January 4, 1970Dear Brooke,
I’m not the best with words but I’m going to
try my best.
I miss you already and I haven’t
even been gone 2 days.
It’s not as scar
y as Ithought it would be over here. I never thoughtthat I would be 19 and fighting a war on theother side of the world. I never thought Iwould have fallen in love with you either, myfriend of 16 years, so maybe something good willcome out of me being over here. I know neitherof us never imagined that I would ever getdrafted into the Vietnam War, but I want you to
hold on and before you know it I’ll be home.
Iknow this letter is short but I am hoping thatyou will understand everything in the last 3words. I love you.Love,Nathan