• 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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  • Yashica Electro 35 camera

    Yashica Electro 35 camera with which Christopher Ammons took most of his Vietnam photographs. The camera was purchased at the PX in Qui Nhon during his second tour.

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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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  • Soldier resting on patrol near Vung Chua Mountain

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    A young soldier, his face in profile, sitting on the ground in an area of tall dried vegetation. His uniform pants and shoes are very muddy. His left hand is resting on his left knee. He is smiling sl…

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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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  • Members of 194th MP Security Platoon on Vung Chua Mountain

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    194th MP Security Platoon on Vung Chua Mountain poses before patrol. Members, left to right, are Hammonds, Riggle, Doughty, Baisdew, (unidentifed solider in rear), 1st Lt. Zinn, Race, Clark, Chu, and…

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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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  • 194th MP Security Platoon on Vung Chua Mountain before a patrol

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    194th MP Security Platoon on Vung Chua Mountain pose before a patrol with trucks and military facilities behind them. Pictured, left to right, are Hammonds, Doughty, Clark, Race, Riggle, Manning, and…

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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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  • Soldiers preparing for patrol near Vung Chua Mountain

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    Two soldiers carrying M-60 machine guns and ammunition belts. A small Vietnamese woman in profile stands between the two soldiers. She is dressed in pale blue and wears earrings, bracelets, and sandal…

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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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  • 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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