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Item Number
987VI0648
Record Number
82134
Title
US Army Newsfilm V-53-69: Indiana Guard Company on Patrol in South Vietnam
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
22-24 January 1969
Collection
Michael Sheets Collection
Media Type
Moving Image (16mm film) - Available in HD
Length
00:01:59 min/sec
Physical Location
I002.0
Description
Indiana Guard Company on Patrol in South Vietnam (Official Department of Defense motion picture film by the U. S. Army under the direction of the MACV Office of Information. Photography by SP6 Foulke, SP5 Morgan and SP5 Watson: Sound by SP5 Nash and SP5 Watson.)

Camp Lindsey-Lattin, Bien Hoa, South Vietnam, is now the home of D Company, recently activated from the 151st Regiment of Indiana's National Guard. Just last week (Feb. 15), the Guardsmen finished their training with the help of the "old hands" from the 51st Infantry Airborne Regiment, and are taking over their mission as a Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol Company. Unlike regular Infantry units the Long Range Recon Patrol Companies are composed of seven six man patrols with four line platoons rather than three.

Their business is both reconnaissance and harassment. They rely on heavy aviation support. Inserted into areas by helicopter, they sometimes remain for a week or longer. Wearing soft jungle hats, camouflage fatigues and grease paint, they depend on natural cover and concealment and their ability to move silently. Each man carries between 65 and 85 pounds of equipment, including radios, maps and compasses. They give reports of enemy activity and direct supporting fire for artillery and aircraft. When their mission is complete, the patrol signals its position with a colored smoke grenade and the helicopters move in quickly to pick them up.
Citation
US Army Newsfilm V-53-69: Indiana Guard Company on Patrol in South Vietnam,  22-24 January 1969, Michael Sheets Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 25 Oct. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=987VI0648>.
Pub. Credit Line
987VI0648, Michael Sheets Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 9 Jul 2002[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]
Item Number
987VI0649
Record Number
82120
Title
US Army Newsfilm V-105-69: South Vietnamese Housing Development Sparkles Near Cam Ranh Bay
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
08 March 1969
Collection
Michael Sheets Collection
Media Type
Moving Image (16mm film) - Available in HD
Length
00:02:04 min/sec
Physical Location
I002.0
Description
South Vietnamese Housing Development Sparkles Near Cam Rahn Bay (Official Department of Defense motion picture film by the U. S. Army under the direction of the MACV Office of Information. Photography by SP6 Sylvia and SP5 Watson: Sound by Lt. Sheets.) The area of Ba Ngoi, across the bay from the huge U. S. military complex at Cam Ranh, has been transformed into a modern housing development. The development required two years. Initiated by a U. S. Agency For International Development (USAID) grant, the development has been administered jointly by the Government of Vietnam and the USAID. The initial ground work was done by an American construction firm. The houses were built by a Korean construction company, but nearly all of the interiors were finished by the individual buyer. Sanitation facilities are up-to-date, and the development has its own school, hospital and police force. The central market place was recently opened with ceremony. There are 1100 families living in the complex now, and there is a projected capacity for 1500 families.
Citation
US Army Newsfilm V-105-69: South Vietnamese Housing Development Sparkles Near Cam Ranh Bay,  08 March 1969, Michael Sheets Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 25 Oct. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=987VI0649>.
Pub. Credit Line
987VI0649, Michael Sheets Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 9 Jul 2002[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]
Item Number
987VI0650
Record Number
82141
Title
US Army Newsfilm V-108-69: Rural Electrification Improves South Vietnam's Living Standards
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
21 November 1968
Collection
Michael Sheets Collection
Media Type
Moving Image (16mm film) - Available in HD
Length
00:02:02 min/sec
Physical Location
I002.0
Description
Rural Electrification Improves South Vietnam's Living Standards (Official Department of Defense motion picture film by the U. S. Army under the direction of the MACV Office of Information. Photography by SP6 Foulke and SP5 Morgan: Sound by SP5 Nash and SP4 Lowe.) A pilot project in rural electrification has brightened the lives of thousands of South Vietnamese people in An Giang Province, and holds great promise for the future. Until this project, located in the heart of the Mekong Delta, was sponsored by the U. S. Agency for International Development, electric power was almost non-existent beyond the major cities and towns. The generator site is in Long Xuyen, the Provincial capitol. Two fully automatic diesel generators produce 3,000 kilowatts of electricity. Thus far, there are 10,000 paid subscribers in the Cooperative. Plans call for an eventual 7,000 KW's power capability, enough to serve 100,000 families or power the entire city of Long Xuyen. Ultimately, the pilot program will expand into a Rural Electric Co-op based on the standards of the many rural Co-Ops in America. A long-term USAID loan will allow repayment of U. S. funds allocated for the project.
