Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 11

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Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 11
NMCB ELEVEN LOGO.png
Active1942–1945

1953–1969

2007–present
CountryUnited States
BranchUSN
HomeportConstruction Battalion Center Gulfport
EngagementsWorld War II
Vietnam War
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Commanders
Current
commander
CDR Dean E. Allen
Fig. 1: NMCB 11 commissioning (USN)
Fig. 2: WWII 11th CB insignia. It is a classic example of late Deco Streamline Moderne design. In 1944 the insignia was revised by the listing of all the deployment sites that was still style sensitive to the original design. Another revision followed adding naval icons around the border. (USN)
Fig. 3: Lombrum Point ship repair dock, Los Negros built by 11 NCB (USN)
Fig. 4: Cover of BUDOCKS Technical Digest No51 with MCB 11 crew pouring the top of a low level reservoir at Cubi Point, Bataan, Philippines. The photo is an iconic Seabee image.[1] (USN)

Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 11 (NMCB 11) is a United States Navy Construction Battalion, otherwise known as a Seabee Battalion, presently home-ported at the Naval Construction Battalion Center (Gulfport, Mississippi). The unit was formed during World War II as the 11th Naval Construction Battalion at Camp Allen on 28 June 1942. On 1 July, she moved to the new Seabee base Camp Bradford. Seabee battalions were numbered sequentially in the order they were stood up. The battalion lost one man during the war to an accident. The 11th NCB was inactivated on 1 December 1945, at Subic Bay, Philippines.

The unit was reactivated as Mobile Construction Battalion 11 in the fall 1953, only to be decommissioned again in December 1969. However, MCB 11 made four tours in Vietnam. Eleven's fourth Seabee Technical Assistance Team (STAT) was sent to a Special Forces camp near the junction of two jungle routes, one called the Ho Chi Minh trail. It was the main route for the Viet Cong into South Vietnam, and lead to the most decorated group of Seabees in Seabee history. The battalion's 1967 tour exposed the men to the most severe combat the Seabees had seen since World War II. They came under fire 128 times, costing them 12 KIA. There were construction fatalities as well. In addition, the battalion suffered 102 wounded. NMCB 11 had one man make all four tours, getting a ribbon that matches the battalion's battle streamer. The battalion was deactivated in 1969.

Reactivated in 2007, NMCB 11 has since deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan. It has also undertaken international engagement activities in the Pacific, and has supported relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Homeport for NMCB 11 is NCBC Gulfport Mississippi

World War II[edit]

From Camp Bradford, the battalion caught a train to the Advance Base Depot, Port Hueneme.[2] NCB 11 was the very first CB to embark from that port for the Pacific.[3] In the early record, 11th's first assignments are referenced by their code-names: Straw-hat, Straw-stack[4] and Fetlock. "Straw-hat" was Upolo, Samoa, "Straw-stack" was Tutuila, Samoa, and "FETLOCK" is believed to be Pago Pago.[5] Eleven's primary projects were the construction of a Destroyer base and harbor facilities at Tutuila, fuel tanks, pump system, and fuel dock. A detachment was also sent to assist the 2nd NCB on Upolo. From Samoa, 11 NCB was transferred to Nouméa, New Caledonia after CBMU 506 arrived to replace them in Samoa. The main project on this site was Naval Mobile Hospital 5. There were 3 detachment sites: Magenta, Ducos, and Ile Nou.[5] They were then sent to New Zealand for R&R. The next stop was Banika Island in the Russells for the building of the Acorn 3 dock.[5][6]

Afterwards, the battalion boarded USS Wharton (AP-7)[7] for the Admiralty Islands campaign to build a home-base for the 2nd NCR on Los Negros Island . Also with them on AP 7 was the 58th NCB. At Milne Bay, Los Negros 11 CB and 58 CB joined the 71st CB. Projects the 11th CB had were the construction of three repair bases on Seeadler Harbor for seaplanes,[8] landing crafts, and ships[5] (FIG.3). From Los Negros, the battalion returned to the States. After a long wait, the 11th CB shipped out along with the 35th and 80th (segregated) CBs for Subic Bay, Philippines. At Subic Bay, the 11th took over some projects that the 115th CB had started as well as co-worked with the 115th on others. These included the completion of an Amphibious Training Center, Advance Base Construction Depot[9] and a marine railway.[5] On 1 December 1945 the battalion was inactivated. The record does not give the date that the men reached CONUS.

