Robert Hutchings appeals pro se from a final order entered in the District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri denying his 28 U.S.C. Â§ 2255 motion to set aside, vacate or correct his sentence. United States v. Hutchings, No. 87-1072-C-(C) (E.D. Mo. Aug. 4, 1987). For the reasons discussed below, we modify the district courts order and affirm as modified.