Dark Christmas

A tiny tabletop Christmas Tree seen through the rifled barrel of an M129 40mm grenade launcher, Mood: Dark.


Homesick and lonely (I’d been away from home for a very long time); it was hardly the best Christmas Tree I’d ever seen but, as I recall, I was so busy working (and worrying) I thankfully didn’t have all that much time to pine.

The wax covered Buddha gives some indication of my state of mind respecting religion at that time. I was agnostic and saw Christmas, not as a religious Holiday, but just a happy gathering of family and friends, whom I greatly missed.

Photographed at Tay Ninh Base Camp, on the Cambodian border, 1969

“God bless us, everyone”.

About The Twentieth Man

Age 69
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