• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Soldiers leaving Vietnam

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    Soldiers waiting to leave Vietnam from Cam Ranh Bay. There are dozens of men in uniforms and hats standing around a booth marked with the sign "507th Replacement Company." Above the booth is another s…

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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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  • Letter describing a search and destroy mission

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    Two-page handwritten letter by Christopher Ammons to his family describing finding a rice cache and drums of CS gas (tear gas) on a search-and-destroy mission. He also writes about a rocket attack on…

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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 waiting to be picked up by helicopters

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    Soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division waiting to be picked up by Bell UH-1 "Huey" helicopters. Four helicopters are shown in the process of landing.

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  • Truck and 55-gallon drums on Vung Chua Mountain

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    A truck that has knocked over several earth-filled 55-gallon drums on which the unit designation has been painted. The truck was unable to stop in heavy rain and slid into the barrels. The barrels and…

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  • Three soldiers on patrol

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    Three soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division walking through high vegetation while on patrol in the Iron Triangle. At least one of the soldiers is carrying an M60 machine gun.

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  • Sunset and horizon as seen from Vung Chua Mountain

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    Sunset and clouds as seen from Vung Chua Mountain. The silhouette of a guard bunker can be seen in the lower right corner. Note: a non-color-corrected master TIFF copy is also available.

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  • Three soldiers posing on patrol

    Ammons, Christopher D., 1948

    Three soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division posing for the camera while on patrol.

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