Units of the 4th Marines recently terminated Operation CHINOOK II in the I corps area of South Vietnam.
Units of the 4th Marines recently terminated Operation CHINOOK II in the I corps area of South Vietnam. This search and destroy action centered in an area 16 kilometers northwest of Hue in Thua Thien Province.
During the offering, a Viet Cong suspect was captured near Ap Trung Kieu and information received through interrogation indicated that Viet Cong were in the area.
Scouring the area, Lethernecks of the 1st Battalion, 4th Marines found a tunnel complex and succeeded in persuading the hiding enemy soldiers to surrender. These suspects were confirmed, not as guerillas, but as regular North Vietnamese Army (NVA) soldiers, members of the 504th North Vietnamese Army Regiment. Helicopters were summoned and evacuated the prisoners.
In addition to the prisoners, the Marines captured a large amount of NVA equipment and arms.
Here a gunnery sergeant looks over the various pieces of equipment and ordinance including recoilless rifle rounds, mortar shells, automatic ??? of ammunition. This equipment and ammunition adds to the growing pile of arms denied the enemy in Vietnam.