Aerial view of the newly completed Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. Several cars and motor vehicles parked near a man made island of the complex. A ship underway in the bay. Buses lined up at toll plaza to cross bridge following dedication. Opening ceremony of the new bridge and tunnel. A TrailWays bus passes through the toll booth area. POV through windshield of a car as it enters the tunnel and bridge complex. Sign seen, 'Tunnel 1/2 mile.' As the car enters a tunnel sign above reads, 'Thimble Shoal Channel Tunnel.'
United States Marine Corps seal. Bomber planes in flight and attack. U.S. soldiers on a beach in combat. Officers outside an office at the Marine Corps Base at Quantico, Virginia. Sign 'Disbursing Office Marine Corps Schools - Quantico Virginia'. An officer ensures the security of American amphibious forces. He shows a card which needs to be filled by soldiers in Operation Security.
Baseball's defending champs, the Los Angeles Dodgers, get ready for 1964 baseball season at their spring training camp in Vero Beach Florida. Billboards outside the stadium. Players charge onto field. Shots of top Dodger pitchers Johnny Podres, Don Drysdale, Ron Perranoski and Sandy Koufax warming up their arms, with palm trees in background. Manager Walter Alston stands by the batting cage as a succession of Dodger hitters -- Jim Gilliam, Wally Moon, John Roseboro, Ron Fairly, Willie Davis and Tommy Davis -- hit baseballs and run to first base. Shot of U.S. flag and a smaller flag reading "Dodgers World Champions" flying from flagpole in strong wind.
Opening scene shows ticker tape parade for U.S. Army General Douglas MacArthur underway in New York City on April 20, 1951. General MacArthur waves to parade goers from back of an open car. Scene shifts to funeral procession for General MacArthur on April 11, 1964, in Norfolk Virginia. Honor guard accompanies his caisson. Mourners including his wife Jean MacArthur and son Arthur MacArthur IV walk in a procession during the funeral ceremony. The casket of General MacArthur covered by a U.S. National Flag.
Presents travelogue of regions of United States. Pictures show sites located in New York, New England and Mid Atlantic States. In Manhattan, views of Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, New York City skyscrapers, plane flying in sky over Manhattan. Monuments, shopping areas, Carnegie Hall, pedestrians in New York City. A trainer teaches aerobics. Times Square and clubs and theaters of Broadway at night with lighted neon signs. Aerials and ground views of skyscrapers in New York City. View of Niagara Falls. Yacht at river in Boston. Buildings in the background. People in boats and outside cafe in Maine or New England, with fishing boats providing Lobster. Horse-drawn carriage, beaches, casinos and State House in Pennsylvania. Amish carriage pulled by a horse on roads in Pennsylvania. View of Atlantic City beach and casinos and hotels. Monuments in Washington DC including White House, Washington Monument, Statue of LIncoln in Lincoln Memorial, U.S. Capitol building viewed from grounds of Washington Monument. View of fossils inside Smithsonian Natural History Museum. Spirit of '76 and space vehicles seen in Air and Space Museum. Planes on tarmac at Washington National Airport with Jefferson Memorial and Washington Monument in background. Travelers at airport rental car counters for Hertz and National. Small hotel or Inn in Virginia. Virginia countryside and view of Monticello. People in historic costume on horses, with carriages, and on foot in Colonial Williamsburg.
John Charles Daly stands in the Hall of Heroes, at the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia, U.S.A. Behind him is a display containing names of the American military recipients of the Medal of Honor. He points to a section of a display listing 131 names added during the Korean War. He then moves to the latest section of the display, covering the period 1964 and subsequent, in the Vietnam War. At this point, the film begins to depict scenes from the Vietnam conflict. An American soldier holding a rifle is silhouetted against a light sky background. U.S. soldiers firing M-16 rifles. shadow cast by a Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey) helicopter flying overhead. Soldier firing machine gun from M113 armored personnel carrier (APC). U.S. gun crews firing 105mm howitzer; 175mm self-propelled gun; M107 Howitzer; and battery of howitzers in the field. Army troops inside a helicopter. View from below of CH-47 helicopter (Jolly Green Giant) landing and troops leaving its rear door. A patrol of American soldiers firing their weapons as they move forward. Soldiers dealing with difficult terrain. One stepping through deep mud. Infantry patrol moving and taking cover. A soldier using field radio. A UH-1 flying over palm trees. Infantry moving through jungle accompanied by M113 APC. Explosions and fire. Soldiers boarding a Huey helicopter, as the ship's gunner delivers covering fire by machine gun. Soldiers having a smoke while airborne in the helicopter.