John Charles Daly stands in the Hall of Heroes, at the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia, U.S.A. Behind him is a display containing names of the American military recipients of the Medal of Honor. He points to a section of a display listing 131 names added during the Korean War. He then moves to the latest section of the display, covering the period 1964 and subsequent, in the Vietnam War. At this point, the film begins to depict scenes from the Vietnam conflict. An American soldier holding a rifle is silhouetted against a light sky background. U.S. soldiers firing M-16 rifles. shadow cast by a Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey) helicopter flying overhead. Soldier firing machine gun from M113 armored personnel carrier (APC). U.S. gun crews firing 105mm howitzer; 175mm self-propelled gun; M107 Howitzer; and battery of howitzers in the field. Army troops inside a helicopter. View from below of CH-47 helicopter (Jolly Green Giant) landing and troops leaving its rear door. A patrol of American soldiers firing their weapons as they move forward. Soldiers dealing with difficult terrain. One stepping through deep mud. Infantry patrol moving and taking cover. A soldier using field radio. A UH-1 flying over palm trees. Infantry moving through jungle accompanied by M113 APC. Explosions and fire. Soldiers boarding a Huey helicopter, as the ship's gunner delivers covering fire by machine gun. Soldiers having a smoke while airborne in the helicopter.
U.S. President Richard Milhous Nixon visits the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. U.S. Secretary of Defense Melvin R Laird and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Earle G. Wheeler await the arrival of President Nixon. President Nixon arrives. He is greeted and he walks past honor guard. Views of spectators and dignitaries. Views of military units on the field. President Nixon on a stand during military ceremonies. President Nixon meets Joint Chiefs of Staff and their civilian counterparts. President Nixon with other officials enters the Pentagon building. Photographers take photos.
U.S. President Richard Milhous Nixon visits the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. Interior of the Pentagon. President Nixon greets civilian employees. He smiles. Officials and officers applaud and take seats. He speaks to the officials and the officers in an auditorium.
U.S. President Richard Milhous Nixon visits the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. President Nixon shakes hands with civilian employees. The President visits the Hall of Heroes and looks over the displays of medals. Photographers take photos. Nixon moves ahead with Secretary of Defense Melvin R. Laird and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Earle G. Wheeler. He speaks to officials in an auditorium. View of the Pentagon building. Cars of the President and his party pull out of the parking area. Views of an officer and his medals.
U.S. President Richard Milhous Nixon visits the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. Color guards with flags. View of the Pentagon building. The U.S. flag at mast. Views of guns. Various military units. President Nixon and other officials arrive. President Nixon at a review stand. Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) and their civilian counterparts salute. A ceremony is held. Color guards stand with flags. Several officials come, stand in a line and salute. President Nixon receives service flags. Color guards turn back and march. Cameramen and photographers take photos. President Nixon shakes hands with the JCS and their respective secretaries. Various service honor guards standing.
U.S. President Richard Milhous Nixon visits the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. President Nixon leaves the Pentagon building with U.S. Secretary of Defense Melvin R. Laird and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Earle G. Wheeler. They stand near the Presidential car. Nixon gets into the car. The car is driven away. Photographers, civilians and officials in the background.