Activities of "F" Company, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, during Operation Thor , in the Vietnam War. They are engaged in a sweep, near Xuan Hai,, 1800 meters below the DMZ. U.S. Marines wearing utilities, cart belts, bulletproof vests, camouflaged helmets and carrying canteens and M-16 rifles cross a grassy area. A marine carries a PRC-25 radio on his back crawls through the grassy area.. Battalion Command post set up in the field with communications gear and tall antennas. M-48 tanks.. A marine takes cover in a shallow hole. Grass in the foreground. The marines stand, walk and sit. One marine holds a phone radio to his ear and walks out. Second marine lying on the ground. One of them wearing a PRC-25 radio on his back holds the handset of the radio to his ear. Other radio operators kneel in the background. A radio operator lying on ground places the phone of the radio to his ear, then speaks and looks out. The radio operator smokes a cigarette while kneeling. The marines kneel near the skeleton of a tree. A marine with an M-16 rifle at the ready seated on the ground. A radio operator drinks from his plastic canteen. Group of marines with M-16 rifles ride atop an M67A3 flame-thrower tank moving across the bushy area. Tank crewman in hatch. The vehicle turns and moves out. Smoke rises from an area in the background. A marine radio operator lying on the ground holding the handset of a radio makes a note on his camouflaged helmet laying next to him.
Activities of U.S. Marines of "F" Company, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, near Xuan Hai, during Operation Thor, in the Vietnam War. Corporal David P. Jackson of 3rd Division Radio and TV, in a bullet proof vest, and a camouflaged helmet holds a microphone while seated on the ground and speaks. Second Platoon Leader 1st Lieutenant William G. Harreld, home town Kentucky, wearing a bulletproof vest begins speaking. Corporal Jackson speaks into the microphone. Lettering on Corporal Jackson's helmet reads 3rd Div. Press. Platoon Sergeant of the Second Platoon Staff Sergeant John Anderson who is seated wearing protective glasses over his helmet begins speaking. Lieutenant Pierce begins speaking while seated on the ground in a dirt area.
U.S. Marines of "F" Company , 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, near Xuan Hai, Vietnam during Operation Thor. Weary marines trudge back from a scouting mission. A marine with a 35 mm still camera around his neck. A marine with an M-16 rifle stands guard near unit packs and gear piled on the ground. A marine with an M-16 rifle walks in the foreground. Marines in the grassy area in the far background. A U.S. Marine Corps F-4 Phantom fighter-bomber dives on a target and fires rockets. Explosion from the rocket strike. A jet aircraft in flight high above.
U.S. Marines of "F" Company, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines take part in Operation Thor, during the Vietnam War. Partial view of idling U.S. Marine Corps UH-34D helicopter in a grassy area. The helicopter takes off. 3 marines wearing utilities, cart belts, canteens, bulletproof vests, cam helmets and carrying M-16 rifles seated on the ground in a dirt area. The marines with an M-79 grenade launcher and ammunition bag move across the grassy area. A marine kneels and fires the M-79. The tread of a tank moving through the grassy area. The tank turns and moves out.
United States Air Force General Joseph J Nazzaro visits Da Nang Air Base in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. KC-135A Stratotanker taxis on arrival. General Joseph J Nazzaro along with other officers disembark from the aircraft. General Nazzaro being greeted by United States Marine Corps Lieutenant General Herman Nickerson. Army of Republic of Vietnam Lieutenant General Xuan Lam, Colonel Roberts and staff. General Nazzaro converses with Lieutenant General Herman Nickerson and Lieutenant General Xuan Lam. General Nazzaro shakes hands with group of Vietnamese Air Force airmen of the 41st Vietnamese Air Force Wing.
Vehicle traffic in front of Arc De Triomphe in Paris. People at the Paris Airport. Military Airlift Command aircraft lands. People gather to welcome the dignitaries. U.S. delegation led by Ambassador at Large Averell Harriman disembarks the Military Airlift Command aircraft and they are welcomed by people of Paris. Sargent Shriver also seen with Harriman. Media persons on the airport. Soldiers receive the dignitaries. Harriman addresses group from microphone and talks about the peace talks. Police officers stand outside the Majestic Hotel. North Vietnamese delegation led by Xuan Thuy comes out of the hotel and enters a Citroen car. Media persons records the event. Officials arrive at discussions at the Centre de Conferences Internationales. Gathered for a photo opportunity, U.S. Secretary of State William Rogers and Xuan Thuy greet each other. Arrival of Averell Harriman's contingent at the talks in a Cadillac limousine. Averell Harriman and William Rogers together for photographers, and then exiting the building and reentering the limousine.