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Vietnam Veterans Reunite After 50 Years

June 20, 2018 09:13 PM

(ABC 6 News)-- A few years ago, Clyde Sogla, a veteran of the Vietnam War, looked up those who he has fought side by side with. He reminisced about the experiences and reach out to them to have a reunion at his house in Chatfield. His wife, Judy, helped organize it and set it up today in their garage.

They were welcomed by American flags that local boy scouts had set up in honor of their presence and dedication to the United States.

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“We didn’t get exactly an ovation when we got off the plans and returned, so this is kind of our get together and our first time we ever got welcomed by anybody from that perspective,” said First Lieutenant Mike Molnau.

Usually, the boy scouts put up flags for Flag Day, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, or any other celebratory event – but today was something special.

“They came up for our special veterans,” said Judy Sogla, Clyde’s wife. “For the next couple days, we’ll be having the flags up in their honor.”

Clyde and his friends talked about their time together at war and remember those who didn’t make it.

“Although there’s an element of excitement, there’s also an element of fear,” said Molnau. “You just hate to see anybody killed, especially on your side.”

They all signed this plaque and hope to meet with other veterans so those who weren’t here can sign it also. 

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