Soldiers of Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol (LRRP) wearing black berets, during a class on AK 47 in Lai Khe, South Vietnam.
Lai Khe South Vietnam Date:1968, January 1 Duration:2 min 35 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Opening scene shows closeup of a member of the U.S. Army First Infantry Division Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol unit (LRRP) wearing a black beret with parachutist's badge. In background,LRRP members watch as an instructor demonstrates how to field strip a Soviet AK-47 assault rifle. Scene shifts to viewpoint of soldiers watching the instructor. Tents are seen in the background. Closeups of instructor show master parachutist badge on his black beret. Scene shifts again to a large sign containing a large painted logo with a picture of a Vietcong in the center, surrounded by images of black berets. The combat infantryman badge is shown at the top and 1st Infantry Division and MACV recondo badges appear at opposite sides of the sign. (Note: LRRP Units were Airborne, Special Forces. The LRRP Unit of the 1st Infantry Division, shown in these scenes, on January 1st, was, at that time, designated: Company F of the 52nd Infantry Regiment.)
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