Originally Posted by AJChenMPH
More Than Brothers
By William C. Newton
As told to Bill Newton Jr.
For the first time in fifty years, each of us heard a familiar voice - a voice we both thought we’d never hear again. The voices belonged to two Marines who had gone through the hell of war and who had each been told that his best buddy had been killed in action on that bloody island.
To this day, we continue to phone, write and visit each other. The bad dreams are gone, the empty place filled. We are now, as then, closer than brothers.
Poster's Note: I'm assuming that he and his buddy, Richards, were reunited by that phone call, and it wasn't some other Marine that he served with at Iwo Jima.
I think the story is about the two young men who were battle buddies. From the quote above, it's obvious to me that they were reunited.