Drill sergeant speaking curtly to a soldier in basic training as three others stand by casually. CU of young soldier in glasses drill melee attacks with rifle and LS of company training on sand while drill sergeant stands in on wooden platform in foreground. CUs of drill sergeant and soldier yelling. Truck towing jet down street. Vietnamese civilians watching. Soldiers walking through tall grasses and mist. Fast CU montage of hand to hand combat training: faces yelling, hands chopping, legs kicking. Soldier in glasses stabs the air with rifle and bayonet.