Season 1, Episodes 17,18,&19 Original Airdates 01/12/04 01/19/04 01/26/04 During a bike show at the Javits Center Paul Sr. met two Vietnam War veterans. An idea brewed in Paul's mind for several months before deciding to make a the POW/MIA Bike centered around the POW/MIAs of the Vietnam War. The entire American Chopper gang made a trip to Washington D.C. and visited the Vietnam Memorial Wall, Rick Petko even taking a rubbing of a relative whose name was on the wall. In a rare turn of events, Paul Sr. took charge of the project, as opposed to his son, as Senior felt a closer tie to the veterans from his generation. Senior took Mike Teutul, Rick Petko, and Mike Campo into the crew for the bike. The bike featured massive custom fabrication on nearly every piece, the crew incorporating the phrase "POW/MIA" and the POW/MIA logo wherever they could. They even bought a custom Jeri Springer front end with POW/MIA memorabilia embedded in the metal. On September 22, 2008, The Teutels and Mikey had presented a POW/MIA chopper to Senator John McCain at a rally in Media, PA.