*VMBB Senior Chief Of Staff*
On This Date in Seabee History
21 January 1968: A small detail of Seabees from Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit 301 distinguished themselves during the tense siege of Khe Sanh, Vietnam. North Vietnamese commenced concentrated rocket, mortar, and artillery attacks in preparation for their offensive to take the mountain outpost. The men of the detail repaired numerous rocket, artillery, and mortar holes in the airstrip. The runway crews exposed themselves to enemy fire during repairs.