01 March

1966…OIC of NMCB-3’s Advance Party reported to CO, NMCB-4 for Operational Control for a one month period. (MCB-4 DCR 65-66)
…Seabee Team 1106 deployed to Vinh Long

1968… NMCB-121 completed a timber bridge near Hue (YD 781209) and opened the bride to traffic allowing the first Da Nang to Hue convoy through the area.
…CAPT C.W. Turner, CEC, USN, COM30NCR, visited NMCB-62 at Camp Haskins South and toured construction sites with CDR W.J. Richeson, CEC, USN, CO NMCB-62.
…CDR R.E Fluss, CEC, USN, Commanding Officer NMCB-4 relieved CDR W.W. DeGroot III, CO NMCB-58 at Camp Haskins North.
…CDR W.W. DeGroot III established NMCB-58 headquarters at Hoi An and established a tent camp within the 2nd ROK Marine Brigade TAOR. The 2nd Republic of Korea (ROK) Marine Brigade was an 8000-man unit assigned the task of protecting the southern area below the city of Da Nang. The 2nd ROK Marine Brigade had initially relocated to Hoi An from the Chu Lai area and had established a tent-camp headquarters on the South China Sea when NMCB-58 was assigned the task of building a more permanent home for the unit. This project, to this point, was the largest undertaking assigned to a single Mobile Construction Battalion in the Vietnam conflict. Although the original scope was sketchy, the project was nevertheless an imposing task. The following general requirements were to be met: nearly 1400 structures in 14 different sites, all located in an insecure area 15 miles from the nearest supply point. Each camp was to have sufficient facilities and utilities to function independently, but still be within the tactical area of responsibility of the 2nd ROK Marine Brigade. The cantonment as built consisted of 1405 structures having a combined floor area of 548,224 square feet. Complete electrical and water systems, an inter-connecting road system, and defensive berms were also constructed. A total of 47,539 man-days of direct labor were expended by NMCB-58 and $1,544.672 worth of material was put in place.
…At 1900, approximately 7 rounds of Viet Cong 57mm recoilless rifle fire impacted within NMCB-9’s Hill 494 quarry campsite, Detail Echo personnel returned small arms fire, M-79 grenade, and machine gun fire with negative results. Four Seabees were wounded by shrapnel. CEC Delbert J. Walker, USN, was MEDEVAC’ed.
…Personnel from NMCB-4’s Delta and Charlie Company received enemy small arms fire while working on a chain link fence project at Force Logistics Command (FLC), Da Nang. No NMCB-4 personnel were injured

1969…NMCB-58 began ongoing routine maintenance work at the Quang Ngai and Tam Ky Hospitals. The work was performed on an as needed basis throughout the deployment and was turned over to NMCB-7.
…Mortar, artillery, and rocket attack on An Hoa
…NMCB-22 completed the 1st Mar Div Sentry Towers

1970…LT H.F. Gohrban, 32NCR and SKC R.E. Ritchie, 20NCR, conducted the Annual Supply Inspection of NMCB-121.
…CDR C.V.W. Popowich, CEC, USN, CO NMCB-1, returned to Camp Haskins North from TAD to Saigon.
…NMCB-1’s Detail Romeo, consisting of 9 enlisted men, rejoined the Battalion from paving operations in the Dong Ha/Quang Tri area.

1971…NMCB-74 personnel participated in Change of Command on 3NCB.
…NMCB-5’s Advance Parties to RVN, Guam, and Adak departed CBC Port Hueneme. The movements were completed by 15 March
…LCDR E.C. Lenz, CEC, USN, and UTCM J.H. Herrera, USN, NMCB-3 Operations officer and Senior Enlisted Advisor, visited Details Aquarius, Borealis, and Dorado.
…CAPT A.L. Dominy, CHC, USN, and CDR D.E. Becker, MC, USN, COMCBPAC Chaplain and Medical Officer, respectively, conducted Management Inspections of NMCB-3’s Medical/Dental and Chaplain’s departments.

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