Citation
US Army Newsfilm V-108-69: Rural Electrification Improves South Vietnam's Living Standards,  21 November 1968, Michael Sheets Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 25 Oct. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=987VI0650>.
Pub. Credit Line
987VI0650, Michael Sheets Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 9 Jul 2002[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]
Item Number
987VI0651
Record Number
82146
Title
US Army Newsfilm V-115-69: US Army Divers Repair Vital Oil Supply Line in Cam Ranh Bay
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
18 March 1969
Collection
Michael Sheets Collection
Media Type
Moving Image (16mm film) - Available in HD
Length
00:02:04 min/sec
Physical Location
I002.0
Description
U. S. Army Divers Repair Vital Oil Supply Line in Cam Ranh Bay (Official Deparment of Defense motion picture film by the U. S. Army under the direction of the MACV Office of Information. Photography by SP6 Sylvia, PH2 Zebrowski & SP5 Morgan: Sound by 1st Lt. Sheets.) There's a huge wooden pier jutting more than a mile out into Cam Ranh Bay in South Vietnam. It supports a system of large pipes, valves and hoses known as the POL Jetty System, supplying oil and other vital fuels to our armed services from off-loading takners which steam regularly into the harbor. The maintenance and repair of the underwater sections of the pier is the job of the Army Diving Section at Cam Ranh, part of the Army Transortation Corps Marine Maintenance Activity. The Army divers are trained in the use of Scuba equipment, "Jack Brown" rigs for shallow water and "hard hat" gear for deep-sea diving. In a recent repair job, the divers went over the side in Scuba gear, but an inspection of the work indicated they would have to stay down for a long period of time and the Scuba gear would be inadequate. Returning to the surface, they switched to "Jack Brown" rigs. These are rubber suits and hoods with face masks which use air supplied from the surface by compressor. Suited up, they went over the side and tackled the job. Their underwater carpentry is part of the big job of insuring an uninterrupted flow of petroleum products to the American field and support units.
Citation
US Army Newsfilm V-115-69: US Army Divers Repair Vital Oil Supply Line in Cam Ranh Bay,  18 March 1969, Michael Sheets Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 25 Oct. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=987VI0651>.
Pub. Credit Line
987VI0651, Michael Sheets Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 9 Jul 2002[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]
Item Number
987VI0652
Record Number
82148
Title
US Army Newsfilm V-118-69: Biggest Ship in the US Army is One of a Kind
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
15-16 March 1969
Collection
Michael Sheets Collection
Media Type
Moving Image (16mm film) - Available in HD
Length
00:02:07 min/sec
Physical Location
I002.0
Description
Biggest Ship in the U. S. Army is one of a Kind (Official Department of Defense motion picture film by the U. S. Army under the direction of the MACV Office of Information. Photography by SP5's Sylvia, Morgan and Watson: Sound by Lt. Sheets.) The largest ship in the Army is the 4800 ton cargo vessel, John U. D. Page. The Page is 338 feet long, 65 feet in beam, and can carry up to 2000 tons of cargo. The Page's official designation is BDL 1-X, which stands for Beach Discharge Lighter, Number One, Experimental. She's one of a kind, and her ability to transport huge loads of ammunition and rolling stock on intra-coastal missions up and down the coast of Vietnam makes her an important part of the military effort there. For all her size, the Page can take on cargo or off-load on the beach. Currently, she loads at Cam Ranh Bay and sails from there to Phan Thiet, Phan Rang or Nha Trang, averaging one run every two days. Her eight warrant officers and 36 enlisted men live in the toadstool-like superstructure rising from her cargo deck. The quarters are roomy and air-conditioned, and assignments on the Page are coveted by all Army "sailors". One of the more noteworthey characteristics of the big flat-bottomed ship is her maneuverability. She is powered by two giant "eggbeater" blades which can be set at various angles. They're positioned side-by-side just aft of mid-ship. The resulting ability to thrust in any direction allows the ship to make a full circle within her own length. This design has been applied to some European vessels, but has never been used in the American Merchant Marine or the U. S. Navy.
