This page shows you how to get all the Vietnam Lighters and complete the What They Carried side mission.
EditWhat They Carried
Start this questline by heading to the Redler Residence which is East of Fall’s End and talk to Wendell Redler.
He’ll explain there’s a weapons cache he and his buddies put together but the code is on the inscribed on the bottom of each of their lighters. Unfortunately, everyone but him is dead so it’s your job to go find the lighters to unlock the cache.
Once having this quest you can purchase a map of lighter locations from the shops but the icons on the maps are quite small and hard to find.
EditWhitetail Mountains West of Cedar Lake
Accepting the quest will mark this lighter on your map making it the easiest one to find.
Head to the location west of Cedar Lake in Jacob’s region where you’ll find an underground bunker. Head in and collect the lighter from the shelf next to two blue barrels.
EditWhitetail Mountains – North West of Widow’s Creek
This lighter is located just off of the main road so it’s easily accessible by vehicle.
The bunker itself is nearly identical to the previous one from the outside and the lighter is located in the back room next to a television.
EditWhitetail Mountains – Whitetail Park Visitor Center
Depending on which quests you’ve done this may spark some fighting with the Missing in Action questline. There are hostages you may need to save before you can charge in for the lighter.
Head up the stairs and turn left to get to the information center.
The lighter is on a set of shelves just inside the second room to the left.
EditWhitetail Mountains – Elliot Residence
This lighter is attached to The Holdouts prepper stash mission.
Head out to the Elliot Residence south of the F.A.N.G Center and jump onto the second level of the house where the barbed wire is broken.
Go through this broken window, into the bathroom then out of this window. Walk along the roof and jump through the next window before heading down the stairs into the kitchen. There’s a man’s body slumped over some boxes and at his feet is a keycard.
Taking the keycard will spark enemies to appear and attack the house. Be careful staying in the house as they’ll throw explosives and set fire to the building.
Dispatch the peggies and make your way into the bunker which is in the shed near the entrance with an American Flag by the door.
Shoot the lock on the stash and use the keycard to enter the main section of the bunker. The lighter is on the bench inside.
EditHolland Valley – Fillmore Residence
The Fillmore residence is a bit East of Fall’s end and West of Dead Man’s River.
Head into the antler adorned shed and down into the bunker.
The lighter is in the second room on the shelves.
EditHolland Valley – Miller Residence
A bit South West of the Fillmore Residence is the Miller Residence.
Make your way there and go next to the white shed and down into the bunker.
The lighter is on the floor by the bedstand.
EditHolland Valley – Harris Residence
Then to the North West of John’s region is the Harris Residence.
A brown wooden shed to the back of the property contains the usual bunker.
You can find the lighter on the shelves next to the bed.
EditHolland Valley – Rae Rae’s Pumpkin Farm
Head in round the back of Rae Rae’s farm to find a bunker out in the open.
The lighter is on a chair by the bed.
EditHenbane River – McCoy Cabin
Now we come to Faith’s territory. West of Peaches Taxidermy is the McCoy Cabin.
The bunker is semi-covered by green tarp.
Head in and get your lighter from the shelves in the second room.
EditHenbane River – McClean Residence
The McClean residence is near the border between Faith’s region and Dutch’s Island.
There may be some enemies here, so take them out before proceeding into the bunker near the back of the property.
The lighter is in the back room on the bed.
EditHenbane River – Abercrombie Residence
Head East from the Hope County Jail (there is often a helicopter there you can borrow) to get to the Abercrombie Residence.
There’s an entrance to the main house from the back which has the bunker before heading up the stairs.
Go down and grab the lighter off the shelves in the second room.
EditHenbane River – Counselor’s Cabin
West and a little bit south of Moonflower Trailer Park is where you’ll find the Counselor’s Cabin.
Head in between the house and the shed to go round the back of the house and find the bunker.
This lighter is in the second room with the couch, sitting on the shelves.
Now you have all 12 lighters you can return to Wendell and claim your reward.