USMCR Captain Vietnam War Letter August 15, 1968

This letter was written by a USMCR Captain, who was with Company A, 9th Engineer Battalion, in Vietnam, August 15, 1968. He wrote all of his correspondence on postcards. From the letter……

May 8, 1968

I've been fighting a bug the last 2 days and have been sleeping most of the time. I feel better tonight and with a good night sleep should be back up to par tomorrow. We just had a red alert at 1800 tonight as old Charlie got a little too brave and tried to rocket the airfield during daylight. They spotted him just 600-700 meters outside our lines and hit him with Huey gunships. Quite a show! Even saw the VC running. Hope for a quiet night so I can sleep.

Love to all,
 

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