Citation
US Army Newsfilm V-118-69: Biggest Ship in the US Army is One of a Kind,  15-16 March 1969, Michael Sheets Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 25 Oct. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=987VI0652>.
Pub. Credit Line
987VI0652, Michael Sheets Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 9 Jul 2002[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]
Item Number
987VI0653
Record Number
82190
Title
US Army Newsfilm V-159-69 US Army Hard Hat Divers Operate on Bottom of Cam Ranh Bay, South Vietnam
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
17-18 March 1969
Collection
Michael Sheets Collection
Media Type
Moving Image (16mm film) - Available in HD
Length
00:02:10 min/sec
Physical Location
I002.0
Description
U. S. Army Hard Hat Divers Operate on Bottom of Cam Ranh Bay, South Vietnam (Official Department of Defense motion picture film by the U. S. Army under the direction of the MACV Office of Information. Photography by SP6 Sylvia & PH2 Zebrowski: Sound by Lt. Sheets.) Some soldiers in the United States Army, unlike their rifle-carrying brothers, have their principal activity in the water. These are the Army divers, well-schooled in all types of diving apparatus from Scuba to Hard-Hat. The Army Transportation Corps' Marine Maintenance Activity in South Vietnam calls on its Deep Sea Diving Section frequently for maintenance and repair of harbor facilities, vessels and floating craft, and salvage work. This diver, in a recent repair mission at Cam Ranh Bay, used a hard hat rig, allowing him to work at a depth of 120 feet. Preparing the diver for the dive is a complicated task requiring highly proficient tenders. In six minutes the tenders can suit up a man and have him ready to go over the side. When he is ready to go, he is carrying about two hundred pounds, including breastplate and helmet, forty-pound shoes, and 84-pound belt, plus air hose and lifeline. Once he's on the bottom, the diver and diving master are in constant communication. The diver moves up to his position, repairs the fuel line, then signals he is ready to come up. When his mission is completed, he increases his air flow, and the increased buoyancy allows him to float back to the surface.
Citation
US Army Newsfilm V-159-69 US Army Hard Hat Divers Operate on Bottom of Cam Ranh Bay, South Vietnam,  17-18 March 1969, Michael Sheets Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 25 Oct. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=987VI0653>.
Pub. Credit Line
987VI0653, Michael Sheets Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 10 Jul 2002[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]
Item Number
987VI0654
Record Number
82255
Title
US Army Newsfilm V-168-69: Nationalist Marine NCO's Learn Chinese Karate Training
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
23 April 1969
Collection
Michael Sheets Collection
Media Type
Moving Image (16mm film) - Available in HD
Length
00:01:59 min/sec
Physical Location
I002.0
Description
Nationalist Marine NCO's Learn Chinese Karate Training (Official Department of Defense motion picture film by the U. S. Army under the direction of the MACV Office of Information Photography by SP5 Morgan and SP6 Sylvia: Sound by SP5 Lowe.) The ancient form of Korean Karate, Tae Kwon Do, was recently introduced at the Chinese Marine Corps' Non Commissioned Officers school at Tsoying, Taiwan, and the marines are proving apt pupils. The school trains about 1100 students each year. About a year ago, under the guidance of the U. S. Marine Corps Advisory Group, Tae Kwon Do was introduced as part of the curriculum and Korean instructors were brought in to conduct the classes. The NCO's in the Nationalist Chinese Marine Corps who successfully complete the training instruct in the training cadre for basic and field unit programs. This recent demonstration was held in the school's modern gymnasium before an audience of Nationalist Chinese Marine Corps officers and American Marine advisor, Captain W. E. Phelps of Windsor, North Carolina. Students demonstrated the various conditioning exercises and patterned movements as well as the more spectacular feats of strength required to break boards and to smash bricks and concrete slabs.
Citation
US Army Newsfilm V-168-69: Nationalist Marine NCO's Learn Chinese Karate Training,  23 April 1969, Michael Sheets Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 25 Oct. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=987VI0654>.
