• Soldiers climbing aboard a truck

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    Six soldiers preparing to depart on a truck for patrol, photographed from behind the truck bed. One soldier is pointing to or reaching for his rifle. The truck is probably a "deuce and a half," slang…

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  • SP4 Christopher Ammons and SGT Eldridge at Lai Khe

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    SP4 Christopher Ammons and SGT Eldridge at Lai Khe in May 1968. Ammons (on right) is holding a captured AK-47. These guns were originally Russian made with a high front sight and distinctive banana ma…

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  • 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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  • Christopher Ammons near Saigon with five other soldiers

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    Christopher Ammons with five unidentified members of 3rd Platoon, Company A, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division. Ammons is at the back row, left, wearing glasses. Two soldiers are kne…

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  • Soldiers leaving on a truck from the signals station on Vung Chua Mountain

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    Five soldiers sitting in the back of an open truck. One is drinking from a can. At left, a partially visible soldier holds n apple. Two others stand nearby with their backs to the camera.

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  • 1964-issue Republic of Vietnam 20-Dong note

    The watermark on the note depicts a dragon's head, and the reverse depicts a stylized fish.

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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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  • Clifton Lee Bowman

    This is a photograph of U.S. Marine Clifton Lee Bowman, a black Marine from Bell Buckle. He was killed Sept 14, 1968, his first day in Vietnam.

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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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  • MTSU to lead drive for Viet Nam support MTSU to lead drive for Vietnam support

    MTSU's student body president coordinated a Vietnam support petition which was circulated at other Tennessee colleges and universities. The article also discusses a student body president meeting to b…

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  • Seeing double

    Daniel, Charles R. (Charlie), Jr., 1930

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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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  • Letter describing his role as squad leader

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    Two-page handwritten letter by Christopher Ammons to his family describing his role as a squad leader. He also lists the names and responsibilities of the other men in his squad.

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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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  • Peace demonstration : Keathley University Center

    McGhee, Timothy W

    Rallying in front of the Keathley University Center for attendance at a campus peace demonstration on Oct. 15th. The Vietnam Moratorium Committee urged people to "Give Peace a Chance"

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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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