  • 11 NCBs original WWII Log and documents are at the NHHC-Seabee Museum website (click on "Naval Construction Battalion").[10]
  • AP-7, formerly SS Southern Cross, was one of the ships used by Admiral Byrd in his Antarctic exploration prior to the war.[7] The battalion published a cruisebook when it returned to CONUS in 1944 titled "Southern Cross Duty". The inspiration for that name came from the history of USS Wharton as fitting to the battalion's duty sites south of the equator.
  • time at: Samoa 10 months, New Caledonia 5 months, New Zealand 1 month, Banika 2.5 months, Los Negros 6 months, on ship 2.5 months, Port Hueneme 6 months, Philippines 5 months[7]

Cold War era[edit]

In August 1953, the battalion was reactivated as Mobile Construction Battalion 11 (MCB 11) at Port Hueneme, CA.[11] The battalion did not deploy to Korea. Instead, her first deployment returned the battalion to its last World War II duty station, Subic Bay.[11] The project was constructing Naval Air Station Cubi Point with its adjacent pier. Along with CBs 2, 3, 5 and 9 MCB 11 was involved in the leveling of a mountain that civilian contractors said could not be done. It cost of $100,000,000 in 1956. Adjusted-for-inflation, the cost in today's dollars would be $934,229,168.10.[12] In November 1955 MCB 11 landed on Kwajalein to build Department of Defense housing totaling 78 buildings. On Halloween 1959, the battalion relieved MCB 9 on Okinawa. The job was building base infra-structure: five 100'x400' warehouses, four shops, plus supply and administration buildings.[11] Sent to Midway Island in December 1961, the battalion worked on a seaplane ramp, the station's roads, as well as civilian and military housing. However, MCB 11 had three atypical projects for the Atomic Energy Commission on Kwajalein, Eniwetok, and Nevada. The battalion repaired massive damage caused by the 11 November 1962 arrival of Typhoon Karen on Guam;[11] an advanced party left for the island just days after the storm on 15 November, followed by the main body on 5 December.

Vietnam[edit]

Marvin Shields.jpeg   A light blue neck ribbon with a gold star shaped medallion hanging from it. The ribbon is similar in shape to a bowtie with 13 white stars in the center of the ribbon.Fig. 5: CM3 Marvin Glenn Shields Mobile Construction Battalion 11

