Dong Ha/ Cua Viet, Viet Nam
UT- 4, 3rd Sqd, 3rd platoon, C Company
April 4, 1967 to December 4, 1967
When MCB 11 arrived in Dong Ha, I volunteered for a detail to
Cua Viet at the mouth of the Cua Viet River/DMZ to build a landing strip for
LSTís that provided supplies to I Corp. In 1967 at Dong Ha, less than 10 miles
from the Demilitarized Zone, MCB-11 became the northern-most Seabee battalion in
Vietnam. Cua Viet was the main receiving port for Supplies & a Fuel Farm for I
In 1967 the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Moorer,
visited Cua Viet to view the importance of the outpost and as a morale booster
for the troops. During this tour Marvin C. Hill, EO4, died.
Quang Tri, Viet Nam
UT 4, First Squad, Third Platoon, Bravo Company
May 9, 1968 to August 9, 1968
The leave period was barely over in January 1968, when
preparations for the next deployment started for the men of the battalion.
We underwent both technical and military training. They started with
construction schools and then five weeks of military training, with courses
covering the land and people of Vietnam, along with combat training. After
89 days with MCB 11 at Quang Tri, I was sent home and discharged.