Before going to Vietnam, Dion was an accomplished drummer in a local Los Angeles band. He lost 80% of his left hand in combat, along with internal injuries. Originally, he was not expected to live. He still suffers both physically and mentally from this ordeal. BUT he learned to become as good of a drummer as pre-Vietnam by wrapping a drumstick to his battered left wrist with several rubber bands to perform at an "A" level of play. He played with me for years. We live 900 miles apart now but I leave his drums setup in my music room in honor of his accomplishment and in hope he will visit so we can JAM once more.
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