• Short Summary

    SEVERAL TOP RANKING SOUTH VIETNAMESE AND AMERICAN MILITARY PERSONNELS ON JUNE 29 MADE THEIR LAST PARACHUTE JUMP FROM FOUR HUNDRED METRES TO WIN PARATROOP INSIGNIAS AT THE CU CHI JUMPING CENTRE, NORTH OF SAIGON.

  • Description

    1.
    LS PLANE DROPPING THE OFFICERS
    3 1/2 ft

    2.
    LS THEY LANDING.
    8 1/2 ft

    3.
    MLS BRIG. GEN. TON TOUCHES GROUND
    11 1/2 ft

    4.
    CU BRIG. GEN. TON MOVES AWAY
    14 1/2 ft

    5.
    LS AMERICAN BRIG. GEN. R. STILLWELL TOUCHING GROUND
    18 ft

    6.
    MS SMALL BOY WITH BINOCULARS LOOKING ON
    19 ft

    7.
    MS BRIG. GEN. STILLWELL WALKING TOWARDS OBSERVATION POST
    21 1/2 ft

    8.
    MS BRIG. GEN. TON GREETED BY LT. GEN. LE VAN TY
    24 1/2 ft

    9.
    CU BRIG. GEN. STILLWELL ALSO GREETED BY LT. GEN. LE (TWO SHOTS)
    29 1/2 ft

    10.
    MS BRIG. GENERALS TON AND STILLWELL BEING GARLANDED
    32 ft



    Initials CAR/S/MK/GAP/AMR



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: SEVERAL TOP RANKING SOUTH VIETNAMESE AND AMERICAN MILITARY PERSONNELS ON JUNE 29 MADE THEIR LAST PARACHUTE JUMP FROM FOUR HUNDRED METRES TO WIN PARATROOP INSIGNIAS AT THE CU CHI JUMPING CENTRE, NORTH OF SAIGON.

    THE HIGHEST PARATROOP AWARD WENT TO BRIGADIER-GENERAL TON THAT DINH, COMMANDER OF THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE THIRD CORPS.IT WAS HIS EIGHTH JUMP FROM AN ALTITUDE OF FOUR HUNDRED METRES.

    THE AMERICAN OFFICER, BRIGADIER-GENERAL RICHARD G.STILLWELL, HEAD OF THE OPERATIONS AND TRAINING CENTRE IN SOUTH VIETNAM, TOGETHER WITH TWO OTHER AMERICAN OFFICERS MADE THEIR SIXTH JUMP, WHICH QUALIFIED THEM FOR THE PARATROOP BADGE.

    ALL THE OFFICERS WHO JUMPED LANDED ALMOST RIGHT ON THE GROUND TARGET DESPITE A GUSTY WIND.

    THE INSIGNIAS WERE PRESENTED BY LIEUTENANT GENERAL LE VAN TY, CHIEF OF THE ARMED FORCES GENERAL STAFF.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAETJZ1UC1MYXOIWX7ASMMQ62FQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAETJZ1UC1MYXOIWX7ASMMQ62FQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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