An early letter home from the Vietnam War (Part 1)
“It’s a strange feeling and very hard to get accustomed to the idea that there’s a war going on, but I have convinced myself to keep my eyes open and my gun ready.”
Those are the closing lines of one of my father’s first letters home during his service in Vietnam, written April 1, 1967 on the back of this large military map of the country.
Click below to hear him read the letter. I will post a video version tomorrow.