Vietnam War Veteran Reunited With Long-Lost Arm

Posted by admin on Jul 1, 2013

A former North-Vietnamese soldier has been reunited with his arm after more than 40 years. Nguyen Quang Hung, a Vietcong soldier during the Vietnam war, had his arm amputated by US army doctor Sam Axelrad in 1966 after his arm caught gangrene.

Dr Axelrad kept the bones of the arm as a reminder of the good deed he had performed by treating an enemy soldier. He began a quest to track down the owner of the arm in 2012, meeting Mr Hung on Monday to return his bones.

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