Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Tenacity and Twitter Help Vietnam Veteran Buddies Connect After 50 Years

Vietnam Veteran Reunited With War Buddy 50 Years After Losing Touch, Thanks to Twitter
Inside Edition
by Johanna Li
April 11, 2017

It’s been 50 years since a Vietnam veteran spoke to his long lost friend, but thanks to Twitter, the pair has been reunited once again.

Charles Lacy, an army photographer during the Vietnam War, will get the chance to reconnect with an old friend he met in the army through Skype after they lost touch shortly after serving in South Korea in 1968.

The reunion comes after a massive social media effort run by 19-year-old Bryce Lacy of Texas to track down his dad’s army connection Kermit Powers.

"You can use [social media] for good things and help people reconnect and bring happiness to people," Bryce told InsideEdition.com.

He said it all started when he spotted Powers’ picture in his dad’s house one summer. The next time he saw it, he decided to ask his dad about it.
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