Friday, December 29, 2006
When I was at the Air Force Academy, I knew in my heart that my place in the military was not in the Air Force but in the Army. I put in my paperwork for a transfer and when I graduated I was a Second LT in the Army.
I am now a 1LT myself and in Iraq-just like Mr. Allen. I wear my teacher's name on my wrist every single day-and I pray for his family and his beautiful children especially now that his murderer is on trial.
I want to Thank you for producing these bracelets. Although they remind us that we are no longer with someone we love, every time I look at the bracelet I remember Mr. Allen sitting on the desk as he teaches a bunch of kids in high school.
1LT Mary Lynn
299 FSB, 2/1 ID
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
I am the daughter of a local high school wrestling coach, and the wrestlers usually become extended members of our family. We have over 15 of the past wrestlers serving in the American armed forces. November 14th 2006 started out as a typical day, I went to school, my Dad was at work and everything was normal. However at about six that evening I got a phone call from my Father, I could tell he was crying and he told me simply that "Tim's humvee was hit by and IED." He said nothing more, and all I asked was how bad he was hurt. My father didn't say anything for a while, and then he softly said "he's dead."
Tim was 21 he was a great man, and excelled at anything he put his mind to. I will have this Memorial Bracelet all my life, wherever my life may lead me, and I will never forget how blessed I have been to call these men part of my family. There are many things going on right now in our government that I may disagree with, and I am often told that I "don't support the troops" because of some of my beliefs. But as I am sure you know, soldiers serving, and giving their lives are not political issues. They are there to protect when we call, and Timmy was doing just that. He is a hero to me, as with all of the other boys. I can only hope that soon you will not have to make as many bracelets for these fallen heroes'.
One of my Dad's assistant coaches is an officer in the United States Air Force, he was at our house for dinner a week before he shipped out, he told me about your site. That evening I went on and ordered a bracelet.Thank you for the braclet, it will forever remind me of the gratitude that I owe to all of the soldiers who have served in our armed forces.
About a month ago I was contacted by the office of USAF Mortuary Affairs. They were looking for relatives to provide DNA samples to identify remains from crash sites. It makes me proud to know that after all these years the USAF and the US government are still working to bring our soldiers home.
So, I'm wearing my memorial bracelet that I received today to remind me of my cousin who fought and died serving his country in the Vietnam War.
I chose Sirius to memorialize because of my deep love for animals and to honor both him and his handler, Officer David Lim. Officer Lim's committment to his partner and their story had a deep impact on me. I know people who perished in the attacks on 9/11 but carrying their names would have been too painful so instead I chose to honor both the officers whom the bracelet represents, one who died in service and one who continues to serve.
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Friday, December 15, 2006
Thursday, December 14, 2006
I received the Memorial Bracelet yesterday. I'm very happy with it. It's good quality, better than I expected. I ordered the bracelet because I was in Iraq with the Marine who was killed. I was injured the same day six of my platoon were KIA. I ordered Rock's bracelet because he was the person who taught me to shoot expert and got me to stick with STA platoon when I figured I was not good enough.
James R. A.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
I ran across your website while looking to buy another bracelet for myself, as well as smaller ones for my children. My husband ALWAYS wore his KIA bracelet and even had it on when he was killed. I waited anxiously to get it back from Iraq so that I could could continue to wear it for him. Unfortunatey, it was so badly damaged from the blast that it couldn't be salvaged. I wear my husband bracelet proudly and in honor of his memory and sacrifice to our country. He was killed in Baghdad Iraq by an IED on December 30, 2005.
God Bless every soldier who has been lost and those who continue to fight for our freedoms.
Ft. Campbell, KY
Saturday, December 02, 2006
I received my Memorial Bracelet today. Thank you for having such a great product. I really like it and I placed it on my wrist the moment I opened the package. I have a cousin, whose husband's name is on the wall. I decided to pick someone that was from my home state of Georgia and felt moved for some reason when I read his name.
Being the daughter of a war veteran who is now deceased, but not killed in action, is one of the reasons I choose to order a bracelet. I had one years ago and it got lost. It gives me great pride to wear the bracelet due to the fact that my father served in the Army and was in Korea twice, once during the Korean Conflict and one additional time years later. He also served in Viet Nam and we felt very fortunate that he returned home to us.
I wear this bracelet for SSG Robert S. Griffith with great pride and it also brings with it some sadness. I know his family misses him terribly and I sympathize with them a great deal. If there is ever a time that someone from his family would like to have this bracelet, I will be more than happy to send it to them.
