31 Jul '17, 1pm

Vietnam vet reunites with wartime friend after more than 40 years:

Glenn Parrish slid a photograph, one of those square prints common before the 1980s, across his kitchen table. In it, a young Asian man in uniform, arms crossed and leaning casually against a refrigerator, smiles at the camera. His grin is bright, happy. More than four decades after and thousands of miles from where that photo was snapped, the subject reached out across a kitchen table and took it in hand. “I was so skinny,” said Dzuong “John” Nguyen, smiling at the picture of his younger self. These days, he’s a little heavier and quite a bit balder, but time hasn’t touched that earnest smile. “This picture was in his camera when he left,” Nguyen said, nodding across the table at Parrish. “I’ve never seen it before. Not until now.” It was mid-morning. Sunlight played across the various bits of homey comforts in Parrish’s Mantachie kitchen. It was an intimate setting for a...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/news/veterans/vietnam-vet-reunite...

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