Four Soldiers Who Fought Side-by-Side in Vietnam Reunited After 40 Years

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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.


  • Skillpot

    Just got off the phone talking with my oldest brother who served in the 187th Regimental Combat Team in NAM, at the same time! He tells me he remembers visiting the 173rd Airborne Brigade Reconnaissance Platoon!

    My brother and two buddies were recently featured by the Leaf-Chronicle, Clarksville, TN, on April 6, 2014.

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