American, Vietnamese veterans meet in Hanoi

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Veteran Nguyen Van Bay (R) shakes hands with a former American pilot at the meeting. Photo credit: Thanh Huyen/PetroTimes Veteran Nguyen Van Bay (R) shakes hands with a former American pilot at the meeting. Photo credit: Thanh Huyen/PetroTimes

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Vietnamese and American air force veterans of the Vietnam War era had an emotional meeting in Hanoi on Wednesday.
Speaking at the meeting, Lieutenant-General Nguyen Duc Soat, one of the Vietnamese veterans, said he wishes the two countries will move closer.
Photos credit: Thanh Huyen/PetroTimes
Lieutenant-General Nguyen Duc Soat (R) talks with two American veterans. 
Colonel Clint Johnson (R) listens as veteran Mai Duc Toai (L) recalls an air battle. 
Veteran Pete Peterson (L), also the first US Ambassador to Vietnam since the Vietnam War ended in 1975, shakes hand with Lieutenant-General Nguyen Duc Soat. 
 Retired Rear Admiral Kenneth Pettigrew speaks at the meeting

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