Joined 14 years ago from Anywhere, USA
Hello Dear Reader,
I'm "Katy," the recipient love letters from Vietnam that I started posting here a few years ago. Because this is the 50th anniversary of the letters, I have decided to complete this project and I am in the process of re-publishing this love story. I have always felt that reading the letters on the day they were written would give a vicarious experience of what it was to wait to hear from a soldier back in 1969. I hope it also gives an insight into the conflicts that many young couples were experiencing at the time. There were decisions we had to make about where we stood on war, about changing values, and actually about the essence of morality itself. You might be shocked at the innocence of two people in their 20s. However, these letters hold, I believe, some of the same conflicts that young people experience today. There is drama in the decisions that were made and hopefully, lessons about love, war, and coming of age.
You may have guessed that my real name is not Kate and all the names in the letters have been changed. This is simply a snapshot in history. While you are reading the letters, you won't know the outcome as I didn't know the outcome. At the beginning of the letters, "Kate" doesn't know whether or not Ted will be sent to Vietnam, nor does she know if he will return. If he returns, will he come home wounded either emotionally or physically? Kate didn't know, and you dear reader, won't know until you reach the end of the project.
To read the backstory of the letters, go to the first entry, "50 Years Ago," May 15"
Thank you for stopping by. This is a sentimental project for me, and I hope a meaningful one for you.
6 months ago
November 11, 2022, Veterans Day. This short story is based on events of a Vietnam Veteran returning from deployment in Vietnam 1969-1970. Republished from Hubpages.com today because Veteran's Day, no matter what year, always brings up memories and writing based upon those deeply emotional times.
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