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    Saigon June 14.- the 173rd airborne battalion of US army in Vietnam has been sent to the province town of Phuoc Long since the late afternoon of Sunday and ended in the evening of Monday to protect the town and the airfield of Phuoc Long, 25 miles north of Dong Xoai district town.

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    LS, MS At noon of June 14, the big part of the US airborne 173rd battalion moved into Phuoc Long (Phuoc Vinh district town)



    MS, CU US paratroopers stationed at the airfield of Phuoc Vinh



    MS, CU they prepared their howitzers and portar positions



    MS, CU The 81m/m mortars of the battalion



    MS, CU They prepared their fighting positions, digging the foxholed



    MS, CU Others prepared the protection belt around their camp



    MS, CU equipments and amunitions are transported to the field by US helicopters



    MS, the sentry around the camp



    MS, CU others arrive by helicopters




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    Background: Saigon June 14.- the 173rd airborne battalion of US army in Vietnam has been sent to the province town of Phuoc Long since the late afternoon of Sunday and ended in the evening of Monday to protect the town and the airfield of Phuoc Long, 25 miles north of Dong Xoai district town. Battles are still going on in Dong Xoai area and Rangers and VN paratroops battalions has been pushed back after many hours of fierce fighting with the communist regular troops.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABPDLBPW43TMBTIXYX3JRJCVGQ
    Media URN:
    VLVABPDLBPW43TMBTIXYX3JRJCVGQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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