Scenes from the U.S. Bicentennial Parade in Washington DC in 1976. Policeman stands with a notepad on the ground. People march with bands, TOOELE written on the back of their shirts. Girls march with flags in their hands. Horse-cart on the ground. People watch the event. Flag on the horse-cart. People pass on the street. Houses in the background. Another horse-cart on the ground. A float decorated with flowers on the street. It carries a car. Policeman speaks on the loudspeaker. Other people in uniform march on the street. A van parked on a field. A man conducts a medical check up in a shack. Flag and dummies on a decorated float.
View from a U.S. Marine bunker as enemy shell explodes nearby, during the siege of Khe Sanh in the Vietnam War. The marines firing mortars and a 105mm howitzer from their bunker. Enemy shells exploding on the tarmac, where American Air Force C-130 aircraft are parked. Marines rushing wounded comrades on stretchers, to C-130s for evacuation. Scene shifts to U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel James P. Sheehan, standing at Camp Pendleton, California. (He was a company commander in the siege at Khe Sanh.) As he describes the C-130 aircraft support operations, a contingent of marines marches past, behind him. Scene shifts to a civilian narrator standing in the Military Airlift Command (MAC) Headquarters Command Center at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Among other things, he describes MAC support to the Tactical Air Command in Korea. Camera focuses on MAC air routes in the vicinity of the Philippines, Japan, and Korea. Next, is seen view of airfield at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, briefly at sunset, and then at night, as pilots of the 366th Tactical Fighter Wing and their F-111 aircraft prepare to depart for Korea, in response to border tensions, in August, 1976. Ground crewman directs a taxiing F-111 using lighted wands. The F-111s takes off. One of them is seen landing after the 7 thousand mile flight to Korea, as Major Paul Malandrino,Jr. (unseen) of the 366th Wing, speaks about MAC's airlift support. A C-141 MAC aircraft is seen landing. View of a C-141 with tail doors open and its cargo of military equipment on the ramp behind it. Glimpse of a marine with rifle and earphones, guarding equipment on the airfield ramp. Closeups of F-111 aircraft taking off.
Argentine Ambassador Honorio Pueyrredón speaks into four microphones, at the dedication of a memorial to General and independence leader, José de San Martín, located in Judiciary Square, Washington, DC. (It was moved to Triangle Park, at Virginia Avenue and 20th Street, in 1976.) This is a duplicate of the original located at the Plaza San Martin, in Buenos Aires. It is a gift to the United States from Argentina. View of the flag-draped equestrian statue, as it is uncovered displaying the flags of Argentina and the United States and numerous doves flying skywards. View of the memorial base, as an aide climbs steps and presents the Ambassador with an object that he places into an opening in the base. Scene shifts to President Calvin Coolidge, stepping to the podium, surrounded by officials and notables, including First lady Grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge. They applaud and then sit as the President begins to speak. Change of scene shows closeup of the President and Mrs. Coolidge standing on a stand decorated with flags and bunting, set up next to a building. Secretary of State, Frank Billings Kellogg, stands to the left of Mrs. Coolidge. Uniformed Argentine soldiers stand at attention in front of the dignitaries. The President shields his eyes from the sun as he observes something to his left.
General Omar N. Bradley visits Hawaii. General Bradley is on a wheelchair. He and his wife are being greeted by Thomas U. Greer. He garlands the dignitaries. Thomas U. Greer speaks with Mrs Bradley and shakes hands with other officials.
General Omar N. Bradley visits Hawaii. General Bradley on a wheelchair is taken to the head of the table for a luncheon. Thomas U. Greer and General Harry W. Brooks seated at the table. Military officials stand and welcome him. General Bradley arrives for the formal lunch in uniform. Military officials eat a meal at the table.
General Omar N. Bradley visits Hawaii. The General at a formal lunch. A flag of the United States in the background. Military officials seated at table eat a meal. General Bradley speaks and the officials listen carefully to him. They stand and clap.