20 February IP: 18.104.22.168 Posted on February 20, 2019 at 12:23:15 PM by Terry
1967…NMCB-40 began construction of the MAG-12 H&MS Hanger
1968…0500 to 0515. Phu Bai Combat Base came under rocket attack.
…Three artillery attacks on Dong Ha
… Numerous significant projects were completed by the various Seabee battalions during the month. MCB-5, located at Camp Barnes, Dong Ha, completed: the wiring and remodeling of two Butler buildings; the construction of a 24 by 48 foot reinforced concrete operations center bunker; a 20 x 70 foot concrete communications bunker; 33 Southeast Asia (SEA) huts; and two 500-man galleys for the Third Marine Division. The Seabees of MCB-5 also drilled two wells and erected a water tower for the complex. They finished the wiring and partitioning of six Butler buildings and rebuilt 18 SEA huts, which had been destroyed by enemy action., for the Force Logistics Supply Unit. Road work by MCB-5 resulted in the completion of a two-lane steel bridge on Route #9 and the replacement of abutments for another bridge on the same road. The constructionmen of MCB-5 replaced five culverts and patched numerous mine-damaged areas in a successful effort of keeping Route #1 open for traffic north of Dong Ha. During the month, the Seabees of MCB-5 also completed six miles of POL pipeline leading from Dong Ha to Quang Tri.
1969…CDR C.H. Swift and CDR D.E. Becker conducted CBPAC inspection on NMCB-128 Chaplain and Medical.
…NMCB-40 Listening Post X-ray was fired upon by an enemy unit and returned fire while 3rd CAG unit was called in by Base Defense. The CAG unit engaged the enemy and the Listening Post withdrew to our lines.
…MAJ J.D. Tyson, USMC, 31NCR, and LCDR G.R. Gilmore, CEC, USN, CBPAC, visited NMCB-5 at camp Hoover, Da Nang, on matters concerning communications, ordanance, and military readiness. (MCB-5 DCR 1969)
…NMCB-22 completed the 26th Marines-100 man mess complete
…KIA EO3 William T. Franke NSA Da Nang (WIA 25Dec69)
…The 2nd echelon of NMCB-53 Advance Party consisting of 4 officers and 34 enlisted men arrived at Camp Haskins North.
1970…Capt. A.L. Dominy, CHC, USN, COMCBPAC Staff Chaplain and Cdr. D.E. Becker, MSC, USN, COMSERVPAC Staff Medical Officer conducted a management inspection in the Chaplain and Medical areas of NMCB-10.
1971…An NMCB-74 LCM-6 was ineffectively fired upon from a sampan while enroute to Long Phu
…CBMU-302 had 16 NAVCATs deployed around RVN to provide maintenance and repairs to Navy facilities and also engaged in construction dependant shelters.