Rick Holt's Adventures in Vietnam
Letters Home from Vietnam, 1971
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Long Thanh North
November 22, 1971
Well, here it is. I finally got my orders and they say "Proceed for Separation processing". That's ETS all the way. The DEROS is Dec. 24th so it looks like I'll get that 179 day early out anyway. If I'm real lucky I might make it home by Christmas day. You go to 90th Replacement 3 days prior to DEROS and if I'm lucky I might get an early flight. In any case I doubt if it will be any later than the 26th or 27th. I can go from here to Oakland and after separation processing which shouldn't take more than a day I'll probably fly back to Friendship.
Maybe later I'll write a letter that you can read.
Official count 33 days.
(read the next letter home)