05 March

1942…Seabee Birthday, on this day men of the Navy construction forces became known as Seabees

1965… Elizabeth Shafer, wife of EA2 Kenneth Shafer, was crowned Seabee Queen at the 23rd Annual Davisville Seabee Ball

1967… NMCB-128 celebrated the 25th Birthday of the Seabees and the 100th Anniversary of the Civil Engineer Corps. The Program consisted of sports events, a show by the “Golden Goodies”, contests, and a cake cutting. Guests included RADM Paul E. Seufer, CEC, USN, COM3NCB and RADM Paul L. Lacy. Jr., Commander NSA Da Nang. The Seabee Queen was Miss Margaret Goodrich of Winston Salem, NC, Red Cross Volunteer Worker from the Da Nang area.
…NMCB-62 celebrated the Seabee 25th Birthday and the 100th anniversary of the CEC with activities including softball games, boxing smokers with 2/9 Marines, a concert by the 3rd Marine Division Band, and an evening show by Wilma Reading. A dinner of charcoal broiled steaks and trimmings was served by the Company Commanders and the 250 pound cake served by the Captain highlighted the day’s activities.
…NMCB-58 celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Seabees and the 100th Anniversary of the Civil Engineer Corps by a cook-out, athletic events, entertainment and general holiday routine.
…NMCB-40 celebrated the Seabee Birthday at Camp Shields, Chu Lai.
…NMCB-8 celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the Civil Engineer Corps and 25th Anniversary of the Seabees. BGEN W.A. Stiles was made an Honorary Seabee.
…A celebration was held at Camp Adenir commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Seabees and the 100th Anniversary of the Civil Engineer Corps. Distinguished guests included:
RADM Paul E. Seufer, CEC, USN, COM3NCB
RADM Paul E. Lacy, USN, COMNSA Da Nang.
…RADM P.E. Seufer visited NMCB-4 at Camp Hoover.
…March 5th, 1967 was a day that was celebrated with an extra measure of enthusiasm. It marked the 25th Anniversary of the Seabees, and the 100th Anniversary of the Civil Engineering Corps. The day began with no reveille being held and breakfast lasting from 0800 to 1200 for all those who took advantage. During the morning, many sporting events were held. There were boxing events against the Marines and a softball game between Officers and Enlisted Men. Free beer could be had at the Pungi Pit.
The Anniversary dinner was held at 1600 with all officers doing the honors of serving the men. The Third marine Division Band played most of the afternoon and as a nightcap, Special Services again brought the “Wilma Reading Show” back. All in all, it was a day to remember.
…A real-life Seabee-Vietnamese village was set up at CBC Port Hueneme to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Seabees and the 100th Anniversary of the Civil Engineer Corps. SEA huts, POL tanks, timber bridges, well-drilling equipment, and strong-back tents were set up to resemble a Seabee camp in Vietnam. Seabee Teams 0910, 1010, and 1109 helped set up the camp as part of their real-life training duties. The 29 Palms U.S. marine Corps band performed music. Battalions in hhomeport participated in a full-dress Pass in Review (PIR) on the CBC Grinder.

1968…NMCB-121 celebrated the Seabee Anniversary with a festive meal, stage show, and light ground probe against the Camp perimeter taking small arms fire and returning same.
…NMCB-62 celebrated the 26th Anniversary of the Seabees. Events of the afternoon included a softball game, a Special Services sponsored show, the cutting of a 350 pound anniversary cake and crowning of the Seabee Queen. RADM J.V. Bartlett, CEC, USN, COM3NCB and CAPT C.W. Turner, CEC, USN, COM30NCR participated in the ceremony; after which, the Queen and other Red Cross girls in her court assisted in serving a steak dinner to the men of NMCB-62.
…NMCB-58 celebrated the Seabee birthday. Battalion personnel enjoyed a half holiday, stage show, steak fry, traditional cake cutting, and announcement of the selection of the NMCB-58 Queen and Princess.
…NMCB-40 celebrated the Seabee Birthday with festivities which included cake cutting, a mustache contest, Seabee of the Year, and naming of NMCB-40 Seabee Queen. Guest of Honor was MGEN S.E. Koster, Commanding General, Americal Division. Following the ceremony there was a stage show and dinner for the men and an officer’s reception.
…NMCB-10 celebrated the 26th Anniversary of the Seabees with a battalion ceremony and a large birthday cake.
…NMCB-6 Officers and men celebrated the 101st anniversary of the Civil Engineer Corps and the 26th anniversary of the Seabees with a USO show, moustache contest, presentation of ‘Seabees of the Deployment”, and the cutting of the 1,300 pound birthday cake.
…Two artillery attacks on Dong Ha
…Ens. J.T. Sawyer and 5 surveyors departed Camp Haskins North for Camp Evans to begin topographic surveys of the proposed Seabee camp site at Camp Evans.
…MCB-9 held a Seabee Birthday celebration at Camp Hoover, which included inter-company athletic contests, a steak fry, a cake-cutting ceremony, and other events.

1969…NMCB-128 celebrated the 27th birthday of the Seabees. Special Services presented “The Sights and Sounds”
…NMCB-121 celebrated the 27th Seabee Anniversary with a Battalion-produced variety show and party.
…NMCB-53 Main Body, consisting of 12 officers and 576 enlisted men, deployed to Camp Haskins North, Da Nang. The movement was completed by 07 March 1969.
…NMCB-5 participated in the change of command ceremonies when RADM J.G. Dillon, CEC, USN, relieved RADM J.V. Bartlett, CEC, USN, as COM3NCB.
…NMCB-5 observed the 27th Seabee Birthday by enjoying an afternoon off with entertainment, sports, refreshments, and ceremonies.
…to 12 Mar 69…MCB-22 Main Body consisting of 20 officers and 644 enlisted men deployed back to Gulfport, MS.
…MCB-10 Detail Papa departed Battalion base camp for the Saigon area to construct PBR logistics bases.
…NMCB-10 celebrated the 27th birthday of the Seabees with an appropriate ceremony, athletic events, entertainment, and a barbecue. Capt. A.W. Walton CEC, USN, COM32NCR, and commanding officers and command sergeant majors of units from adjacent Camp Evans on board.

1970…NMCB-121 celebrated the Seabee birthday with holiday routine in the afternoon.
…Third Marine Amphibious Force moved to Camp Haskins. The Base Development and Regiment buildings were modified by NMCB-121 to accommodate the new tenants.
…NMCB-7’s CS1 Townsend was accidentally shot in the back at LZ Baldy. He was evacuated to NSA Hospital Da Nang, in critical condition.
…CDR C.V.W. Popowich, CO NMCB-1, departed Camp Haskins North for TAD to Saigon and the Delta areas.
…CBMU-302 completed the first phase of the dependant shelter program at Ben Luc
…Radm. A.R.Marschall, CEC, USN, Commander 3rd NCB attended a welcome aboard luncheon hosted by the officers of MCB-10. Radm. Marschall was accompanied by Capt. J.E. Washburn, CEC, USN, Commander 32nd NCR.

1971…NMCB-3 celebrated the 29th birthday of the Seabees and the 104th anniversary of the Civil Engineering Corps.

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