K Troop 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

The Blackhorse In Vietnam 1966 - 1972

hosted by Bob Hersey


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Saturday, February 15, 1969
57 Days and a "wakeup"

Dear Mom & Dad,

Greetings once again from Vietnam.  I thought it was about time that I wrote.   I sent you a tape a few days ago in which I asked for $50.  If by chance you get this letter before my tape, I need $50 ASAP (as soon as possible).  I told you that I bought a Super 8mm movie camera which set me back $84.

I received your card Dad.  I'm glad that you got a new Pontiac Tempest.   Perhaps I will get me one when I get home.  I should be getting my orders pretty soon.  Dave Mansir has got his orders so mine should be coming down in about two or three weeks.  I am anxious to find out where I will be going.  If I had acted sooner, I could be going to Bangkok for a tour or duty but it's too late for me to anything now.  I guess that's the story of my life.

Things here are going well.  I have not been out to the field in over three weeks.   There is a good possibility that I will not be going out again.  I am getting too short to be out in the field.

Dave is all through in the field so I guess I am too.  My Mess Sargent hasn't said one way or the other so I am afraid to ask him.  I have been going to the club here every night.  They have a band there every night.  The club here is nice.

Other than that, I haven't been doing too much.  time is dragging but there is nothing I can do about that.  Oh well, I will say . . . .


By for now!


PS.  I will write again, soon.

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