30 July IP: 126.96.36.199 Posted on July 30, 2018 at 04:17:36 PM by Terry
1967…NMCB-10 Detachment Tango, officially designated as a detachment by the Chief of Naval Operations by orders issued 07 July 1967, departed for U-Tapao, Thailand from Camp Kinser, Okinawa to accomplish a vital mission that included work on a Bachelor Officer’s Quarters, an Enlisted Men’s Barracks, conversion of existing structures for a Ground Support Equipment Building, and a Communication Building. Construction completed, they departed Thailand on 05 January 1968 and on their return to the Battalion on 09 January reporting “Mission accomplished”.
…The NMCB-4 Hill 55 construction crew was increased to 11 men. The PX was completed and the galley was started.
…NMCB-3’s Detail Storm Delta I, consisting of 8 men were tasked to construct FSI components in support of FSI, I Corps Advisory Office, Hue City.
…15 men from NMCB-3 participated in the 3rd Annual Hue Olympics and wom 1 Gold, 1 Silver, and 9 Bronze medals. The Hue Olympics were held form 30 June to 02 July.
1968…Cdr. John Paul Jones assumes command of NMCB-62 relieving Cdr. W.J. Richeson
…LCDR. D. Kenin, Supply Officer, NMCB-10 departed Camp Haines.
…At 0010, movement was observed in front of the NMCB-7 Camp Barnes position #1. One round of illumination was fired with negative results. 10 minutes later a person was spotted running into the tree line on the left side of a French Bunker about 600 meters from the perimeter wire. At 0147, five personnel were observed outside the gate by both bunkers #10 and #11. Nine rounds of illumination were fired with unknown results. Later in the day a road construction crew on Route 9 (YD 052570) received 3 rounds of RPG fire. The crew requested air support and searched the area with negative results. No personnel casualties or equipment damage.
1969…NMCB-58 began a project of aircraft shelters for MAG-12 and 13. The project ultimately would total 27 MARWAIS concrete covered aircraft shelters. The project was turned over to NMCB-7 on 10 October 1969 at 40% complete with 7 shelters erected (2 complete) at MAG-12 and 3 erected at MAG-13 with none completed. Heavy rains during October would impact the total progess of the project.
…NMCB-58 began drilling a deep well with pump, tank, and tower for the 1/1 Cavalry, Americal Division. Three separate drilling sites produced negative results. The project was turned over to NMCB-7 on 10 October 1969 with the job 38% complete.
…Bridge B-1-15A (YD610312), a 240’ class 60 timber bridge was destroyed by fire.
…The NMCB-5 MLO Yard at Camp Hoover was inspected by COM30NCR.
…NMCB-4’s airlift detail returned to Camp Adenir after completing their work
1970…NMCB-62 Detail Staysville relocated to Camp Haskins South