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.
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.
Americans watch Pioneer style covered wagons arriving from the West, at gathering in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania to celebrate the United States 200th Anniversary. . parade during United States 200th Anniversary. Boy seated on grass in a park, watches A cattle-drawn Prairie Schooner wagon as it passes, carrying women in Pioneer attire. A man walking accompanies the wagon. Other similar wagons pass, pulled by horses decorated with festive harness. Girl seated on man's shoulder watches wagons as they pass in a wooded area. One has "Findley,Ohio" written on its side. Most display American flags. An elderly gentleman smoking a pipe, takes pictures with a movie camera. Men, women and children seated on wagons. A number of participants are riding on horseback. A man in Colonial dress is interviewed. People from different Nationalities watch the parade. One man (unseen) tells interviewer he is from India. An elderly man and woman ride past in a wagon decorated with a garland of flowers. A small child claps as she watches from shoulders of an elderly man. More wagons pass the camera. View from hillside, of crowd watching as wagons begin to assemble to make camp in field below. Closeups of wagons and spectators. Some persons speak to interviewer as they are photographed. Fiddlers and a guitar player are seen playing country music. Children participating in a sack race Spectators watch from a packed grandstand at the field. Closeups of children in a pie-eating contest and of country musicians playing as folks watching clap hands in rhythm.
Americans celebrate United States 200th Anniversary in New York, United States. International gathering of tall ships (sailing vessels).View of USCGC Eagle (WIX-37) and other tall ships under full sail. View of tall buildings, including World Trade Center Twin Towers. Tall ships enter New York harbor with Statue of Liberty in the background. Sailors aboard the ships. Fleet of ships from different countries pass by. Huge crowd gathered to watch the celebration. Men sing songs and people eat fruit and snack. Women dressed in American flag colors dance. Americans give their opinions about this auspicious day.
A training film in the United States details the role of Combat Military Police of the United States Army in supporting river crossing during a war. An MP (Military Police) directs traffic on a pontoon bridge. Tanks, trucks and jeeps along the bridge. Animation depicts maximum control of personnel and equipment within crossing areas and highlights a planning phase. Shows position of MP company in each division. MPs assigned to tactical command post, brigades, mobile patrols and evacuation of prisoners of war. Animation depicts forward post division areas near river banks under the control of crossing commander. Animation further depicts coordination required for maximum control of personnel and equipment within the crossing area.
People gather to watch Bicentennial Parade in Washington DC. Soldiers parade with band on the street. Flags on the street side. An AFL CIO float on the street decorated with flowers. USA written on the float superimposed on map outline of the United States.