Deputy Secretary of Defense David Packard and army officers board a UH-1H helicopter in Vietnam to go to Cantho.
Vietnam Date:1969, November 20 Duration:2 min 4 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense David Packard on a tour of Vietnam. The official party arrives at the Naval Support Activity, Saigon. Binh Thuy Air Base administration building in the background. David Packard gets out of a car. He walks towards a U.S. Army UH-1H helicopter for flight to Cantho, Republic of Vietnam. The helicopter warms up. U.S. Vice Admiral Elmo Russell Zumwalt, Comnavforces, Vietnam gives a thumps up. An army officer boards the helicopter. It is ready for lift off. The plane director gives a signal for the lift off. The helicopter lifts off. Dignitaries stand in rain next to the helicopter at Cantho. Commodore Tran Van Chon, Chief of Naval Operations;Vietnamese Navy , in a rain coat. Mr Packard walks through the rain. Commodore Chon greets him. Mr Packard enters a car. He walks away from the car and moves into a building. Mr Packard and the party enters a small building. He gets into carry all. He leaves the doorway of the small building. He walks through mud and a sailor holds an umbrella over his head. He enters a small building and chats with unidentified naval officers. Mr Packard shakes hands with Vietnamese and other officers and prepares to leave from Ben Luc.
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