19 march IP: 22.214.171.124 Posted on March 19, 2019 at 12:20:16 PM by Terry
1942…The Secretary of the Navy gives the Civil Engineering Corps command of the Seabees.
1965…Richard S. Supczak CE3 received a Bronze Star as a member of STAT 1104. Petty Officer Supczak was one of six men riding in a truck when a hand grenade was thrown into the bed of the truck by a passerby on the street. With disregard for his own safety, he threw the grenade onto the sidewalk where it exploded 25 yards from the truck.
1966…A vehicle driven by a member of Team 0907 was involved in an accident in Long Xuyen, An Giang, which resulted in fatal injuries to two Vietnamese girls.
1967…An NMCB-11 Pre-deployment Party of 4 officers and 1 enlisted man departed CBC Port Hueneme and proceeded via commercial and military air transportation to Da Nang.
1968…CAPT C.G. Miller, CEC, USN, Chief of Staff of COMCBPAC and CDR B.J. Hackenson, SC, USN, Logistics Officer of COMCBPAC, conducted a Management and Logistics Inspection of NMCB-58.
…The number of Seabee teams, engaged in civic action work increased to 13 during the month.
1969…An enemy charge was detonated approximately 25 meters from the NMCB-58 cam Lo Quarry haul road at 1000. One Seabee suffered torn cartilage in one knee. The Cam Lo Quarry site received 3 rounds of sniper fire at 1100. Fire was returned and 81mm mortar fire called in with negative results.
…NMCB-58 set Condition Yellow at 0130 when approximately 18 rounds of mortar fire impacted on the west side of the Chu Lai Enclave. Condition Yellow was once again set at 1030 when 2 rockets impacted in the ocean immediately off Camp Shields.
…RADM J.G. Dillon, COM3NCB, visited NMCB-40 at Camp Campbell and toured job sites.
…NMCB-3 turned over Camp Haskins South to NMCB-8.
…NMCB-7 hosted a luncheon in the Camp Barnes wardroom for all Civic Action Dignitaries and coordinators in the Quang Tri Province. Among the visitors were COL Kerrigan, G-5, Third MARDIV; CDR Wingast, Chief Staff Officer, 32NCR; and Mr. McNamarra, Deputy Senior Advisor for Quang Tri Province.
…NMCB-3 was relieved by NMCB-8 at Camp Haskins South. At 1045 the NMCB-3 crew working at Hai Van Pass came under small arms fire and RPG rounds directed at a passing convoy. The crew joined the convoy and proceeded to Lang Co Bridge and returned to work at 1230. There were no personnel or equipment casualties.
…The NMCB-3 Main Body returned to CONUS via commercial and military aircraft. The movement was complete by 23 March 1969.
…Rocket and mortar attack on Ah Hoa
1970…VADM Zumwalt, USN, COMNAVFORV, and GEN Nhe, VNA, COM21NCR, made a tour of NMCB-1’s Nam Can construction site.
1971…CDR J.L. Godsey, CEC, USN, and LCDR J.A. Dam, SC, USN, NMCB-3 Commanding Officer and Supply Officer, respectively, visited Details Aquarius, Borealis, and Dorado.
…NMCB-3’s Detail Kochab returned to Camp Haskins South from Chu Lai after completing work on fourteen sets of QL-1 culvert headwalls.