29 November IP: 220.127.116.11 Posted on November 29, 2018 at 12:54:57 PM by Terry
1967…The NMCB-11 Main Body, consisting of 20 officers and 738 enlisted men departed Dong Ha Forward Combat Base for CBC Port Hueneme. The movement was completed by 07 December 1967 via 15 C-130 aircraft.
… Seabee Team 1012 was officially formed by NMCB-10
1968…Lack of construction materials from September to November 1968 was a major problem for CBMU-301. The massive MER (Minimum Essential Requirement) construction program during those months diverted all common construction materials to cantonment construction. None was available for routine maintenance and minor construction. An increased supply inventory and the completion of the MER program assured supply of vital materials. During the MER program most of the builders of CBMU-301 were assigned to support of Naval Construction Forces efforts in construction of facilities at Quang Tri.
… RADM W.M. Heaman, CEC, USN, COMCBPAC, inspected NMCB-3 jobsites in the West Da Nang area.
…Lt. German, 31st NCR Equipment Representative arrived for an NMCB-12 Alpha Company Management Inspection.
1969… An NMCB-133 tractor trailer hit a mine on a shoulder of QL-1 north of Bridge 1-14. A mine on the other shoulder had been detonated earlier in the day and traffic was being diverted around the first crater. The right rear wheel of the tractor was blown off; there were no Seabee casualties.
…CDR Joseph J. Gawarkiewicz, III, CEC, USN, CO NMCB-133 drove to Da Nang to brief RADM S.R. Smithm CEC, USN, COMCBPAC on NMCB-133 and the Battalion’s 3rd Deployment to Vietnam.
…NMCB-7’s Detail Foxtrot, consisting of 10 Enlisted men, returned to Camp Shields upon competion of the PSB Detenion Center.
…NMCB-7’s Detail India, consisting of ten men returned to Camp Shields upon completion of the UH-1 Hanger project at Duc Pho..
1971…CBMU-302 turned over 150 dependant shelter units at Thuan An and was ordered to return to Port Hueneme leaving 175 Seabees in-country to complete unfinished taskings. Battalion return was to be initiated in January 1972. CBMU-302 served in Vietnam continuously since 16 September 1967.