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The Long Return: Restoring The Tudor That Took A Bullet In Vietnam


Last September, we brought you the story of 1st Lieutenant Barry Jones, Corpsman Lorrie McLaughlin, and a very special Tudor Submariner that was able to reconnect the veterans some 50 years after the battlefield in Vietnam sought to tear them apart. If you haven’t watched the original video, please take a moment to learn the story of how this severely damaged Tudor came to be and how it was returned to 1st Lt. Jones in the exact same condition in which it left Da Nang in 1968.

So where does the story go from here? Well, what if we told you that, after having the watch returned to him its battle-damaged state, 1st Lt Jones had hopes of seeing his storied Tudor restored and ready for another tour on wrist — via Youtube

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