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

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Da Nang
March 17, 1971
11 pm

Dear Folks,

Happy Saint Patrick's day! Celebrated by wearing one of my green suits. Specially fabricated for just this occasion.

I flew one mission this morning. Went up at 6:30 am and came back down to earth about noon. We're back on standby now. Ground relay was moving their antennas.

Didn't get any mail today, but got the next best thing. A set of PFC pins and the orders to go with them back dated to when I came in country.

Spent about an hour at the club this evening. There was a band called the Flip-flops. Then went to the main air force compound to see the movie, "Airport." Cost a dollar but it was a good movie.

If it's as sunny tomorrow as it was today then it's off to China Beach. I need a vacation after all that hard work.


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