Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has recently located his former commanding officer.They served together in Viet Nam. He had been looking for him for over 40 years.
I recall asking my dad if he wanted to lookup any old friends from his Navy and Air Force days. He was a Radioman in the Navy for 12 years and always told me he only served on small ships. They never organized any reunions. He moved to the Air Force and became a supervisor in the instrument shop. He kept in touch with a few friends for about ten years after he retired. He never mentioned people he knew in Viet Nam and never expressed any interest in revisiting that year of his life. I know he was moved around between several airfields, I recall Da Nang and Nha Trang. I doubt he had time to make any close friends there.
I’ve wondered if Vets here keep in touch with old military friends or attend military reunions?