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

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Vung Tau
July 17, 1971
6 pm

Dear Folks,

Situation negative. Another one of those days. They still don't have the 220 volt line run to the shop so no radios were checked today. I waited around the shop till 10:30 am when Davis called. After that I came back here and laid down.

So no more work till Monday and maybe not even then if they don't have that power line finished. I stocked up on some books and magazines today. It's still raining so I spend most of my time indoors reading. It got real windy today.  Almost like a big storm was coming up so I doubt if I'll want to try to find the beach tomorrow. It's too cold and wet.

I've finished a couple books since I came here "the Living Sea" by Jacque Cousteau and "The Light in the Forest" by Conrad Richter. I remember reading that a couple times before.

Well, it don't look like this letter will get mailed tonight with all this rain. Speaking of mail, my mailbox should be almost full already. Guess that's it for now.


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