Army helicopters at Phu Tho Racetrack during Vietnam War in Saigon.
Saigon Vietnam Date:1968, February 8 Duration:2 min 45 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. soldiers posted in Saigon Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Opening slate reads: "8 Feb 68, After Action (Saigon/Cholon)." UH-1D helicopters off loading U.S. Army soldiers of 199th Light Infantry Brigade. OH-23 helicopter takes off from Phu Tho Racetrack, (It has been suggested that the Commander, 2nd Bn 40th Arty might be aboard.) Soldiers walk across field along with sentry dogs. A formation of UH-1D Huey helicopters lands in the race track center, raising dust. Next, soldiers are seen walking across the field, carrying their weapons and gear. Closeup of one carrying an M67 recoilless rifle. They step over the racetrack railing and walk to the grandstand building. Change of scene shows U.S. soldiers, stripped to the waist, setting up an m29-81mm-mortar.They pause and look up as another formation of UH-1D Hueys lands in the field. One of the mortar crew turns upright, a wooden box and frame, containing a toilet seat. It sits next to another just like it. Troops stream across the field, as they leave their helicopters.
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