This letter was written on three pages of loose leaf three ring binder paper, with the "Dear Mom and Dad" all scratched through. I obviously wrote in during a class and had put it into outline format to keep the TAC's from knowing what I was doing.

23 APR 67

Dear Mom and Dad,

I. I'm in Infantry Hall again

    A- I am having a real needed rest in
    B- the form of an 8-hour block of instruction
    C- on Platoon Tactics.

II. I am camouflaging my letter as an outline

    A- because there are TAC's behind me
        1. on a stand watching the class.

2. We had a night compass course last night
    B- and didn't get to sleep till 1:30am.
    C- As usual with these compass courses, my
     group was the first finished, and we found all our stakes.



III. We are now finishing our 5th week. Next Saturday we'll be 1/4 of the way through, plus.

    A- I will get paid Saturday or Monday, and
         sure am glad of that. I haven't even been in the
         company area long enough to pick up the
    B- Money Order yet. I'm going to skip
         lunch today and run get it.

II. I'm so sleepy I can't hardly stay up straight
in my chair.

  A. I've had three 1st Lt's pass me so far and none of them realized I was
          1. writing a letter.
          2. We lost 3 candidates yesterday
               through "voluntary" turn back, or
               in other words they were asked

IV. to go back to another company and start
over again. A lot of the rest plan to

  A. Quit in the 7th or 8th week,
           about 50 of them so far.
      B. I think my roommate
          might even quit the
          way he talks now.

V. I'm in the classroom now and I

  A. started to rewrite my first letter
           because of the sloppy handwriting,
          but I'm just too, tired to hold a pen
          straight right now.


Love,
Homer


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