Fig. 6: STAT 1104 in Port Hueneme L-R standing: John Klepher, Dale Brakken, William Hoover, Ltjg Peterlin, Cmdr L.W.Eyman, Douglas Mattick, James Keenan, J.R. McCully, Marvin Shields,kneeling: Richard Supczak, F.J. Alexander Jr, James Wilson, Jack Allen. The 9 team members at Dong Xoai received a Navy Unit Commendation, the Medal of Honor, 2 Silver Stars, 6 Bronze Stars with Vs, and 9 Purple Hearts.(USN)
Fig. 7: MCB 11 Vietnam camp sign 1969 (note sign; battalion had not completely adopted the name change to NMCB) (USN)
Fig. 8: Ghost Battalion colors at Quảng Trị. The Seabees had 11,000 graves to move in order to construct that airfield. (USN)
  • 1965 in late January, the battalion made history when it deployed to Okinawa. MCB 11 was the first CB to deploy by air. In February, Seabee Technical Assistance Team 1104 (FIG. 6) was sent to Ben Soi, Vietnam where they built a camp for U.S. Special forces.[13][14] "Seabee teams with Secret Clearances were sent to Vietnam to assist the U.S. Army's Special Forces in the CIA funded Civilian Irregular Defense Group program (CIDG)".[15] In June the program gave STAT 1104 another Special Forces assignment, construct a new camp at Dong Xoai.[13] Nine of the team-members departed Ben-Soi to join Captain Bill Stokes (5th Special Forces Group) commander of the 10 men of team, A-342[13] at Dong Xoai. The camp had two adjoining compounds: The Green Berets, Seabees, and 200 odd Montagnards(CIDG) were in one, while 200 plus RVN Army were in the other.[14] On the night 9 June the camp was attacked by over 2000 Viet Cong, beginning what is now called the Battle of Dong Xoai.[13] The combined Green Beret Seabee force lost 3 men, 16 were wounded and one was unscathed.[13] Nearly all of the RVN Army and Montagnards were casualties. Steelworker 2nd class William C. Hoover became the first Seabee to lose his life in Vietnam.[16] Though already wounded twice, CM3 Marvin Glenn Shields helped retrieve a badly wounded Stokes and then volunteered to carry ammo for 1st Lt Charles Q. Williams assault on a machine-gun position.[13] They took that gun out but both were wounded again returning to their positions. For Shields it was fatal. Both men received the Medal of Honor for their actions.[13]The next day, nearly out of ammunition and under heavy fire, the survivors were extracted at 1300 by three Hueys and a gunship from the 118th Aviation Company. Except, LTJG Peterlin and EOC McCully had gotten separated from the others and were left behind while Dong Xoia was declared a free-fire zone.[14] Both men survived the night and were awarded Silver Stars. The other team members all received Bronze Stars with Vs for valor. Every man received a Purple Heart and the team received the Navy Unit Commendation. CM3 Shields is the only Seabee to ever be awarded the Medal of Honor.[17] The Seabees named their base on Okinawa "Camp Shields" in his honor. They also named their base in Da Nang for SW2 Hoover.
    • 1964 Seabee Technical Assistance Team 1103 Nam Pot, Thailand
    • 1964 Seabee Technical Assistance Team 1104 Dong Xoia Special Forces Camp
    • 1965 Seabee Team 1105 Pleiku Special Forces Camp
    • 1965 MMT #2 (During 1965 the Seabees had 5 "Mobile Training Teams". MCB 11 sent a team of EOs and CMs to Thailand)
    • 1965 Seabee Team "Project Demo" U.S.State Department: de-bugging U.S. Eastern European Embassies and repairing the removal damage[18] [19]
    • 1965 Seabee Well Drillers
    • 1965 USMC Camp Hansen on Okinawa completed after 29 months of construction by MCBs 3, 9, and 11[20]
