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

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Long Thanh North
May 25, 1971
9:30 pm

Dear Folks,

Had a happy day. Didn't accomplish a thing. I was supposed to be on detail this morning but it never happened. Sat in Avionics all day, didn't have any work today at all.

Handy came back from emergency leave today. He has an Avionics MOS. So that's a little less work to do for all of us.

We had a good bit of sunshine today. Went out to 'check out a few aircraft' in the revetments and caught a few rays.

Had meat loaf for lunch in the mess hall and ham for supper.

They moved our morning formation back 10 minutes so now it's at 7:05 am instead of 7:15 am. The new haircut regulation was read to us this morning. They are a little more liberal than the old ones. Hair can be as long as you want on top as long as it doesn't hang below the eyebrows when combed or over the ears. "Must present a neat and tapered appearance. Squarebacks are permitted in moderation." No hairstyle can interfere with the wearing of military headgear.

That's the news for today. Took a jog out to the back gate with Duff this evening. No mail today. I mailed that roll of film off to Wards today. Guess it's about time to start on another tape. May take a couple days.


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