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Jul 12, 1970

John Bullock letter

“…the mosquitoes are trying to drive us mad. We were out in the field last night. I just couldn’t get away from them. I covered up completely with a poncho, but they found places to get in anyway. We were on a two day op …..brought us all the way in by boats. Yesterday our new Lt. made me get into a bomb crater full of water and take swimming lessons. He and another guy were in the water with me and our platoon sergeant up on the side giving advice. The platoon sgt. said I should be able to swim by myself with another 2 or 3 lessons. I could make it a few feet before I ran out of steam. Before the Lt. gets done he will probably have me swimming. It was hot so I kept cool anyway though I got a light sunburn. “

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