• Mortar team at Vung Chua firing an 81 mm mortar

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    Five soldiers surround an 81 mm mortar as one of them prepares to fire it. Their faces are down and their hands are over their ears. The walls around the group are constructed from ammunition boxes th…

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  • Soldiers preparing to leave on patrol

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    Eleven soldiers in a squad about to go on a patrol around the signal base on Vung Chua Mountain. A soldier in front of the group poses with an M-60 machine gun. He has belts of ammunition for the weap…

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  • Vietnamese worker at Vung Chua Mountain signal station

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    A woman who polished boots, washed floors, and did various jobs around the Vung Chua Mountain base located just north of Qui Nhon. There are stacked metal drums and sandbag barricades in the backgroun…

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  • Soldier of the 194th Military Police Company on patrol

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    A soldier of the 194th MP Company patrols the perimeter near Vung Chua Mountain for Viet Cong activity. He wears a boonie hat and a belt of ammunition for an M60 machine gun across his chest. Note: a…

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  • Soldier of the 194th Military Police Company on patrol

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    Soldier of the 194th MP Company patrolling the perimeter around Vung Chua Mountain for Viet Cong activity. He is wearing a boonie hat and a belt of ammunition for an M-60 machine gun. Holding his M-16…

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  • Sgt. Christopher Ammons resting on patrol near Vung Chua Mountain

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    Ammons resting while patroling the perimeter around Vung Chua Mountain for Viet Cong activity. He is wearing a boonie hat and a belt of ammunition for his M-60 machine gun across his chest. He has a t…

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  • SGT Christopher Ammons on patrol near Vung Chua Mountain

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    SGT Christopher Ammons on patrol near Vung Chua Mountain. He is wearing a towel around his neck, as was customary for soldiers on patrol in the sweltering climate of Vietnam. He has a belt of M60 ammu…

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  • Truck carries soldiers through the streets of Qui Nhon

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    Several soldiers outfitted with helmets, rifles, and flak vests are riding in a small truck through Qui Nhon on their way back to the military base at Vung Chua Mountain. All but the driver are wearin…

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  • SGT Christopher D. Ammons wearing Vietnamese hat

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    SGT Chris Ammons in a Vietnamese rice hat standing near an earth-filled 55-gallon drum at the signal station on Vung Chua Mountain. Another soldier gives him "bunny ears." Ammons wears a Big Red 1 sho…

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  • Ammons's letter describing a South Korean plane crash on Vung Chua

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    Three-page letter describes a plane crash on Vung Chua that killed eight South Korean officers. (The plane, still visible on the mountain, and a nearby monument are pictured in Ammons's photos.) No on…

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  • Huey landing at Vung Chua Mountain

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    A Huey helicopter lands on a pad at Vung Chua Mountain, throwing up a great quantity of dust. Fences, buildings, and communication equipment can be seen in the background. Note: a non-color-corrected…

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  • Platoon SGT Nelson readies a patrol

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    SGT Nelson (center) with three soldiers from his platoon. He is orienting them for patrol. The sergeant has "love" and "hate" tattooed on his knuckles, a cultural insignia from 1955 movie "The Night o…

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  • Array of dishes on Vung Chua Mountain

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    Array of satellite dishes at the Vung Chua Mountain signal station.

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  • Truck and 55-gallon drums on Vung Chua Mountain

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    A truck that has knocked over several earth-filled 55-gallon drums on which the unit designation has been painted. The truck was unable to stop in heavy rain and slid into the barrels. The barrels and…

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  • Card featuring joke text with message from Ammons on the back

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    Card from Ammons featuring graphic and the text "The Viet Cong are very tricky with booby traps so open this card carefully. On the reverse, Ammons describes weather and patrols around Vung Chua. He d…

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  • Vietnamese worker at Vung Chua Mountain signal station

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    A Vietnamese man who did various jobs around the Vung Chua Mountain base located just north of Qui Nhon. He may have been cutting grass around the mountain. Note: a non-color-corrected master TIFF cop…

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  • Vietnamese workers on the base at Vung Chua Mountain

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    Two Vietnamese women in traditional dress are entering from outside into a dark room. A guard appears outside in the sunlight. The doorway appears to be quite thick. Another female worker appears in t…

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  • Soldier in flak vest leaving for patrol on Vung Chua Mountain

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    Close-up of a young soldier, outfitted with a helmet and flak vest, leaving the Vung Chua Mountain base to patrol.

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  • Soldier of the 194th Military Police Company

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    An unidentified soldier of the 194th MP Company on Vung Chua Mountain. He is holding an M-16 rifle and is wearing an M69 flak vest.

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  • Vietnamese civilian that worked on Vung Chua Mountain

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    An older Vietnamese man in a military boonie hat and black jacket who worked on the signal base on Vung Chua Mountain, probably as a grass-cutter. He wears a white shirt under his jacket and is smilin…

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