**UPDATE IN THE COMMENTS**
The original owner of my 1973 Honda CL450 served in the US Air Force during Vietnam. The forks are still wearing DoD parking passes for 1974 from Offutt Air Force Base.
The owner engraved his name on several of the engine covers which is how I was able to find out more about him.
I wanted to try and contact him and let him know his bike was still motoring around but I discovered that he passed away last January. RIP Don. I hope you lived a fulfilling life.