U.S. Army 319th Artillery supports 101st Airborne Division defending Fire Support Base Ripcord, in the Vietnam war
South Vietnam Date:1970, July 8 Duration:2 min 2 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. Army 319th Artillery attached to 101st Airborne Division strengthens defenses of Fire Support Base Ripcord to combat North Vietnam forces in the A Shau Valley, South Vietnam, during the Vietnam War. Opening scene shows Captain David F. Rich, Commander of Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 319th Artillery, conversing with Lieutenant Brennan, in very windy conditions atop the Fire Support Base. The carriage of a 105mm towed howitzer is seen in the foreground, with two shells set on it. View of howitzers and shells stacked atop the Base. The wind whipping aross the Base. A trooper working on a howitzer. Another fighting the wind, as he carries canisters of propellant charges. He tosses them behind the sandbagged artillery position. Other soldiers join in moving gunpowder canisters. Closeup of two soldiers as the wind blows the hat off one.
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