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Veterans Think Their Buddy Lost His Life In The War, But 53 Yrs Later, They See Him Again

Veterans Think Their Buddy Lost His Life In The War, But 53 Yrs Later, They See Him Again
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In the last century, the USA participated in numerous wars, and The Vietnam War remains one of the most important ones.

Veterans Think Their Buddy Lost His Life In The War, But 53 Yrs Later, They See Him Again

The Vietnam War started on February 28, 1961, and didn't officially end until May 7, 1975. The soldiers, who made it home, faced various challenges alongside PTSD.

Veterans Think Their Buddy Lost His Life In The War, But 53 Yrs Later, They See Him Again

Hearing a heartwarming story from a war is a true gem in these uncertain times. One video went viral after revealing how friends found their long-lost buddy they thought died in the Vietnam war.

Ivis Sloane And Jim Martin Reunite With Tony

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Ivis, Jim, and Tony were best friends who served side-by-side.

However, 53 years ago, Tony was injured, and the trio became a duo. Ivis and Jim thought that Tony had passed away.

Veterans Think Their Buddy Lost His Life In The War, But 53 Yrs Later, They See Him Again

Though Ivis and Jim were heartbroken, they managed to move on, get married, have children, and yet, stay friends for over five decades.

Surprising Tony

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The friends, who were in their early 20s when they lost touch, reunited by accident.

They discovered that friends and family were throwing Tony a birthday party as the veteran was turning 75. So, they decided to surprise him.

Veterans Think Their Buddy Lost His Life In The War, But 53 Yrs Later, They See Him Again

The party turned into an uplifting reunion, filled with tears and laughter. Tony recognized Ivis immediately. However, he struggled with Jim, who has changed more dramatically.

A Day Like No Other

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Tony and his loved ones were excited to see his long-lost buddies.

But then the veteran was presented with a Purple Heart, and it was indeed a wholesome moment. Not only because of the award but because everyone who needed to be with Tony was there.

Check out the heart-melting video: