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Comrades after arms

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on June 6, 2010 1:50 AM

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Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Dan Cherry, left, and Lt. Col. John Stiles, center, share a drink with former foe, retired Vietnamese Air Force Lt. Nguyen Hong My inside the 335th Fighter Squadron lounge on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Friday. Cherry shot down Hong My's MiG-21 April 16, 1972, three months after the Vietnamese pilot shot Stiles' F-4 out of the sky.

His eyes focused on an F-15E Strike Eagle climbing into the clouds, Nguyen Hong My bent back his fingers and tilted his arm -- using his hand to mimic the aircraft's every movement as it began rolling across the horizon....

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