21 June IP: 22.214.171.124 Posted on June 21, 2017 at 01:48:57 PM by Terry
1966… NMCB-1 drilled a well for First Battalion 12th Marines (L701 6659 III 959-760) to good water bearing strata at a depth of 150 feet. Two ten foot long, 8 inch well screens and a dep well pump were installed capable of producing 320 gpm. (MCB-1 DCR 1966) The Battalion also drilled a 241 foot well for Third Marine Tank Battalion (L701 6659 III 989-708) capable of producing in excess of 500 gpm.
1967… RADM W.M. Heaman, CEC, USN, COMCBPAC and CAPT A.R. Marschall, CEC, USN, COM30NCR, visited NMCB-133 at Camp Faulkner.
…A 64-man MCB-1 detachment returned to Red Beach on 21 June from Dong Tam in the Delta, where the Seabees had constructed a number of facilities, including 25 hootches, a 500-man mess hall, and nine Quonset huts.
1968… During NMCB-1’s 1968-1969 deployment the Battalion had three hamlets in its area of Civic Action responsibility. These hamlets wer Hoa An, Nhan Hoa and Binh Thuan of the Hoa Phat village. The Battalion Civic Action program was co-ordinated with the First Marine Division (G-5) Civic Action Officer. The Battalion conducted several Civic Action projects during the deployment:
a) The Battalion constructed a 40 ft x 70 ft dormitory for 75 orphans, a new school office, 10 classroom desks, and a new school gate at the Bo De School. Most of the construction material used in these projects was scrap from the MLO yard plus dunnage from the deep water piers and the NSA Civic Action yard.
b) English classes were conducted each week at the Bo De School, and during the deployment clothes, food, soap, sewing machines and school supplies were given to the school. The clothes were made available by individuals and various organizations in CONUS. Supplies such as soap, sewing machines, well pumps, paint, school supplies, and bedding were available through the III MAF Civic Action warehouse.
c) Other civic action work included the re-roofing of a small Vietnamese hospital and the construction of a 16’x32’ maternity clinic in the village of Phu Loc located near NMCB-1’s quarry detail. It is believed that this was the first Civic Action construction work done in the village.
d) NMCB-1 undertook a small project for the village chief in Hoa Tho. It consisted of providing fill for the foundation on which a new village headquarters was to be built and the planned construction of a 100 ft. road from the main village road to the village hadquarters.
…NMCB-58 Main Body redeployed from Hoi An to Camp Haskins North were the Battalion Command was reestablished.
…Quang Tri Combat Base received approximately twelve rounds of rockets. Four rounds impacted in the new Seabee camp area resulting in minor damage to the CTR Building.
…Two artillery attacks on Dong Ha and one artillery attack on Cua Viet
… A side dump from MCB-11 struck a mine two miles south of Dong Ha on the 21st extensively damaging the vehicle and seriously wounding one Seabee.
…MCB-9 Seabee Team 0911 returned to CONUS via C-118 aircraft upon completion of a six-month deployment to northern Thailand in support of U.S. Military Civic Action Programs
1969…. NMCB-58 Detail Quebec at the Cam Lo Crusher site claimed at least one enemy KIA when morning sweep teams of the riversite quarry came upon the body of an enemy soldier who had tripped a booby-trap set at a security position br Quebec’s security force upon departing the area the previous evening. By all appearances the soldier had been attemping to place a bobby-trap of his own at the position. The local Vietnamese citicenry reported that others had been killed, but had been carried off during the night.
…NMCB-58 set Condition Yellow at Camp Shields at 0657 when two rockets impacted in the 6th Battalion 56 Artillery area immediately to the south of Camp Shields.
…ENS Collier and Michalski were promoted to the rank of LT(jg).
…RADM W.M. Heaman visited NMCB-4 at Camp Adenir.
…An airlift detail from NMCB-4 departed Camp Adenir to work on the Thoung Duc Airfield extension.
1970… An NMCB-62 TD-20 tractor detonated a 50 pound mine on Route LTL-4 totally destroying the tractor and requiring the MEDEVAC of one Seabee.
…NMCB-5’s Detail Lima completed the Rung Sat Special Zone (RSSZ) road project and and moved off site via Mike Boat. The approximately 8 miles of road connected the villages of Can Gio, Long Thanh, and Dong Hoa. The road included approximately 3 miles of soil cement treated surface, 5 miles of asphalt treated surface, four bridges, several culverts, and a large quantity of bank stabilization work.