Letter typed in script font on portable type writer I
bought in base camp while XO.
4 APR 69
Dear Mom and Dad,
I got your tape yesterday and it sure was good to hear from you again. I
guess it must be pretty lonely around there sometimes with everyone out and just
you two there all by yourself, especially after being used to hearing four
yelling fighting brats. I sure hope grandmother can get over in time for
me to see her when I come home on leave. I just head a rumor that I may
get to be a Company Commander before I hoped. We are losing a Company
Commander from Delta Company on the 20th of April and so far they don't have
anyone to replace him; chance that I may get it. I sure hope so, it
would mean a great deal to my career and make me look real good. It is
just what I need to really give me a good chance to argue about my schooling,
when I get back to the world.
If I get it I will need that box I told you about even more if I get to be a
Company Commander. I have to run for now, will write again soon as I get a
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