• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Ammons setting up flares or seismic detection devices

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    Christopher Ammons setting trip flares or seismic detection devices around Vung Chua Mountain. The patches for the 1st Infantry (his unit in his first tour) and the 1st Signal Brigade (to which he was…

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  • Two soldiers at Vung Chua Mountain base

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    Two soldiers at the Vung Chua Mountain base. The soldier on the right is wearing a shirt which reads: "Visit fascinating Viet Nam." The soldier on the left is probably departing for home, given the am…

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  • South Korean Tiger Division soldiers with an armored personnel carrier

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    Soldiers from the South Korean Tiger Division with an armored personnel carrier (APC). The APC proved unusable in the mountains. Binh Khe in the Binh Dinh Province of Vietnam. Note: a non-color-correc…

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  • Christopher Ammons resting during a patrol

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    Christopher Ammons is resting among concealing foliage while on patrol. He has a towel around his neck (a common practice for soldiers on patrol) and his M16 lies across his lap. Large leaves and tall…

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  • Soldier about to depart Vung Chua Mountain by truck

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    A soldier sitting in the back of a truck about to leave Vung Chua Mountain, probably headed to Qui Nhon or to a patrol on the other side of the mountain. He wears sunglasses and a wristwatch and displ…

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  • Soldiers on patrol in heavily forested area near Vung Chua Mountain

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    Soldiers on patrol near Vung Chua Mountain. SGT Chris Ammons is nearest the camera in a boonie hat holding his M-16 assault rifle. There is a soldier behind him also looking at the camera. An African…

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  • Karl Knudson and SGT Christopher Ammons

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    Karl Knudson (l) and SGT Christopher Ammons (r) posing near a monument to South Korean officers who died in the crash of the downed airplane visible in the background.

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  • Ammons during patrol near Vung Chua Mountain

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    Sgt. Chris Ammons sits on a rock while on patrol near Vung Chua Mountain. He is wearing a boonie hat and has a towel wrapped around his neck, as was customary in the sweltering climate of Vietnam. He…

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