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Christopher D. Ammons Papers

Identifier: 2006.044

Content Description

The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence from Thomas W. Page, Jr. to Christopher D. Ammons and other members of the Ammons family while Page was deployed as part of Operation Desert Storm, including two photographs of Page. There are also three photographs of Col. Ben T. Ammons and a small collection of biographical notes on his life.


  • ca. 1930-1991


Conditions Governing Access

This collection open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

In 2006, Christopher D. Ammons donated this collection to the Montgomery County Archives. This collection includes 3 photographs, a photocopied newspaper article and biographical notes concerning Colonel Ben T. Ammons, Christopher Ammons father. Col. Ammons joined the National Guard in 1928 and served in World War II. He retired from the Army in 1961. Following in his father’s footsteps, Christopher D. Ammons enlisted in the Army in 1967. He served two tours in Vietnam where he documented his experiences in letters and photographs which are housed at the Tennessee State Library and Archives. This collection also includes 26 letters written by Thomas W. Page, Jr. to Christopher Ammons and family during the Gulf War while he was deployed to Saudi Arabia. He had previously completed a tour of duty with the Army in Vietnam, serving in the 299th Engineer Battalion, 15th Engineer Company. Page deployed to Saudi Arabia in December, 1990 and remained there for several months. Of particular note in this collection is his description of the lengthy process of reaching Saudi Arabia from the United States. In his letters Page also inquires several times about reported layoffs at both the Trane Company and Vulcan Corporation, two manufacturing and materials employers in Clarksville at the time. Christopher Ammons also donated two photographs of Thomas W. Page, taken while on active duty in 1990.


.418 Linear Feet

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Physical Location

AR 29/2-3.1

MF 1/1.5

Processing Information

During the processing of this collection, all photographs were removed and housed in the Archives Photograph Collection.

Christopher D. Ammons Papers
Sarah Fry
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Repository Details

Part of the Montgomery County Archives Repository

350 Pageant Lane
Suite 101D
Clarksville Tennessee 30741 United States