United States Army 121st Aviation Company Air Mbl. Lt. operations building in Soc Trang,Vietnam. Home of the "Soc Trang Tigers". An officer speaks over the phone. Soc Trang airfield control tower. Headquarters of 121st Aviation Company (former 93rd Transportation Company - Light Helicopter). An officer briefs soldiers with the help of a map. Soldiers carrying their guns are seen, as one of them speaks to the Officer.
United States Army CH-21 helicopter of 121st Aviation Company (AML), (formerly the 93rd Transportation Company - Light Helicopter) based in Soc Trang, Vietnam. It flies over trees and rice paddy fields in Vietnam as the crew chief stands at the doorway of the helicopter. It approaches Soc Trang air base as other helicopters are also seen parked at the base.
General James F. Collins Commander of United States Army, Pacific, visits 121st Aviation Company (former 93rd Transportation Company - Light Helicopter). He is seen walking across the ramp, accompanied by Major Edward C. Seymour, Commander of the unit. Members of his staff walk behind. Scene shifts to General Collins, pinning Air Medals and Purple Hearts on soldiers of the "Soc Trang Tigers" at their base in Soc Trang, Closeup of a Purple Heart medal.
A U.S. Army helicopter strikes Vietcong targets near Soc Trang, Vietnam during the Vietnam War. A U.S. Army UH-1B Iroquois helicopter in flight over a flat terrain. A waist gunner with his M-60 machine gun. Aerial view of green flat terrain. Smoke rises from hits being made on the ground. M-60 gun barrels protruding out from the UH-1B in flight and firing towards the ground.
First part of clip shows party with Secretary Robert Seamans in transit. Then scenes from Soc Trang Air Base in Vietnam. USAF Secretary Seamans present at the Soc Trang Air Base for its turnover from U.S. Army AF control to VNAF control. Dignitaries including Gen. Lucius Clay 7th AF; Gen. Creighton Abrams, U.S. Army; Dr. Seamans; and Vietnamese Gen. Minh seen on reviewing stand. U.S. and VNAF troops marching in front of UH-1H aircraft during turnover ceremony. Soc Trang tower seen. Secretary Seamans presenting awards to VNAF personnel.
United States Army CH-21 helicopter also known as flying banana, flies over trees and rice paddy fields in Vietnam. The helicopter is part of the 121st Aviation Company (Air Mobil Light), (formerly the 93rd Transportation Company - Light Helicopter) based in Soc Trang, Vietnam. It lands and injured Vietnamese civilians are unloaded from the helicopter and put into a military jeep. CH-21 prepares to move away and lifts off.