Army buddies reunited after 62 years apart

Charley Robinson

Staff writer

A friendship that started back in 1953 in Straubing, Germany, was revitalized last November when Isabel Contreras of Sabinal visited Josue Cabrera in College Station. They had not seen each other in 62 years.

The two U.S. Army veterans served together in Germany patrolling the Czechoslovakian border  until Cabrera suffered a leg injury and was transported to the hospital.

“I wasn’t a witness to the injury but when he didn’t come back one day they told me he had suffered a leg injury and was transferred to a hospital,”said Contreras.

“That was the last time I saw him, and I always wondered what happened to him,” said Contreras.

“My father talked about Josue a lot during the years and finally my mom and wife, using the internet, decided to try and locate the long, lost buddy,” said Contreras’ son, Ramiro.


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