Rick Holt's Adventures in Vietnam
Letters Home from Vietnam, 1971
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February 13, 1971
Still on standby. Another sunny hot day.
Had a good time today at China Beach. Five of us hitchhiked down there this afternoon. It's an in-country R&R center. Has an oceanfront beach. Didn't go in the water because I didn't have a bathing suit, but sat on the beach watching the waves come in and feeling that cool ocean breeze. Got a good sunburn from being in the sun all day. It's pretty easy to forget you're in Vietnam sitting on that beach. If it weren't for all the helicopters flying around it would be just like Ocean City.
Got a ride back on an Air Force truck. He took the long way back to the compound. Went through some Vietnamese villages. Used a whole roll of film on the trip back. Got some good pictures. Hope they turn out ok. So much for now.
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