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    Alesia Pen names: AJ Connor, Carey Connolly Contributor

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    Career Marines in Vietnam and RR/Leave between tours?

    Discussion in 'Research' started by Alesia, Jun 2, 2014.

    My MC's father was a career Marine who served multiple tours in Vietnam while she was a child. I wanted to mention something about him coming home shortly, then leaving again but I don't know if that is historically accurate. Say a soldier has finished a one year tour on the battlefield would it be plausible that he would return to the states for week or so before being shipped back for his second tour?
     
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    Entirely plausible.
     
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    Vietnam tours were for thirteen months, and Marines in those days earned thirty days of leave per year, so he could have been home for a month or so.
     

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