• Short Summary

    THE UNITED STATES ARMY'S TASK FORCE OREGON CONTINUED ITS OPERATIONS IN THE HIGHLAND AREAS OF SOUTH VIETNAM WITH A SWEEP AGAINST VIET CONG BUNKERS AND TUNNELS NEAR DUC-PHO IN QUANG-NGAI PROVINCE ON WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY (28 AND 29 JUNE).

  • Description

    THE UNITED STATES ARMY'S TASK FORCE OREGON CONTINUED ITS OPERATIONS IN THE HIGHLAND AREAS OF SOUTH VIETNAM WITH A SWEEP AGAINST VIET CONG BUNKERS AND TUNNELS NEAR DUC-PHO IN QUANG-NGAI PROVINCE ON WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY (28 AND 29 JUNE).

    THE SOLDIERS ADVANCING ON THE LITTLE HAMLET NEAR DUC-PHO WERE SUPPORTED BY M-48 TANKS. THEY SWEPT THROUGH FIELDS AND FARMLAND IN SEARCH OF VIET CONG AND THE SYSTEMS OF TUNNELS AND BUNKERS IN WHICH THEY HIDE AND STORE SUPPLIES. IT THEY'RE ATTACKED THE INFANTRYMEN CAN CALL UP SWIFT AIR AND ARTILLERY SUPPORT.

    BUT THIS TIME THERE WAS NO ENGAGEMENT WITH THE VIET CONG, AND THE AMERICANS ENTERED THE VILLAGE WITHOUT RESISTANCE. THEY CAPTURED AN OLD WOMAN WHOM THEY SAID WAS TRYING TO ESCAPE WITH A BUNDLE OF STICKS OF EXPLOSIVE. SHE WITH A NUMBER OF OTHER VIET CONG SUSPECTS, WAS TAKEN AWAY FOR FURTHER QUESTIONING.

    THEN CAME THE TASK OF UNCOVERING TUNNELS AND BUNKERS. ONCE LOCATED, THEY WERE DESTROYED WITH EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, THE TANKS BEING USED AS BULLDOZERS TO FINISH OFF THE JOB.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4GXIA8UGOH1IHLX9JS56970V3
    Media URN:
    VLVA4GXIA8UGOH1IHLX9JS56970V3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/07/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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