Seabees hold Battle of Dong Xoai reenactment in honor of Marvin Shields

104 views – Rick Gogreve – 2022-10-18 17:18:32

The Naval Construction Battalion Center hosted a reenactment ceremony of the Battle of Dong Xoai, honoring Construction Mechanic 3rd Class Marvin Shields.

He’s the first Seabee to receive the Medal of Honor.

On June 19th, 1965, Seabee Technical Assistance Team 1104, 11 members of U.S. Army Special Forces A Team 342 and 400 Vietnamese Defense Force men were at camp when approximately 2,000 Vietcong men launched an attack on the group.

Shields is known for his courageous acts during the battle. Shields was wounded several times but continued helping carry up ammunition…

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