• Short Summary

    This is the Tactical Operations Center of the 196th Light Infantry Brigade located in the Iron Triangle area of South Vietnam.

  • Description

    (a).
    Tactical Operations Center area


    (b).
    Mortars firing


    (c).
    Mortar rounds impacting in target area


    (d).
    Patrol moving up under fire


    (e).
    Wounded soldiers crawls to safety


    (f).
    Soldiers searching huts and tunnel complexes


    (g).
    Blowing up bunker


    (h).
    Bunker following explosion




    Initials


    NOTE TO EDITORS: 65' 16mm color master released to Telenews for servicing TV and theatrical pool members. Color master to be forwarded to Army Pictorial Center, 35-11 35th Avenue, Long Island City, New York 11107, within 72 hours.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: This is the Tactical Operations Center of the 196th Light Infantry Brigade located in the Iron Triangle area of South Vietnam. Their mission during this recent search and destroy operation was to act as a blocking force in an effort to seal off a Viet Cong unit operating in the area.

    The unit comes under enemy sniper fire and mortar crews quickly respond by directing mortar rounds at the enemy position. The mortar rounds fall on target, and a patrol moves up under fire to secure the area. One U. S. soldier is wounded during the advance, but crawls to cover under his own power.

    Arriving at the objective, the patrol finds that the barrage of mortar fire has routed the Viet Cong from the area. Several bunkers, tunnel complexes and huts are discovered and are thoroughly searched by the U. S. soldiers.

    Confident that the underground facilities are empty the patrol prepares charges and blows up the bunkers and tunnels to prevent their further use by the enemy against allied operations in the area.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADEUBZDM84VB32YW8WW2XTH3XF
    Media URN:
    VLVADEUBZDM84VB32YW8WW2XTH3XF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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