13 January IP: 126.96.36.199 Posted on January 13, 2019 at 02:11:10 PM by Terry
1968…NMCB-10’s EON3 and EOH3 Rodney L. Taylor, were wounded by shrapnel from a booby-trapped sandbag while working on Route 1.
1969…NMCB-121 deployed a 31 man detail to Col Co Island to complete construction of Tan My POL Storage facility. The detail rejoined the Battalion at Camp Wilkinson, Gia Le on 01 February 1969.
…NMCB-12 Detail Delta One, consisting of 1 officer and an average of 25 enlisted men, deployed to Chu Lai to build five barracks for MAG-13 in support of NMCB(s) 74 and 58. The Detail rejoined the battalion on 26 March 1969.
…The Republic of Vietnam Medal of Honor, 1st Class, was presented to Capt J.R. Fisher, COM30NCR, 2 officers from COM30NCR Staff, and 3 officers from NMCB-1; and the Republic of Vietnam Medal of Honor, 2nd Class, was presented to 7 men from NMCB-1 for the rapid reconstruction of 4 DaNang to Hue railroad bridges
1970…First increment of NMCB-10 main Body Flights (one cargo and two passenger flights) with 14 officers and 438 enlisted men and 1 Marine departed Port Hueneme by air for Camp Wilkinson
1971… On 13 January 1971, 36 men of NMCB-74, unsupported by any friendly forces, landed at Mui Dinh as Detail Juliett. Immediately after landing from an LST, defensive positions were established as the bulldozers coming off the LST formed a sand berm for the Seabees’ immediate protection; later, bunkers were set up.
…Two sniper rounds struck the front end of an MRS tractor operated by an NMCB-74 Equipment Operator while working on the runway at Nam Can.