Pub. Credit Line
987VI0654, Michael Sheets Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 10 Jul 2002[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]
Item Number
987VI0655
Record Number
82282
Title
US Army Newsfilm V-206-69: Floating US Health Center Helps Remote Thailand Villagers
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
19 May 1969
Collection
Michael Sheets Collection
Media Type
Moving Image (16mm film) - Available in HD
Length
00:02:01 min/sec
Physical Location
I002.0
Description
Floating U. S. Health Center Helps Remote Thailand Villagers (Official Department of Defense motion picture film by the U. S. Army under the direction of the MACV Office of Information. Photography by SFC Cauchi and SP5 Lucero: Sound by SP5 Lowe.) An unique floating health center manned by a team of Thailand and U. S. Air Force medical technicians in bringing modern medical diagnosis and treatment to remote villages in Thailand's northeast provinces. This marine clinic is aboard a 75 ft. diesel-powered river vessel that makes regular, week long, mercy missions up the mighty Mekong River and its tributaries. Manned by three American Medics, Sgt. Rick E. Gerstenberg of Midland Park, N. Y., Staff Sgt. Ron A. Klave of Akron, Iowa and Tech. Sgt. Stanley Morgan Of Tallahassee, Florida, and two Thai medical trainees, the health center pays a call on the village of Ban Wern Prabat, 10 miles north of Nakon Phanom. The arrival is a big event for the 250 members of the village who give the visitors a warm welcome, including some fresh coconut milk given by the village chief. The medic team pays a call at the village for those who are bed ridden, but for the rest it is "open for business" on the banks of the Mekong. And, after an injection of novacaino, an aching tooth is removed. Operating a scant 65 miles from North Vietnam the objective of the Americans in this Med-Cap program is to work themselves out of a job by helping their Thai friends operate this program by themselves.
Citation
US Army Newsfilm V-206-69: Floating US Health Center Helps Remote Thailand Villagers,  19 May 1969, Michael Sheets Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 25 Oct. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=987VI0655>.
Pub. Credit Line
987VI0655, Michael Sheets Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 10 Jul 2002[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]
Item Number
987VI0656
Record Number
82365
Title
US Army Newsfilm: Mobile Information
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
19 May 1969
Collection
Michael Sheets Collection
Media Type
Moving Image (16mm film) - Available in HD
Length
00:01:46 min/sec
Physical Location
I002.0
Description
Opening shot of US Information Service building. Following are scenes from a village where books, pamphlets, and medical care are provided.
Citation
US Army Newsfilm: Mobile Information,  19 May 1969, Michael Sheets Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 25 Oct. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=987VI0656>.
Pub. Credit Line
987VI0656, Michael Sheets Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 10 Jul 2002[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]
Item Number
987VI0657
Record Number
82388
Title
US Army Newsfilm V-220-69: US Air Force Donors Give 60 Gallons of Blood to Thai Hospital
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
24 May 1969
Collection
Michael Sheets Collection
Media Type
Moving Image (16mm film) - Available in HD
Length
00:01:46 min/sec
Physical Location
I002.0
Description
U. S. Air Force Donors Give 60 Gallons of Blood to Thai Hospital (Official Department of Defense motion picture film by the U. S. Army under the direction of the MACV Office of Information. Photography by SFC Cauchi and SP5 Lucero: Sound by SP5 Lowe.) The 355th Supply Squadron of the U. S. Air Force, stationed at Takhli Royal Thai Air Force Base in Thailand, has heeded the call for blood at the nearby hospital. The Manorom Christian Hospital, twelve miles from the Air Base, was in need of blood. Eighteen months ago, the American squadron decided to roll up its collective sleeve and help out. Since that time, the airmen have donated more than 60 gallons of blood to the hospital. Major Emmatt N. Musgrave, of Bossier City, Louisiana, Squadron Commander, reports that response for the program has been enthusiastic among squadron members ever since the program started in May of last year. Close contact is maintained between squadron and hospital officials to insure a steady stream of donors. The Manorom hospital is staffed with volunteer workers from the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, England, Germany, Switzerland and South Africa. It serves a district of more than 30,000 people.
Citation
US Army Newsfilm V-220-69: US Air Force Donors Give 60 Gallons of Blood to Thai Hospital,  24 May 1969, Michael Sheets Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 25 Oct. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=987VI0657>.
