An M102 (105mm) howitzer in operation and men help a soldier knocked down at Fire Support Base Ripcord in South Vietnam.
South Vietnam Date:1970, July 8 Duration:2 min 36 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Operations of the U.S. Army at the Fire Support Base Ripcord in South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. An M102 (105 mm) howitzer of the U.S. Army in operation gives suppressive fire to mortar attack. Soldiers near the howitzer. A soldier being knocked down by the recoil from the howitzer. The crew helps the soldier after he was knocked down. The soldier lies down beside the howitzer. The gun crew goes back to man the gun. The soldier lying down. Medic helps the soldier to move to the aid station. U.S. Army Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter comes in and drops a cargo. The howitzer providing suppressive fire while the Chinook helicopter drops the cargo.
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