Dear Mom & Dad,
Well here I am at Camp Radcliffe (it’s our base camp) near An Khe. It’s been raining almost all the time that I’ve been here. The rain stops as fast as it starts but after a hot day it feels good to have that cold water on you.
I arrived at Bien Hoa on Tuesday at the 90th Replacement. There I stayed for two days then we flew to An Khe to the First Cavalry Replacement where I waited for more orders. It took about 2 days for those orders. I’m in Co. B, 1st Bn, 8th Cavalry, which is part of Continue reading
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For the last 2 or 3 days we have been by the South China Sea. Swimming in the afternoons; had it really easy. This morning they airlifted us by copters to LZ English (I don’t know where that is). Tonight or tomorrow morning we are going to make a CA (combat attack by copters). I hope it’s tomorrow. I don’t like to make them but if I do I’d rather do it by day. Continue reading
June 17, 1967
Hi Dad & Mom
Well they told us today that we would be moving to the Bong Song Plains or Bong Song mountains, which one I don’t know yet. We’ll move out no doubt in the morning tomorrow by copters.
I just came back from a village where we bought some cokes for 40 cents a piece. That cheap, they were 50 cents must be a Saturday sale. I then went and ate dinner and in the chow line a guy said that it would be the day after tomorrow, so who knows what will happen. You can’t believe Continue reading