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

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Long Thanh North
September 10, 1971
10:15 pm

Dear Folks,

Hope you got the slides I mailed this morning. All my mail box did today was collect dust. No mail again. I don't know if it's the mail clerk or the post office that is slow.

Had the morning off. Came to work about 1:30 and sat out on the revetments soaking up the sun since there wasn't anything to do. At about 3:30 I came back in and we went down to the chopper revetments to put in an inverter. After that we broke for chow. Standard beef and mashed potatoes. Then back to work at 6 pm and we got a phone call to rig 038 and 061 for radio relay to Da Nang. We finally got finished rigging and checking those two ships a few minutes ago. Now the birds are all set to go and I've got to get packed. This is only supposed to be a short mission. 1800 hrs. tomorrow till 0700 Sunday. We leave at 10 am tomorrow, I understand we'll be flying further north, up close to Quang Tri.

So be expecting a letter from Da Nang.


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