Rick Holt's Adventures in Vietnam
Letters Home from Vietnam, 1971

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Long Thanh
February 7, 1971
8:30 pm

Dear Folks,

Not much doing today. Drank about a carton of Pepsi. Had a hot dog at the club. Saw a movie this evening or should I say half a movie. They got to the end of the last roll of film and the movie still wasn't over.

Tomorrow we find out what is planned for us. I understand that we'll be working in Avionics. That's replacing radios and radars and things like that in choppers and planes. The only trouble is there isn't that much need for Avionics so they use the Avionics people for details.

Finished off my first roll of film today. Now all I have to do is get it developed.

Going to get myself a black hat tomorrow. Feel out of place with this green one. Everybody in the Aviation Detachment wears black baseball caps.

So much for now.


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