Bryce Lacy is currently attending Sam Houston State University, but he's originally from Richwood, Texas. The 19-year-old was home over the weekend to see his dad, Charles, and they looked through some of Charles' old military photos from his time serving in the Vietnam War.
Bryce said his dad kept bringing up an old buddy of his named Kermit Powers. They became best friends during the war, and wrote to each other after. But eventually, they lost touch.
"He said [Powers] was a good friend from Korea, and for a couple of years they were writing each other, but I'm not sure how they lost touch," Bryce told BuzzFeed News.
Bryce said his dad assumed Powers moved addresses, but he isn't sure to where. It's been about 40 years since they've had any correspondence, he said.