This is a great article by Camillo “Mac” Bica, PhD, a professor of philosophy at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He is also a former Marine Corps officer, Vietnam veteran, and the coordinator of the Long Island Chapter of Veterans for Peace.
“Not long afterwards, Hank stopped me in the hallway to discuss his impressions of the interaction he had with his new comrade. Like Rifleman C.H. Brazier, during the Christmas Truce of World War I, Hank mentioned that he enjoyed the meeting and found the Soviet veterans to be very nice guys, no different from us. As you can imagine, this meeting between former enemies was truly an enlightening and therapeutic experience for all involved. My only regret was that we hadn’t recorded it on video.”