Elements of 11th Armored Calvary Regiment, clearing North Vietnamese Army regulars from "Widows' Village" (a hamlet of housing provided by the government of the Republic of Vietnam for widows and children of fallen ARVN soldiers). The action occurs January 31st, 1968 (on "Tet", the Vietnamese Lunar New Year holiday). U.S. troops firing small arms as they proceed across tall grass into the hamlet. Several M 113 armored personnel carriers (APCs) are seen accompanying the troops. A soldier, who has been hit, lying prone between two other soldiers, tries to get up. Flames consuming huts. Riflemen moving cautiously. A slightly wounded soldier, lying on the ground, smiles as he points to his leg as another soldier helps him. APCs advance, firing 50 caliber machine guns. Riflemen staying close behind. Views of a number of huts, in the hamlet, that have not been destroyed.
(Note: According to Colonel Sonny Craven, then leader of a combat photo team on the scene, these combat sequences was filmed by soldiers of the 221st Signal Company [Pictorial]). Craven and another photographer, were both wounded in the engagement.)
U.S. air strikes in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. M-117 bombs explode near and on road on wooden slopes near river north of Pleiku near Dak To, on 18 August, 1968. USAF (United States Air Force) F-100 Super Sabre jet fighter aircraft drops Mark 82 (Mk.82) high-drag (HD) bombs. The bombs descend and explode on structures in grove of trees near rice paddies 23 miles east of Binh Thuy on 19th August. USAF McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II bomber aircraft drop two Mk.84 HD bombs. The bombs descend and explode near structures in grove of tress in agricultural area 30 miles southwest of Saigon on 19 August, 1968.
Men at Long Binh ammunition dump. Officers and soldiers examine barbed wire fence where Vietcong broke through to enter Longbinh ammunition dump. Lookout tower in the background. Ripped apart barbed wire. Jeep parked along road. Sand bags near barbed wire fence. Shoe of soldier on ground. Barbed wire torn apart by Vietcong who infiltrated through Longbinh ammunition camp.
Officer and soldiers examine barbed wire torn apart by Vietcong who infiltrated Long Binh ammunition dump. M-113 Armored Personnel Carrier on guard. Destroyed and burned out ammunition pad shows burned out 105mm howitzer shells. Wrecked ambulance with flat tires. Blood stains in ambulance. Back view of jeep with open doors.
Opening slate attributes film to SEAPC and Jensen (Southeast Asia Pictorial Center/221st Signal Company based in Long Binh and Chris Jensen). U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division troops pass through jungles of A Shau Valley in Vietnam. U.S. 327th Infantry Airborne regiment, 101st Airborne Division troops climb a mountain in a dense jungle. At one point the soldiers have dumped their ruck sacks and left them with the remainder of the company while they went on a short patrol. The troops on patrol in the jungle. The troops walk through high bushes. The troops fire M-79 grenade launchers as part of a recon patrol. Film taken by the Southeast Asia Pictorial Center/221st Signal Company based in Long Binh. Chris Jensen.