Lost Contact in 1972 – Reunited by Chance in Afghanistan
Published: December 2, 2008 | 7325th good news item since 2003
It took going to the frontlines in Afghanistan for two cousins to meet again.
Richard Lewis, 49, and Sonia Briggs haven’t seen eachother for 35 years.
Both grew up in the Rhonda Valley area (UK) but when Sonia moved to another place and then Richard did, they lost contact.
While on tour with the Royal Naval Reserve Richard then bumped into Sonia by chance.
“Sonia and I go way back; she is one of five kids, I am one of seven and I was born in Gelli, where my grandmother lived.
Since being reunited with her in Kandahar, I have had contact via email and social websites with a whole side of my family I didn’t know existed.”
Sonia, a mother of four, made headlines in 2008 when she took an unpaid 6 month leave from her job in order to serve. She’s one of the oldest people to be active in the service in Afghanistan.