  • 1966 1st Tour: Battalion deployed to Camp Adenir at Da Nang from February–October. John Wayne paid the battalion a visit in June to dedicate the enlisted-men's club.[21]
  • 1967 2nd Tour: This time the battalion went north to Dong Ha USMC Combat Base, just 13 miles south of the DMZ. There, they came under enemy fire 128 times that resulted in 5 KIA and 52 purple hearts. Eleven's first causality was Senior Chief Barnes and the Seabee Camp at Dong Ha was named for him.[22] The battalion saw the most severe enemy fire experienced by any CB since WWII while on this tour. The primary projects were the air field at Dong Ha Combat Base, CB Camp, and twenty eight 50-foot observation towers. The battalion had too many other projects to enumerate here.[21] During this deployment, an urgent airfield was needed at Quảng Trị. Battalions 1, 3, 4, 7, 11, 74, 121, and 133 all sent detachments of men and equipment to get the job done. Those detachments dubbed themselves the "Ghost Battalion" and chose the Jolly Roger for the Battalion's colors[23] (Fig. 8). The Ghost Battalion was disbanded 1 November 1967.
  • 1968 3rd Tour: Quang Tri air base. The battalion made history in just getting to Vietnam. They were the first CB to deploy by air to the theater. The first couple of months saw the battalion living in tents pitched on sandy soil that did little for morale. There were a number of "High Priority" projects, starting with an Ammunition Supply Point. A "Minimum Essential Requirements" project (MER) for camp upgrades in the Quang Tri Combat area for the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps was also on that list. The project lead was NMCB 11, augmented by 200 man detachments from CBs 1, 10, 71, 74, and 133. The MER project was to build over 2000 basic structures to get "ALL" U.S. troops out of the sand and under cover before the next monsoon began. Another "High Priority" was roadwork on Rt 1, the length of Vietnam. In addition to NMCB 11, CBs 1, 4, 7, 8, 53, 58, 62, 71, 74, 133, and 138 all worked concurrently on the route.[21]
    • 1968 Seabee Team 1111 Bueng Kan(บึงกาฬ) and then Thung Song(ทุ่งสง) pronounced [tʰûŋ sǒŋ] Thailand[21]
    • 1968 Seabee Team 1112 Chiam Kham and then Mae Chan(แม่จัน), Thailand [21]{{efn|Historical note: in
  • 1969 4th Tour: On this deployment, the battalion had three main deployment sites: Vietnam, Okinawa and Guam. In Vietnam the main projects were roads and bridges.[21] One was the destroyed railway bridge at Song Bo. There, the crew came under enemy fire that attempted to stop the repairs several times, earning the men the Navy Combat Action Ribbon.[24] Another bridge was on Route 1 at Bau Phu. NMCBs 1 and 11 did the construction work while 128 and 133 provided material support. On Okinawa, the battalion was on the island when Typhoon Cora passed with its 175 knot winds. NMCB 11 assisted in the recovery there. The Battalion returned to homeport to be decommissioned in December.
    • 1969 Seabee Team 1113 Yap Island (when NMCB 11 was decommissioned this team was still deployed and was transferred to NMCB 3 and re-designated Seabee team 0315)[21]
    • 1969 Seabee Team 1114 Majuro Island (when NMCB 11 was decommissioned this team was still deployed and was transferred to NMCB 3 and re-designated Seabee team 0316)[21]
  • See the MCB 11 Association website for a detailed account of this period and complete listing of all construction done.[25]
  • Commander Naval Construction Battalion U.S. Pacific Fleet, Tân Sơn Nhất, Republic of Vietnam, Completion Report 1963–1972. Seabee Teams [15]