Pub. Credit Line
987VI0657, Michael Sheets Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 10 Jul 2002[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]
Item Number
987VI0659
Record Number
82441
Title
US Army Newsfilm V-222-69: US-Thailand Radar Control Assures Tight Air Defense Around Udorn
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
21 May 1969
Collection
Michael Sheets Collection
Media Type
Moving Image (16mm film) - Available in HD
Length
00:01:58 min/sec
Physical Location
I002.0
Description
U. S.-Thailand Radar Control Assures Tight Air Defense Around Udorn (Official Department of Defense motion picture film by the U. S. Army under the direction of the MACV Office of Information. Photography by SFC Cauchi and SP5 Lucero: Sound by SP5 Lowe.) In Thailand, the Udorn Royal Thai Air Force Base enjoys the protection of Brigham Control, a strong working partnership between U. S. Air Force and Royal Thai Air Force personnel. Brigham control is a joint operation consisting of the USAF 621st Tactical Control Squadron and the RTAF's 8306th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron. The Thais, who control the T-23 aircraft, and the Americans, who control the F-102's, conduct frequent training missions to insure a state of peak readiness. As pilots wait in the ready rooms, the controllers scan their radar scopes. If an airplane in the area cannot be identified, the "U" sign is flashed and the call to scramble goes to the pilots. If the unidentified aircraft is traveling at low speed, the Thais scramble their T-28 interceptors. If it is flying at a high speed, the Thais ask the Americans to scramble the supersonic F-102's. Within three minutes from the call to scramble, the interceptors have roared into the air and are on their way to predesignated intercept points to identify the aircraft.
Citation
US Army Newsfilm V-222-69: US-Thailand Radar Control Assures Tight Air Defense Around Udorn,  21 May 1969, Michael Sheets Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 25 Oct. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=987VI0659>.
Pub. Credit Line
987VI0659, Michael Sheets Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 10 Jul 2002[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]
Item Number
987VI0661
Record Number
82550
Title
US Army Newsfilm V-228-69: Helicopter 'Pedro' Speeds Firefighters to Downed and Burning Aircraft
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
28 May 1969
Collection
Michael Sheets Collection
Media Type
Moving Image (16mm film) - Available in HD
Length
00:02:01 min/sec
Physical Location
I002.0
Description
Helicopter "Pedro" Speeds Firefighters to Downed and Burning Aircraft (Official Department of Defense motion picture film by the U. S. Army under the direction of the MACV Office of Information. Photography by SFC Cauchi and SP5 Lucero. Sound by SP5 Lowe.) The motto of the 38th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron is "That Others May Live". To insure their ability to be ready whenever the alarm sounds, Detachment 4 of the squadron at Korat, Thailand carries out frequent Fire Suppression Training exercises to maintain top level proficiency. The primary tool in their firefighting arsenal is the HH43 B "Pedro" helicopter, coupled with a special foam-producing fire suppression kit. "Pedro" carries two fire-fighters in Homex suits which protect them from temperatures up to 1800 degrees. In addition, a medical technician goes along as part of the team. Once the rescue team is aboard and the engines started, the crew chief moves to the Fire Suppression Kit where he hooks it to the hovering copter and the pilot heads toward the fire area. The Fire Suppression Kit contains 78 1/2 gallons of water and five gallons of protein foam. Compressed air in the tank, when released, expands the mixture into 690 gallons of fire-suppressing foam. From the time an actual crash alert is sounded, the chopper and its crew of five can be airborne and on their way to the site of the emergency within two minutes.
Citation
US Army Newsfilm V-228-69: Helicopter 'Pedro' Speeds Firefighters to Downed and Burning Aircraft,  28 May 1969, Michael Sheets Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 25 Oct. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=987VI0661>.
Pub. Credit Line
987VI0661, Michael Sheets Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 10 Jul 2002[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]
Item Number
987VI0663
Record Number
82603
Title
US Army Newsfilm V-253-69: Chinese Marines Train Rigorously on Taiwan
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
23 April 1969
Collection
Michael Sheets Collection
Media Type
Moving Image (16mm film) - Available in HD
Length
00:02:04 min/sec
Physical Location
I002.0
Description
Chinese Marines Train Rigorously on Taiwan (Official Department of Defense motion picture film by the U. S. Army under the direction of the MACV Office of Information. Photography by Sp/6 Sylvia and Sp/5 Morgan: Sound by Sp/5 Lows.) Chinese Marines recently demonstrated that they are indeed a very able and fit fighting unit. At their training facility near Kaohsiung (Gow-shung), on Taiwan, a group of Marines demonstrated techniques of assault on a built-up area and house-to-house combat. Operating in a mock village, they scaled walls and scrambled over rooftops with ease. The Chinese Marine Corps is an elite fighting force of 36,000 men which has been in existence since 1947. Their training program is designed by their own officers. American Marines are advisors.
Citation
US Army Newsfilm V-253-69: Chinese Marines Train Rigorously on Taiwan,  23 April 1969, Michael Sheets Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 25 Oct. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=987VI0663>.
