03 February IP: 220.127.116.11 Posted on February 3, 2019 at 03:31:51 PM by Terry
1966…NMCB-11 projects included: completed expansion of NSA Hospital started by NMCB-9 at the Marble Mountain Military Complex (built an x-ray building, fire station, generator building, several new Quonset-type wards and improved roads, a helicopter landing pad and parking areas. Other projects included: a road system for LAAM site and AFRTS building and tower sites on Monkey Mountain; operated the rock crusher; provided a well-drilling crew; replaced three war damaged sections of the Tourane River Bridge on Route 1 south of Da Nang; worked on a DeLong type floating pier; installed huge modular steel-framed buildings at the Covered Storage (CS) and Transportation and Maintenance (T&M) sites; completed the canopy for the III MAF Officer’s Club patio; completed the III MAF R&R Center; designed and completed the China Beach R&R Site complete with 480-seat outdoor amphitheater.
1967…Seabee Team 0908 returned to the NMCB-9 Main Body at Da Nang, via C-118 aircraft, from leave in the United States after completing a six-month deployment to Vietnam.
1968…NMCB-128 set Ground Defense Condition One at Camp Faulkner due to a mortar and rocket attack on the Da Nang area. Battalion security personnel provided the Sector Fire Coordinator and other units with coordinates of enemy launching positions.
…CDR C.H. Swift, CHC, USN, COMCBPAC Staff, arrived at Camp Haskins South for a 2 day Administrative Inspection of NMCB-62.
…NMCB-3’s Detail Storm Yankee and Storm India were dis-established.
1969…NMCB-58 Commanding Officer, S-2 Officer, Officer in charge of the Quarry, and the Enlisted Marine Advisor arrived at Camp Shields.
…LT D.F. McChaill, NMCB-40 Alpha Company Commander was promoted to the rank on Lieutenant Commander.
…COM3NCB, RADM J.V. Bartlett, CEC, USN, conducted an arrival conference for NMCB-5 at Camp Hoover, Da Nang.
1971…NMCB-74 Detail Yankee, consisting of 23 enlisted men, rejoined the Battalion at CBC Bien Hoa.
…NMCB-3’s Detail Libra at Hill 37 received three mortar rounds. There were no Seabee casualties.