My answer to What is it like to meet somebody you actually fought against in a war?
Answer by Ken Larson:
On a layover weather delay from Washington National Airport to Houston in 1998, I began a conversation with a fellow passenger who was also delayed.
We had common interests in business and as former soldiers. During the course of our conversation I learned he was an executive with a casino operation in the US and had immigrated in the late 70’s from Saigon.
We further established that we had been on opposite sides of the US/Vietnam conflict and had more than likely been firing our weapons at each other during the Tet Offensive in January of 1968. He was a member of the Vietcong at the time. I was with US Army Base Development Intelligence. We both had too many details of the battle near Tan Son Nhut Air Base for it to be any form of coincidence.
When we arrived at Houston, he bought me a meal and we became friends. We are still in touch today.