• Short Summary

    AMERICAN ARMOURED UNITS FROM TASK FORCE OREGON ARE SUPPORTING KOREAN MARINES IN THEIR HUNT FOR VIETCONG GUERRILLAS IN THE COASTAL PROVINCE OF QUANG NGAI.

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    AMERICAN ARMOURED UNITS FROM TASK FORCE OREGON ARE SUPPORTING KOREAN MARINES IN THEIR HUNT FOR VIETCONG GUERRILLAS IN THE COASTAL PROVINCE OF QUANG NGAI.

    QUANG NGAI, SOME 350 MILES NORTHEAST OF SAIGON, IS THE KOREAN MARINES' AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY. THIS MILITARY MANOEUVRE, CODE-NAMED "DRAGON HEAD", IS BEING CONCENTRATED IN AN AREA KNOWN AS NUI TRION, 10 MILES FROM THE MARINES' BASE CAMP.

    THE OPERATION IS NOW IN ITS FIFTH PHASE. SINCE IT WAS LAUNCHED IN ??? JULY, LARGE AREAS OF PADDY FIELDS HAVE BEEN TURNED INTO BATTLEGROUND.

    THE OPERATION IS AIMED AT SEALING OFF VIETCONG AND NORTH VIETNAMESE GUERILLAS' SUPPLY AND INFILTRATION ROUTE FROM THE SOUTH CHINA SEA.

    THE KOREANS ARE SUPPORTED BY ARTILLERY AND AIR STRIKES. CONTINUOUS BOMBARDMENTS HAVE DESTROYED MANY DESERTED HUTS ONCE USED TO CONCEAL GUERILLA SNIPERS.

    A KOREAN MARINE, INURED WHILE CROSSING A BOBBY-TRAPPED PADDY FIELD, WAS AIR-LIFTED OUT OF THE AREA.

    ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 1), THE KOREANS BEAT OFF AN ATTACKING VIETCONG COMPANY AND THEN SENT ARMOURED VEHICLES PLOUGHING THROUGH THE RETREATING GUERRILLAS, KILLING 18 OF THEM.

    THE BATTLE-FATIGUED KOREANS FOUND A WATER-LOGGED PADDY FIELD TO THEIR ADVANTAGE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3ENUR81FHA7UHUY8C8NBE08JL
    Media URN:
    VLVA3ENUR81FHA7UHUY8C8NBE08JL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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