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

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Da Nang
February 9, 1971
8:30 pm

Dear Folks,

Here I am again. Flew up this morning. Got here around noon. Stopped at Tuy Hoa on the way up.

Flew one mission at 1 pm. Didn't' get back here till about 7 pm. Had a little trouble just after we landed. Something caught fire in the avionics compartment. It was more smoke than fire, but that plane won't be flying for a while. Just a good thing it didn't start burning while we were in the air.

Got a splitting headache from flying today. I guess it's because of this cold I've got. I did remember to bring my field jacket with me today.

Still cloudy and cool up here. "Gunsmoke" is on TV right now. The television belongs to Duff. He sleeps in my room back at the Aviation Detachment. He also brought a refrigerator while he was up here. When we get back to the detachment we'll be living in style.


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