2007 to present[edit]

Fig. 9: Builder 3rd Class Amy Higgins, assigned to NMCB 11's Air Det in Afghanistan, builds a Southwest Asia hut (USN)
Fig. 10: NMCB 11 Seabees board a CH-47 Chinook for transportation to build Special Forces camps at undisclosed locations in Afghanistan 2009. (USN)

NMCB 11 was recommissioned on 14 September 2007 in order for the Naval Construction Forces (NCF) to carry out the increasing construction projects it was being tasked with throughout the world. Eleven was classified as the first "SMART Battalion", and instituted many of the initiatives and changes being implemented to improve NCF operations. According to the battalions webpage, "NMCB ELEVEN is tasked with providing advance base construction, battle damage repair, contingency engineering, humanitarian assistance and disaster recovery support to our fleet and unified commanders."[26]

Insignia[edit]

Fig. 11: MCB 11 insignia 1953–55. It appears on the cover of the 1953–54 cruise-book, minus the words, just the number 11 and two dice. (Seabee Museum)
Fig. 12: Seabee Technical Assistance Team 1103 at Nam Pat, Thailand, 1964(Seabee Museum)
Fig. 13: MCB 11's first camp at Quang Tri, (Seabee Museum)
Fig. 14: MCB 11 receiving USMC field instruction at Camp Pendelton during the battalions 5 weeks of military training in 1968. (Seabee Museum)
Fig. 17: NMCB 11 at BEMBEREKE, Benin, June 14, 2009. UT3 Terrell L. Green receives a new batch of cement. While deployed to Rota, Spain NMCB-11 was tasked to Exercise SHARED ACCORD 2009. The exercise was a bilateral field training exercise conducting small unit infantry and staff training with the Beninese military. Humanitarian and civil assistance projects ran concurrent with the exercise.(USMC)

Like most CBs, 11 does not use the unit insignia from WWII (Fig. 2). When the battalion was reactivated the first time, a pair of dice showing eleven was adopted for the unit insignia[34] (Fig. 11). That design had no Seabee on it. The cover of the 1955–56 Cruise-book has an insignia on it exactly like the one used today, minus the phrase "Remembering the Past".[35] For an unknown reason, the dice were removed from the unit insignia on the cover of the 1969 cruise-book.

