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

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Long Thanh North
October 18, 1971
9 am

Dear Folks,

Can't seem to get back on the old writing schedule. It doesn't really matter because I'm working nights so I have the morning off anyway.

Had a 99 day celebration at the club last night. There was a band but it wasn't too great. They stopped playing at about 9:30 and I don't think anybody noticed. Usually everybody yells "More, More!"

According to the radio Pittsburg is going crazy. The world series doesn't mean that much to me. Somebody asked me the other day who I thought would win. I had to ask who was playing.

My R&R is over. O'Briant came back yesterday morning. All I'll hear for the next 99 days is Australia.

My regular mama-son came back Saturday. It will probably take her a week to straighten up the mess her replacement made. I don't know what happened to her. She had some kind of operation. She still doesn't look like she feels too well.

I didn't get any mail yesterday so I'm expecting a bundle today.


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