got your letter, was so glad to hear from you. The first thing I want
to ask you is some advice. I've been here 6 months now and I'm thinking
of extending for a 6 month tour. In other words, I'd be over here for
19 months, but after being over here 10 months, I can get a 30 day
leave to get home for extending; in other words, I could come home ,
say about Dec. 20 and get 30 days leave and then come back over here
for the rest of my tour.
figured I'd come home next August if I extended, but after the 6 months
I'd get another 30 days leave free, for extending you get a 30 day
leave free, I'd probably be a corporal on my first 30 day leave and
maybe a seargent on my second 30 day leave, I'd really be making quite
a bit of money also. I'm not sure yet, but let me know what you think.
just got some real good news, we may be staying on this hill
indefinitely, that would be real good. I haven't heard from David in
about 2 months, I don't know where he is, do you have any idea? The
picture was real good, now I wish I had a picture of the family. Chris
has been writing to me, what do you think of that? I'm going on R&R
to Hawaii maybe next month. Oh yes, I'm starting to comb my hair a
way now, I'm going to have some pictures of me taken and my new hair
style, I'll be a swinging dude, when I come home. I'm saving all
(almost) of my money. I'll be getting quite a bit of money if I don't
go under (ha ha) first I plan to take about $300.00 on R&R, I shall
have a little fun after being in this hell hole for 7 months. Remind
Mom to send me my hunting knife.
Say hi to everybody for me and I'll
Tell Angie to write, and tell Terry to watch for B.B.M. [Big Bad Marine] > namely me ?? seeing
you sometime. Oh yes, tell Tim that his older brother said hello, and
I'll be writing to him some time in the near future. We shall have a
swinging time come about Christmas (maybe) if not then, then in March
we'll have a time. Well I want you to treat Gary good, and be good to
the kids and write real soon. Bye now. Love, Davis
You'd best write real soon EM!
I'm proud of myself for making L/Cpl also (ha ha).
I guess you think I'm happy and gay and crazy
your brother closes now
Dear Mom, Nov
your letter(s) today. I got 3 letters from you and Angie. Mom I wish
you wouldn't work so much, it's hard on you, even if you don't realize
it. I'm going to talk to my career advisor and see if I can get
stationed in Ohio when I leave here. If I can, I'll be able to help
out at the house. Russ wrote to me, he's in the 3rd Division. He may
be up at the DMZ when he comes over - I hope not. I can't wait to see Philip and everybody else. I'm sure they've
have a letter dated the 18th of October. It almost tore my heart out.
I'm terribly sorry that I said that you weren't faithful in writing. I
forgive you because you're my mother but I'm sure glad you did write.
It means so much to me. It's hard to believe that John is ten years
old. I'll bet he's big. I hope Bonnie's ear gets better.
much happening here except I've put on weight from eating so many
C-Rats. It sure gets sickening after 5 months of them. Sure did enjoy
the fruit - it's quite a change.
Please send homemade cookies and candy, it sounds great. You don't
realize how much it helps to see and receive a package from home.
got paid. I only drew $95.00 off so I can save for Christmas. If I
can get into Danang I may order some gifts by mail for you and the
kids. Well mama, I hate to close but not anything new around here.Be good, and please don't work so hard.