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23rd Infantry Division, Americal, In The Vietnam War

 
Media: Video
Service: Army
Theater: Vietnam
Video: Color  80 Minutes
UPC: 811120013128
 

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This video documents activities of the 23rd Infantry Division in Vietnam. The video includes a 30 minute narrated overview of the division's operations in Vietnam. Also includes scenes shot at the division's base camp at Chu Lai, such as the headquarter's area, chapel, post office, barracks, amphitheater, etc... Scenes of Americal Division artillery at Landing Zone Liz, the 23rd Military Police (MP) Company operating the POW detention Center at Chu Lai and the Graves Registration center where soldiers KIA are prepared for being shipped back to the states. Also includes MEDEVAC, soldiers preparing for patrols, and aerial views of the base camp.

 
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Daniel Jones  June 02, 2013
Huron, OH 44839

He Manned The Howitzers at Several Landing Zones


Served with B Battery,1/82 Artillery, 155 Howitzers 1970-1971 on Landing Zones Snoopy, Stinson, Vandegrift, Shepard & at Khe Sahn during Lam Son 719. Was SP4 assistant gunner & truck driver. I was wounded in action at LZ Stinson 4/24/71 during rocket/mortar attack.


John Clapp  November 08, 2011
Camden, Maine

 



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Title AMERICAL DIVISION Coverage Dates 12/09/1968-12/12/1968 Format sound, Unedited, color. Creating Org. Department of Defense. United States Army. Office of the Chief Signal Officer. Army Pictorial Center. Army Motion Picture Depository. Shot List Summary: Soldiers walk on sandy road to briefing area prior to going on short range recon patrol (SRRP). VS, soldiers listen to officer during briefing. He points to map. Briefing ends and the soldiers move out with full field gear. UH-1D takes off. Soldiers board copter and it takes off. Soldiers at debriefing area. Patrol leader answers questions of officer; they point to map. Sign: "Headquarters Americal Division". Pan to HQ area. VS, buildings in Americal Div Hq area. Post office building (APO). Chapel with sign. HQ bldg with sign. Sign: "Seasons Greetings" over doorway. VS, soldiers constructing new living quarters. Soldier gives narration of the Chu Lai Amphitheater. VS, soldier band and singing group practicing for Christmas show.

Title DIVISION ARTILLERY (82D ARTY, AMERICAL DIV) LZ LIZ Coverage Dates 03/23/1969-03/24/1969 Format silent, Unedited, color. Creating Org. Department of Defense. United States Army. Office of the Chief Signal Officer. Army Pictorial Center. Army Motion Picture Depository. Shot List Summary: AVs, LZ liz. 82d Arty sign. HLS, l55mm How positions. HLS, M-ll0 8-inch SP How positions. Bunkers. Stone cross outside chapel. Supply truck arriving and another leaving LZ Liz. VS, soldiers unload supplies from 2 1/2-ton truck. Mail is distributed to soldiers. l55mm How emplacement. VS, soldiers position How. Soldier tightens fuse on projectile. VS, soldiers load and fire several rounds from the l55mm How. VS, soldier cleaning breech of How. MSs, CUs, stacked l55mm projectiles. INT, VS, soldiers working with Field Artillery Digital Computer (FADAC) in the Fire Direction Center. (Mostly underexposed). VS, soldiers cleaning M-110. Soldiers load the bow (no firing). Projectile is removed from breech. Additional scenes of soldiers cleaning the M-110.

Title PRISONER OF WAR (POW) AND DETAINEE OPERATION Coverage Dates 11/01/1968-11/04/1968 Format silent, Unedited, color. Creating Org. Department of Defense. United States Army. Office of the Chief Signal Officer. Army Pictorial Center. Army Motion Picture Depository. Shot List Summary: MS, detainees cleaning their area in compound (as seen through barbed wire). Pull back to tower guard (MP) on duty with an M-60 machine gun. VS, guard in watch-tower talking on telephone. VS, MP guard patrolling compound areas. PAN, of camp area. MS, detainee raking his area, while guard patrols compound. VS-, two prisoners sitting in their huts; chatting and smoking. VS, two female prisoners sitting in their huts; one offers a cup of water to the other-one. VS, medic kneeling over a wounded Vietcong soldier; treating him for a chest wound. AS, soldier throwing smoke grenade to signal medivac helicopter. VS, medivac helicopter landing; while personnel help wounded VC aboard. MS, interior of helicopter; where VC is lying on stretcher. CU, Red cross emblem on helicopter. VS, helicopter pilot. VS, helicopter taking off and in flight. Guard watches in FG. VS, medivac helicopter landing on the 123rd Medivac chopper landing pad. VS, troops carrying a stretcher to helicopter. VC is placed on litter and taken to hospital. VS, chopper taking off. CU, medical sign on building. MS, patrol walking out of high brush; helping a wounded Vietcong prisoner. MS, platoon leader looking at map and talking to his men. CU, soldier talking over field radio. CU, hands pointing to locations on map. VS, platoon leader talking to men. VS, medic attending to wounded VC. VS, soldier tagging AK-47 rifle taken from wounded prisoner. CU, hands writing on Detainee Card. CU, wounded prisoner. VS, MP checking searchlights in POW camp. ECU, face of MP. CU, hands checking searchlight. MS, MP walking through compound. CU, sign, "DAN 3A" (Women's Restroom) Pull back to show female detainee walking to restroom. VS, male detainee walking to restroom. CU, sign, "HEADQUARTERS SECURITY PLATOON, AMERICAL MP COMPANY." CU, sign, "RESTRICTED AREA, NO PHOTOGRAPHY." PAN of restricted area. CU, sign, "AMERICAL PW - COLLECTING - POINT."

Title AMERICAL DIVISION - SNIPER SCHOOL (23D INFANTRY DIVISION) Coverage Dates 08/1971-09/1971 Format silent, Unedited, color. Creating Org. Department of Defense. United States Army. Office of the Chief Signal Officer. Army Pictorial Center. Army Motion Picture Depository. Shot List Summary: VS, soldier students sitting in bleachers, practice aiming M-14 rifles through scopes. VS, soldier in prone firing position, instructor at his side is talking to class. VS, soldiers board 2 1/2 ton trucks. VS, students fire weapons, instructors and spotters in bg. Int, sniper class. Instructor is present. VS, students sighting rifles on volleyball court. VS, students get off trucks at range. VS, CH-54 and CH-47 copters fly overhead. VS, UH-1D copter in flight. Int, NCO gives orientation briefing to new students. Int, sniper weapons and accessories on display. Int, NCO issues M-14 rifles to students. VS, student aims through scope and fires M-14 rifle, coach is at his side, spotter is in the rear. VS, students firing. VS, students in target detection class. VS, UH-1D and CH-47 with slingload fly overhead. VS, students firing weapons on range. VS, students prepare sniper emplacements in jungle. VS, BG Bertram K. Gorwitz speaks at range dedication. Aides sit in rear. VS, soldier audience. VS, unveiling of sign: "BROWN RANGE.

 

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