Dear Mom & Dad,
(Editor's note: inside the envelope of this letter my mother put the receipts for
the items that I requested. A roll of film was $1.68. A shirt was $5 and pants
were $10. The total of all the requested items was $42.53.)
Greetings once again from Vietnam. As usual, things are going well here however,
I need the following items desperately. So as soon as you get this letter, please
send me these items:
2. One flash
attachment for my camera with batteries
3. Color slide
film - Kodachrome II and Ektachrome X - five rolls each.
4. two sets of
civilian clothes. Two pair of pants, size 38/29 and two short
sleeve shirts - nice colors.
I guess by now you have probably figured out that I am going on R&R. I am
going to Bangkok, Thailand the 18th to the 23rd of October so I would appreciate it if you
would act as soon as possible. There is not much time. The reason I need a new
flash attachment is because I broke mine beyond repair. Perhaps you know what type
it is Dad? I need one that makes instant contact. Preferably, "Gold
Crest" like the one I bought at J.M. Fields.
Of course, the $300 is to cover expenses while in Bangkok and the clothes are of course
also for my R&R. I will need plenty of film while I am there. I have taken
plenty of pictures these last few days. This morning I got in from the field after
spending five days out there. Tomorrow, we move from Bien Hoa. Our stay here
has finally terminated. Tomorrow we go to . . . . get a load of this - Tan Son Nhut
Air Base. Perhaps you have heard of this place? I don't know how long we will
be there but it should be nice.
Well, it's late and I want to go to bed. Things are going well here and I'm
looking forward to my upcoming R&R. So please send the items I asked for as soon
as you can. Well, thanks and . . .
By for now!
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