RIVERSIDE, Ca. (KTLA) – It was a heroes’ welcome Thursday as four soldiers who survived unimaginable experiences in the jungles of Vietnam were reunited for the first time in more than 40 years.
The four were part of the Army’s 173rd Airborne Brigade Reconnaissance Platoon – their job was to look for prisoners of war in Vietnam’s Tiger Mountains.
One of the four was critically wounded during one of those missions. They got him to safety but never knew what happened to him after that, because they didn’t know each others’ full names, just nicknames.
KTLA reports one man’s son-in-law used social media to find the four and bring them together.