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.
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.
View of the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon, in the United States, during the Vietnam War. Names of the war heroes in the hall. Nameplates of the war heroes of each historical conflict on the wall. Names of the soldiers and officers who served the best in the wars. Names under the nameplates reading: 'Interim Period (1866-1870)', 'Korean Campaign (1871)', 'Interim Period (1871-1898)'. Other nameplates read: 'War with Spain (1898)', 'Philippine insurrection (1899-1913)', 'China Relief Expedition-Boxer Rebellion (1900)'. Several other conflicts mentioned in the hall. Other nameplates read: 'World War I (1917-1918)', 'Haitian Campaign (1919-1920), 'Second Nicaraguan Campaign (1925)', 'Word War II (1941-1945) and 'Vietnam (1964-Present).
The Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon in the United States. Replicas of three medals in the hall. Nameplates of the war heroes of each historical conflict on the wall. Names of the soldiers and officers who served the best in the wars. Names under the nameplates reading: 'Civil War (1861-1865), 'Indian Campaign (1861-1898)'. Other nameplates read: 'Philippine Insurrection (1899-1913)', 'China Relief Expedition-Boxer Rebellion (1900)' and 'Vietnam (1964-Present)'.
Aerial views of Washington DC monuments and the surrounding area in the United States. Aerial views of landmarks including the Pentagon building in Virginia. The Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial and the Washington monument in Washington DC. The Arlington National cemetery in Virginia. The snow covered ground.
Upsets at various events of 1964 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria. Canada's four men team during the bobsled race, wins gold medal beating Austrian team by margin of one second. In the men's slalom, Billy Kidd and Jimmy Heuga of USA, finish second and third. Austrian Josef Stieleger wins gold medal. Spectators watch the skiers. Figure skating competition. German competitor Manfred Schnelldorfer during his performance which yield him gold medal. Alain Calmet of France, silver. Scott Allen, a fourteen year old from United States gets bronze.