I attended a preview this afternoon of a 29-minute film to be released by the Marine Corps later this week reviewing the Corps activities during 1965.
Following is a brief of description in chronological order of the films content.
helicopters lifting the first Marines to go into the Dominican Republic from the deck of the carrier Boxer.
the first company and then the first battalion to go ashore setting up defence perimeter.
cur film of two Marines captured by the Rebels being interrogated.
machine gunners and tanks ripping out sides of houses, trying to get at snipers.
Seabees building a landing field at Chu Lai of steel plates and including arresting gear and landing signals identical to what is to be found on a carrier deck.
several sequences of Skyhawk fighters using the field
Hawk missiles on mobile launchers and guidance radar in operation overlooking Da Nang. I'm told this is the first film of the Hawk to be released. More may be available.
The F-4 (our most modern operational fighter), in flight and on bombing runs. Includes good film from cockpit of the plane looking thru machine gun sights. (This is the plane which shot down a MIG-21 this week.)
VC prisoners being pulled out of a tunnel, (some met first), blindfolded and tied around the neck being marched off.
Operation Golden Fleece: Marines helping Viet Namese harvest their rice; rice being carted in armored personnel carrier; Marines lugging sacks of the rice to be milled.
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Background: I attended a preview this afternoon of a 29-minute film to be released by the Marine Corps later this week reviewing the Corps activities during 1965. It contains some sequences which you may find of interest.