Dear Mom & Dad, Well my writing has sure slowed down a lot and I am sorry but I haven’t felt much like writing. Yesterday 4 choppers came and picked up our platoon from a rice paddy. I was on ship #4 so I asked one of the door gunners on the ship if he … More August 1967 Letter Home
Last week was the anniversary of my dad’s death. 3 years have passed since I last saw him. I can still hear his voice and how he always answered the phone, “Hi, Hon” whenever I called; his number is still saved on my cell phone.
I found a photocopied letter with my dad’s Vietnam stuff and I thought I would share excerpts of it. Handwritten at the top is the following: Letter from Lt Simm from hospital after he was wounded. I don’t who the recipient was. 25 March 1968 Hi Pig, I got your letter and the picture & … More How you gonna act? 3rd Platoon, Bravo Company
Dear Mom and Dad, Well it’s getting close to the day when I’ll be 20. It’s kind of hard to believe; it don’t seem possible. I got a few cards. Justin sent me a dollar which is not good over here because we only use MPC (Military Payment Certificate) but I was able to get … More Tell All Hello: Letter Home 09/1967