Just 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.
We 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
Tell Angie to write, and tell Terry to watch for B.B.M. [Big Bad Marine] > namely me
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.
Lance - Babe
Corporal - Type
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[written on back of envelope]
"Viet Nam a Go Go"