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    • Huey landing at Vung Chua Mountain

    • Helicopters; Military personnel; Soldiers; Mountains
    • 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 master TIFF copy is also available.
    • Soldier looking out from Huey in flight

    • 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.
    • Soldiers on a muddy landing strip

    • Soldiers; Men; Military uniforms; Helmets; Military personnel; Mud; Puddles; Helicopters
    • Eight soldiers (some partially obscured) on a muddy landing strip. A line of several helicopters (probably Hueys) can be seen in the background. Photograph is from Ammons's first tour in 1968.
    • Soldiers on a truck in Qui Nhon

    • Mountains; Military facilities; Trucks; Cities & towns
    • Eight soldiers posing in and around a truck in Qui Nhon. Chris Ammons is standing in the center wearing glasses, helmet, and flak jacket. Other soldiers wear hats, helmets, or no headgear at all. Only one carries an M16.
    • Mortar team at Vung Chua firing an 81 mm mortar

    • Mortars (Ordnance); Artillery (Weaponry); Military personnel; Soldiers; Military uniforms; Arms & armament
    • 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 that have been filled with dirt and nailed...
    • Soldiers about to depart for patrol

    • 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.
    • Last letter Ammons wrote from Vietnam

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    • In Christopher Ammons's last letter from Vietnam, he mentions that he has received orders for a departure date. He will go first to Fort Lewis, Washington, where he expects to receive his separation papers. He says he is counting the days.
    • Roy Acuff and Smoky Mountain Boys on stage at the Ryman

    • Audiences; Concerts; Events; Music; Singers; Clothing & dress; Guitars; Stages (Platforms); Stage props; Pews; Auditoriums; Concert halls; Historic buildings; Tabernacles (Buildings)
    • Photo taken from the audience level of a performance at the Ryman by Roy Acuff and his Smoky Mountain Boys. Audience, stage, backstage, electronics, and advertisements are all in view.
    • Radioman on the job

    • Men; Soldiers; Radios; Military uniforms; Military personnel; Helmets
    • Radioman operating his field set. He carries earphones on his helmet with a handset in his left hand. Cords attach the earphones and the handset to the radio equipment he carries on his back. Wooden base structures are visible behind him. The...
    • Letter describing Viet-Cong sniper attack

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    • Seven-page letter written by Christopher Ammons recounting a sniper attack on his company the previous day that claimed the lives of four soldiers. While on patrol 6,000 meters southwest of Saigon, Ammons's squad comes under sniper attack, and for...
    • Platoon SGT Nelson readies a patrol

    • Military personnel; Soldiers; Military uniforms; Hats; Arms & armament; Ammunition; Bullets; Maps; Barricades; Firearms; Rifles
    • 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 of the Hunter." Robert Mitchum's character...

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