My request for a one week Rest and Relaxation trip to Australia was received on November 13, 1968. I did not go to Australia until late May 1969. Ten months was a typical waiting period in order to visit Australia. I truly enjoyed my journey, but it was difficult to re-enter the war after a week away. Some vicious fighting welcomed me in June.
Everyone had a "Short Timers" reminder of some kind. Mine was my Safeway Portland Employees Federal Credit Union calendar.
A laundry receipt and Enlisted Men's Club Card from Vung Tau.
A "Binh Thuy NCO Open Mess" card.
Hey, how many others still have a receipt from the Saigon Regional Exchange? I was quite the pack rat because I knew I was part of a major historical event.