21 January IP: 184.108.40.206 Posted on January 21, 2019 at 03:56:26 PM by Terry
1967…NMCB-58 completed construction at FLSG-A Da Nang of eleven standard strongback huts, Steward’s quarters for the General’s quarters, and a Colonel’s quarters. The project was begun on 23 November 1966.
1968…The 77 day Siege at Khe Sanh begins
…CDR W.L. Wilson, CBPAC Operations Officer and LT J.L. Henley, CBPAC Administration Officer, visited NMCB-40 at Camp Shields.
…RADM J.V. Bartlett, CEC, USN, COM3NCB; Nonorable Elford A Cedarberg, Representative Thenth District of Michigan and Honorable Burt L. Talcott, Representative Twelfth District of California and party arrived and toured the Quang Tri area and departed the same day for a similar tour of NMCB-6 projects at Chu Lai
1969…An NMCB-12 MRS was heavily damaged when it struck a mine while operating on Route 13C. Two Alpha Co. men and an ARVN Engineer Trainee were injured were wounded
… Commodore D.G. Iselin, Commander Construction Battalions Atlantic and Commodore A.W. Walton, COM32NCR, visited NMCB-7 at Camp Barnes. COMCBLANT spoke to the Officers and Chiefs about future plans for NMCB-7 and the Atlantic Fleet Battalions.
…NMCB-1 deployed to CBC Davisville having completed its 3rd deployment in Vietnam. Personnel and airlift cargo were flown in 5 commercial aircraft accommodating both personnel and cargo in each plane. NMCB-1’s entire surface cargo was shipped to CONUS in Sea-Land vans. The redeployment was completed by 28 January. Although no major problems occurred during the deployment, military security constituted a significant drain on Direct labor man days and lowered production accomplishments of the battalion. The largest requirement for security personnel was Phu Loc Quarry which averaged 50 men per day until December 1968, when, with the departure of the NMCB-71 security force, an additional 40 men from NMCB-1 were required. This additional requirement coming at this time presented serious personnel reshuffling challenges to meet all assigned priority tasks. Throughout the deployment, the NMCB-1 security force fired over 4100 mortar rounds in support of many operations and security.
1970…Viet Cong destroyed the My Yen Village Community Hall, recently constructed by Seabee Team 0410 in Long An Province.
…MCB-10 Detail Foxtrot departed for Camp Evans for construction projects at Phuong Dien and An Lo.
1971…CDR R.L. Siegle, CEC, USN, and CDR B.L. Young, SC, USN, Operations Officer and Supply Officer of COMCBPAC, conducted a Management Inspection in the NMCB-3 Operations and Supply Departments.
…CBMU-302 completed Project Protein which included 1 feed mill and 1 furrow barn
1972…Seabee Team 133-08 closed its site at Ben Tre City, Kien Hoa Province.
…Turnover ceremony was held at Camp Logan, Bien Hoa, signifying the redeployment of CBMU-302 to Port Hueneme and transfer of the base camp to the U.S. Army