The film is of the American air cavalry and 196th infantry at Phu Bai airbase outside Hue about sixty miles south of the D-m*z.
SOLDIERS FILL SAND BAGS AND LOADING ONTO TRUCKS 3 SHOTS
CU VILLAGERS FILL SAND BAGS
U.S. TIGER HELICOPTER TAKES OFF 3 shots
SV SOLDIERS GO ABOARD CHOPPER 2 shots
CU ROTER TURNS AND CHOPPER TAKES OFF 2 shots
SV BOARD CHOPPER AS IT TAKES OFF
Initials ??? AW
Was unable to do sound on film interviews with the men as I had intended because the commander of the unit was unavailable at the time to provide clearance which the men felt they should have.
pos and one mag track for vis lib
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Background: The film is of the American air cavalry and 196th infantry at Phu Bai airbase outside Hue about sixty miles south of the D-m*z. These Americans have been brought up from Saigon and Da Rang because of the offensive on the northern front. They complement the advisers and support personnel regularly stationed here and provide just an added bit of security.