The Battalion was reactivated 12 August 1966 in Gulfport Mississippi as a Naval Mobile Construction Battalion. It seems the Battalion did not have a copy of the unit History from WWII with the Disney insignia and there was a belief that the Battalion's first deployment was supposed to have been Australia. This belief produced the Kangaroo insignia and the slogan "Kangaroo Can Do". After completion of training they deployed to Da Nang, Vietnam. The Battalion was awarded its second Navy Unit Commendation for this tour. The second deployment took them to Phu Bai Combat Base, Vietnam. This time they had a huge project laying 10,000 sheets on matting at that airfield. In 1969 the third deployment took the Battalion to Camp Wilkinson 6 miles southeast of Hue. One the projects this time was repairing the 286' center span of the main highway bridge damaged during the Tet Offensive.
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Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, R.D. Trucking was Martin "Rubber Duck" Penwald's owner/operator trucking business. This is a variation on the original artwork as seen on Rubber Duck's black Mack RS-712LST in the legendary 1978 film, Convoy. This version of the R.D. Trucking Custom shirt features a nice vintage look with subtle fading, cracking and chips to make it look like it's been waded up in the back of a sleeper cab since the 70s.
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