03 January IP: 220.127.116.11 Posted on January 3, 2019 at 01:03:24 PM by Terry
1966… NMCB-4 commenced construction of the shower and galley program in Chu Lai.
…CN Ralph A. Didamo Jr. NMCB-5 Da Nang died after being wounded the previous day
1968… Augment forces from other Da Nang Battalions arrived in support of NMCB-74 Project Beaver. Toatal augment forces were NMCB-7 (8); NMCB-9 (87); NMCB-58 (136); NMCB-62 (16); NMCB-128 (53) for a total of 300 additional personnel.
…At a dinner in his honor, NMCB-7’s Commandin Officer, CDR L.D. Lawson received a Certificate of Commendation from MGEN N.J. Anderson, CG 1st Marine Air Wing for emergency repairs and erosion control construction atop Monkey Mountain.
…At 0400 the Da Nang Air Base came under enemy mortar and rocket attack. No rounds fell on Camp Adenir.
…NMCB-7’s Detail Bravo One, consisting of 1 Officer and 16 Enlisted men, departed Camp Adenir for Hoi An to begin improvements at the CORDS Hospital.
…An MCB-9 truck convoy returning from Liberty Bridge received approximately 100 rounds of small arms fire in the afternoon, near the Hill 55 bridge on Route 1D. No personnel or equipment casualities were sustained.
1969…NMCB-22 established a new record by placing 845.5 cubic yards of concrete all of which was produced by the Battalion batch plant. The previous record was 622 cubic yards.
…CET3 Clifford T. Mullen, NSA Da Nang died after being wounded on 22Nov68)
1970…RADM J.G. Dillon, CEC, USN, COM3NCB, toured NMCB-133 road work along QL-1.
1971…NMCB-74 Detail Echo received 3 mortar rounds at approximately 0245. No damage or casualties resulted.
…NMCB-3 opened Cooper Bridge to traffic.