Reflection of Home
Letters from Vietnam
The Letters of Master Sergeant Leo Dubois
In 1965, Leo Dubois was ordered to Vietnam. Seventeen years in the Air Force, 37 years old,
with five – soon to be six – children, he moved his family to Texas for the year
and then departed for the airbase at Da Nang.
Every day or two, he exchanged letters with his beloved
wife, Don Leta. Her letters from home are gone, but
Leo’s letters survive. They tell stories of tumult on
a rapidly expanding military base and the trials
and humor of leading the young men under his
supervision. And the letters reveal life at home,
not directly, but indirectly, as if in reflection.
From beginning to end, and deeply, they reveal
the tender affection and abiding devotion of a
husband for his wife.