29 June IP: 220.127.116.11 Posted on June 29, 2018 at 07:59:41 PM by Terry
1966…NMCB-1 completed 125 16’x32’ Strongback living huts, 12 tropicalized Quonset huts, 3 showers, 11 portable 4-hole heads and all required utilities including a water pland at FLSG-A Cantonment #1 (L701 6659 III 948-795). The construction of these facilities proceded without major problems other than material shortages. Included within this project was constructin of water tanks, tower, filtration and chlorination system required for the water plant as well as water and electrical distribution and drainage system. The project required extensive design work and site relocation during construction.
1967…NMCB-11 constructed 28 50-foot Observation Towers in and around the Dong Ha Tactical Area of Operations, 21 of which were placed.
…NMCB-6 Advance Party arrived at Chu Lai.
…NMCB-6 Advance Party, composed of 4 Officers and 121 Enlisted men arrived at Camp Miller, Chu Lai.
1968…NMCB-128 set Ground Defense Condition One at Camp Faulkner due to a mortar attack on the Marble Mountain Air Facility. Security personnel provided coordinates of enemy launching sites to the Sector Fire Coordinator. No NMCB-128 casualties or incoming rounds.
…CAPT C.G. Miller and CDR B.J. Hackenson of CBPAC visited NMCB-74 at Camp Shields.
…Heavy traffic west of Cam Lo was halted by mortar action. Rock crushing operations of NMCB-74 Detail Victor were halted for 1 1.2 hours due to road conditions, which prevented hauling rock from the quarry to the crusher.
…A dining-in was held to celebrate the 1st anniversary on NMCB-53.
…2 men from NMCB-53 were wounded when their vehicle was mortared. The vehicle was part of a convoy moving supplies from Dong Ha to the NMCB-53 rock crusher at Ca Lu.
…NMCB-5 personnel on a road crew west of Cam Lo on Route 9 came under NVA mortar fire, resulting in 3 WIA’s, EOC J.H. Adams, EOH3 E.M. McNilholas, and EOH3 C.C. Miller.
1969…NMCB-11 begins it’s fourth and final RVN deployment at Camp Haines, relieving NMCB-10
…At 1935, three 107mm rocket rounds impacted in the CBMU-301 Camp Spillman area south of Camp Barnes, and one 107mm rocket impacted in the Alpha Company berthing area of Camp barnes. The attack resulted in the following NMCB-62 personnel casualties:
CM3 Douglas N Messner WIA
EO3 Edwin H. Jackson WIA
EOCA Lawrence R. Meres WIA
The Camp remained in Condition Blue until 2035.
…NMCB-53 celebrated reaching mid-deployment with a full day off from work for all hands and appropriate recreation and entertainment.
…NMCB-53 celebrated the second anniversary of its recommisioning on 30 June 67 with a Mess Night. RADM J.G. Dillon, CEC, USN, COM3NCB, was the honored guest.
…NMCB-40 Advance Party departed for CBC Davisville.
1970…Pile driving operations at the NMCB-10 Quang Tri Bridge were completed.