U.S. Army 199th Light Infantry Brigade soldiers patrol in Saigon, Vietnam.
Saigon Vietnam Date:1968, February 8 Duration:2 min 49 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Troops from unit D/3/7 of the U.S. 199th Light Infantry Brigade, patrol streets in the Cholon district of Saigon, Vietnam. Local people go about ordinary activities. A man carrying a white flag containing a red cross, emerges from an alley, leading several others carrying a red coffin. A man on a Honda motor scooter drives past. A woman sits on the back of the scooter. A man rides past on a three wheel pedicab, with baggage loaded in passenger seat, as the funeral cortege enters the street. The U.S. Army patrol continues along a dirt road. Closeup of one of the soldiers with full field pack. Commander of the unit, 1st Lieutenant Jim Gentile, stops and gives directions, pointing with his hands. Seen next, in quick succession are Dewey Edwards (from the Baltimore MD area) and then Bob Cheatham, carrying an M79 grenade launcher and wearing a belt of ammunition over his shoulder. lieutenant Gentile on a radiophone, and then leading soldiers into a house. Infantryman Bob Cheatham and others searching the house for evidence of Viet Cong. Two soldiers comparing notes as they look over detailed maps. Soldiers walking in outdoor storage areas and past a group of Vietnamese working in a yard filled with large stone blocks. U.S. Soldiers in front of a French-style concrete house.
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