18 February IP: 220.127.116.11 Posted on February 18, 2019 at 04:25:37 PM by Terry
1966…RADM R.R. Wooding, CEC, USN, OICC Saigon and BGEN C. Dunn, USA, COMUSMACV Staff, visited NMCB-4 at Camp Shields.
1967…CDR Swift, CBPAC; LCDR Dallman, CBPAC; and LCDR N.D. Falk, CBPACX, visited NMCB-40 at Camp Shields.
…The NMCB-9 detachment at Dong Tam in the Mekong Delta , consisting of 1 officer and 26 enlisted men returned to Camp Haskins. In two weeks a 250-man cantonment was constructed and several AMMI Pontoons were installed for U.S. Naval Forces there. The NMCB-9 detachment was the first organized Seabee unit, other than Seabee Teams, to operate in the Delta.
1968…LCDR L.E. Vann, SC, USN; LT H.G. Gohrband, SC, USN; and CUCM P.F. McCarey visited NMCB-128 at Camp Faulkner and conducted a Supply and Disbursing Administrative Inspection.
…0500 to 0640. Phu Bai Combat Base came under rocket attack.
…The CBPAC Team of LCDR Matthews, LCDR, Newcomb, and MAJ Tyson made a visit to CBMU-301 to discuss personnel, equipment, camp construction, planning, and problems.
…At Chu Lai, MCB-6 completed construction on phase one of a 400-bed “medevac” hospital. Within the same area they also finished the construction of support facilities that included a 4,300 square foot enlisted men’s barracks, a 2,200 square foot laundry, and a 2,200 square foot registrar and admission building. Also at Chu Lai, the primary power sub-station (10,000 KVA) was activated to supply Marine Air Group TWELVE (MAG 12) and MAG 13 flight
lines with electrical power. In early February MCB-6 completed 13 earth berms at the U.S. Army’s Americal Division Ammunition Supply Point (ASP).
…Major projects completed by MCB-9 during the month included: a shower and water tank for the 7th Marines south of Da Nang; an extension of the Red Beach power distribution system; four 4,000 square foot pre-engineered metal buildings for the Da Nang exchange; and 7 two-story wood-framed barracks near the Da Nang Air Base.
1971…NMCB-74 Detail Golf at Nam Can received approximately five rounds of mortar fire. Minor damage resulted to a transit mixer, welder, and the CM Shop. No Detail Golf personnel were injured.
…CBMU-302 completed and turned over to the VNN 120 dependent shelters at Nha Trang