One-page handwritten letter by Christopher Ammons to his family describing receiving his Purple Heart medal. He says that seven others in the company also received Purple Heart medals and four received Bronze Star medals.
Military personnel; Soldiers; Military uniforms; Arms & armament; Helmets
Two soldiers at the Vung Chua Mountain base. The soldier on the right is wearing a shirt which reads: "Visit fascinating Viet Nam." The soldier on the left is probably departing for home, given the amount of material he is carrying. His souvenirs...
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Photograph taken behind a group of soldiers preparing to go out on patrol at dusk. All appear to be wearing helmets and M69 flak vests. Several soldiers are carrying M-16 rifles. Two M35 2.5-ton trucks are also visible. The M35 was; nicknamed...
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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.
A "Huey" (designation UH-1) helicopter in flight is photographed from another helicopter. The Huey is flying over a rural area of Vietnam including a network of roads and green cultivated fields, some filled with water.
Machine guns; Firearms; Ammunition; Shooting; Military personnel; Soldiers; Military uniforms; Arms & armament
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 left of the gun, feeding ammunition.
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 Sea filling up the rest of the image.
Fifty-five gallon metal drums are painted with the unit designation "61st MP Det. Security" representing the 61st Military Police Detachment attached to the signal station at Vung Chua. The unit was originally designated the 194th MP company....
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A soldier of the 194th MP Company stands in vegetation with his M-60 Assault Rifle in his hands, ammunition strapped across his chest, and wearing a boonie hat. He is patroling the perimeter around the Vung Chua Mountain watching for Viet Cong...
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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 wearing helmets. They are driving toward a group of...
Two Vietnamese women in traditional dress are entering from outside into a dark room. A guard appears outside in the sunlight. The doorway appears to be quite thick. Another female worker appears in the light and is about to be passed in by the...
PFC Chris Ammons, holding rifle, stands in a cleared area in front of tall trees. A strand of barbed wire runs in front of the trees; just behind his left foot is a post in the ground with two strands attached.
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.
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.
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SP4 Thomas W. Page, of Clarksville, TN, leans with his left elbow against a 2 1/2 ton military transport truck in Vietnam. Page was with the 299th Combat Engineer Battalion. In the background is a populated area with a mountain in the distance.