26 February IP: 188.8.131.52 Posted on February 26, 2019 at 12:55:57 PM by Terry
1966…Seabee Team 1106 completed training at CBC Port Hueneme and deployed to CBPAC DET, RVN to perform work in support of USOM.
…First element on NMCB-3 Advance Party arrived at Rosemary Point, Chu Lai, to construct a Seabee cantonment.
1968… Increased enemy activity prevented MCB-8 from working on Route 1, the Col Co road, and the Hue by-pass. As a result the battalion re-directed their horizontal efforts to the completion of three pads at the Force Logistics Supply Group ASP area, the upgrading of 30,000 square yards of taxiway for the Phu Bai airstrip, the grading and completion of the Tan My temporary LST facility, and the preparation of numerous pads for future vertical construction.
…The continual harassment of the Dong Ha combat base was climaxed on 26 February when 300 rounds of mortar, rocket, and artillery impacted on the base. Twenty rounds landed within MCB 5’s camp and caused extensive damage to buildings and equipment resulting in six Seabees being wounded in action
…An NMCB-121 work crew took spaoradic 60mm mortar fire at ZD 137011. No casualties, all rounds at least 20 yards short, in paddy.
…CAPT C.W. Turner, COM30NCR and CAPT G.A. Goetzke, 3NCB Representative Saigon, visited NMCB-40 at Camp Shields.
…NMCB-8’s Detail Romeo, consisting of 1 officer and 18 enlisted men, traveled by convoy to Hue tasked with repairing railroad bridge #3 and constructing Bridge #5 on the Northern Hue By-pass.
…Camp Barnes received 40 rounds of enemy rocket and artillery fire. The action resulted in three WIA’s, EOHCN S.L. McGinnis, CMA2 I.M. Thomas, Jr., and EAD3 J.C. Monroe, plue 38 pieces of damaged equipment and severe damage to Alpha Company shops, NMCB-5 messhall, and several living huts.
…Six artillery attacks on Dong Ha. Three rounds impacted in the CBMU-301 shop area. One supply tent was destroyed, B&C Company shops sustained shrapnel holes. Some equipment in “A” Company area sustained minor damage. No casualties.
1969…CAPT C.M. Howe, CEC, USN, Chief of Staff, 3NCB and CAPT A.W. Walton, CEC, USN, COM32NCR, visited NMCB-128 at Camp Rhodes.
…RADM Bartlett, CEC, USN, COM3NCB; CAPT J.R. Fisher, CEC, USN, COM30NCR, and members of their respective staff, visited NMCB-58 at Camp Shields.
…NMCB-3 issued mortar alert from 0145 to 0205 due to rocket attack on Da Nang Air Base. No casualties or round in camp.
1970…Seabee Team 1018 closed it site at Phuoc Le, Phuoc Tuy Province, and established a new site at Ham Tan, Binh Tuy Province.
…NMCB-5’s Advance Party arrived in Camp Haskins North from CBC Port Hueneme to begin turn-over from NMCB-1
…NMCB-1’s Advance Party, consisting of 2 officers and 21 enlisted men, departed Camp Haskins North for CBC Davisville
1971…An NMCB-3 Detail Borealis 2 ½ ton cargo truck was severely damaged when a bobby trap placed under the seat exploded. There were no Seabee casualties.
…At the NMCB-74 Ta Kou site efforts to construct 8 miles of road from Route 1 to the radar site met with VC resistance in the form of mine emplacements and ambush attempts. On the 26th Seabees found a bobby-trapped 155-mm round with a prong detonating device, which they destroyed in place.