‘You feel a camaraderie’: Vietnam vets reconnect (William Talley)

William “Bill” Talley was eating lunch in the cafeteria at his senior living center one day in June when a man walked up to him.

This was the man’s greeting: “Hey, I’m Jim Null. I remember when you got shot down.”

U.S. Air Force pilots Talley, 88, and Null, 77, were both in the air above Vietnam on May 11, 1972, as part of a bombing mission.

Their days started when their planes took off. Null’s day ended when he landed his plane. Talley’s day ended when his was shot down.

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