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

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Long Thanh North
November 7, 1971

Dear Folks,

Sitting here catching some sun. That's what I did yesterday too. Had Saturday off and so far Sunday I've been off except at 10:30 they woke everybody up for police call. By the time I decided to get up the police call was already over.

This place was really a disaster area till it got cleaned up. We had a company party yesterday evening to celebrate our new hot water heater. There was about a hundred cases of beer and soda and steaks grilled on a ten foot long homemade grill. It rained about half way through the party. That helped to spread the mess out.

Finished another lesson of the USAFI course yesterday. All I've got to do is put it on good paper and send it in.

We had a red alert last night at about 1:30 am to 3 am. I fired about four clips of ammo. Probably killed a couple rubber trees.


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