Fire Support Base "Husky", home of Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 35th Artillery Regiment (155, SP) Xuan Loc,Vietnam. Aerial view from a UH-1 Huey helicopter, of the base and surrounding terrain. Mountains in the background. [Note: C Battery 7th Battalion, 9th Artillery (105 Howitzer) occupied the other half of the FSB. The base was attacked on the night of May 17/18, 1969, by NVA sappers, mortars, and rockets. Fourteen Americans and an estimated 80 to 90 NVA were killed.]
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.
South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu and Vietnamese Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky visit Plei Me High School and review Montagnard troops in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. President Thieu and Vice President Ky walk past lined up schoolgirls. A Vietnamese band plays music at Pleiku airport. President Thieu reviews Montagnard troops. President Thieu, Vice President Ky and Commanding General Montagnard II Corps Lieutenant General Vinh Loc salute the troops standing in formation. President Thieu walks past crates of Japanese medical supplies. President Thieu and Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam seated. The Japanese Ambassador makes a speech at a podium.
A CH-54 helicopter of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne is seen in flight on a combat assault mission. Interior and pilot are shown. Control panel is seen. The helicopter moves over a water body.
Scenes of Vietnamese people as they flee Hue during communist siege of the city in 1968 Tet offensive during the Vietnam War. Refugees with belongings run as city is bombed. Houses burned. Woman cries after crossing remains of a destroyed bridge over river. Scenes changes to one year later: Long line of Vietnamese on way to newly discovered mass grave on March 25, 1969. Vietnamese civilians dig and on March 27, 1969 they begin to uncover bodies in the sand which show signs of torture. Locals try to identify dead. Second mass grave uncovered. Dead bodies and body parts. Third mass burial uncovered. Men at local authorities meeting. Assembly point for hundreds of coffins. Incense burning. Mourners at coffin. Coffin opened and woman looks at remains. Flowers and incense burning on coffins. Buddhist ceremonies shows coffins prepared for procession. Women grieve. Shrine at cemetery.
Television broadcast of U.S. President Richard Nixon's speech from the White House in Washington DC, United States on the withdrawal of remaining U.S. troops from Vietnam on 29th March 1973 during the Vietnam War. The White House. The Seal of the President of the United States. The President talks about that period of the Vietnam War when he joined the office and speaks about the program he initiated to end the war. He says American prisoners are on their way from Vietnam and people of South Vietnam are now free to choose their government. He says North Vietnam is not complying with few provisions of the Peace Agreement. He says that they should honor all those American soldiers who died during the Vietnam War. He refers to the difficult days of the war including the moratorium to end the war which was organized on October 15, 1969 when millions of Americans took day off from work and schools to participate in local demonstrations against the war. Nixon refers to the period of April 1971 when he ordered attacks on Communist bases in Cambodia. He talks about the period of May 1972 when he ordered air strikes in North Vietnam and the period of December 1972 when he ordered more air strikes.