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[Vietnam War – Color,1965: 173rd Airborne Brigade Arrives, Bienhoa Airfield. 06May65]
Dawn. C130 Hercules taxis in. Groundman signals plane to parking area.
08:25:44 Jeep on rear ramp. Soldiers w/ duffel bags walk around plane.
08:26:14 Slate: 06May65 MS, CU, two Sergeants of Company C, 503rd Abn, 173rd Abn Bde, stand on field. CU, 173rd shoulder patch on soldier. Soldiers stack barracks bags.
08:27:26 Soldiers walk from C-130, stack duffles. Unloading C130. M274, mechanical mule off.
08:28:28 CU, soldier loads M-14 rifle ammo into magazine. MS troops in full combat gear move out.
08:29:18 Slate: 06may65. Two C130s taxi in. Soldiers stack barracks bags & other equipment on field. Soldiers embark on trucks.
08:31:14 LS, troops walk off field. C130 taxis in background. M274s & other vehicles drive off.
08:32:03 Vietnamese crowd w/ flowers, flags, banners, signs beside road. Banner: Long Live The Bonds Between Our Countries; Freedom Through??.
08:32:39 CUs signs: “The Vietnamese People Welcome You; “Welcome GI”, “Airborne All The Way.” Girls in ethnic native dress, flowers, US flags stand in front of crowd. Windy.
Vietnam War; Color;
NOTE: 173rd Airborne Brigade is the first US Army combat unit assigned to Vietnam.
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