Rick Holt's Adventures in Vietnam
Letters Home from Vietnam, 1971
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Long Thanh North
May 17, 1971
Another day gone and I don't hardly know where it went. Looks like payday is just around the corner. I still have over $400 in my wallet. I guess I should mail it home. Maybe I will tomorrow. To get money orders for over $200 you have to have a Commanders certificate saying you got it legally. If I don't mail it this month I may have a hard time getting a money order for and even bigger amount next month. I think the post office here is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays. So like I said maybe I'll do it tomorrow. Everybody keeps asking to borrow money and I'd like to get rid of it so I don't break down and actually loan any money out.
I got another tape and two letters from you today. I think I'll try to make a tape tomorrow. Been catching up on the sleep I missed Saturday night for these last two evenings. Didn't do any work at all today, just sat in the Avionics room. We go our weapons back today for a couple days till the holiday blows over.
(read the next letter home)