• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Vietnamese children from Qui Nhon

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    Four Vietnamese children are pictured in a group near Qui Nhon.

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  • Sunrise as seen from Vung Chua Mountain

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    Sunrise and clouds as seen from Vung Chua Mountain in Vietnam.

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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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  • Qui Nhon and the South China Sea at dusk

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    Qui Nhon and the South China Sea as photographed from the base on Vung Chua Mountain at dusk. The foreground shows utility lines and poles, with the Qui Nhon city lights and harbor on the South China…

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  • Vietnamese children near Qui Nhon

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    Seven Vietnamese children are pictured in a group near Qui Nhon. One is selling soft drinks out of an ice box. Rocks and barbed wire are pictured in the background. Note: a non-color-corrected master…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Soldiers at firing range test firing M-60 machine gun

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    Nine soldiers appear in this image of the M-60 machine gun being test-fired at a firing range. The soldiers work in pairs; one man lies on the ground firing, while his partner is positioned to the lef…

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