Sam Axelrad and Nguyen Quang Hung, reunited after more than 40 years.
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Vietnam war veteran recovers his long-lost arm

A former North-Vietnamese soldier has been reunited with his arm after more than 40 years thanks to a former American army doctor.

Dr. Sam Axelrad had to amputate Nguyen Quang Hung's arm during the Vietnam war, when both men were enemies.

Axelrad kept the bones, but decided it was time to return them to their owner.

Miranda Hurst reports.

Images from VTV Vietnam Television

  • 03 Jul 2013
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