I'm in the Army, and my buddy Mike whose name is on the bracelet was in the Army too. We were both in Iraq flying missions. We were both in separate units so we never saw each other. I stayed in touch with him through his wife and email. He crashed on a night mission just days before he was scheduled to leave Iraq to come home. He was like a brother and will never be forgotten. Wearing this bracelet is just a little remembrance of him daily.