January, 1967 Pleiku, Vietnam Gloucester, Massachusetts
My bŕother Peter was sent to Vietnam in November 1966 and served there until January 1968. While my brother Peter was serving in Vietnam we exchanged letters every month. I would tell him about school and Cub Scouts. He sent me coins and South Vietnamese paper currency. He didn’t talk about the war except when I wrote asking if I could use his old camping gear. He said sure the army has given him a new set. In that letter he wrote “One more thing little brother…just join the cub scouts, boy scouts, no army, navy, marines, etc. cause I hope when its time for you there’s no need for them anymore.” When Peter returned the following year, he joined the Vietnam Veterans Against the War & began to share more of his thoughts about the war and the harm it was doing to both America & Vietnam.