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May 24, 1970

John Bullock

“Gettysburg. Still here, but now we are spending two nights in and one night out instead of visa versa. Loads of lumber and boxes are being burned and choppers and boats are taking equipment and materials out… The company has brought in some beer so I guess you know what most of us have been […]

May 25, 1970

John Bullock

“Ben Luc. …I couldn’t believe how good it felt to get cleaned up and put on clean clothes. I got ringworm on one side so I’ll have to get something from our medic… Bob McCoy is poking brownies down me – his Mom sent 4 doz. He said to tell you the cookies, Coke and […]

May 26, 1970

John Bullock letter

“We are on alert this morning…..everyone in the 3rd platoon spent last night in the new NCO-EM club….nice inside for Ben Luc. Kind of nice to be back in civilization again, around Gettysburg there are no houses or settlements, just swamps and reeds. Rumors are flying that the 9th is pulling out in July. Everything […]

May 26, 1970

John Bullock

“Doesn’t look like we are going out today… I had to go over and get a haircut and shave. LT insisted that everyone get trimmed up. Everyone that could dig out an excuse went to Tan An… By the time we left Gettysburg yesterday the base was almost completely dismantled. Everyone was having a great […]

May 27, 1970

John Bullock

“Ben Luc. Sgt Cox is the only one in the Company that I know of who comes from Iowa. He went to Iowa State… I found out the name of the town by F.S.B. Chamberlain. It is Duc Hoa. .. Tell Dad if he wants to buy a new car I can buy it in […]

May 27, 1970

John Bullock letter

“…loafing the same as yesterday. It would be something if we made it to the club 3 days in a row. We really deserve a stand down so maybe we’re getting it now. However, as much as I prefer this to the field, the time goes slower here. …get pictures back May 31 so I’ll […]

May 28, 1970

John Bullock

“…We airmobiled and made two insertions… The two spots we checked out were somewhere around Tan An. On the last insertion we checked out some houches. One of them had an old lady in it and sitting along the wall, 14 kids. Maybe she was babysitting, I don’t know. In another room papa-san was sitting […]

May 29, 1970

John Bullock

“Ben Luc. Another day in the choppers. We got in two insertions. The last was the longest and the worst. We were wading in mud and water up to our necks chasing one gook. [ Do I remember coming out of the water and stripping, then pouring insect repellent on the gobs of leaches to […]

May 30, 1970

Eagle flights.

Day before five Eagle flight insertions and last left as AP.

May 30, 1970

John Bullock

“Ben Luc. We got back about noon today, after making one insertion… “

May 31, 1970

John Bullock

“Ben Luc. The Boats took us down the river yesterday afternoon, and we sat up an A.P. last night… We were all mad because we left so early, because there was a U.S.O. show here, a Phillipine band, and we didn’t get to see it all… Here is my pay voucher, I got $48 back […]

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