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

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99 days to go
Long Thanh North
October 17, 1971
9:45 am

Dear Folks,

I thought I would get back to my old writing schedule last night, but I fell asleep early and didn't wake up till 4:30 this morning. The lights were still on so I wasn't the only one who fell asleep early.

I'm afraid my R&R will end today. O'Briant is already 2 days overdue in his return from Sidney. It's unbelievable how quiet this place is without him. Everybody has commented on it wondering why it is so quiet. When I say "O'Briant is gone", they say "I hope he never comes back."

Had the morning off yesterday for guard. I would have had the afternoon off but the racks in 038 had to be checked. If it has anything to do with radio relay I can't say no since I'm the only radio relayer here. I should have had the afternoon off, but that is just lost time now.

99 DTG. I'm smiling.


P.S. Got 7 letters yesterday, one from Aunt Ree.

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