04 July

1966… The NMCB-1 Annual Administrative and Operations Inspection was conducted by CDR R.H. Miller, CEC, USN and staff from CONCBPAC
…LTGen. Victor H. Krulak, USMCR, Commanding General, leet Marine Force, Pacific (FMFPAC) visited the village of My Thi where NMCB-11’s “Provisional Platoon” conducted military patrols and civic action work. He was interested in the Seabee’s role in security and Civic Action.
…During the first half on NMCB-1’s deployment all batched concrete was hauled from the NMCB-10 batch plant at Camp Hoover, Da Nang. This necessitated long hauling time and caused excessive wear and tear on the trucks. By mid-deployment NMCB-1 had completed its own batch plant and put it into operation (L701 6659 III 955-809). Aggregate was received from NMCB-10’s rock crusher and sand was obtained from borrow pits in the general area of Red Beach. The NMCB-1 batch plant was constructed as a drive-through type with weight batching sand and aggregate hoppers. The cement was stored in a bamboo and thatch hut, built by local contractors, on an elevated fill area adjacent to the loading platform. To complete the facility a well, tower and water storage tank were provided for water supply. As a safety measure a sturdy, corrugated metal roof was constructed around the hoppers and covering the work platform to protect the men from falling sand and aggregate.The batch plant was constructed in a low lying area adjacent to an existing road about ten feet higher in elevation. This permitted cement delivery and storage at a suitable elevation for easy access to the loading platform. Sand and gravel delivery and storage were at the same elevation as the T.M. loading ramp, with a crane loading the hoppers. Trucks could be loaded out at a rate of one truck every seven minutes if required. Facilities constructed to support the plane included a shallow well, water tower, 2000 gallon storage tank and a 40’x100’ bamboo and thatch cement storage shed. The plant provided a durable and much needed concrete facility for Red Beach construction. NMCB-1 concrete batch plant provided concrete assistance to NMCB-9 (L701 6659 III 950-809) as required as assistance as required totaling 1190 cubic yards

1967… RADM W.M. Heaman, CEC, USN, COMCBPAC; CAPT A.R. Marschall, CEC, USN, COM30NCR; CAPT R.D. Thorson, CEC, USN, COM31NCR (CONUS NCR??); and CDR D.H. Bootke, CEC, USN, CED, CBC Port Hueneme, visited NMCB-62 at Camp Campbell.
…NMCB-3 held dedication ceremonies for the opening of the EM Club.
…NMCB-3 Detail Storm Juliet, consisteing of 15 men were assigned to construct and recondition bridges on Route 1 North and the Hue Bypass.
…RADM W.H. Heaman, COMCBPAC, CAPT R.D. Thorson, COM31NCR, CAPT A.R. Marschall, COM30NCR, and CDR D.H. Bodtke, Construction and Equipment Officer, CBC, Port Hueneme, visited the NMCB-3 camp.
…As an emergency construction project to permit opening of the facility prior to a scheduled military operation, NMCB-11 completed the erection of 500 lin ft of 12’ high Armco revetments around the Dong Ha Combat Base Hospital. Installation of new drainage ditches required the removal of the existing drainage system. Hand excavation of the drainage ditches was required due to the close proximities of the existing buildings. (6442 IV 235-594)
…As an emergency construction project to permit opening of the facility prior to a scheduled military operation, NMCB-11 completed the erection of revetments around the Dong Ha Combat Base hospital.
…One nighttime and first daylight artillery attack on Dong Ha

1968…NMCB-58 began construction of a 500-man galley, 500 bbl water tank and tower, and septic tank at 1st Tank Battalion, Da Nang (L701, 6659 III; 995724). The project had been taken over from NMCB-4 and in turn was turned over to NMCB-22 on 13 August 1968 with the project 96% complete.
…NMCB-40’s last flight arrived at CBC Davisville.
…A rocket/mortar attack occurred in the Red Beach area. NMCB-62 personnel remained in their mortar holes from 0010 to 0040. No rounds impacted in Camp Haskins South.

1969…From 0705 to 0735, Condition Red was set at Camp Wilkinson while 5 Viet Cong were prevented from setting up a mortar in a tree line approximately 1000 meters from the Camp Eagle perimeter.
…NMCB-62 Detail Redfish rejoined the Battalion at Camp Barnes
…CDR R.K. White, CEC, USN, Prospective Commanding Officer NMCB-40 arrived at Camp Campbell.
…CAPT C.G. Miller, Chief of Staff, COMCBPAC and CDR B.J. Hackenson conducted a Command and Logistics Management Inspection on NMCB-8 at Camp Haskins South

1970…NMCB-62 Detail Chicago rejoined the Battalion at Camp Hoover after completing the FSI facility at Hoi An.
…MCB-10 Detail Golf returned to Camp Wilkinson from Cornfield Ramp, Hue. Rock off-load operations at the ramp were turned over to the Army’s 45th Engineer Group (Construction).
…MCB-10 Detail Mike returned to Camp Wilkinson from Cornfield Ramp, Hue, after completing construction of Secondary Bridge Three

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