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Hoa later wrote an article in a widely read Vietnamese newspaper about Axelrad's quest to return the bones to their owner. Hung said his brother in law in Ho Chi Minh City read the article and contacted the newspaper's editors.

It had taken a little luck for Axelrad to reunite Hung with his amputated arm. He traveled to Vietnam last summer partly for vacation, but also to try to find the man.

"It's just time for closure," Axelrad said a day before the meeting.

When he finally went through the mementos in 2011, "it just blew me away what was in there," Axelrad said at a hotel bar in Hanoi early Sunday, hours after arriving in Vietnam with his two sons and two grandchildren on Saturday evening. "That kind of triggered my thoughts of returning."

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He said he wasn't sure Hung was still alive, or where to begin looking for him. Axelrad visited An Khe but didn't ask for him there because he assumed Hung would be living in northern Vietnam, where he grew up.

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In this photo taken Sunday, June 30, 2013, Dr. Sam Axelrad displays in a hotel room in Hanoi the bones of an arm he amputated in 1966 in the former South Vietnam. On Monday the Houston urologist was traveling to meet the amputee, Nguyen Quang Hung. military hospital after Hung was shot by American troops near Hung's hometown of An Khe. The two veterans were reunited after a Vietnamese journalist wrote an article last year about Axelrad's Nike Roshe Womens Shoes Cheap

"I can't believe that an American doctor took my infected arm, got rid of the flesh, dried it, took it home and kept it for more than 40 years," he said by telephone last week from his home. "I don't think it's the kind of keepsake that most people would want to own. But I look forward to seeing him again and getting my arm bones back."

The bones sat in a military bag in Axelrad's closet for decades, along with other things from the war that he didn't want look at because he didn't want to relive those experiences.

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Hung was surprised to be reunited with his lost limb, to say the least.

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Dr. Sam Axelrad brought the skeletal keepsake home to Texas as a reminder that when a badly injured North Vietnamese soldier was brought to him, he did the right thing and fixed him up. The bones sat in a closet for decades, and when the Houston urologist finally pulled them out two years ago, he wondered about their true owner, Nguyen Quang Hung.

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In this January 1967 photo released by Sam Axelrad, Dr. Sam Axelrad, left, displays the bones of an arm he amputated from North Vietnamese soldier Nguyen Quang Hung, right, in October 1966 in front of his military clinic in Phu Cat District in central coastal province of Binh Dinh in the former South Vietnam after Hung was shot by American troops near Hung's hometown of An Khe. On Monday, July 1, 2013 the Houston urologist met Hung at his home to return to bones. The two veterans were reunited after a Vietnamese journalist wrote an article last year about Axelrad's search for Hung, prompting Hung's brother to contact the newspaper. (AP Photo /Courtesy of Sam Axelrad)

As for the arm, Axelrad said his medic colleagues boiled off the flesh, reconstructed the arm bones and gave them to him. It was hardly common practice, but he said it was a reminder of a good deed performed.

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Hung served Axelrad and his family lunch, shared memories and reflected on all the time that had passed. Axelrad said he was pleased to learn where and how Hung had been living for so many years, and to meet his children and grandchildren.

Hoa, now a communications officer for the International Labour Organization, arranged Monday's reunion in An Khe, near the coastal city of Qui Nhon, and served as an interpreter for Nike Roshe Run Grey Junior

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John Ernst, a Vietnam War expert at Morehead State University in Kentucky, said he knows of a few American veterans who have traveled to Vietnam to return personal items to former enemy soldiers as a way to bring closure.

Vietnam is now a country full of young people who have no direct memory of the war, which ended in 1975 and killed an estimated 58,000 Americans and 3 million Vietnamese. But the war's legacy persists in the minds of combat veterans who still are processing the events and traumas they witnessed in their youth.

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Hotel in downtown Hanoi. His tour guide was Tran Quynh Hoa, a Vietnamese journalist who took a keen interest in his war stories.

"I'm so happy that he was able to make a life for himself," Axelrad said.

Hung, 73, said American troops shot him in the arm in October 1966 during an ambush about 75 kilometers (46 miles) from An Khe, the town where he now lives. helicopter to a no frills military hospital in Phu Cat, in central Binh Dinh province.

When Hung got to Axelrad, then a 27 year old military doctor, his right forearm was the color of an eggplant. To keep the infection from killing his patient, Axelrad amputated the arm above the elbow.

After the surgery, Hung spent eight months recovering and another six assisting American military doctors, Hung said. He spent the rest of the war offering private medical services in the town, and later served in local government for a decade before retiring on his rice farm.

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The men were reunited Monday at Hung's home in central Vietnam. They met each other's children, and grandchildren, and joked about which of them had been better looking back when war had made them enemies. Hung was stunned that someone had kept his bones for so long, but happy that when the time comes, they will be buried with him.

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"I'm very glad to see him again and have that part of my body back after nearly half a century," Hung said by telephone Monday after meeting Nike Roshe Run Mens Blue Suede Axelrad. "I'm proud to have shed my blood for my country's reunification, and I consider myself very lucky compared with many of my comrades who were killed or remain unaccounted for."

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search for Hung, prompting Hung's brother to contact the newspaper. (AP photo/Mike Ives)

"When I was captured by the American forces, I was like a fish on a chopping board," Hung said last week. "They could have either killed or spared me."

"He probably thought we were going to put him in some prisoner of war camp," Axelrad said. "Surely he was totally surprised when we just took care of him."

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