Communist Viet Cong attack an airstrip in Dong Xoai, Vietnam. United States sends more planes and men in Vietnam. United States aircraft in flight. Pilot seated in the cockpit. Aerial view of the city. Bomb damaged buildings. U.S. troops stand outside the buildings. The South Vietnamese guarding the airstrip were attacked. The South Vietnamese survivors walk with their belongings. U.S. relief troops in Dong Xoai. Rubble lies on the ground. United States bomber aircraft B-52 Stratofortress stand in rows on an aircraft carrier.
The aftermath of the Viet Cong attack on village of Dong Xoai, Phouc Long Province, South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. A few Vietnamese soldiers looking at captured Viet Cong bazookas, recoilless rifles, mortars, machine guns and rifles. View of the guns and rifles on the ground. Artillery being fired. A soldier standing in a dirt area. An explosion occurs and smoke rises at a distance among the tress. Damaged houses and scattered debris. A few soldiers walking through the debris. Dead bodies of children among the debris. Dead men and women in the village beside the houses. Dead bodies lying about on the ground. Dead soldiers on the outskirts of the village. A part of a dead body lying on the ground.
The aftermath of the Viet Cong attack on village of Dong Xoai, Phouc Long Province, South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Burnt dead bodies lying on the ground in the village. Bodies of dead children lying about. Dead men lying on the ground among debris. Burnt and charred bodies lying in fields in the village.
United States Army soldiers patrol the streets and supply food to people in Dominican Republic in 1965 crisis. American soldiers seen giving food and aid to civilians and children in the Dominican Republic. The 1st Infantry Division and 1st Cavalry Division soldiers in Vietnam to counter North Vietnamese aggression. 173rd Airborne Brigade deployed from Okinawa lands in Vietnam and seen unloading from aircraft, and in the field. A brigade of the 101st Airborne division seen debarking from ship in a deployment in Vietnam. 1st Infantry Division Big Red One troops emerging from landing ships on a beach in Vietnam. 1st Cavalry Air Mobile helicopter taking off from deck of an Aircraft Carrier. Aerial view of helicopter of same division seen in flight and firing rockets at target in jungle area in Vietnam. Close up view of rockets being fired from helicopter rocket launcher system. View of construction underway by U.S. Army engineers building base facilities in Cam Ranh Bay on South China Sea in Vietnam. Cranes seen at unfinished dock facilities, and engineers position giant pilings. Cargo in nets unloaded by crane from ship to boat. Views of munitions storage areas in Vietnam, along with crated equipment and oil drums. Group of Army helicopters on the ground preparing for takeoff. Helicopters taking off and in flight as seen from ground and also seen in aerial views in flight. U.S. Army soldiers jump out of helicopters at landing zone. Group of U.S. Army soldiers on patrol in Vietnam and crossing a stream. Artillery piece unloaded from a helicopter. American soldier throws a grenade at a structure in the jungle and explosion is seen. U.S. soldiers fire mortar and reload. U.S. artillery fired on battlefield and reloaded. Soldiers emerge from back of Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) and attack Viet Cong enemy positions in battle.
First scene shows U.S. marines descending rope net ladder from side of the USS Pickaway (APA-222) in waters off Da Nang, South Vietnam. Next, marines of 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment are seen hitting the beach at Danang, from her Higgins boats on 7 July,1965. Scene shifts to U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft carrying U.S. army troops who are photographed as they step from the aircraft. Trucks carrying some of these soldiers drive along a road in South Vietnam. Officer confer over tactical map of an area. Vietnamese civilian refugees are seen struggling to depart. Small Vietnamese children at a school or other institution, are photographed as they line up and wash themselves before eating a meal. Smallest children are seated in high chairs. President Johnson seen saying "I do not find it easy to send the flower of our youth, our finest young men, into battle." Pictures of young American men and women are shown in various places and circumstances. A young couple. A man in cowboy hat. A factory worker. A young man laughing. a steel worker on an I beam during construction of a high rise building. Young people assembled at some sort of occasion. Images of Chinese Chairman, Mao Zedong, and Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh. Bow of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier cutting the water, and then broad view of entire ship, the USS Randolph (CV-15). (Note: the Randolph played no role in the Vietnam War.) Aircraft being catapulted from a carrier. USAF B-52 bombers dropping bombs in Arc Light missions over Vietnam. Bombs exploding on the ground. U.S. Marines operating a type of landing craft tracked. Troops deploying from a landing craft at a beach. American troops making their way through jungles. Scene reverts back to President Johnson still speaking (July 28, 1965).
Crew aboard Landing Craft Mechanized (LCM) in Dong Ha, Vietnam during the Vietnam War. LCM-8 passes. A LCM-8 underway. Coxswain of the LCM-8 guiding craft into area at Cau Viet. A LCM-8 underway at a slow speed. A fork lift loads crate aboard LCM-8. Operator of forklift. Crate being dropped on deck of LCM-8. Operator backs fork lift away. Supplies being loaded onto a LCM. Cargo in tank deck area of LCM-8. LCM-8 underway in river. A man in the foreground. Wheel and floor gauges at foot of a coxswain. He moves wheel with feet. Coxswain uses feet to steer LCM-8. Cargo stacked on LCM-8. Two men in the foreground. Coxswain lites up cigarette. Ramp at Dong Ha. A LCM-8 in the foreground. Ramp of the LCM-8 being lowered to beach area at Dong Ha. Cargo in hold of LCM-8. Several men stand nearby. LCM-8 at ramp. Forklift moves aboard for off loading crates.