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

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Long Thanh North
December 1, 1971
8:30 am

Dear Folks,

Made out pretty good in the pay line yesterday. We got a half month pay raise. I grossed about $425 and cleared $387 after the bond, social security and insurance were deducted. Also since this is my last month here I didn't have to pay for hooch maids or KP's.

I didn't get any mail Monday but I got 4 yesterday. I wish I could get you a definite date but I just can't say for sure. When and where I get home depends on how long the processing takes and where they give me a ticket to. When I get to Oakland I should be able to give you a call and let you know.

I'll just keep the money I have which is a little over $400. When I get home I should have close to $1000 with me. I'll get my pay for December which should be almost the same as this month. I'll have a months leave pay because I never used the leave. and probably have some travel pay.


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