40 Powerful Photographs Of Soldiers Celebrating Christmas Miles Away From Home

Whether it’s Santa alighting from a helicopter, dinner eaten off a jeep’s hood or reindeer antlers on a tin helmet, soldiers find a way to celebrate Christmas wherever they are. Even in the midst of combat zones, carols are sung, turkey is eaten and presents are opened. Browse through these 40 amazing images which show how the military always manages to mark the holiday season.

40. It’s tiny, but it shouts “Christmas!”

It’s Christmas Day 1967 on Hill 875 near the Dak To base in Vietnam. That’s a long way from America, but these two G.I.s are determined to observe at least one tradition from back home – the Christmas tree. It might be tiny, but it’s instantly recognizable as one of the holiday season’s most iconic symbols.

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