15 April
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1962…USS Princeton (CV37) brings the first Marine helicopters to Vietnam. This was the first Marine advisory unit to arrive in South Vietnam.

1967…Government of Vietnam announces a plan to relocate 20,000 civilians to allow construction of a fortified barrier along the DMZ
… An NMCB-71 Detail of 1 officer and 27 enlisted men deployed to Quang Ngai City to construct cantonments for the ARVN as part of the Force Structure Increase (FSI) Program.
…NMCB-5’s Advance Party departed Camp Adenir for CBC Port Hueneme.
…NMCB-4’s detail at Khe Sanh began reconstruction of the runway with a 17-man crew with LTJG G.P. Kelley as OIC.
…NMCB-1 detached 1 officer and 124 enlisted men to Happy Valley, Da Nang to perform quarry development
…NMCB-1 detached 16 men to Thien Phouc to upgrade the existing airfield. The detachment returne on 20 June 1967
…NMCB-1 detached 18 men to Dai Loc to construct a 378-foot timber bridge. The detail returned on 15 June 1967.

1968…NMCB-58’s CETCA Arthur Stavely sustained an arm wound when under enemy sniper fire on Route 1 between Hoi An and Da Nang.
…Seabee Team 0912 deployed to Xa Xuan Loc (L7014, SH6430 IV; (YT463083)
…CAPT D.G. Iselin, CEC, USN, prospective COMCBLANT and CAPT J.R. Fisher, CEC, USN, COM30NCR visited NMCB-128 at Camp Faulkner.
…CAPT D.G. Iselin, CEC, USN, prospective Commander Naval Construction Battalions, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, visited NMCB-62 at Camp Haskins South.
…Three grenade booby traps were located and disposed of while bulldozing the helicopter approach area around the helipad at the ROK cantonment Service Company Camp at Hoi An. (MCB-58 DCR ’67-’68)
…CAPT D.G. Iselin, CEC, USN, prospective COMCBLANT, visited NMCB-58 at the Hoi An construction site. (MCB-58 DCR ’67-’68)
…An NMCB-4 crew installing fence along the FLC perimeter at Red Beach received light small arms fire. No personnel were injured.

1969…NMCB-121’s WO1 Powers, CEC, USNR was awarded the Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Bronze Star at a ceremony at Phu Loc District Headquarters.
…2015-Red Alert at Camp Wilkinson as Camp Eagle received five 122mm rockets. No rounds fell in Camp Wilkinson.
…RADM J.G. Dillon, CEC, USN, COM3NCB and CAPT J.E. Powell, CEC, USN, COM30NCR, inspected Camp Haskins North.

1970…NMCB-121’s Detail Charlie, consisting of 14 men deployed to Thuong Duc.

1971…Seabee Team 1019 closed out their site at Rach Gia City, Kien Giang Province, and relocated to My Tho City, Dinh Toung Province, as relief for Team 7407.
…Camp Haskins South was turned over to the U.S. Army 57th Transport Battalion.


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