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

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Long Thanh North
May 19, 1971
8:30 pm

Dear Folks,

Had the day off today.

May 20, 1971
9:30 pm

Dear Folks,

I started this letter last night but we had an alert so I never did finish it. I wrote one letter today so this one will have to be short. I've been eating in the mess hall for about a week now, lunch and supper. The food is actually pretty good there. At least I think so. Nobody else seems to like it though. Of course, most of them guys aren't happy unless they have something to complain about, so they complain about the food.

I went for a jog out to the gate and back with Duff this evening. Didn't even tire me out. I think I may start running every day.

I caught Chicken Man on tape this evening so that will be the first thing you hear on the next tape I send. Got four letters today.


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