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  • Aug 08 2014 Vietnam Veterans Reunite after 44 Years (Follow Up)

    Don, John and John

     

    Two of the four men who reunited came to our show at the Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa, CA on Sunday, July 27th. Pictured here are Don Clark and John Sanders along with John Kay. In a rare event, John dedicated the song "Hold On, Never Give Up, Never Give In, to them and all Vietnam veterans. Backstage they gave each band member a special momento, they had Steppenwolf Gun Truck ball caps made and presented them. We salute you Don and John!

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  • Jul 08 2014 Vietnam Veterans Reunite after 44 Years

    Vietnam Veterans Reunite after 44 Years

    COURTESY PHOTO Army buddies, from left, Don Clark, Mike Paton, John Sanders and Eddie Engstrom, reunited last week for the first time in 44 years.

    COURTESY PHOTO

    Army buddies, from left, Don Clark, Mike Paton, John Sanders and Eddie Engstrom, reunited last week for the first time in 44 years.

    Reprinted from http://www.magicvalley.com

    By Mychel Matthews

    mmatthews@magicvalley.com

    TWIN FALLS • Something had been eating at Mike Paton for a long time.

    He and his three best Army buddies survived countless ambushes in Vietnam, and all four men left the war-torn country in 1970.

    None left unscathed; all returned home with emotional or physical wounds. Or both.

    Last week, they reunited for the first time in 44 years, to laugh, cry and heal.

    “I had been looking for these guys,” Paton said Saturday his Twin Falls home, where he lives with his wife, Sandy.

    Paton lucked out one day last October when he called directory assistance. He told the woman on the phone that he was looking for his Army buddies. She searched through listings in several... read more

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