A U.S. Marines prepare grenades, eat C-rations, and advance through a stream and over hills in Vietnam.
Vietnam Date:1966, September 19 Duration:2 min 43 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. Marines during Operation Prairie in Vietnam. Marines (Mars) with utilities and camouflage helmet seated on the ground. He removes M-26-A2 fragmentation grenades from cardboard cannisters. Poncho and ammunition crates lying on ground in clearing near heavy undergrowth. Mars seated at base of tree preparing to eat C-rations. Several Mars standing near open boxes of C-rations. Rations being distributed. Mars, some with packs on pack board kneeling and seated on ground while some smoke cigarettes in clearing. A Mar with jungle type hat, towel around neck, holding a map speaks over head set of PRC-25 radio. Some Mars with cartridge belts, canteens, packs, camouflage helmets and carrying weapons move over dirt trail in jungle area. Mars carrying bipod of 60mm mortar on shoulder. Muddy boots of Mar moving through shallow stream. Mars carrying M3A1 .45 caliber sub machine gun and M-14 rifles move through jungle area. A Mar with PRC-25 on his back. Tall thick bushes and wooded hills far below. Mar carrying M 14 rifle and ammunition cannister on pack board. Other Mars with packs and camera tilts. Mars moving through grassy area.
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