A Letter Home


This letter was the last one sent to Barb by Johnny.

3 April '68

"Just these few lines to say, I love you, and to let you know that all is well.  Actually, I just wanted to write and let you know that we are finally leaving Khe-Sanh.  Yes, tomorrow at 4 A.M. we will be leaving after being on this hill for 74 days.  That's 74 days without a shower, haircut, hot meal, beer, or a quiet nite.  The only thing is that we're sweeping our of Khe-Sanh (fighting our way out) but everyone is in high spirits, I sure hope its not too bad.  Tonight I look at your picture, and I am re-assured of your love for me, and you always bring me good luck.  We all know that we'll run into trouble, but we're ready, and God willing, we'll make it through with as least number of casualties as possible.  We've all been waiting for this day for a long time now, so we get our chance.  This will be my last operation as far as going to the field, I guess I am sort of scared, but then who isn't. 

It's starting to rain and the fog is moving in fast, that will be to our advantage, hope it keeps up.  It should take us a couple of days at least.

Well love, I guess I really don't have much to say, I'll write you again after its all over with and I'll let you know how it turned out.  Be good and take care.  God Bless You, and say a prayer for us."


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