Friday, December 16, 2005
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
Friday, November 11, 2005
Words can not express how I feel about our brave men and women who are fighting for our country. I was 10 yrs old in '67, but do remember so much from that time. My brother-in-law died in '03, due to effects of agent orange, while serving in Vietnam. I have been trying very hard to have his discharge changed from "other than honorable" and to have his medals sent to us, but keep hitting a brick wall. Joe was a Corporal in the Marines. After his death, we found letters he had written to his mother stating how scared he and his buddies were and afraid that he would not make it out. Like so many of our brave young men at that time, Joe was not a fighter, but knew he had to do his duty to protect our country. He received his "Other than honorable" discharge because he forged someone's name on leave papers and made long distance calls. When I read these charges, I was flabbergasted that he would receive such a harsh penalty. I know there are many more stories like Joe's. I am an ex-navy wife and I saw some pretty serious crimes going on in '74-'75. Seeing what I did and knowing that these crimes received a slap on the hand, it really makes me so angry that Joe received a harsh discharge while fighting, the others that in the nave were in non-combat. Go figure.
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
Monday, April 25, 2005
I work as a gate agent for a major airline at a hub where charter flights bring the soldiers home from Iraq for 2 weeks of R and R. Hundreds of them then connect to flights to their homes; we announce that we have Âsome VIP passengers with us today and would like to offer our uniformed military personnel to pre-board at this timeÂ and they always get a warm round of applause from the other passengers. One day, I was working a flight to Austin, Texas and I had one soldier on it. My daughter goes to school there and I began chatting with the young man about going home, the city, his family, etc. Unfortunately, first class was full, but he was able to board first and with the usual applause. On board, a first class passenger offered his seat to the young soldier, again, much applause for him as he moved up to the first class cabin. I said good-bye to him, wished him a great visit and when he went back to Iraq, to please come home safely again. When I ordered my bracelet from you, I saw that you could pick a specific soldierÂs name and I decided to find one from Texas, since that is where I make my home. You can only imagine my heartbreak when there, among your list, was the name of the young man I had spoken with on that flight home just a few months ago.
Saturday, April 23, 2005
Friday, April 08, 2005
I did not personally know this soldier, but I am attending the
Wednesday, April 06, 2005
The bracelet is in memory of my husband Tom. He was a MSG in the army for 20 years, when he retired he worked for the Army Corps of Engineers. In march 2003 he went to
I've been wanting to give something back worth meaning to someone who gave his life for my freedom. I think the bracelet is beautiful. It's so simple, but has so much depth and meaning. I'd always seen people wearing them, but never knew for sure what they were.
Where I work we are not allowed to wear jewelry in the print shop and yet I have not been told to take it off. One of my supervisors looked at it and asked me why I chose the person I did. The company I work for understands what these men and women have done for others and us in the country. I purchased the bracelet so that my children and those around me do not forget those who are the true hero’s. I wish I could tell Mr. and Mrs. Edinger that I am so very proud to wear Benjamin’s name on my bracelet.
Some Would Say That Only The Buildings Collapsed, But A Part Of The Greatest City In The Greatest Country In The World Collapsed That Horrific Morning
My friend from childhood, Stephen Lamantia, died on September 11 while working for Cantor Fitzgerald on the 102nd floor. No remains of Steve were ever found. He left a wife and two young children.
My father and uncles and many friends are or were NYC policemen and firemen and I felt the pain of the families that I saw on television or read about in the newspapers. I was born in the Bronx and went to college in
I'm an old
I briefly met Paul Nakamura through a mutual friend several years ago. Even though our meeting was very short, I was impressed by him. He was a confident young man, well spoken, polite and a credit to his family name. His dream in life was to help others; He wanted to be a male nurse and needed money for school, so he joined the Army Reserve as a Medic. He said the training that he received as a Medic would also help him in his civilian job as a male nurse.
When I found out that he lost his life serving us I started trying to find a way to honor his memory; By wearing a bracelet with his name on it I will be reminded daily of his sacrifice for us and it will also remind me to help others when I can. Paul T. Nakamura is a True American Hero to me!
Thank you for the great service that you make available to us so we can honor our Heroes!
Tuesday, April 05, 2005
Monday, April 04, 2005
The one I purchased has the name John A. Chapman, TSGT, USAF, who was a Special Tactics Combat Controller. He was the first CCT member KIA in Operation Enduring Freedom. I am a former Combat Controller and a life member of the Combat Control Association, and I attended the CCT 50th Anniversary Reunion in the fall of 2003. There was a special ceremony at Hurlburt Field, dedicating a memorial to TSGT Chapman and other fallen Special Tactics airmen, and his widow was in attendance. I did not know the man, as I served back in the 1970's, but I feel a special kinship and camaraderie with USAF Combat Controllers, and hold them especially in prayer in the war on "terrorism."
Thanks for doing your part.
I purchased a bracelet to remember someone whom I loved dearly that was killed in
Saturday, April 02, 2005
It is an opportunity to show my support for the fallen soldiers who came before me. I feel honored to wear the bracelet and will continue to show my support for fallen comrades through its use. I currently serve in the United States Air Force teaching new Airmen out of basic training. I did some research on SSgt Eugene Clay and what he was doing when he made the ultimate sacrifice for our great nation. Many of my young students inquire about the bracelet and who SSgt Eugene Clay was, I feel honored to pass along his legacy and take the opportunity to keep his memory alive.
Friday, April 01, 2005
The family for which I had ordered these bracelets in memory of CPL Ian Zook, his parents and sister, just received them and they were very pleased to receive them and very satisfied with them. Our son, LCPL Drew Uhles, was killed in
We appreciate everything you do.Marla
Tuesday, March 29, 2005
We never should forget the sacrifices of those who have paid so dearly for helping to secure freedom for so many, or those whom had their lives taken by the cowardly acts of terrorists.
The pride held for the troops and their families cannot be fully expressed. Their aren't words. Truly, where do we find such dedicated individuals? Many of my co-workers have family in
I am a veteran myself from the
Keep the flame burning and never forget,
Monday, March 28, 2005
My boyfriend used to serve as a sniper in the army. He fought in
me that he once had a memorial bracelet with the name of a soldier who
was killed in
he would buy another one. The bracelet he had was significant in that
he and that soldier had the same name and rank. The year that soldier
died was the year my boyfriend was born. I thought it would be a great
Sunday, March 27, 2005
My cousin's son was killed in
I ordered it to support my closest friend and hero. He retired two years ago after 30 years of service in the army. The army called him and asked if he would serve a tour in
Friday, March 25, 2005
The reason I order this particular person, is because I was involved. I was the platoon leader on QRF the night that his tank was hit with an IED. We responded to the site, to find an Abrams tank blown into two pieces. We pulled the bodies out of the tank. Two were medevac and one we were unable to retrieve until we got some heavy equipment in. That next morning we retrieved SPC Campoy's body. I loaded his body into my vehicle and drove him an hour to the nearest medical facility. I will never forget those two long days.
Thank you very much.