31 July

1967…NMCB-7 completed the first increment of the NSA Hospital Women’s Quarters on schedule.
…CAPT S.J. Wynne Jr., COMNAVFORV Representative Da Nang, LTCOL Huntzinger, Base Development, and CDR Waggoner visited NMCB-3.
… Among other construction projects which neared completion were the cantonments and operational facilities for the Marines’ tactical data system complex on Monkey Mountain. The work was performed by MCB-74 and, on 31 July, the battalion was engaged in the project’s final phase—installing a water-supply system.

1968…NMCB-11 held a dedication of the My Chanh Bridge (B-1-11)

1969…NMCB-62 was selected by Commander Service Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet as “Best of Type”, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, and was awarded the Battle Efficiency “E”.
…First phase of NMCB-1’s Detail Echo, consisting of an OIC and 5 enlisted men departed for Saigon

1970…Acting for 32NCR, NMCB-62 formulated and executed an informal agreement with the 8th ARVN Engineer battalion involving the turnover of Camp Hoover and the return of all remaining Battalion personnel.
…The 94 Seabees at Sea Float worked continuously throughout the month of July in their efforts to complete the ashore facilities at the Solid Anchor site. By month’s end the project was 38% complete.
…The remaining naval construction forces had a projected backlog in I Corps amounting to 11 weeks of horizontal work and 15 weeks of vertical work. In the III and IV Corps, the projected backlog for present Seabee assets was 53 weeks of horizontal work and 66 weeks of vertical work. There were a total of 2,576 Seabees (86 officers, 2,490 enlisted) in country as of 31 July. Seabees received a total of one Navy Commendation Medal, 510 Combat Action Ribbons, five Purple Hearts, and two Good Conduct Medals in July.

1971…CBMU-302 completed a Vietnamese Mess Hall at Naval Support Facility, Cam Ranh Bay and a warehouse for VNN personnel at Saigon
…During the month of July, Seabee units in Vietnam, MCB-5 and CBMU-302, based at Bien Hoa, continued to work at a steady pace on a wide variety of construction and maintenance jobs. Seabees were involved in sporadic combat action, but, fortunately, none of them were killed, and only four were injured.

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