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In 13 years, I’ve met many people through my job as a reporter. Many were nice. Some were nasty. A few made a deep impression on me.

Here are three men whom I will remember for the rest of my life.

To be a man

When people ask what it means to be a man, I think of Cary “Rhody” Rhodomoyer.

Cary was just 19 when he served on a helicopter gunship in Vietnam.

He didn’t want to be there. But he fulfilled his duty.

Cary’s crew took off in attack helicopters and gave fire support to U.S. troops under attack.

He lost at least one friend. And he was wounded in combat and had to live with post-traumatic stress disorder. …

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Gary Pang

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