Dear Mom & Dad,
Greetings once again from Vietnam. I am sitting here in the mess hall at Bien Hoa
with a few moments on my hands so I thought I would type you a few lines. I wrote
you a letter the day before yesterday so by now you know doubt have learned that my
intentions are to come on directly home rather than go on to Florida. I have reasons
to believe that I may be flying directly to Ft. Dix, New Jersey instead of Oakland.
All the port calls that have come down for March are for Ft. Dix so there is a good
chance that I will be going there. If I don't go there, I can still catch a flight
to Boston from Oakland without much trouble. This way will avoid any last minute
confusion and besides, I would like to talk with Herb Crowley about buying a new car.
If I decide to buy a car I will take it to Florida with me when you meet me there
and then I will drive directly to Ft. Benning from there.
I would like to see Dick and all of the rest of the family as soon as I get home.
I would also like to go up and see Dave while I'm home on leave.
It doesn't look as if my extension is going to be approved. It would seem to me
that if it were, it would be approved by now. So, apparently no action is going to
be taken on it. My orders to Ft. Benning will remain as they are. In a way I
am a little disappointed about not getting it but like I told you - "it's six of one
or half a dozen of another." I guess I can put up with Ft. Benning for eight
Time here has been going quite rapidly considering. With my four day drop I got
short all of a sudden. I am going back to base camp five days prior for clearing.
I don't want to go back any sooner for I may get stuck pulling bunker guard and all
the other bull shit back there.
But, as far as things go now, everything is alright. So don't worry about
anything and I will see you in 23 days. So, until I write again, take care and . . .
By for now!
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