A World War II veteran's attempt to reconnect with some old war buddies has gone viral.
The Houston County-native has received hundreds of messages from the relatives of many of those men.
Former Private First Class Rifleman, John Knowles, did not used to be social media savvy. Now, his inbox is flooded with messages from people all over the country.
It started with a search for some of the people he served with in World War II, over 70 years ago.
"I just got to thinking about them," Knowles says. "I think about them a lot."
Knowles, who is now 91, says he has tried for years to look them up but did not know many of their real names.