After each day's letters are read, they are put into the Shoe Box
The Long Trip Over.Letter from Okinawa. Last letter before Vietnam Day 1. First letter from Vietnam. Found desk job in Dong Ha. Picture of home sweet home Day 2. Taking a shower and cooling off at night Day3. What am I doing here? Day 4. Glad that we are married Day5. Jets bombing near the DMZ. The Club Day 6. Getting used to the heat Day 7. Have been apart for a month. Just another boring day Day 8. New guys and incoming, FNG Day 9. What if - they gave a war and nobody came? Day 10. Road Sweep Day11. NVA's not Jewish, Incoming on the Sabbath Day 12. Vietnamese. K Company Hit. Cookout Day 13. Patio and Spa. Numb Day 14. Drinking. Another Jewish Marine. Into the trench naked. Day 15. Telling Maxie I'm safe Day 16. Canned steaks. Maxie looking for apartment for us. The office Day 17. Mosquito Net Day 18. Military Payment Certificates, MPC Day 19. Afternoon in the trenches Day 20. Lima Company is hit hard, Joyner killed Day 21. At The Wall in D.C. Day 22. Typing Condolence Letters Day 23. Condolence Letters Day 24. Guy missing, Larry, Good Conduct Day 25. We get new prople to replace the ones we lost Day 26. Found missing guy Day 27. Depressed, more wounded Day 28. Two more people from L Company killed, my anger explodes Day 29. How lucky I am. Sorry about the angry letter Day 30. Maxie's upset by the angry letter, my response. Moustache Day 31. First Food Package. Condolence Letter. Day 32. A short letter Day 33. June stats, mess hall, skinny Day 34. Form letter from all of us to all of our wives and girlfriends Day 35. Still typing condolence letters, lost my pen Day 36. Short poem: M16 and AK47 Day 37. Air show, living quarters, mosquito net Day 38. Hot, watch, racial strife Day 39. Maxie's pictures keep me going, bugs and more bugs Day 40. Busy day, 11 new people. Hungry Day 41. We all chipped in $15 for a typewriter for condolence letters Day 42. 110 pounds of steak! Day 43. I love you and will forever Day 44, 45, 46 & 47 The Ammo Dump at Dong Ha blows up Day 48. Larry's convoy ambush, terrible chow, the moon Day 49. Monthly budget. Shaving Day 50. Maxie and Teddy, I go nuts. Day 51. High finance, picture of Maxie Day 52. USO Show! Day 53. Incoming again. Maxie encounters prejudice Day 54. This is for you Day 55. Hungry. English Major. The Corps Day 56. 25 cent women Day 57. Convoy to Ca Lu. Father's Day Card? Day 58. New Ho Chi Minh's Day 59. A Conversation. What do you think I am, a walking calendar? Day 60. Getting Drunk Day 61. Maxie's new bikini. Got unable Day 62. Lonely rain Day 63. Jody. Still trying to steal our women Day 64. Typhoon. Bunkers cave in Day 65. Will it ever end? Day 66. A little incoming. Short letter better than no letter. Day 67. One day we will be too old to have sex.... Day 68. July 4th. Underwear. Tabasco Day 69. Going to Quang Tri. Hardback Day 70. Seven days a week. Friends
Halfway there. 70 days down, 70 days to go. Doesn't it seem like the war is dragging on? You should have been there to really feel like it would never end.
Day 71. Maxie you are prettier than the Playboy bunnies. Day 72. Last birthday in the Corps Day 73. Another so-so day Day 74. Drinking to escape