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

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Long Thanh North
October 30, 1971
6 pm

Dear Folks,

I knew I forgot to do something today. I forgot to write a letter this morning. I did put those pictures in the mail this morning. The envelope just fit through the slot. The ones the army took are a lot better than the ones Seacord printed. I've still got the negatives for those that Seacord took.

I heard a rumor today that the cut off date for Christmas drops in 1st Signal is Jan. 20th. That's 4 days too soon for me. We'll just have to wait and see.

I got paid today $348. I'll be sending $300 home, probably on Monday. I don't think the post office is open on Sunday. I had $20 left from last month so I'll have around $70 to last the month.

I didn't work today. Should have tomorrow off too if I keep out of sight.


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