04 February IP: 220.127.116.11 Posted on February 4, 2017 at 06:38:03 PM by Terry
1941…The USO is formed in New York “to operate in support of the U.S. military forces worldwide”.
1967…A defensive perimeter was established at the Gia Le quarry site to provide security for 24 hour/day operation of the quarry and crusher. The crusher was moved from the Phu Bai Combat Base to the quarry on 05 February 1967. This perimeter, set up by NMCB-62 proved to be an effective toehold from which the Marines later enlarged to become the Gia Le Combat Base. While clearing fields of fire, an MRS scraper hit an anti-personnel mine suffering extensive damage to a wheel and tire.
1968…Phu Bai Combat Base was under Condition I Alert from 0410 to 0655. NMCB-121 began patching rocket craters in the Phu Bai Airfield at first light.
…NMCB-10’s Detail Hotel at Cua Viet received 30 to 40 rounds of mortar and rocket fire. No personnel casualties or damage to equipment was sustained.
…The versatility, mobility, and “Can Do” spirit that have become synonymous with the name Seabee were demonstrated during February by MCB-4. The Seabees of MCB-4 had been undergoing technical and military training at Port Hueneme, California for the previous four months, with a planned return to Vietnam on 1 April 1968. On 4 February the Battalion was alerted for probable early deployment to Vietnam and within hours after notification, the first part of the Battalion was en route; a few days later the entire Battalion was in Vietnam. The Battalion was temporarily segmented to support MCBs 9 and 58 in the Da Nang area, MCBs 6 and 40 in Chu Lai, and MCBs 8 and 121 in the Phu Bai area.
…LTjg Michael Hollingsworth and BU1 Paul Hallman of NMCB-128 were killed in action when their jeep struck a land mine near a Marine encampment northwest of Danang
1969…The EM club at Camp Adenir, Danang was moderately damaged by a round of “friendly” 155mm illumination
… A Seabee Team 0604 member and one USA were ambushed by three Viet Cong in Long An Province. No casualties. Extensive damage to the Seabee pile driver and U.S. Army truck.
…NMCB-121 celebrated the second anniversary of the re-commissioning of NMCB-121.
…Seabee Team 0514 Arrived at Phu Vinh.
1971…Pre-deployment visit to CBC Bien Hoa by CDR R.A. Schade, Commanding Officer, NMCB-5 and party.