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

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Long Thanh North
December 4, 1971
8:30 am

Dear Folks,

Another day as headcount in the mess hall and another day shorter. Still trying to decide what to send home and how to do it. I like the avoid the hassle of shipping whole baggage. That's a whole day of waiting in lines in Long Binh.

I think I'll make a list of what I have and see how it looks:

2 black lights
1 radio
1 cassette player and 25 cassettes
1 flash attachment
1 camera
2 suitcases
Assorted clothes
Assorted souvenirs
1 USAFI material

That's about it. Except for the suitcases which I'll probably sell and the camera which I'll carry the rest wouldn't be any trouble to mail. I've saved most of the boxes that you sent and the packing.

Everything else I've accumulated is staying here. Most of it is junk. I'm not going to worry about the books I have. I've read most of them anyway.

I might pack a few things this morning and mail them this afternoon. I'll let you know tomorrow if I ever get around to it. I'm too busy sitting around doing nothing.

Kadramas and Currin leave this morning. Time marches on. See ya.


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