Rick Holt's Adventures in Vietnam
Letters Home from Vietnam, 1971
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August 17, 1971
Flew one more mission yesterday. Went up at 5:30 pm and came down about 10 pm. Everything is still going smooth. From what I understand on the radios they are trying to get a ground relay to take our place. He was just about ready to take over. Last night they said he had to put up one more antenna, but it was too dark for him to do it. So they were going to wait until morning to put it up. As soon as he is set up he is supposed to try to take over. If it works we'll stop flying. I'm not sure if we'll go on standby or be sent south.
I'm supposed to be on station at 10 am this morning. The pilots should be over to pick me up soon.
That's it for now.
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