Corpsman of the USS Harnett County conducts a medical clinic in a Vietnamese village during the Vietnam War
South Vietnam Date:1967, June Duration:3 min 8 sec Sound:Yes
View of the USS Harnett County (LST-821) from a patrol boat circling from her port side. Closeup of a Navy Corpsman in his office clinic aboard. He is filling a box with items to be carried to a South Vietnamese village. He and several crew members enter the village, 30 miles up the Co-Chien River. Two sailors carry the white box, marked with a red cross. A group of Vietnamese children begin to follow them, singing as they go. The children accost one of the crew carrying an armload of treats. He hands one to each child. Views of him passing treats to children crowded around him. Vietnamese mothers and fathers are with the chilren. several soldiers are seen in uniform, of Republic of Vietnam Army (ARVN). The Harnett County's Corpsman has set up a table and is seeing villagers who seek medical advice and assistance. An ARVN soldier helps as interpreter. His patients are mostly the elderly and children. U.S. Naval officer is seen in the gathering. Closeup of the Corpsman as he rides back to the USS Harnett County aboard a patrol boat.
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