A patrol led by "I" Co., 3rd Battalion, 9th Marine Division, engaged an unknown number of VC in a fire fight.
"I" Co. in a tactical column walking along route 1, RVN.
Marines in the approach march as they move toward objective area.
Marines crossing rice paddies as they approach the village of Thach Troung.
Marines search the village.
Marines use a smoke machine to search a hole believed to be used by the Viet Cong.
Marines take cover after receiving sniper fire.
Marines search village buts.
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Background: A patrol led by "I" Co., 3rd Battalion, 9th Marine Division, engaged an unknown number of VC in a fire fight. The VC broke contact and ran into heavy foliage and out of sight. Artillery fire was called and a sweep and search of the area approximately 10 miles west of Da Nang Air Base, Republic of Vietnam was undertaken.