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Twitter Helps Teen Track Down Dad's War Buddy From 40 Years Ago

By Mark Pygas

Bryce Lacy is a 19-year-old attending Sam Houston State University. But he recently returned home to Richmond, Texas, to see his dad for the weekend. His father, Charles, is a Vietnam veteran and decided to show his son some old military photos from his time in the army. One man was present in nearly all of the photos, an old buddy of his named Kermit Powers.

Charles said that the two kept in touch for a couple of years after the war, but in an age before Facebook, it was easy to lose touch with people and it has been about 40 years since the two of them last spoke. So Bryce decided to take to Facebook to see if he could use the power of the Internet to reunite the two. The teenager shared a photo of them, along with some details, in a tweet that has since been shared more than 55,000 times.