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July 27, 2006

Dear Maxie

Vietnam Vet Posts Letters From War Online
Writer Hopes People Get Understanding Of War

UPDATED: 10:45 am EDT July 13, 2006

LEAWOOD, Kan. -- A Vietnam veteran has posted his personal letters from the war online.

Kansas City, Mo., television station KMBC reported that the letters are ones Gary Canant wrote to his wife just after they were married.

Canant spent eight months in Vietnam in 1968. He left behind Maxie, the woman he had married just 18 days earlier.

"Gary's letters just kept me alive because when he left for Vietnam, a part of me felt like I died," Maxie Canant said.

Maxie Canant kept every letter she received. There are about 200 missives in all, and now they are being posted on the Internet at DearMaxie.com.


Gary Canant said that he decided to create the Web site after his son, Scott, was sent to Iraq with the National Guard.


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