About 560 men leaving Vietnam today. About one regiment of thai forces in Vietnam withdrawed?
loading luggages of thai troops or trailer for departure: shots of troops watching the load and fixing it on trucks and platform. shots of truck leaving and troops on long line of trucks waiting for departure, vietnamese women standing around, they are maids at BearCat base camp. shots of crowd of thai troops at airfield. CU shots of thai commanders ??? the new one colonel Sima Panikabutr (with the cane under his arm) and former commander, major general Erm Chirapongse (dark with sun glasses) chatting with troops.
shots of new and former thai commanders meeting and shaking hands with u.s. major general Wagstaff, advisor at military region three, u.s. CORDS Ambassador Fulkhouser (dark suit), vietnamese general Tran Ngoc Tam, chairman of the committee of the direction at the Freo World headquarter. U.S. major general Wagstaff offered to former thai commander memorial wooden plate with insignas of different allied troops that have worked together with thai troops int he area under their responsibilities. Now thai Commander offered necklace of flowers to the Thai forces commander leaving vietnam. shots of general Tran Ngoc Tam with insigna on his hat. shots of aircraft C-130 approaching and leaving with load of troops and luggages.
New thai commander shaking hands with thai troops leaving. shots of some souvenir thai troops taking home: a vietnamese doll. shots of troops walking toward the aircraft and boarding with two dogs at the end of line. shots of thai commander leaving, boarding. Shots of aircraft taking off.
sound: side I: sound trucks and trailers when loading luggages with background sound of helicopter. sound of thai soldiers talking while loading. At airfield with background sound of aircraft, sound of soldiers and commanders talking.
side two: only half: sound of thai soldiers checking names of troops leaving. Again background sound of aircraft. thai soldiers talking.
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Background: About 560 men leaving Vietnam today. About one regiment of thai forces in Vietnam withdrawed for the first phase.
BearCat was the first base camp of the u.s. 9th division, the first u.s. division withdrawed from vietnam on July 8, 1969. Thai forces have 12,000 men in Vietnam.
The first troops arrived on July 10, 1967 and was the ??? Regiment. The other troops coming were the Black Panther Division.