War Enemies Now Good Friends
On March 3rd OGTA Aviation Artist/Historian, John Mollison and Producer, Rick Lingberg went to Hanoi, Vietnam to interview USAF WSO John Stiles and the man who shot down his F4 Phantom in January of 1972, NVAF pilot, Nguyen Hong My. What we discovered will be the product of a future episode of Old Guys & Their Airplanes.
Stiles and Hong My spent less than minute as mortal enemies on that fateful day in 1972, little did they know, on that day, that they would one day reconcile and develop a friendship of the "rest-of-their-lives" proportions. They now share a commitment of sharing a message of peace and understanding to the people of Vietnam, the United States and the world. We talked to them about what they learned from their experience and how it affected their lives afterwards. No doubt, this promises to be an absolutely OUTSTANDING episode that you will want to see on OldGuysandTheirAirplanes.com this coming May. You won't want to miss it.
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However, if you'd like to get a glimpse of our visit click on the planes to the left to see a few images from our recent visit.
OGTA would like to thank the people of Vietnam for their warmth and hospitality. We couldn't produce this episode without their assistance and kindness.
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