Views of construction activities at Phu Cat Base in Vietnam, during the Vietnam War
Phu Cat Vietnam Date:1966, September 24 Duration:2 min 42 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Broad view of the valley in which the Phu Cat base is taking shape during construction. Many structures are already complete. Hills visible in distance. Areas of newly cleared earth visible. Carpenters seen on roof of a building being framed, in a row of wooden buildings. Closeup of U.S. Airmen (members of 819th Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers, AKA RED HORSE). They are installing corrugated asbestos cement roofing sheets on a new building. View of Airmen on ground handing roofing sheets up to installers. View of a man in fatigues and cap smoking a cigarette, as he watches the airmen work. (He wears no military insignia, and is possibly a civilian working with the onstruction consortium: RMK-BRJ (Raymond International & Morrison-Knudsen, Brown & Root & J.A. Jones Construction.) The Airmen of 819th pause for the camera, then reach out and install some more roofing panels.
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