• Short Summary

    This dramatic film shows the death of a grenade thrower in the South Vietnamese Army.?

  • Description

    This dramatic film shows the death of a grenade thrower in the South Vietnamese Army. After making a series of single-handed attacks on a viet Cong position, he returns safely to his own lines - then collapses with a bullet in his stomach, and dies within seconds.

    The soldier was Nguyen Van Phuc (pronounced: Noo-win vun fook - rhyming with cook). He was one of a team of grenade throwers in the 25th Infantry Division, which was called in to re-open Highway 13. Nguyen's job on Saturday was easier than usual - he had an old tomb to give him cover while he lobbed his grenades. On his last trip he had to return under a hail of machine-gun fire, but got back safely, only to die from a stray burst of fire.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADCDS2UKSFPW3LGIYQFNAQJZNE
    Media URN:
    VLVADCDS2UKSFPW3LGIYQFNAQJZNE
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/11/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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