14 March
IP: 71.47.136.74

1966…The NMCB-1 Main Body was transported in five aircraft supplied by MAC, the last of which arrived at Red Beach One, Da Nang on 14 March 1966. This occasion marked the successful completion of the first airlift of a Mobile Construction Battalion directly from the Atlantic Coast to the South East Asia conflict.

1967…NMCB-9 Advance Party, consisting of 30 personnel in two groups, returned to Point Mugu on two C-118 aircraft from Da Nang.

1968…RADM J.V. Bartlett, COM3NCB, visited NMCB-121 at Camp Campbell.
…RADM J.V. Bartlett, CEC, USN, COM3NCB, and CAPT J.M. Hill, CEC, USN, COM32NCR came aboard NMCB-10 for a project inspection visit and departed the same day.
…NMCB-5’s Detail Romeo began construction of a C-123 capable airstrip at Ca Lu (LZ Stud) which would become integral to Operation Pegasus, which was the operation to relieve the seige at Khe Sanh.
…The installation of the primary unit of the 200-ton per hour rock crusher commenced at the MCB-9 Hill 494 quarry upon arrival of the unit from the LCU ramp at Hue.

1969…NMCB-53 Detail Delta One, consisting of 1 officer and 12 enlisted men departed for the Liberty Bridge project site.

1970…Navy hospital ship USS Repose (AH-16) leaves South Vietnam after four years of service
…Camp Rhodes, Quang Tri Combat Base officially turned over to representatives of Pacific Architects and Engineers for reassignment to the 14th Army Engineer Battalion.
…At 0400, 12 to 16 rounds of 122mm rockets impacted in Camp Eagle Combat Base. No NMCB-10 casualties.

1971…A 105mm round was found by NMCB-74 Detail Kilo personnel on Route 341. Evidence indicated that the installation of a bobby trap was aborted when the sweep team came near. The round was detonated in place with no injuries resulting.



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