Vietnamese veteran receives diary lost 60 years ago from US

September 15, 2023

Nguyen Van Thien, a war veteran from Tien Hai District in Thai Binh Province, northern Vietnam was astonished when the U.S. Department of Defense presented him with a diary he had lost 60 years prior. The diary’s long journey home began about a year ago when Thien received a phone call asking if he was the writer of a war diary. Immediately, Thien realized the diary in question was a notebook he had lost during a military operation called 'Junction City' in early 1967. Several months later, after spending considerable time training with a 443-strong air defense battalion from Thai Binh, Thien traveled south for battle. Nguyen Van Xuan, [in] Dong Quach Village, Nam Ha Commune, Tien Hai, Thai Binh,” Thien wrote at the time.

The source of this news is from Tuoi Tre News