Operation Big Spring (1967)
NO AUDIO - OPERATION BIG SPRING 173D AIRBORNE BRIGADE, BIENHOA AND WAR ZONE D, SOUTH VIETNAM, 02/14/1967 - VS, soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 503 Abn Infantry, 173rd Abn Bde, rest, read papers, and look at pictures in their wallets while waiting for helicopters. VS, soldiers advance through grass and through jungle. Soldiers dig shallow shelters in the jungle. VS, crew loads and fires 81mm mortar. Engineers prepare demolition charge and place it into cave. LS, explosion behind trees. VS, soldiers advance through jungle. Soldiers move into clearing and prepare to set up for the night. Fox holes are dug and radio antennas are erected. VS, UH-1D lands. Empty water cans are thrown out and supplies are loaded aboard.