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

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Da Nang
August 16, 1971
11 am

Dear Folks,

Have to write this letter now because I'm supposed to be on station at 6 pm tonight. I just got down from a flight at 6:30 am. I had breakfast and then slept till 10:30 am. I've been running around and trying to find Kadramas and O'Briant to tell them to de-rig 073 and rig the airplane that was sent up to replace it.  Something went wrong with one of the landing gear struts on 073 so they're sending it south.

Not much else happening here. Just work, work, work. Getting plenty of flight time and very little sleep.

I saw the movie "Barbarella" at the main compound last night, then came back to the RPI and caught the last half of the band.

The weather is hot except for the night flying which is very cold.

O'Briant just came in and said he rigged 000. He also brought some mail, well, would you believe a package of magazines.


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