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[Vietnam War – Color, 1966: Vietnamese Special Forces Camp Cai Cai aka Dan Chu 08-20Mar66; Xom Cat CIDG camp, patrol & runway preparation ca 14Feb66; Camp aerials 14Feb66]
Slate: 20Mar66 5th Special Forces. Camera: Sp/4 Hall. Pan from river along pipe behind razor wire defense to water purification system on tower w/ sandbags & lookout at Cai Cai camp. MS pump beside muddy river. MS Lookout on tower w/ binoculars. Tower above purification unit. MS to river along pipe.
22:01:09 Slate: same. Roll 12. Water in open canvas tank on tower, pipe into metal building, children below. CUs & MS of purification unit.
22:02:16 Slate: 4/2/66 Special Forces Xom Cat. Camera: Malone Roll1. Civilian Irregular Defense Group / CIDG Patrol w/ US trainer in early morning light prepares to set out on patrol accompanied by American advisers.
22:02:53 Patrol enters jungle; rest during break. US soldier talks on radio. MCU Vietnamese move thru jungle, return to camp.
22:04:19 American soldiers debrief w/ map & notes in tent.
22:04:35 Americans & Vietnamese soldiers leave camp on path, cross log over gully & check area for airstrip.
22:05:29 Slate: ?2/66 Special Forces. Camera: Malone R4. Bulldozers level area; MCU D4 Caterpillar driver w/ plane at end of dirt strip. Soldiers guarding equipment operators.
22:06:33 Slate: 14/2/66 Special Forces. Camera: Malone R5. STOL CV-7 (DHC-5) Buffalo twin-engine aircraft takes off in a cloud of dust over bulldozer.
22:06:58 Army photographer taking pictures of explosions during tree-clearing operation. LS, MS & MCU of Viet soldiers setting poles for barbed wire.
22:07:39 Slate: ??/2/66 Special Forces. Camera: Malone. R6. Pan sandbagged tents in camp; 1st Infantry Divison US soldier w/ translator conducts outdoor map reading class CIDG troops.
22:08:39 Viet soldiers making bricks near riverbank for use in camp.
22:08:48 Slate: 14/2/66 (?) Malone. R7 Brick making in open & under shade; carrying clay & mixing w/ sand or cement, watering & pressing.
22:09:58 Slate: 24/2/66 R8; 14/2/66 R9 Aerials of camp and airstrip.
1960s; military operation; ARVN;
NOTE: Camp was established by 5th Special Forces Group, Detachment A-412, Apr65 northwest of Dinh Than Dong near the Cambodian border.
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