Former combatants Dan Cherry and Nguyen Hong My became friends after Cherry tracked down the pilot whose aircraft he had destroyed over Vietnam.
A journey that spans decades, that has healed wounds and forged friendships, began in mortal combat. Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Dan Cherry served two combat tours in Vietnam, earning many decorations during the course of 295 combat sorties. On April 16, 1972 Cherry locked horns with a MiG-21. Basco Flight, a quartet of F-4 Phantoms, had one purpose at that moment: seek and destroy.