He flew 650 combat helicopter missions in Vietnam, where he was shot down and received the Air Medal for Heroism for saving his crew
. By Paul Fattig
If Medford resident Steve Deaton didn't have the papers and photographs to document his tales, they would raise more than a few eyebrows.
"My military experience was all out of the norm — not the standard track," he acknowledged. "But everything, except going to Vietnam, was voluntary."
Consider this: He was born on Veterans Day — Nov. 11, 1950 — in the U.S. Naval Hospital on the Marine Corps Base at Camp Pendleton, Calif. And