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U.S. soldier reunites with woman he saved 60 years ago

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SEOUL, South Korea -

An Air Force veteran from Scottsdale has reunited with a little girl whose life he helped save 60 years ago during the Korean War.

82-year-old Richard Cadwallader met up with the woman Monday in South Korea. She's now a 72-year-old grandmother.

She was 12 when she suffered burns all over her body in a household accident.

Her mom carried her for several miles to Cadwallader's base. He got her the help she needed.

"She and her mother were two examples of the most courageous people I've ever known. So this is a monumental day for me. I am very happy," he said.

After all these years, Cadwallader finally found the woman with help from the South Korean government.

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