• Short Summary

    OPERATION IRON MOUNTAIN IS ONE OF A DOZEN SEARCH AND DESTROY OPERATIONS NOW GOING ON IN SOUTH VIETNAM.

  • Description

    OPERATION IRON MOUNTAIN IS ONE OF A DOZEN SEARCH AND DESTROY OPERATIONS NOW GOING ON IN SOUTH VIETNAM. IN THE PAST TWO MONTHS UNITED STATES SOLDIERS HAVE PARTICIPATED IN THESE OPERATIONS TRYING TO SMASH A BUILDUP OF NORTH VIETNAMESE AND VIET CONG FORCES SOUTH OF DA NANG. ON SATURDAY (14 JUNE), THE UNITED STATES TROOPS ENCOUNTERED NORTH VIETNAMESE POSITIONS AT THE TOP OF A HILL.

    FROM THE TOP OF THE HILL, NORTH VIETNAMESE AND VIET CONG SOLDIERS FIRED DIRECTLY INTO THE ADVANCING UNITED STATES TROOPS, PINNING THEM DOWN AND FORCING THEM TO WITHDRAW UNDER HEAVY FIRE.

    U.S. AIR FORCE JETS WERE CALLED IN TO DROP 500 POUND BOMBS. THEN THE AMERICANS ADVANCED AGAIN, FIRING MACHINE GUNS AND THROWING HAND GRENADES INTO THE NORTH VIETNAMESE BUNKERS. THE COMBINATION OF AIR POWER AND GROUND TROOPS FINALLY ENABLED THE U.S. SOLDIERS TO TAKE THE HILL.

    THIS WAS REPORTED AS THE ONLY MAJOR ACTION INVOLVING U.S. TROOPS IN SATURDAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAQ48CQMVSZX474S83EKKNSB
    Media URN:
    VLVAAQ48CQMVSZX474S83EKKNSB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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