Pub. Credit Line
987VI0663, Michael Sheets Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 12 Jul 2002[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]
Item Number
987VI0666
Record Number
82608
Title
US Army Newsfilm V-279-69: US Army Operates Floating Aircraft Engine Repair Depot in South Vietnam
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
30 July 1969
Collection
Michael Sheets Collection
Media Type
Moving Image (16mm film) - Available in HD
Length
00:02:07 min/sec
Physical Location
I002.0
Description
U. S. Army Operates Floating Aircraft Engine Repair Depot in South Vietnam (Official Department of Defense motion picture film by the U. S. Army under the direction of MACV Office of Information. Photography by SP-4 Lucas and SP-5 Lucero. Sound by SP-5 Lowe.) To keep up with highly specialized and sophisticated maintenance demands for the Army's large numbers of aircraft and helicopters in South Vietnam, the U. S. Army has gone to sea. The USNS Corpus Christi Bay, a 538-feet long U. S. Navy vessel, operated by a civilian crew, but with an Army maintenance battalion living on board, has taken on major maintenance work normally done in the United States. Anchored in the South China Sea off the coast of Vung Tau, 40-miles southeast of Saigon, the Corpus Christi Bay has one of the most elaborate machine shops operating anywhere in South Vietnam. The dust and sand of Vietnam play havoc with the precision parts of a turbine helicopter engine. Engines in need of repair are carried to the Corpus Christi Bay in sealed metal containers. Once they are lowered into the repair shop, the engines are inspected, taken completely apart, repaired, parts manufactured in needed, rebuilt and tested--all on board ship. The 360 members of the Army's 1st Transportation Corps Battalion work in two, eight-hour shifts to keep the helicopters flying. Since going on duty off the coast of Vietnam two years ago, the Corpus Christi Bay has substantially reduced the flow of engine parts between the U. S. and South Vietnam and reduced the time a plane or helicopter is grounded waiting for parts. Aerial USNS Corpus Christi Bay Sign "Corpus Christi Bay" Engine lifted from LARC XV by crane Crane operator Crane lowers engine below deck Soldiers disassemble engine Lathe operator at work Engine part repaired on lathe Engine reassembled Engine prepared for testing Engine test control room Engine re-created
Citation
US Army Newsfilm V-279-69: US Army Operates Floating Aircraft Engine Repair Depot in South Vietnam,  30 July 1969, Michael Sheets Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 25 Oct. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=987VI0666>.
Pub. Credit Line
987VI0666, Michael Sheets Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 12 Jul 2002[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]
Item Number
987VI0667
Record Number
84077
Title
US Army Newsfilm V-283-69: TV & Radio Keep Troops in Korea Informed and Entertained
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
19 August 1969
Collection
Michael Sheets Collection
Media Type
Moving Image (16mm film) - Available in HD
Length
00:01:45 min/sec
Physical Location
I002.0
Description
Television and Radio Keeps Troops in Korea Informed and Entertained. (Official Department of Defense motion picture film by the U. S. Army under the direction of the MACV Office of Information. Photography by Sp/5 Lucero and Sp/4 Lucas. Sound by Sp/5 Lowe.) To keep some 50,000 American troops in Korea both well-informed and entertained is the primary task of the American Forces Korea Network (AFKN). An affiliate of the American Forces Radio Television Service, AFKN is the world's largest military radio and television network. The radio network consists of one "key" station in Seoul, Korea, and seven affiliates capable of originating their own shows. In addition, ten AM rebroadcast stations are situated near high troop concentrations throughout South Korea. All outlets are linked by microwave, FM or land lines. The television network is anchored by one originating station in Seoul bolstered by six relay transmitters. Several strategically-placed translators improve improve the TV signal. News is the most popular programming on AFKN. With news supplied by the two major U. S. wire services, the American Forces Radio-Television Service in Washington, and by military information offices throughout Korea, the radio network programs 22 news shows daily and the television network three each day. TV programming is enhanced by popular network shows taped in the United States and flown to Korea.
Citation
US Army Newsfilm V-283-69: TV & Radio Keep Troops in Korea Informed and Entertained,  19 August 1969, Michael Sheets Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 25 Oct. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=987VI0667>.
