A soldier repairs helicopter wearing a red base ball cap in Lai Khe, South Vietnam. Other soldiers wear the red cap adopted by the men of the 605th Transportation Company. Two soldiers wearing the red cap work on the engine of a UH-1D helicopter. They fasten bolts and close the engine lid.
Instructors at the Combat Indoctrine Course of the 3rd Brigade of 1st Infantry division of the U.S. Army in Lai Khe, South Vietnam. Instructors wear a bush hat or a cowboy hat. Soldiers conduct a course on enemy mines and weapons. The instructor demonstrates various wooden weapons and cases. Soldiers talk to them and smile. Sign Combat Indoctrine Course on top of entrance of the base.
A signboard '605th Transportation Company (ADS) Headquarters' and the names of commanding officer and first sergeant written below it. A soldiers in black cap stands near a signboard written 'Airborne, 11th Aviation Bn Pathfinder Det'. The black cap adopted by men of this battalion. Two soldiers at an airbase wearing black caps check sling riggings on 105 mm Howitzer waiting to be airlifted. Soldier fastens strap belts of material to be airlifted. Soldiers in black caps stand and discuss with helicopter pilots. A wireless telephone set at the back of a soldier. A helicopter gets ready for an airlift.
Men of 605th Transportation Company and 11th Aviation Battalion Pathfinder Det prepare for airlift operation, in Lai Khe, South Vietnam. Soldiers in black cap signal by raising a purple colored smoke. A CH-47 transportation helicopter arrives. Helicopter lowers itself as soldiers in black caps hook up a 105 mm Howitzer below it. The helicopter flies away. A wireless telephone operator, wearing a black cap talks on telephone.
Soldiers of 1st Infantry Division of the U.S. Army wearing a camouflaged tiger suit flop hat, move at jungles in Lai Khe, South Vietnam. The hat adopted by all Special Forces and Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol (LRRP) personnel of the 1st Infantry Division of the U.S. Army. Two soldiers wearing the hats move through bushes. They sit on the ground and check map and compass. Sign of 2nh Battalion, 34th Armor, 3rd Brigade and 1st Infantry division.
Opening scene shows closeup of a member of the U.S. Army First Infantry Division Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol unit (LRRP) wearing a black beret with parachutist's badge. In background,LRRP members watch as an instructor demonstrates how to field strip a Soviet AK-47 assault rifle. Scene shifts to viewpoint of soldiers watching the instructor. Tents are seen in the background. Closeups of instructor show master parachutist badge on his black beret. Scene shifts again to a large sign containing a large painted logo with a picture of a Vietcong in the center, surrounded by images of black berets. The combat infantryman badge is shown at the top and 1st Infantry Division and MACV recondo badges appear at opposite sides of the sign. (Note: LRRP Units were Airborne, Special Forces. The LRRP Unit of the 1st Infantry Division, shown in these scenes, on January 1st, was, at that time, designated: Company F of the 52nd Infantry Regiment.)
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