Father And Son Reunited After Nearly 60 Years
Eighty-five-year-old Marvin Shimel was finally reunited with his son after 60 years apart. The son was told Shimel died during the Vietnam War.By Christine Slusser | November 29, 2013
A father and son were able to sit down and celebrate Thanksgiving together after they spent nearly 60 years apart.
The Des Moines Register reports the father, 85-year-old Marvin Shimel, spent much of his life searching for his son. Sixty-one-year-old Gary Anderson didn't know he was still alive.
"I asked my mother about him, and she informed me he died in Vietnam."