Rick Holt's Adventures in Vietnam
Letters Home from Vietnam, 1971
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Long Thanh North
August 7, 1971
Just got back from a good show at the club. It was part Australian and part American. A lot better than most of these zip shows we have.
Got a letter and a post card in the mail. I guess you must be having a good time or you wouldn't have extended your stay at the park. I'm having a good time too. We've got a new game now. Found it in supply. It's one of those hockey games like the Riemenschneider's have. That will give us something to do for a couple weeks till we break it.
Worked in Avionics till about 3 pm then we took off the rest of the day.
In case you're wondering I haven't sent any money home yet this month. I recounted it the other day. If I can make it through the month on about $80 I'll be able to send $600 home. If I go to Vung Tau I'll just have to eat in the mess hall. I never did get any TDY orders for Vung Tau. I'll have to see Capt. Kinzel one day. Already been there for $40 worth of time.
I forgot to mail the letter I wrote yesterday so I'll walk up to the mailbox now and mail both of these.
A bummer is a big hole in your mosquito net.
(read the next letter home)