Unit awards[edit]

NMCB 11 has received several unit citations and commendations. Members who participated in actions that merited the award are authorized to wear the medal or ribbon associated with the award on their uniform. Awards and decorations of the United States Armed Forces have different categories, i.e. Unit, Campaign, Service, and Personal. Unit Citations are distinct from the other decorations. The following unit awards are 11's:[36][37]

Campaign and Service Awards Streamer VS.PNG Silver-service-star-3d.png Bronze-service-star-3d.png Bronze-service-star-3d.png |Vietnam Service NMCB 11's Battle Streamer for Vietnam has one silver star and two bronze stars: the streamer alone counts as the first award. MCB 11 made 4 tours of Vietnam. The conflict was divided into 18 award periods and the battalion qualifies for eight.

11's Seabee Teams

Unit Letters of Commendation

  • Brigadier General Henry L. Larsen USMC, Commander Defense Forces American Samoa, 25 June 1943[7]
  • Rear Admiral Ben Moreell, Budocks, 7 August 1943[7]
  • Major General Charles F. B. Price USMC, Hq Defense Group (Samoa)[7]
  • Fleet Admiral William F. "Bull" Halsey (see: William Halsey), COMSOUTHPAC Forces Noumea, New Caledonia,November 1, 1943
  • Commodore J.E. Boak Commander Naval Base 3205 (Manus, Admiralty Islands), 11 May 1944[7]
  • Officer-in-Charge 4th USN Construction Brigade (Milne Bay) W. B. Short/G. G. Lancaster, 1 October 1944[7]
  • Officer-in-Charge Second U.S. Naval Construction Regiment (Milne Bay) Paul L. A. Keiser, 4 October 1944[7]
  • Rear Admiral Joseph F. Jelley, Commander, 10th Naval Construction Brigade, October 10, 1956 (for Kwajalein)
  • ROICC Okinawa Award – 1964 "Contractor of the Month". June 1964, First time that this award was given to a Seabee battalion prior was only presented to civilian construction contractors.[25]
  • COMCBPAC Letter of Commendation, June 1965[25]
  • OIC CBPAC Detachment Thailand – 1967, Seabee Team 1109[25]
  • Dept. of the Army, HQ XXIV Corps, November 5, 1969 (Vietnam)[25]

List of commanding officers[edit]

Commanding officer Period Deployed to: Detachments
LCDR Ernest A. Heckler Jun 1942 – Oct 1943 Tutiula, Samoa Upolo, Samoa, Pago pago [5]
LCDR Benjamin Evans Oct 1943 – Feb 1944 Banika, Russell Island [5]
LCDR Lionel C. Tschudy Feb 1944 – Oct 1944 Banika, Russell Island [5]
LCDR Edward K Bryant Oct 1944 – Nov 1945 Camp Parks, CA, Subic Bay, Philippines [5]
LT Robert F. Wambsgans Nov 1945 – Dec 1944 Camp Parks, CA, Subic Bay, Philippines inactivated [5]
LT Fritz H. Hediger Jul 1953 – Aug 1953 NA [41]
LCDR Allison D. Froman Aug 1953 – Sept 1953 NA [41]
LCDR James C. Castanes Sept 1953 – Sept 1955 Subic Bay, Philippines [41]
CDR John A. Dougherty Sept 1955 – Aug 1957 NAS Kwajalein [41]
CDR William R. Reese Aug 1957 – Nov 1957 NAS Kwajalein [41]
CDR Harold F. Liberty Nov 1957 – Feb 1960 NS Subic Bay Philippines[41]
CDR John P. Williams Feb 1960 – Mar 1962 NS Subic Bay Philippines[41] "
CDR Paul J. Doyle, Jr Mar 1962 – Apr 1963 NS Subic Bay Philippines[41] "
CDR William W. Barron Apr 1963 – May 1966 NS Subic Bay (November STAT 1103 Nam Pat, Thailand) [41] (Feb 1965 STAT 1104 Ben Soi and Dong Xoai, Vietnam), (1 Aug 1965 STAT 1105 Tan Son Nhut Air Base, Vietnam)
CDR William L. Wilson May 1966 – Jul 1967 'Đà Nẵng, Vietnam Mar. CB Team 1106-Vĩnh Long, Aug CB Team 1107 Vĩnh Long [21]
CDR William K Hartell Jul 1967 – Jul 1969 'Đà Nẵng, Vietnam Seabee team 1110 Cần Thơ and Long Xuyên RVN [21]
CDR Jack L Godsey Jul 1969 – Dec 1969 Vietnam, Okinawa, Guam Seabee team 1110 Cần Thơ and Long Xuyên RVN [21]
CDR Stephen Revelas Sept 2007 – Jun 2009 Gulfport, OEF-OIF, Kuwait re-commissioned [42]
CDR Michael Monreal Jun 2009 – May 2001 Gulfport, OEF-OIF, Kuwait [42]
CDR Lore Aguayo May 2011 – Jun 2013 Afghanistan FOB Leatherneck[42]
CDR Steven J. Stasick Jun 2013 – Nov 2014 Rota Djibouti, Ghana, Niger, Burkina Faso, Bahrain, Guam[42]
CDR Jorge R. Cuadros Nov 2014 – Jun 2016 Rota Djibouti, Cameroon, Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Unganda, Niger, Chad, Tunisia, Bajrain, Guam, CCAD-Kwajalein, CCAD-Kosrae
CDR James E. Brown Jun 2016 – May 2018 Rota Poland, Ukraine, Israel, Germany, Bahrain, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Djiboutiii. Cameroon, Gabon, Guam, Kwajalein, Pohnpei, and Chuuk
CDR Dean E. Allen May 2018–Present Rota Poland, Ukraine, Israel, Germany, Bahrain, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Djiboutiii. Cameroon, Gabon, Guam, Kwajalein, Pohnpei, and Chuuk

