Three page letter from Thunder IV (Highway 13 was nicknamed "Thunder Road" by US troops). "Our base camp (Lai Khe) has been hit daily by mortars and RPG [rocket-propelled grenade] rounds. Even in daylight Charlie hits Lai Khe." Letter includes...
Three page letter begins, "This is our eighth day in the boonies, and tomorrow we might go back to Lai Khe." He writes of having been a squad leader for several days now ("8 men including myself") because of the illness of another sergeant.
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.