American soldiers in search and destroy operation "White Wing," engage VC and evacuate villagers near Bong Son, Vietnam
Bong Son Vietnam Date:1966, February 17 Duration:2 min 3 sec Sound:Yes
Huey helicopters of the American First Cavalry (Airmobile) Division, land in sandy area near Bong Son, Vietnam, during a Search and Destroy operation named "White Wing," against the Viet Cong. Troops occupy defensive entrenched positions, and come under sniper fire, as the choppers depart. One soldier radios for air support. U.S. fighter bombers dive down to strafe the VC positions. Later, the troops are seen walking toward a village nearby. Taking up positions near a line of trees, American soldiers fire automatic weapons against retreating Viet Cong rear guards. Views of the U.S. troops entering the village, where several women and children stand near their thatched roofed huts. The soldiers assemble the villagers (men, women, and children) and escort them to helicopters, waiting to transport them to safer areas. Views of Vietnamese villagers climbing aboard the helicopters and flying away..
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