Pub. Credit Line
987VI0667, Michael Sheets Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 19 Jul 2002[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]
Item Number
987VI0668
Record Number
84103
Title
US Army Newsfilm V-291-69: Soldier-Dog Teams Seek Out Infiltrators Along Korean DMZ
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
28 August 1969
Collection
Michael Sheets Collection
Media Type
Moving Image (16mm film) - Available in HD
Length
00:01:28 hr/min/sec
Physical Location
I002.0
Description
Soldier-Dog Teams Seek Out Infiltrators along Korean DMZ (Official Department of Defense motion picture film by the U. S. Army under the direction of MACV Office of Information. Photography by SP4 Lucas. Sound by SP5 Lowe) The U. S. Second Infantry Division, stationed along the demilitarized zone in Korea, has developed small, highly-trained units of men and dogs to aid in halting North Korean infiltrators across the zone. At Camp Sitman, located about 30 miles north of Seoul, South Korea, periodic patrols are conducted to maintain the proficiency of the Combat Tracker Teams, composed of six men and two dogs. The bloodhound is used initially on a patrol because of its keener sense of smell but as the trail becomes more refined, a German shepherd scout dog takes over. This dog follows the trail until visual contact is made. In this training exercise, South Korean soldiers attached to the U. S. Second Division act as the enemy infiltrator force. If the enemy force is small enough, the tracker team engages the enemy directly. Otherwise, teams contact their infantry back-up by radio for reinforcements. Such combat tracker teams have operated along the Korean DMZ for eight months. On one patrol, a team located a sizeable weapons cache which included the first Russian-made B-40 rockets to be found in Korea.
Citation
US Army Newsfilm V-291-69: Soldier-Dog Teams Seek Out Infiltrators Along Korean DMZ,  28 August 1969, Michael Sheets Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 25 Oct. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=987VI0668>.
Pub. Credit Line
987VI0668, Michael Sheets Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 19 Jul 2002[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]
Item Number
987VI0669
Record Number
84199
Title
US Army Newsfilm V-298-69: Mountain Climbing Taught in Counter-Guerrilla Warfare School in Korea
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
22 August 1969
Collection
Michael Sheets Collection
Media Type
Moving Image (16mm film) - Available in HD
Length
00:01:34 min/sec
Physical Location
I002.0
Description
Mountain Climbing Taught in Counter-Guerrilla Warfare School in Korea (Official Department of Defense motion picture film by the U. S. Army under the direction of the MACV Office of Information. Photography by Sp/4 Lucas. Sound by Sp/5 Lowe.) The Counter-Guerrilla Warfare School at Camp Casey, Korea has included a rugged course in mountain climbing for units stationed in that country. The Royal Thailand Infantry company, a component of the United Nations Command in the Republic of Korea, recently took the training conducted by soldiers from the U. S. Army's 7th Infantry Division as part of their advanced training. The Thai soldiers are given a demonstration as to what will be expected from them at the end of the 16-day course. The Thai Company Commander acts as interpreter while Staff Sgt. Willie Williams of Goldsboro, N. C. explains the techniques of mountain climbing. Students are required to execute two types of repel of falls; a hasty repel down the side of a small cliff, and a seat-hip repel from a cliff 84-feet high. Special protective gloves are used to prevent rope burns. The rope is a special nylon type used in mountain climbing and has a tensil strength of 3500 pounds. Two such ropes are used for added safety. A special D-ring or "Snap-link" is used together with a "Swiss Seat" or special rope that is tied around the climber's waist and crotch, Confidence plays a large role in mountain climbing. Once the ropes, special knots, and repelling techniques are learned, it's a matter of stepping off the side of a cliff and dropping to ground far below. The training is an annual requirement of all United Nations infantry units serving in Korea.
Citation
US Army Newsfilm V-298-69: Mountain Climbing Taught in Counter-Guerrilla Warfare School in Korea,  22 August 1969, Michael Sheets Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 25 Oct. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=987VI0669>.
