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[Vietnam War – 1966, Operation Jackstay, 27-31Mar66]
Slate: 31Mar66 Camera Delamore. Ops. Jackstay, Vietnam.
10:52:11 10:00:11 Line of LCMs heading down river, Long Thanh peninsula area; shoreline in BG. MCU toward stern of LCM) Coxswain in place in BG.
10:52:45 10:00:45 CU Marine, James Franklin of Naval Operations Support Group, w/ M-16 rifle looking toward shoreline watching for snipers. CU. CU Two Marines, rifles leveled toward shore, look for snipers.
10:53:27 10:01:27 MS Small group of men in LCM look to jungle. CUs Man & rifle leaning against gunwale.
10:54:00 10:02:00 HA Marines out of dense jungle, into LCM onto beach. MCU over Marines w/ bullet belt over shoulders & rifles.
10:54:55 10:02:55 CU past pilot & co-pilot of helicopter low over jungle. Aerial over Mekong delta region w/ heavy jungle & many tributaries. CU past pilot & co-pilot over water; past starboard of LSD; approach stern of LSD, landing.
10:56:55 10:04:55 MLS over Mekong Delta w/ heavy brush, winding rivers & tributaries.
10:57:44 10:05:44 Slate: iCamera Harris, illegible. View from Swift Boat / Patrol Craft Fast, PCF, seen in LFG, along shoreline of Dong Tranh river.
10:58:31 10:06:31 MS 50 Cal. machine gun mount on Swift Boat stern; operator, C.P. Gernigan, sitting on ammunition box on fantail; wake of PCF in BG.
10:59:10 10;07:10 MS Gernigan, BMC firing 50 Cal. machine gun towards shore, swings gun to normal position. MS Chief & one of crew tossing empty shells over side.
11:00:06 10:08:06 MS Shoreline of Dong Tranh River at high tide on river.
11:01:40 10:08:40 Slate: Camera Harris. 27Mar66 View towards PCF-26 on river, gets underway.
11:01:02 10:09:02 CU Man at controls of PCF, works two levers & spins wheel.
11:01:22 10:09:22 CU Bandaging left upper arm of GUNTER, EN2, wounded while on patrol by GERNIGAN.
11:01:49 10:09:49 MCU PCF-26 pulling away from side of camera boat. MS GUNTER on 50 Cal. machine gun on stern of PCF pulling away from camera boat.
11:02:02 10:10:02 MLS PCF-26 in river & comes in behind camera craft. MS BMC on camera boat 50 Cal. machine gun trained off port side; second crewman standing by in helmet & armored vest; wake of craft seen in BG; they both are making high speed; Swift boat, PCF-26, underway in wake of camera craft; 50 Cal. machine gun on the stern of the camera boat.
11:03:03 10:11:03 CU Crewman with his M-16 rifle at the ready as he stands by the 50 Cal. machine gun manned by Boatswain’s Mate Chief.
Patrolling; Navy; Marines;
NOTE: Operation Jackstay, 26Mar-06Apr66.