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”.