(CBS) — A veteran from Chicago is leaving for Los Angeles Friday morning to see a friend: a fellow Marine he hasn’t seen since they were both on patrol in Vietnam in 1966.
WBBM’s Steve Miller has the story.
Jose Velgara was still a teenager when he met his buddy, Louis Celiz, in basic training. Then they ended up in Vietnam in 1966, both on patrol.
“We went through a lot of stuff. A lot of combat stuff. Things you don’t talk about. Things you see,” Velgara says.