Welcome to the Life and Times of SFC Michael G. Stahl, U.S. Army (Ret.) MORE FUN THAN FEAR

Letters From Vietnam


Page 1                                                                                                                                                                                                      10 Nov 67        

Dear Duane,

You mean to tell me that you haven't trained Dana yet. Brother!

Glad to hear your grades are keeping up this trip. You can't afford to F___ off anymore. If you know what I mean.

GTX Plymouth! Are you kidding? What's the RR going for pricewise with the two different meals? (Is that term still in use?) I just realized I may be dating myself at the old age of 22.

How about a pretty PE major?

By the way I can get cars over here through the PX for wholesale price plus shipping. How 'bout dat?

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I got to shoot at some Charlies from an aircraft yesterday. I went up on an overflight. Or was that overfright? We flew around for about 1 1/4 hours looking for trouble. Fired three rockets (the fourth was a dud) at VC huts and then I spotted a convoy. The only weapons on board were my .45 and the pilots M-16. He asked me if I wanted to shoot at them. To wit I told him I wasn't too sure of my aerial gunnery. He told me just to be careful of the wing. One stud already put three rounds through it. Only 22 1/2 more hours and I'll get my air medal.

Better close. Don't know why. I just better.