GIL CALAC HONORED FOR RECOGNIZING VIETNAM VETERANS

Band member Gil Calac served in Viet Nam with the U.S. Army for 15 months in 1968-70. He served with the 25th Infantry, 165th Signal at Cuchi and Thingnih, near Saigon. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medal. Gil is the son of Don Calac of Rincon. His mother, Dolores, lives in Susanville, CA. Gil presently lives in White Swan, WA on the Yakama Indian Reservation. As with nearly all American military personnel returning home from the war, Calac found much animosity from people towards those who served in Viet Nam. After leaving the Army, he did his best to get his life back on track. Like many veterans of his era, he put the war behind him. In time, the memories of war and

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