U.S. Marine packs objects in plastic bag, Daila Pass Combat Base, Vietnam. He packs M-16 rifles and other equipment. Marine seated on ground reads magazine. Another Marine sleeps near packs in the background. Marine seated on ground uses towel to clean portion of his M-16 rifle. Other Marines seated near the packs and road in the background. Marine plots a map lying on the ground. Another Marine sits on ground holding phone of radio to his ear. Other Marines lye on ground and take break in the background. Writing numbers on map. CH-46A helicopter fly low over grass field while coming in for landing. Marines disembark CH-46. Marines accompany Viet women and children across grass field. Marine looks through sight of 81mm mortar while motioning with his hand during sighting of mortar. Another Marine drives stake into the background.
The Battle of Khe Sanh in Khe Sanh, South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Khe Sanh Combat Base and airstrip. Container Delivery System bundles are dropped from United States Marine Corps Lockheed C-130 Hercules aircraft. An aircraft makes a rocket fire pass. Marines dig a trench. United States Marine Corps McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II aircraft and Douglas A-1 Skyraider aircraft drop napalm bombs.
An orientation film for United States Air Force personnel assigned to Southeast Asia. USAF airmen at the Binh Thuy Air Base near the city of Can Tho in Vietnam. U.S. Air Force 632 Combat Support Group Unit Mail room on the Base. A sign board with the mail room timings. Airmen collect their mail at the counter and leave. Officers and airmen enter and leave the Officer's Club. A sign for the club near the door. Airmen emerge from the NCO Club, sign on a wall. A plaque amidst benches and plants. The plaque reads: 'Lest We Forget' in memory of AIC Millard W Lehman, 652 Air Police SQ, Arizona. An airman passes a huge sandbag bunker. 'Binh Thuy' written on lined barrels. Clothes lines outside barracks. An airman dries clothes on the line. Sandbags outside the barracks. An airman climbs stairs leading to the USAF Clothing Sales Store. A sign states the store's timings. A sign reads: 'R&R Office, Base Library, Tape Recordings, Personnel Services Office'.
Battle of Khe Sanh between January 1968 to April 1968. Aircraft in flight after heavy artillery attack by North Vietnam at Khe Sanh. Marines examine map on light table. David E Lownds, Colonel, U.S. Marine Corpse, Commanding officer, Khe Sanh, speaks. Marines repel the North Vietnam attack by making use of heavy artillery. Planes drop bombs. Smoke arises from heavy explosions. Headlines in North Vietnamese newspaper. North Vietnamese General Vo Nguyen Giap's picture in newspaper. Various newspaper headlines. General William Westmoreland instructs his men. Artillery and howitzers fired at Khe Sanh by marines. Various American aircraft take off from airstrip. B-52 bomber plane drops bombs. C-130 transport planes drop parachutes with supplies for marines in fight. Low altitude parachute extraction. Parachute descends from aircraft. Planes land at Khe Sanh. Planes like C-130 and C-123 used in airlift operations. North Vietnam artillery continues fire at Khe Sanh. Combat views. Artillery fire. B-52 bombers drop 500lb and 750lb bombs. Night bombing using radar and sky spot. Marines continue to fight. U.S. officers walk through corridor. Overhead sign reads 'CINCPAC Command Center'. Enemy bombards Khe Sanh. Marines behind sandbags. Marines play, drink coffee, play music and eat at Khe Sanh. Enemy starts attack. Marines moves out of bunkers. Marines advance on ground. Military vehicles move ahead on road. Relief troops march along road. Hidden mines found. Mines explode. Marines get out of helicopters on hill.
Activities of members of USAF (United States Air Force) SP (Security Police) in providing perimeter defense for Tan Son Nhut Air Base in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Interiors of a bunker in the perimeter area shows faces of SPs and muzzles of a .50 caliber machine gun and an M-60 machine gun. An SP in a moving jeep scans the perimeter area. Bunkers and barbed wire as seen from the moving jeep. U.S. MIM-23 Hawk missile site as seen through barbed wires.
U.S. 3rd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division operations at Phu Bai Combat Base near Hue, Vietnam. Film begins showing a sign for the 85th Evacuation Hospital, with its motto, "Miracularum Laborantes" that the hospital staff translated as "Miracle Workers." Next a jeep is seen driving out of the hospital compound. It has the name "Fearless Fly" stenciled beneath its windshield. In the background hospital enlisted quarters can be seen. The jeep stops leaving the compound before joining traffic headed North on Highway !, where it passes a building on the left reportedly converted into basketball and volleyball courts. Considerable traffic is seen in both directions on the road, including trucks carrying various army cargo and personnel. A Vietnamese couple is seen riding together on a motorbike. An army flat bed truck drives next to an area with many buildings and a red and white checkered water tank. The camera focuses on a sign at the entrance to that road which points to: "528th QM Co Package POL Yard & filling station." The camera then pans across an open field showing buildings in the distance. Change of scene shows a fenced compound with buildings and a parked truck inside.