South Vietnamese started a new strategy of hit-and-run helicopter raids into Laos on Monday. A?
SV South Vietnamese
GV Troops around helicopters (2 shots)
SV Troops boarding helicopters (2 shots)
GV Helicopters taking off over waiting troops (5 shots)
CU U.S. Soldiers being decorated. (4 shots)
GV Helicopter returning from raid. (3 shots)
SV PAN Troops walking back to barracks.
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Background: South Vietnamese started a new strategy of hit-and-run helicopter raids into Laos on Monday. A BBC team at the attack base, Quang Tri, filmed 300 South Vietnamese as they set out for their target aboard 45 U.S. helicopters. And they recorded the return of the force, unscathed, after bad weather and heavy antiaircraft fire caused the operation to be called off. In the interim period, Americans at Quang Tri paraded for decorations awarded during recent helicopter flights over Laos.