BERKELEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) _ Two GI buddies, shot together with the same bullet during World War II, were reunited after 42 years - and the bullet was there, too.

On the day they were shot, Pvt. Harry Goedde turned to Pvt. Ernest Mogor as Goedde headed for the operating room and said, ''See you later, Mogor.''

''Later'' arrived Tuesday.

The two veterans were reunited at Mogor's North Brunswick Township home.

The two were part of the 76th Infantry serving in Company E of the 417th Regiment, which was part of Gen. George S. Patton Jr.'s Third Army. The infantry was stationed on the Rhine River in Germany in April 1945.

Goedde, who was on watch, was reclining in a cart, watching the river, when Mogor came to relieve him.

Just then a German sniper fired from a nearby castle.

The bullet passed through both of Goedde's legs and into Mogor's groin and fragmented.

Army doctors removed part of the bullet and left the remains inside Mogor's body.

''He got two for the price of one,'' Mogor said.

Goedde, of Spokane, Wash., placed an advertisement early in 1985 in Disabled American Veterans Magazine in search of Mogor, whom he knew lived in New Jersey. The Asbury Park Press then published a story on Goedde's search, which ended successfully.

Mogor then sent Goedde the part of the bullet that doctors had removed.

''He's got the bullet now,'' Mogor said. ''I had it for the first 40 years. He can have it for the next 40.''