Battle of Khe Sanh between January 1968 to April 1968. Aircraft in flight after heavy artillery attack by North Vietnam at Khe Sanh. Marines examine map on light table. David E Lownds, Colonel, U.S. Marine Corpse, Commanding officer, Khe Sanh, speaks. Marines repel the North Vietnam attack by making use of heavy artillery. Planes drop bombs. Smoke arises from heavy explosions. Headlines in North Vietnamese newspaper. North Vietnamese General Vo Nguyen Giap's picture in newspaper. Various newspaper headlines. General William Westmoreland instructs his men. Artillery and howitzers fired at Khe Sanh by marines. Various American aircraft take off from airstrip. B-52 bomber plane drops bombs. C-130 transport planes drop parachutes with supplies for marines in fight. Low altitude parachute extraction. Parachute descends from aircraft. Planes land at Khe Sanh. Planes like C-130 and C-123 used in airlift operations. North Vietnam artillery continues fire at Khe Sanh. Combat views. Artillery fire. B-52 bombers drop 500lb and 750lb bombs. Night bombing using radar and sky spot. Marines continue to fight. U.S. officers walk through corridor. Overhead sign reads 'CINCPAC Command Center'. Enemy bombards Khe Sanh. Marines behind sandbags. Marines play, drink coffee, play music and eat at Khe Sanh. Enemy starts attack. Marines moves out of bunkers. Marines advance on ground. Military vehicles move ahead on road. Relief troops march along road. Hidden mines found. Mines explode. Marines get out of helicopters on hill.
Battle of Khe Sanh between January 1968 to April 1968. Valley of Khe Sanh surrounded by mountains. Military jeep moves on road. Wounded marine carried on litter. Bomb explodes near plane. Supplies at airbase. The American flag on a mountain. David E Lownds, Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps, Commanding Officer, Khe Sanh, speaks. The Colonel explains the location of battle with help of a model. Bombs dropped on mountains. Marines fire artillery. Airfield prepared at Khe Sanh. Marines dig trenches. Marines patrol in woods. American planes in flight. U.S. officers look at map on light table. General William gets into helicopter at airbase. Bell UH-1B Iroquois Huey helicopter lands after short flight. U.S. officers leave the helicopter. General William and marines check the location. Marines examine the map on light tables. Sign reads 'Welcome to Khe Sanh Matcu 62 Airfield'. Marines board plane with supplies. Supplies dropped by small parachutes from planes in flight. French paratroopers land in the same area during 1954. French advance with heavy artillery but did not win the war. Armistice signed by leaders in Geneva. Marines in sandbag bunkers at Khe Sanh. Colonel Lownds speaks. Marines move through jungle. Aircraft on bombing run. Explosions at Khe Sanh. Heavy artillery attack by North Vietnam at Khe Sanh and smoke rises from explosions. American B-52 planes in flight.
Battle of Khe Sanh between January 1968 to April 1968. Aerial bombardment by U.S. over North Vietnam position in Khe Sanh. Explosions on ground. Marines fire artillery and move out into surrounding terrain of Khe Sanh. Wounded marines carried on litters. General William Westmoreland arrives to pay tribute to B-52 aircraft pilots for their contribution in Khe Sanh battle. General Westmoreland decorates pilots. President Lyndon B Johnson decorated officers at the White House. Commanding officer, Colonel David E Lownds receives a navy cross. Sergeant Major AW Smith is awarded with bronze star. President Lyndon B Johnson praises gallantry of marines and airmen at the White House. Marines move through jungle. 26th Marines advance on dirt road in Khe Sanh. Trenches deserted in Khe Sanh airfield.
The Battle of Khe Sanh in Khe Sanh, South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. A pilot in the cockpit of an aircraft in flight. Men board United States Marine Corps CH-53A Sea Stallion helicopter in a revetment. A soldier connects a fuel hose, then removes the hose after fueling the helicopter. The helicopter takes off. A soldier mans a machine gun in the helicopter. Troops deplane at Khe Sanh.
The Battle of Khe Sanh in Khe Sanh, South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Khe Sanh Combat Base and airstrip. Container Delivery System bundles are dropped from United States Marine Corps Lockheed C-130 Hercules aircraft. An aircraft makes a rocket fire pass. Marines dig a trench. United States Marine Corps McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II aircraft and Douglas A-1 Skyraider aircraft drop napalm bombs.
The Battle of Khe Sanh in Khe Sanh, South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Smoke rises outside the perimeter of a camp area. Soldiers in the camp area. A fire truck foams a burning vehicle. A Marine helicopter takes off. A wrecked United States Marine Corps ( USMC ) UH-1 Iroquois helicopter in a revetment. A damaged United States Marine Corps CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter in the revetment. Container Delivery System bundles dropped from a United States Marine Corps Lockheed C-130 Hercules. Damaged window pane of the aircraft. United States Marine Corps McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II aircraft drop napalm and general purpose bombs. A UH-1 Iroquois helicopter lifts off and flies away.