R&R and fishing trips

Vietnam soldier by bunkerDear Mom and Dad,

Not much news but I thought I’d drop you a line to tell you everything is fine.

Well I made machine gunner for sure now, that’s all right with me. I sure lucked out for one thing in order to be gunner you start out as ammo bearer then asst gunner then gunner. As gunner you don’t have to dig fox holes or go on details instead you send one of the other two men. Continue reading

3 Aug 1967

Dear Mom and Dad,

Well I am sorry I haven’t written before but we’ve all been so tired.  They have had us marching day and night for some time without hardly any rest so every time I’ve had a chance I’ve just slept. Well now they’ve got us guarding a Engs. which they tear down villages in An Lao Vally.  That’s an easy job because all you do each time they go to a village is surround it and protect them while they work.  Continue reading