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Florida airman meets soldier who saved his life

July 29, 2018

INVERNESS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida airman who was seriously wounded in the Vietnam War was reunited with one of the two soldiers who saved his life, 51 years after he was shot.

Lyle Davis of Inverness, Florida met up with Chuck Henry for the first time since Henry and another soldier saved Davis’ life by taking his ID car and taping it over a hole in Davis’ chest. The reunion took place in Albuquerque, New Mexico last April.

Henry tells the Citrus County Chronicle it was heartwarming to see that Davis had survived the attack and gone on to live a rewarding civilian life.

Davis says he was happy to hear for the first time how he was shot during the attack on the Tan Son Nhut Air Base in South Vietnam.

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Information from: Citrus County Chronicle (Crystal River, Fla.), http://www.chronicle-online.com

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