26 Dec. '67
I'm now in the process to go back to my outfit. The plan(e) leaves at 12:40 p.m. from 62 Evac. And so it would be I got my mail while leaving there must be 40 lb. of the dam stuff. Well at least I got it. I see they sent you a telegraph telling you what happened. I tried to get it stoped guess they didn't pay any attention to me. In your letter you asked what we had to fight with when we got hit. Well here it is. Each platoon has three tanks 6 A.R.C. Each tank has a 90 MM gun 1 - 50 cal. and one 7.62 machine gun. Each track has 1-50 cal. and 2- 7:62 machine guns. Now the night we got hit, 1st pl. was out in the field had two tanks stuck. My platoon was back or with a headquarters pl. My platoon has a tank that was broke, so well hell, I'll just write what we had. 14 A.R.C. tracks, 2 tanks, 2-81 MM mortar, 45 machine guns and 2-90 MM guns.
We were attacked by a force of aprox. 400 V.C. So you see we knew fairly well what we were doing to get out of it like we did - 30 wounded, 2 killed. The only thing is that those dam mortars the V.C. had us covered to where you couldn't keep your head up without getting it knocked off. But on the other hand they can't come in on you while it is falling. So when it stoped we just set to shoot the hell out of them which is just what we did to.
I'm now back at Sqd. And will go to troop tomorrow some time. I've gotten 49 letters so far today and about 8 packages. I also just found