Elements of the 4th Marine Regiment conduct a recent search and destroy mission through known Viet Cong territory about 40 miles south of Chu Lai.
Marine patrol crossing open area
Patrol advancing along road
Marines discover punji sticks, placed by the VC to slow the advance
Patrol is fired upon while moving through wooded area
Marines take cover in a trench and return the fire
Marines on the attack, advancing, firing rifle
Patrol members searching hut
Viet Cong routed from tunnels)
Marines searching another out
Viet Cong appeared
Prisoner loaded on truck and returned to rear area for interrogation
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Background: Elements of the 4th Marine Regiment conduct a recent search and destroy mission through known Viet Cong territory about 40 miles south of Chu Lai.
The mission, part of Operation Double Eagle, consisted of a company size sweep, searching for Viet Cong. Operation Double Eagle is the largest amphibious operation to date in the Republic of Vietnam.
This film shows a marine patrol coming under Viet Cong fire while advancing through a wooded area. The marines return the fire and continue the advance to rout the Viet Cong from tunnels and grass shacks. Several Viet Cong were captured and a number of suspects detained.