Commanding Officer, NMCB-4.
…BGEN W.A. Stiles, Commander Task Force X-Ray and RADM A.C. Husband, Commander NAVFACENGCOM dedicated the Nouc Mon Bridge built by NMCB-8 on Route 1. RADM P.E. Seufer, COM3NCB and Commodore A.R. Marschall, COM30NCR were present for the dedication.
…NMCB-4 increased An Hoa construction crew from 6 to 15 men and began the rehabilitation of the An Hoa runway.

1968…NMCB-121 complete the 120,000 sq. ft. helo maintenance facility project.
…NMCB-58 Detail Quebec, consisting of 1 officer and from 19 to 48 enlisted men, deployed to Nam Hoa to perform quarry development and operation. No rock was produced at the Nam Hoa Quarry during March 1968 due to tactical and logistics problems in the Hue area. The Quarry became operational again during April and continued to produce rock through the end of the NMCB-58 deployment when it was turned over to NMCB-22 on 14 August 1968. Quarry operations were conducted in the same manner as the Happy Valley Quarry. Holes drilled with air-track rock drills were filled with 40% gelatine explosive for main blasts. C-4 explosive, or a mixture of C-4 and 40% gelatine, was used for secondary blasts. The blast rock was crushed by one 200TPH Cedar Rapids primary and one Cedar Rapids secondary. While NMCB-58 was operating the quarry, approximately 50,000 cubic yards of overburden was removed to expose additional rock for blasting and processing.
…NMCB-10’s Detail Mike, consisting of 20 men, deployed to Camp Evans.
…The NMCB-8 Main Body began deploying to Camp Wilkinson, Gia Le Combat Base, Phu Bai via C-141 and C-124 aircraft. The Main Body movement was completed by 06 February 1968.
…1 Navy Commendation Medal for heroism and 5 Purple Heart Medals were awarded by the NMCB-3 CO.
…Person sighted just outside the NMCB-3 perimeter at Camp Wilkinson.. The Individual fled upon illumination of the area.
…Another helicopter facility at Phu Bai was completed by the Seabees of MCB-121. The 60,000 square meter facility was turned over to the Army at the end of January. Among other projects completed by MCB-121 during the month were four bridges on Route 1 between Phu Bai and Phu Loc.
…NMCB-9’s Hill 494 quarry opened with a 3000-lb dynamite charge. Detail ECHO personnel began utilizing a temporary 15-ton per hour rock crusher to produce concrete aggregate in support of the quarry cantonment and rock crushing facility construction.

1969…A Seabee Team 0604 member received small arms fire while on a road project near Nhon Hau, Long An Province. No casualties.
…RADM J.V. Bartlett, CEC, USN, COM3NCB and CAPT A.W. Walton, CEC, USN, COM32NCR, held an arrival conference with NMCB-128 at Camp Rhodes.
…NMCB-5’s Detail Echo, Camp DeShurley, Phu Loc, received an enemy ground probe on their perimeter. No casualties resulted.
…NMCB-5 Sealift cargo arrived in Da Nang.
…At 0400 NMCB-3’s UT2 J.W. Divine received a chest wound from a stray round presumably from a fire fight on the An Hoa Air Base perimeter. He was medevaced to Da Nang and later transferred to U.S. Naval Hospital at Yokosuka, Japan. Petty Officer Divine later returned to duty with the Battalion.

1970…VADM Zumwalt, USN, COMNAVFORV, Mr. P.G. Shillito, Ass’t SecDef for Installations, and party visited NMCB-1’s Nam Can construction site. (NMCB-1 DCR ’69-’70)
…On 29 January the Commander 3rd NCB briefed Rear Admiral W.V. Combs, USN, Commander Service Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet
1971…NMCB-3’s Detail Neptune commenced pile driving on the Cua Viet pier.

1972…Three Seabee Team 7411 members returned fire when ambushed by a small Viet Cong force in Long An Province while making a preliminary survey of a road and footbridge site. No injuries..

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