• Two soldiers holding a broken rifle

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    Two soldiers are holding pieces of an M-16 rifle that had been run over when it fell out of a truck. The soldier on the left is wearing a cast on his left foot. Note: a non-color-corrected master TIFF…

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  • SGT Christopher D. Ammons resting while on patrol

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    SGT Chris Ammons taking a break while on patrol near Vung Chua Mountain. He has a towel wrapped around his neck, as was customary in the sweltering climate of Vietam. He wears a boonie hat and a pair…

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  • SGT Christopher D. Ammons wearing Vietnamese hat

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    SGT Chris Ammons in front of the Presidential Palace in Saigon. The palace sits behind rows of barbed wire and a high iron fence. Vietnamese citizens on scooters are ride by in the street. Vietnamese…

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  • Soldiers of the 194th Military Police Company resting while on patrol

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    Two soldiers take a break from patrol near Vung Chua Mountain. The soldiers, wearing boonie hats and military-style caps, sit in tall weeds with mountains in the background. A hand grenade can be seen…

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  • Young soldier on signals base

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    A young soldier, whom Ammons believes to be named Clark, at the signal base on Vung Chua Mountain. He is in a camouflage-green helmet and wears a flak vest over his uniform. Stacks of sandbags can be…

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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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  • 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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  • SGT Ammons with Vietnamese children from Qui Nhon

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    Ammons pictured with three Vietnamese children. He is on one knee, returning a baby to the arms of a little girl. Another child is partly visible on the left side of the image.

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  • Photographs of the uniform Christopher Ammons wore upon leaving Vietnam

    Ammons. Christopher D., 1948

    Photographs of the olive drab uniform Chris was wearing when he left Vietnam. Patches from the 1st Infantry Division (with whom he served in his first tour) and the 1st Signals Brigade (to whom his MP…

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  • SGT Christopher Ammons outside a truck window

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    SGT Chris Ammons looks in through the window of a military truck with his hands on the window frame. His squad was returning from test-firing weapons at a nearby range. Note: a non-color-corrected mas…

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  • Vung Chua Mountain looking west

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    Western view of Vung Chua Mountain showing part of the signals array, as well as bunkers, trucks, outbuildings, and the hospital. Note: a non-color-corrected master TIFF copy is also available.

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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 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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  • 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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