Lieutenant Colonel John C. Hughes commander of United States 52nd Aviation Company in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Vietnamese children at a Montagnard village of Plei-Mrong. Young girls with babies tied to their backs. A Vietnamese man in a cloak seated on the ground as he smokes a long pipe. Lieutenant Colonel John C. Hughes gives candies to children. A woman grins as she looks at him. An old Vietnamese man holding gifts.
U.S. Special Forces combat patrol in action against Vietnamese Montagnard Cong soldiers in Vietnam during Vietnam War. U.S. SFC (Sergeant First Class) Henry Corvera, M/Sgt. (Master Sergeant) Richard E. Pegram and Vietnamese soldiers of Camp Plei Mrong Strike Force advance in a jungle. The patrol crosses a swiftly moving stream. SFC Corvera is helped out of water. A number of men on the bank. Vietnamese soldiers wade across the water and are helped ashore. M/Sgt. Peagram watches. Vietnamese soldiers walk in the jungle. Men place a log across a narrow part of a river. The current is very swift. SFC Corvera watches. A soldier goes across the log on his knees. SFC Corvera crawls across the log. He stands up and nods for the others to follow.
Vietnamese troops of Camp Plei Mrong Strike Force search for Vietnamese Montagnard Cong soldiers in a Vietnamese jungle during the Vietnam War. Troops run across a cornfield. Huts are set afire by the troops. A thatch hut burns. Vietnamese patrol questions a Montagnard farmer. An interpreter questions a Montagnard. U.S. M/Sgt (Master Sergeant) Richard E. Pegram talks and waves his hand. A Montagnard man with a basket strapped to his back walks away. A hut burns. A Montagnard man stands near the smoldering hut as soldiers swarm in the background. The strike force leaves the village and continues with the patrol.
Vietnamese troops of Camp Plei Mrong Strike Force search for Vietnamese Montagnard Cong soldiers in a Vietnamese jungle during the Vietnam War. Troops arrive at a village. An old woman and a young woman look out of a hut. An infant stands outside the entrance. U.S. SFC (Sergeant First Class) Henry Corvera and some of the men prepare to spend the night in the village. They stand and walk about. Men start to set up their shelters. A woman at a hut. Troops start to move out in the early morning. They move in a single file across an open field. The troops pass through another village. The patrol crosses a rice paddy. Few farmers are working.
The U.S. 1st Cavalry Division prior to the Siege of Plei Me in Plei Me, Vietnam. Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter of the U.S. 228th assault Battalion in field with their rotors turning. Soldiers stack ammunition canisters. Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 117th Artillery work around M102 105mm Howitzer. The 105mm Howitzer is pushed in position. Negro soldier looks through Howitzer sight.
The U.S. 1st Cavalry Division prior to the Siege of Plei Me in Plei Me, Vietnam. Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 117th Artillery fire the M101 ( 105mm Howitzer). A soldier on a field phone.