See also[edit]

Fig. 14: NMCB-11 battlesight zero on Camp Leatherneck (USN)
Fig. 15: NMCB 11 drilled 3 wells in Cambodia for the Pacific Partnership 2010 in conjunction with the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19)
Fig. 16: NMCB 11 at Rota 2015 (USN)

Notes[edit]

In 1968 the Marine Corps requested that the Navy change its use of "MCB" for Mobile Construction Battalion as the Marine Corps were using "MCB" for "Marine Combat Base". The dual usage was creating confusion in Vietnam. The Navy agreed there was an issue and changed the Navy's CB name format. The USN from "United States Naval" Mobile Construction Battalions was changed to U.S. and the N was moved to the "MCB" creating the "NMCBs" that exist today.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NHHC: U.S. Navy Seabee Museum website, Cubi Point, "They moved a mountain", (11 January 2017)
  2. ^ The Pacific War Online Encyclopedia: "U.S. Reinforcements 1941–42"
  3. ^ Seabee Online Magazine, "Harbor-Base-Neighbors: When the Navy Came to Port Hueneme, 1942–1945, and Beyond", 26 November 2014, Dr. Frank A. Blazich Jr., Historian, U.S. Navy Seabee Museum
  4. ^ New Hebride Islands, Military Postal History of the United States Forces, 1-42-1946, Stanley C. Jersey, Collectors' Club of Chicago Publisher, 1994, ISBN 0-916675-06-8, Appendix C, p. 177
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j NHHC, U.S.Navy Seabee Museum website, Seabee Unit Historical Information, Naval Construction Battalions, 11th Naval Construction Battalion
  6. ^ Liberty University DigitalCommons@LibertyUniversity, Obscure but Important: The United States and the Russell Islands in World War II, David Lindsey Snead Summer 2003, p.8
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i Southern Cross Duty, Eleventh U.S.N. Construction Batalion 1942–1944, Army and Navy Pictorial Publishers, Army and Navy Publiching Company Builing, 234 Main Street, Baton Rouge, LA 1944, p. 39
  8. ^ Pacific Wecks Website
  9. ^ "Building the Navy's Bases in WWII", Dept of the Navy, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, 1947, ABCD project taken over by 11 NCB
  10. ^ Seabee Unit Historical Information NHHC: Seabee Museum/ U.S. Naval Heritage and History Command website]
  11. ^ a b c d Naval History and Heritage Command,U.S. Navy Seabee Museum web page, Port Hueneme CA.[1]
  12. ^ Inflation Calculator, Morgan Friedman website[2]
  13. ^ a b c d e f g NHHC: Seabee Museum: Seabee Team 1104 and the Battle of Dong Xoai
  14. ^ a b c Battle at Dong Xoai, BY DANA BENNER ,OCTOBER 2018 (VIETNAM MAGAZINE), HISTORYNET, 1919 Gallows Road, Ste 400, Vienna, VA 22182[3]
  15. ^ Seabee Teams in Vietnam 111963-69, Thomas A. Johnson, Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2010, ISBN 978-1-4611-9210-7
  16. ^ This Week in Seabee History June 10 - June 16, Seabee Museum, Port Hueneme Ca.[4]
  17. ^ This Week in Seabee History June 3 - June 9, Seabee Museum, Port Hueneme Ca.[5]
  18. ^ MCB 11 cruisebook 1964-65, p. 66/102 Seabee Museum Archive, Port Hueneme, Ca.[6]
  19. ^ Spy "Bugs" Open New Worlds for Seabees to Conquer, CIA library reading room[7]
  20. ^ Camp Hansen completed, This Week in Seabee History, Seabee Magazine Sept 16-22, Dr. Frank A. Blazich Jr., NHHC Seabee Museum, Port Hueneme, Ca[8]
  21. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n MCB 11 Assoc p. 3
  22. ^ Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 62 webpage, Gia-Vuc.Com[9]
  23. ^ Naval History and Heritage Command, U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, The Ghost Battalion [10]
  24. ^ NHHC, Seabee Museum website, MCB 11 cruise-book, 1969, p. 68
  25. ^ a b c d e f MCB 11 Association website
  26. ^ Official Website for the NCF: Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 11
  27. ^ a b c d The Official Website of the U.S. Navy Construction Force, NMCB 11 History
  28. ^ U.S. Navy News Service Website, Story Number: NNS100827-09Release Date: 27 August 2010 9:01:00 AM, 1200 Navy Pentagon, Washington, DC., "USNS Mercy Marks End of Pacific Partnership 2010 Involvement"
  29. ^ U. S. Navy News Service website, Story Number: NNS100518-08Release Date: 18 May 2010 5:10:00 PM , 1200 Navy Pentagon, Washington, DC. "Seabees Assist USAID in Timor-Leste"
  30. ^ U. S. Navy News Service website, Story Number: NNS100702-06Release Date: 2 July 2010 10:23:00 AM, 1200 Navy Pentagon, Washington, DC. "Joint Effort Leads to Success in Timor"
  31. ^ U.S.Navy Website: "NMCB 11 completes disaster recovery Mission"
  32. ^ Navy SeaBees Clean Up Debris in Support of Hurricane #Sandy Relief, U.S. Navy, Published on Nov 6, 2012, YouTube[11]
  33. ^ "Building and Enduring Presence", The Military Engineer, Ltjg Frances Hunter & Lt. James A. Harder (NMCB 11), November–December 2017, published by, Society of American Military Engineers, 607 Prince St. Alexandria, VA 22310
  34. ^ Seabee Museum web-site, post WWII cruisebooks, MCB 11, 1953, Seabee Museum, Port Hueneme, Ca. [12]
  35. ^ Seabee Museum web-site, post WWII cruisebooks, MCB 11, 1955-56, Seabee Museum, Port Hueneme, Ca. [13]
  36. ^ US Navy Awards, Chief of Naval Operations, 2000 Navy Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 20350
  37. ^ List of Award Abbreviations, Chief of Naval Operations, 2000 Navy Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 20350
  38. ^ OfficialBlogNMCB11
  39. ^ Battle 'E' Peltier Perry Awards", Seabee Museum Archives, Port Hueneme, CA 93043
  40. ^ Commander Naval Construction Battalion U.S. Pacific Fleet, Tân Sơn Nhất, Republic of Vietnam, Completion Report 1963-1972[14]
  41. ^ a b c d e f g h i MCB 11 Association p.2
  42. ^ a b c d Official website of the U.S. NCF

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