CRYSTAL, Minn. - Three veterans of the Korean War have been reunited in the Twin Cities after six decades.
Curtis Boyd of Bradley, South Dakota, and Minnesotans Duane Broten of Princeton and Bob Krause of Crystal all met over the weekend at the VFW in Crystal.
All three men lost their right eyes within days of each other at the infamous battle of Pork Chop Hill. The trio became friends while recuperating for five months at a military hospital in San
Upon their release from the hospital, they drove back to the Midwest together in a car one of them purchased and then never saw each other again - until now.
"I figured they'd probably moved out of the country," laughed Boyd. Broten and Krause reconnected for the first time on Memorial Day. After finding Boyd on the internet, they convinced him to make the trip to Minnesota. "He said, 'Let's do it next year,'" reported Krause. "I said, 'Next year we probably won't be here.'"
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