28 May
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1965…NMCB-3 begins it’s 1st of 5 RVN tours at Camp Hoover, Danang being the first Battalion to occupy Camp Hoover-

1967…NMCB-58 completed construction of four BOQ’s and two head facilities for FLC Red Beach, Da Nang. The project had begun on 22 March 1967.
…Seabee Team 13301 departed RVN for Team Training at CBC Gulfport.
…Capt A.R. Marschall, COM30NCR, presented the Peltier Award for 1966 to the Commanding Officer of NMCB-1 at a Battalion formation
…NMCB-11 Memorial service held for EON3 Marvin C. Hill, USN, accidentally electrocuted on Detachment in Cua Viet on 25 May 1967

1968…NMCB-58 Project Dong Tam Detail, consisting of 1 to 2 officers and 51 to 94 enlisted men, deployed to Saigon for participation in Task Force Dong Tam constructing refugee housing at Gia Dinh Province. The Detail, which was part of a joint operation with the U.S. Army and ARVN units was originally tasked with building a 250 unit housing facility but was subsequently reduced to 135 units. The Detail completed structural construction on 135 20’x60’ structures at two sites, about 4,000 feet of new roadway, and 1,000 feet of existing oadway was improved. Water and electrical systems were nearing completion when the project was turned over to NMCB-3 to be completed and the Detail rejoined the Battalion on 12 August 1968.
The Dong Tam Task Force was established by COMUSMACV to accelerate the resettlement of Saigon and Gia Dinh refugees from the TET and May offensives. The Operation was a combined effort with U.S. Engineer Forces, ARVN Engineer Troops and GVN Civil Agencies under the overall control of the GVN Central Recovery Committee. The U.S. Engineer Task Force under the command of MACV-DC Brig Gen Rollins was activated to supervise and co-ordinate the joint U.S. Military Engineer participation. 3NCB was tasked to erect 135 buildings and to assist in site preparation. The Seventh Air Force was tasked with heavy equipment and material delivery support, and the 46th Army Engineers were tasked with setting up a pre-fab operation at the Phu Tho Race Track to pre-fab the buildings. NMCB-58 was assigned two construction sites 4030 mandays were expended by the Battalion in the construction of 675 family housing units (five units per building) . The Battalion consumed 540,000 pounds of concrete block; 7 miles of interior wiring; 2970 8’x12’ pre-fabricated wall sections; 810 25’ pre-fabricated trusses and gable ends; 17, 200 sheets of tin roofing; 162,000 sq. ft. of 1x6 flooring; 270 bundles of 2x4 and 2x6 lumber; 2 ½ tons of nails; 4,000 feet of water line; and 1,000 dump truck loads of laterite, sand and gravel were spread to construct the required 4,000 feet of roadway.
…One artillery attack on Dong Ha
…Heavy rains and winds at Camp Evans caused some damage to berthing huts and administration buildings at thye new NMCB-4 Seabee camp.
…Seabee Team corpsmen treated 6,850 patients, 85 of which were battle wounds. During May there were 14 Seabee Teams in country with the 15th and last team of the current expansion due to arrive in June.

1969…Seabee Team 0513 returned fire after receiving one B-40 rocket round and light small arms fire directed at the Team compound near Ben Tre, Kien Hoa Province. No casualties or damage.
…At 0058, Rocket Condition was set. No rounds landed in the Camp Adenir perimeter.
…CBMU-302 Detail India deployed to Ben Loc to perform maintenance and construction in support of NSAD, Ben Luc

1980…55 Women become first women graduates from the U.S. Naval Academy


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