This is a story from the first encounter of American forces with the regular North Vietnamese army in October 1965 in the highlands south of Pleiku. The Plei Me special forces camp was under attack and nearly overrun. I witnessed one incident from the back seat of an Air Force O1 observation plane. At the time I was a correspondent for Newsweek Magazine assigned to Viet Nam. My story ran in the magazine, but I didn't dig out my pictures till years later. I put together a PowerPoint presentation for some veterans in 2010 on the 45th anniversary of the historic battle. This video is from that PowerPoint presentation. There is no audio.