As with all things, an idea for a project begins with some specific reasons. I guess my reasons begin
as far back as my time in Vietnam; watching my friends and brothers die within arms reach of me. Life takes on a whole
new reason during wartime in the hotzones.
Then I was injured myself. Again, life takes a turn and shows me more meaning.
I've stayed in touch with many of my brothers in the CAV unit. I've attended reunions, I've weeped
at memories so painful of my fallen brothers, of the lives they might have had but didn't; of the reasons their lives were
cut short and why the rest of us kept going on.
It's a constant reminder, those that never came back with the rest of us. Some, because they were
killed and although they did come home, it was in caskets.
As for all Vietnam Veterans, I think we all are overwhelmed at the number of our brothers who didn't come
home because they were POW/MIAs. Are they still alive today? I pray they are. Yet I don't wish them years
and years of sufferage either. In our hearts, minds, and in our memories of the horror of war and of Vietnam, WE have NEVER
FORGOTTEN those that never came home with us, those that were classified POW/MIAs.
In viewing a car that a fellow brother built to honor the POW/MIA, I got the idea that I wanted to do the
same with a motorcycle.
I wanted to honor my brothers in some outstanding way.
Too many Americans have forgotten these proud, courageous, strong fighters of right, liberty, freedom and
justice. Those of us who were there NEVER WILL.
So, the bike was found and stripped and is being re-created to honor those from ALL WARS that never came
It is small homage to them, to Honor them and to remind one and all...
THEY ARE NOT FORGOTTEN.
Neither are the huge sacrifices they made.