16 April

1947… Act of Congress gives Navy Nurse Corps members commissioned rank.

1966…RADM W. M. Heaman, CEC, USN, COMCBPAC-DIRPACDOCKS and RADM W.M. Enger, CEC, USN, Deputy Chief of BUDOCKS visited NMCB-4 at Camp Shields for 24 hours.
…RADMS T.R. Weschler, USN, COMNSA Da Nang, W.M. Enger. CEC, USN, DEPCOM/NAVFACENGCOM and W.M. Heaman. CEC, USN, COMCBPAC visited the NMCB-3 camp for a construction tour and briefing.

1967… NMCB-58 completed the design in construction of the intrim Sewage Disposal System for the 1st FSR ice cream plant and bakery at Red Beach, Da Nang which was begun on 31 March 1967.
…CDR R.L. Foley, CEC, USN, CO NMCB-3 visited NMCB-62 at Camp Campbell.
…RADM P.E. Seufer, CEC, USN, and CAPT A.R. Marschall. CEC, USN, visited NMCB-4 at Camp Hoover.
…NMCB-3’s pre=advance party arrived at Phu bai to select a new advanced base camp site.
…Construction of a camp at the new Cua Viet LST ramp was begun by NAVSUPPACT public works personnel. By month’s end 10 strongbacks, a galley and a mess hall had been completed and electrical, water, and sewer systems had been installed.
… MCB-1 relieved MCB-9 at Camp Haskins, located at Red Beach, 10 miles north of Da Nang. Projects completed by MCB-9 included the upgrading of the airfield at the Ming Long Special Forces Camp to C-123 capability, and the construction of a 15-building complex for the U.S. Marine 11th Motor Transport Battalion.

1968…CAPT J.M. Hill, CEC, USN, COM32NCR arrived on a Management Inspection on NMCB-10.
…An NMCB-11 Advance Party consisting of 7 officers and 112 enlisted personnel deployed from the Battalion at NCBC Port Hueneme via C-118 aircraft to Quang Tri Combat Base. The Advance Party consisted of four flights. Two sealifts of Battalion gear and equipment were shipped from Port Hueneme to Da Nang. One ship, the SS Golden State loaded on March 26, sailed on March 30 and arrived at Da Nang on April 30. Two shipriders were assigned by the Battalion to the cargo carried on the first ship. This ship did not arrive in time for the gear to be set up prior to arrival of the Main Body. Necessary repairs caused the delay of the ship. The second ship, the USNS Sgt. Miller, sailed on May 2 and arrived at Da Nang on June 1, 1968. There were no problems with this ship.
…SWF2 Edward C. Adams CBMU-301 Khe Sanh SWF2 Edward C. Adams was killed at Khe Sanh

1969…RADM J.G. Dillon, CEC, USN, COM3NCB; CAPT J.E. Powell, CEC, USN, COM30NCR; CAPT E.L. Pickett, CEC, USN, COMNAVFORV REP, Da Nang (Base Development); and CAPT C.J. Mathews, CEC, USN, Commanding Officer NMCB-58, visited Detail Foxtrot at Song Tra Bong Bridge and Detail Golf at Duc Pho to observe progress on those two high-interest projects.
…NMCB-53’s Commanding Officer visited the Battalion’s crusher-quarry operation at Vinh Dai and also NMCB-40, NMCB-62, NMCB-121, and NMCB-128’s camps on a 4 day trip. (MCB-53 DCR 1969)
…NMCB-11 Predeployment Party departed Port Hueneme for predeployment visits to Hawaii, Okinawa, and Camp Evans, RVN.
…CBMU-301’s camp at Quang Tri was formally dedicated in honor of SW2 Edward C. Adams, killed at Khe Sanh

1970…NMCB-7’s Detail November, consisting of 13 Enlisted men, returned to Camp Shields after completing the re-roofing project at the Tam Ky Hospital.
…NMCB-5’s Detail Hotel at Long Phu received small arms fire and grenades from an unknown enemy force. There were no personnel casualties.
…Capt. J.E. Washburn, CEC, USN, COM32NCR visited MCB_10’s job sites.

1971…9 NMCB-74 Detail Charlie personnel rejoined the Battalion at CBC Bien Hoa.
…NMCB-74 Detail Hotel, consisting of 1 officer and 42 enlisted men rejoined the Battalion at CBC Bien Hoa from Long Phu.
…On 16 April. CECN Robert W. Hajek of CBMU-302 Detachment Ben Luc suffered a compound fractured arm.

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