Real Combat Footage: 173rd Airborne Brigade Assaults Hill 875 Dak To Vietnam



This video was taken towards the end of the battle for Hill 875. The stranded 173rd Airborne Brigade battalion had finally been relieved after holding off North Vietnamese regulars for several days. The chaplain in the first scene is believed to be a Chaplain who accompanied the relieving unit (4th battalion/503rd Infantry). The relieved unit (2nd battalion/503rd Infantry) had lost its Chaplain a couple days earlier due to a Marine pilot mistakenly bombing friendlies. It is not known if the other videos in this compilation showing wounded being evacuated and some mop up activities were taken prior to the religious service or not. My guess is those were taken before the religious service.
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