Vietnam War vet reunited with class ring at City Tech
A City Tech alum and Vietnam War veteran was reunited with a class ring he lost almost 50 years ago during a mission, thanks to another Vietnam vet he had never met until Friday, November 14.
City Tech’s Saluting Our Veterans Reception brought together Army Specialist David Pagan, a former Williamsburg resident, now living in Queens, with Sergeant Mel Gunderson, a South Dakota native.
Pagan, who graduated from City Tech in 1964, told the story of when he was drafted—mentioning that, in those days, they had little time to pack their belongings.
“The only thing I had [of value] was my ring,” Pagan said.