Post of the United States Military in Vietnam during Vietnam War. Door gunner seated in a UH-1B helicopter looks at the Mekong delta area. The winding river and its tributaries all over the delta. Very large winding river spreads into three legs. Pilot operates the controls inside the helicopter cockpit.
View of the Dredge, "New Jersey," employed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to deepen a turning basin in the Mekong River, South Vietnam, during the Vietnam War. This action is part of the U.S. construction of the Dong Tam Base, in the Mekong Delta. Scene shifts to interior of engine room aboard the dredge where a rotating shaft and pump outlet are visible. On deck, camera focuses on sign above the bridge reading: "New Jersey." Sign above the doorway reads: "No Visitors Allowed." Views of dredging pipes laying across the ship's deck and extending out across floats, into the river. A boat tied up near the dredge. (Note: the only sound is essentially "wild.")
View from UH-1 (Huey) helicopter flying over Mekong Delta region of South Vietnam, during the Vietnam War. Scene shifts to view from vehicle moving along the ground, of smoke rising from several places in the distance. Republic of Vietnam Army soldiers (of the ARVN 18th Division) walk across a grassy field after leaving a UH-1 helicopter (unseen). View from the helicopter, taking off. The propwash, from its rotor, blows the grass around the troops, as it lifts off. A UH-1 passing the camera at low altitude. View from helicopter in flight, of another UH-1 flying close to the ground, below, casting a shadow on the ground as it passes. Glimpse from inside a UH-1, with gun sticking out the open door.
The USS Harnett County (LST-821) in South China Sea, near the coast of Vietnam. Several U.S. Navy Riverine boats cluster around her. Closeups of Riverine boat crewmen. A Patrol Boat Riverine (PBR) headed out on patrol. Navy Seawolf UH-1B gunship of Light Helicopter Attack Squadron 3 (HAL-3) passes close by the camera. Aerial view of the Mekong delta region of South Vietnam showing rivers, streams, canals, and Mangrove forests and cultivated fields. View from cockpit of helicopter approaching the USS Harnett County and sound of the pilot requesting a "green deck" to land. Green flag flying over the landing zone on the ship. The chopper lands and deck crew secures it and beginning servicing it. View of the ship anchored 2 miles from the mouth of the Cochin River. Riverine patrol boat returning to the ship. A ship's officer (Lieutenant) on the bridge, speaking with sailors. They observe the shore with visual aids. Glimpse of a wooden Vietnamese fishing boat. Closeup of main rotor blades turning on a Navy U1B gunship. Crew boarding and the helicopter cleared for takeoff. It flies low over the river as it departs on daily patrol. . View from helicopter as it flies over the delta.
Allied troops against the Vietcong in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Allied troops holding guns advance. They advance through swamps and fields. The Vietnamese sit on a field. An injured man is treated by a soldier. A dead body on the field. Captured weapons kept on the ground. Soldiers around the weapons.
Hospital facilities at Camp Dong Tam. Typical outdoor covered walkway of a military hospital is seen at Camp Dong Tam, in Mekong Delta of South Vietnam, during the Vietnam War. Sign above the walkway identifies it as the 3rd Surgical Hospital. Camera pans sandbagged quonset huts housing elements of the hospital. Outdoor cooling unit with pipes running to provide air conditioning to quonset huts. Closeup of areas between sand bagged quonset huts. The feet of a soldier seen as he raises dust while walking across the barren terrain in the area.