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Ly Tong, ex-fighter pilot known as the 'Vietnamese James Bond,' dies at 74

Ly Tong, the former fighter pilot known as the "Vietnamese James Bond" for his daring stunts - including hijacking a plane to drop 50,000 political leaflets over his homeland, calling on citizens to overthrow the communist government - died Friday night in San Diego. He was 74.

Last month, Tong was hospitalized and doctors diagnosed him with

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