A soldier's personal mission accomplished

A soldier's personal mission accomplished



Vietnam veteran Jim Schweickert holds a gold watch, given to him for safe keeping in August of 1967, by another soldier he did not know well who was heading out on a mission in Vietnam. The soldier, Frank Cook, did not come back and then Schweickert was called out on a mission and then finished his tour and was shipped home. For the longest time Schweickert thought the soldier had been killed but just recently he found out that Frank Cook was still alive and Schweickert, who lives in California came to Albany to return the watch. "For all this time Frank Cook was my MIA, I've been looking for a family member to pass the watch on to but now I've found Frank alive and returning this watch to him will give me some closure on my time in the Vietnam War" Schweickert said. (Paul Buckowski / Times Union)




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