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[Vietnam War – Color, 1965: USA 173rd Airborne Brigade CP Area Activities. 17-18Jun65]
Slate: 18Jun65 Camera Sgt Massie. MCU, soldier looks thru sight of M56 SPAT / Scorpion. CU thumb on firing button. MS, head-on, Negro Sergeant looks thru binoculars. MS, M56 driver takes his pistol out of holster, puts back. Repeat Black soldier looking thru binoculars
02:42:47 Slate: same. M113 APC drives to a stop, r. to l. CU box: 16 ARM D48. Door drops & a few soldiers rush out rear, into brush; under guard of soldier w/ rifle in back.
02:43;45 MCU, soldier at .50 cal Machine Gun atop the M113.
02:43:56 Slate: 17Jun65. CU Quartermaster sign X 173rd. 2-1/2 ton truck drives into yard, stops by a pile of rations covered w/ tarpaulin. VS, heavy forklift load C-rations onto truck. CU Black driver of forklift. CU, boxes of C-rations. Truck loaded w/ rations drives to refrigerator van & soldier loads sides of meat onto truck.
02;47:13 Black.
02:47:19 Slate: same. CU, QM issue sign. LS, ammunition storage area. Two forklifts stack pallets of 105mm Howitzer ammunition cases.
02:48:34 Slate: same ?? Roll 16. CU, cases of 105mm shells. Parachutes being unloaded from CONEX containers & stacked.
02:49:43 Slate: same. LS maintenance area, soldier sitting in jeep. MS electronic section tent w/ sign, soldier inspects receiver and transmitter.
02:50:26 LS & MS Group of Black engineers around generator.
02:50:48 Slate: same. Roll 18. VS service section. Heavy duty sewing machine; welder works / repairs a .50 cal Machine Gun shield.
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