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

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Long Thanh North
June 9, 1971
10:45 pm

Dear Folks,

Not feeling too great this evening. Developed a sort of allergy or something during the day. Dry throat, lots of sneezing and sniffling. I'll survive though, always do. Took some cold tablets and drank a couple big glasses of tang.

Got elected for the job of fixing the CO's air conditioner today. Took it apart and found the motor all burned up. I don't know what he'll do about that. I've never rewound a motor before. Didn't have time to see him today because I had guard on the conex from 12 -6 pm. Got relieved by O'Briant a couple times while on guard today. He took my place so I could work on 000 since he didn't know what he was doing. I don't know where our fearless leaders were today. The army would fall apart if it weren't for the trusty old EM.

No mail today, but lots of good cheer. Finished circling the world today and about to start to 'stop worrying and start living' with Dale Carnegie.

Gettin late. Time to quit. Duff got back from Bangkok today.


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