A Christmas Letter From A Soldier

Novembe12, 1968

Dear Family,
Christmas is just around the corner and I hope I get to see the day of the birth of Jesus Christ. I am hoping for a blessing for this Christmas from the Lord. I pray that he forgives me for the killings that goes along with my job as an American soldier. I love God first, and I strongly believe that fighting for my country gives me the freedom to choose my religion. There have been many wars before this conflict we are engaged in as of now, and I know that because of our believe that all man are created equal, there will always be more wars in our future.
I will kneel down on the 25th of December where ever I find myself and if my heart still beats. I have no room for regrets because it might cause me to doubt what I am doing and a shot from my enemies might not be answered by my weapon. In doing so I would jeopardize the lives of my American soldier friends and cause their parents to have doubts about what we are fighting for. Their grief would be mine, and in a war where people have a belief that they are fighting for the right cause, then you must look in the eyes of your enemies and treat them with respect.
I don’t’ need very many presents over hear because I can not use them. What I need is prayers from you so that we can all return home safely and in good spirits. Memories of this war will make our nightmares so real and we will relive every moment of combat for the rest of our lives. With your prayers it might help relief the tension and the bitterness of being so afar away from our love ones and fighting for the freedom that has made our mother country what it is today.
Don’t forget about us over here and do not hate us for the stories you hear about what is happening over here. Someday if God gives me the strength to return you will hear my stories. Many will not believe what we have seen in this Vietnam war and why we will have a hard time coping with our futures.

Love all of youOscar

A Christmas Letter From A Soldier


Harlingen, United States

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I started writing stories about the Vietnam conflict but I found myself writing to death ears. Most people don’t want to hear about the past, so I write to myself, because I don’t want to forget. I have too much respect for the fallen soldiers from this tragic war.

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