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#1 mmerc20

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 04:58 PM

My father in law is heading to DC for a Vietnam Vet honor flight and the organizer is requesting letters for a "mail call" on the return flight. I wanted to make it unique and was thinking of assembling a memory lane sort of envelope but I am actually at a loss what to include.

Besides Vietnamese money, I don't know what sort of papers would help him reminisce about his time. He was there, I believe in 70-71 (I could be wrong) with the 213th helicopter company as a chinook flight engineer but was wondering what sort of pamphlets, documents, flyers, etc just about every soldier would see during their time in Vietnam.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I only have a week and a half to get this together

Thanks so much,

Mike

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 02:11 AM

MPC Series 681 or 692. The conversion was October 1970.

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 10:23 AM

Nice idea I actually didn't think of MPCs. So far, I'm going to reprint these with his info on some of them:

Liberty pass card (DD Form 345)
M16 Rifle maintenance card (GTS 21-1-3)
Meal card (DD Form 714)
Front cover of a UH-47A manual
C Ration Marlboro pack
Military airlift ticket

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 11:09 AM

Letters from family ,Playboy , Chu hoi papers. matches , toilet paper. Any water flavoring ice tea, tang etc the smell of jet A . Smell of latrine odor, mildew odor , dead fish water buffalo stink no air conditioning a P38 can opener , C ration coffee or pound cake and for good measure a pint of Jack Daniels. Mike Delta Co 87th Inf. Da Nang 72

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 07:39 PM

I appreciate the "thoughtful" ideas but I will probably leave most of those out. LOL

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 02:48 AM

I would also leave most out. Best of luck to you and him. Tell him “Welcome Home “ for me. Mike

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 04:47 PM

I will be sure to do that. He did 2 tours. May 70-Jun 71 and Jul 71 to Dec 71 and reassigned to a place back in the states after that.

I will share what I have assembled once it's all done. I'm doing some photoshop on scans of original documents and I think it will look pretty cool.


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