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 background. Note: a non-color-corrected master TIFF copy...
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 copy is also available.
Vietnamese man squatting down, holding vegetation he has just cut. He is wearing a white shirt with sunglasses tucked into the front, khaki pants, and a hat with a narrow brim. He is working at the Vung Chua Mountain base located just north of Qui...
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 TIFF copy is also available.
SP4 Christopher Ammons is pictured receiving the Purple Heart for his combat injury. Ammons, left, wears the medal on his uniform and smiles as the officer shakes his hand. All four men in the picture are wearing combat helmets.
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 magazine that holds 40 rounds.
Men; Soldiers; Military vehicles; Trucks; Military uniforms; Military personnel
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 for a two-and-a-half-ton truck. The photograph...
Soldiers; Men; Military vehicles; Trucks; Military uniforms; Helmets; Military personnel; Mud; Puddles
Four soldiers about to depart for patrol with another soldier nearby. A large military transport truck in the background appears to be a "deuce and a half," slang for a two-and-a-half-ton truck. Photograph is from Ammons's first tour in 1968.
Men; Buildings; Soldiers; Sleeping; Military uniforms; Helmets; Military personnel
Soldier sleeping near a wooden structure with his head resting on what appears to be a rolled-up sleeping bag and a military-issue back pack. A helmet, pair of boots, and an M-16 rifle are at his side. Further military-issue gear of a similiar...
Helicopters; Rifles; Soldiers; Helmets; Military uniforms; Military personnel; Rural areas
A Huey in flight taken from another helicopter. A soldier and the barrel of an M-16 are also in the frame. The helicopters appear to be flying over a farming area. The photograph is from Ammons's first tour in 1968.
SGT Christopher Ammons rests in thick foliage near Ben Cat wearing a Viet-Cong hat. He is lying on the ground with his head on his pack, his rifle and other equipment nearby. A second soldier is behind him.
Military personnel; Soldiers; Military uniforms; Ammunition; Bullets; Grenades; Arms & armament
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 ammunition and a white phosphorus smoke grenade.