Christmas celebrated by troops in Vietnam and aboard the USS Kitty Hawk
Vietnam Date:1968 Duration:3 min 6 sec Sound:Yes
U.S. troops celebrate Christmas in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. A cardboard cut out depicting Santa Claus at the entrance of a barracks. A soldier holds a small white Christmas tree. Other soldiers decorate a tree with ornaments. A Christmas tree and a cross at the entrance of a chapel. United States Navy aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk underway at sea. An altar aboard the USS Kitty Hawk. A bible placed at the altar. A Christmas tree decorated with greeting cards. Santa Claus arrives at an orphanage in Vietnam on board a tank that has been painted white and appointed with a sled and reindeers, along with the words, 'Merry Christmas.' A sign at the orphanage reads 'Merry Christmas and Happy New Year' and depicts Santa driving a bulldozer. Vietnamese children wave. The U.S. Navy Chaplains Corp Chief James Kelly speaks at a desk extending Christmas wishes. A Chaplain conducts a prayer service. A patrol boat underway at sea. The American flag waves alongside the South Vietnamese flag. Background music is U.S. Navy Seachanters singing Christmas Carol "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day".
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