• Short Summary

    Air Force Staff Sergeant Thomas B. Kulick of Nashville, Tennessee, went to some lengths to?

  • Description

    (a).
    C47 Sky Train in flight


    (b).
    Parachutists jumping from plane




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Air Force Staff Sergeant Thomas B. Kulick of Nashville, Tennessee, went to some lengths to get good motion photography of a parachute training drop of ARVN (Army of the Republic of Vietnam) paratrooper near Phan Rang, South Vietnam.

    The 28-year-old combat photographer actually "hit the silk" with the Vietnamese soldiers and took that long step through space.

    Sergeant Kulick, who is assigned to Detachment 5 of the 600th Photographic Squadron at Phan Rang, obtained and unusual shot of himself floating to earth. He did this by anchoring his camera to a GI water can which was encased in a heavy cloth bag with the camera lens uncovered. The whole rig was attached to a long strap.

    While floating ??? with the camera in operation, he dropped the camera package where it tangled at the end of its tether, thus giving the twisting effect of this footage.

    Once on the ground, Sergeant Kulick retrieved his camera and photographed the action of the other parachutists as they landed and retrieved their parachutes.

    Sergeant Kulick's actions speak well for the resourcefulness and imagination of service photographers determined to "get the picture".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6PSAK9FQE6HIL3EQUKPBEM2LN
    Media URN:
    VLVA6PSAK9FQE6HIL3EQUKPBEM2LN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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