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

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Long Thanh North
October 2, 1971
10 pm

Dear Folks,

Didn't have to fly last night so I slept till about 9 am this morning. I didn't bother to go to work this morning. I don't actually have to go to work when I'm on radio relay standby but got tired of just sitting around so I went over to the shop in the afternoon. We just sat around the shop eating candy and drinking soda. Kadramas had a bag of sunflower seeds. We finished them off too.

I heard today that we might have a practice mission tomorrow. They want to try some special application. Relaying from a helicopter through us to somewhere else. They had to pick Sunday for it. It never fails.

According to intelligence tonight is the night we get hit if we're going to get hit at all. Guess I'll sleep with one ear open.


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