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

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Long Thanh
April 18, 1971
7 pm

Dear Folks,

Another exciting day at Long Thanh North. Just finished a game of monopoly. That was the high point of the day. It has been hot around here today. And the pool was closed for the first time in a week. Something wrong with the filter on the pump. Only one mail call on Sundays. That was this morning.  Got one letter you wrote on the 13th.

I wrote Tom Ward a letter when I heard we would be supporting his unit. I haven't heard form him though.

Paulson is still here. He is supposed to find out tomorrow if he stays or not.

Had lunch and supper at the 'Playboy Lounge', our EM club. Cheeseburgers and French fries. Slept right through breakfast and almost through till lunch time.

Yes, I brought the banner back with me. It's hanging next to our doorway now. Looking forward to the next, Momma Holt Original. That's what they call you around here, "Lookee here I got a letter from Momma Holt today!"

Had some delicious Vienna Sausage yesterday. I never used to like Armor Sausage but for some reason the ones I got at the PX yesterday tasted pretty good. It could be because they were packed in beef stock instead of water. I think the Armor Vienna Sausage I had at home were stocked in water.

The time here seems to go by before I realize it. I guess it's because at Da Nang the day didn't start till after dark. We were lucky to get to bed before 2 in the morning. Have to get up about 6:45 now because of that morning formation. So we get to bed a little earlier.

Duff sold his TV today. No big loss as far as I'm concerned.

Guess that's it for now. A couple more letters to write, then to get my 'lifer' uniform ready for tomorrow.


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