Pub. Credit Line
987VI0669, Michael Sheets Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 19 Jul 2002[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]
Item Number
987VI0670
Record Number
84464
Title
US Army Newsfilm V-321-69: Red Cross Inspects Prisoner of War Camp at Pleiku, South Vietnam
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
02 September 1969
Collection
Michael Sheets Collection
Media Type
Moving Image (16mm film) - Available in HD
Length
00:02:15 min/sec
Physical Location
I002.0
Description
Red Cross Inspects Prisoner of War Camp at Pleiku, South Vietnam. (Official Department of Defense motion picture film by the U. S. Army under the direction of the MACV Office of Information. Photography by Sp/6 Price, Sp/5 Lucero, Sp/4 Lucas. Sound by Sp/5 Lowe.) In accordance with Geneva Convention Rules and Regulations governing treatment of prisoners of war, the International Red Cross recently inspected the 11 Corps Prisoner of War Camp located in the Central Highlands of South Vietnam, near Pleiku. The Camp is controlled, administered and operated by the Government of Vietnam, with advisory assistance from the U. S. Army. The Red Cross inspection is part of a regular check on treatment of prisoners of war. This camp is operated as a holding facility for approximately 1000 Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army prisoners. The Inspection team includes Dr. Gaspard Rhyner, Mr. Phillippe Tardent and a Vietnamese interpreter. The Red Cross representatives were briefed on camp procedures and facilities, then began their tour by visiting the dispensary. They talked to several prisoners undergoing medical treatment, consulted with the South Vietnamese camp doctor, and examined some of the patients. Recreational and bathing facilities were inspected along with the camp kitchen where a meal was being prepared. Prisoners are free to build statues and develop scenic displays and landscapes. They grow much of their own food and some of the gardens were strikingly beautiful. Following the formal inspection, any prisoners with special grievances were allowed to meet privately with the Red Cross inspectors.
Citation
US Army Newsfilm V-321-69: Red Cross Inspects Prisoner of War Camp at Pleiku, South Vietnam,  02 September 1969, Michael Sheets Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 25 Oct. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=987VI0670>.
Pub. Credit Line
987VI0670, Michael Sheets Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 22 Jul 2002[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]
Item Number
987VI0671
Record Number
84500
Title
Inchon Bay
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Michael Sheets Collection
Media Type
Moving Image (16mm film) - Available in HD
Length
00:02:02 min/sec
Physical Location
I002.0
Description
Reel opens with footage of a strafing run, followed by a view of Inshore Fire Support Ship USS Carronade (IFS-1/LFR-1), apparently observed by General Douglas MacArthur. Forty-five seconds into reel, film changes to color, showing cargo being off-loaded from a ship to a barge, the barge then being transported to dock by a tug.
Citation
Inchon Bay,  Undated, Michael Sheets Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 25 Oct. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=987VI0671>.
Pub. Credit Line
987VI0671, Michael Sheets Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 22 Jul 2002[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]
Item Number
987VI0672
Record Number
85332
Title
U.S. Army Newsfilm V-73-69: Weed Killer Knocks Out VC's Riverbank Ambush Sites, South Vietnam [VC Weed Killer]
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
8-11 February 1969
Collection
Michael Sheets Collection
Media Type
Moving Image (16mm film) - Available in HD
Length
00:01:47 min/sec
Physical Location
I002.0
Description
Weed Killer Knocks out VC's Riverbank Ambush Sites, South Vietnam (Official Department of Defense motion picture film by the U. S. Army under the direction of the MACV Office of Information. Photography by PH1 Palm and SP5's Sylvia, Morgan & Watson: Sound by SP4 Lowe.) Heavy vegetation along the banks of the Saigon River has long afforded the Viet Cong a convenient hiding place for ambushing river traffic. River Patrol Craft of the Vietnamese 28th River Assault Group, patrolling the river north of Phu Cuong City, above Saigon, have been fired upon from these heavily matted trees and bushes which provided excellent concealment for the enemy. Early this year, men of the 25th Infantry Division and the American Naval Advisors to the Vietnamese River Assault Group took action to reduce this type of harassment by eliminating the foliage. The defoliant is a mixture of commercial weed killer and river water, sprayed from a river boat. A high-pressure water pump, suction hoses, fire hoses and nozzles, plus large quantities of the weed killer in 55 gallon drums, were placed aboard a landing craft. With other boats guarding them, men on the landing craft sprayed bushes and trees along the river for a distance of 60 yards or more back from the shoreline. Within a few days, the effects of the defoliant were apparent. In two to three weeks, the sprayed areas were dry enough to burn off, depriving the VC of their riverside concealment and allowing the allied boats to traffic the river with less fear of ambush.
Citation
U.S. Army Newsfilm V-73-69: Weed Killer Knocks Out VC's Riverbank Ambush Sites, South Vietnam [VC Weed Killer],  8-11 February 1969, Michael Sheets Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 25 Oct. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=987VI0672>.
Pub. Credit Line
987VI0672, Michael Sheets Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 24 Jul 2002[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]