Words cannot express how honored I am to have my bracelet. I feel the small amount charged for this bracelet is my small contribution to show my patriotism and loyalty to our soldiers who put there life on the line for us. God Bless our troops and what they are going through.
Friday, December 01, 2006
My story is not really mine, but a friends. I am in the Navy and was stationed with a friend who lost his brother in Iraq, HM3 Chris Thompson. He was Hospital Corpsman serving with the Marines and was killed in action on 21 October 2005. I bought it to remind me of his sacrifice, as well as all who have given there lives for our country. My thoughts and prayers are always with his family.
Thursday, November 30, 2006
I bought two of your bracelets one for a friend of mine who has a son serving in the Army - to show support.
The other I purchased to remember a Shipmate of mine. LCDR Williams, then Lt. Williams, was the OPSO of the ship when I came on board as Chaplain. I did not get the chance to really know Lt. Williams well, but the time we were on the ship together I realized he was a fine young man with great potential as a Naval Officer. I had the privilege of Baptizing his new born daughter, my first Baptism on the ship. I got the Bracelet to remind me of this fallen Shipmate and the great price that is paid for freedom. I also keep the Baptism picture in my office so when people ask - I can tell them about this Naval Officer I had the privilege to meet.
Friday, November 24, 2006
I love my bracelet and have worn it since the day I received it. A group of us ordered them after a friend was killed over in Iraq.
On Oct. 11, 2006 we found out a friend who was serving in Iraq had been killed when his Humvee was struck by a grenade. I went to college with Shane and his wife is one of my very best friends. The war suddenly became real to me after all these years. While I knew it was going on, it only then, affected me personally.
The Memorial Bracelet doesn't only remind me of Shane and to pray for his family he left behind, but it also is a constant reminder that there are many other soldiers over there. As I look at my wrist, I remember to keep soldiers and families in my prayers as well as to thank a soldier I see where ever I go!
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Thank you very much for all of this.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
The reason why I wanted a bracelet was to remember those who have given their lives for this countries freedom. During Marine OCS it is stressed that your mistakes cost young Marines their lives. I chose the bracelet I did to remind myself of how important it is as an officer in the military. I don't want to make any mistakes that would cost my men to be killed. It is a reminder to always look out for my men as best as possible.
Friday, November 17, 2006
flight training stints in Texas and Tennessee. It was through my
brother that I met Tom. My original bracelet was lost in a flood in
1983. I subsequently ordered another and kept it until I recently
gave it to my brother.
This is not so much an act of faith as it is a reminder of the
Thank you for your continued effort in the POW/MIA cause.
For the record, Blind Bat 01, Tom's plane, was lost in Laos.
This one carries the name of my uncle. He died when I was 5. I was fortunate enough to find a buddy of his on another web site, and have connected the dots of his time in the service and in country. I also found how he died. I wanted something to remember him, other than the short memory I carry with me. This is perfect.
A very nice tribute to a family hero!
Thanks so much
Monday, November 13, 2006
Thank you for enabling so many people to honor their loved ones in such a special way.
God Bless You,
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Friday, November 10, 2006
I am an Army officer who served two tours in Iraq. Each of the soldiers on my bracelet was someone I knew personally who died during my tours there. Their stories are very personal to me and much too in depth to recount here. I would like to thank you for allowing me to list their names and have an outward reminder of their sacrifice and my service.
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Thank you for what you are doing.
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Until recently, PFC Maupin was the only POW of this conflict. But now there’s another. And somehow our Commander in Chief has allowed the Prime Minister of a puppet government to dictate that we end our search for him. It’s incomprehensible. My thoughts are now with both of the POWs of OIF.
Thank you for the bracelet
Monday, October 30, 2006
John "Iron Gut"
Thursday, October 26, 2006
I knew Michael his whole life. He and his family were friends of our family. I married a girl a few doors down from Michael's home.
Michael was murdered during the attacks on the WTC. Michael's best friend and friend of mine Ricky Caprone were also murdered that day.
I am a firefighter in Bushkill, Pa.. I moved up here 15 years ago from N.Y.. Michael helped Theresa and I move into our new home. As you can see Michael was a constant thread in my life. I wear the bracelet to remind me that life can be stolen at any moment and to remember those that had their lives taken way to soon. It reminds me to pray and to count the blessings I have.
Thank you for the chance to have a visual reminder of what I need to be doing. Praying!
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
I received my POW bracelet today. I was very pleased with the quality. I found your site on one of the POW-MIA sites, I think it was POW Biographies. I bought a bracelet in the early 70's, wrote to his family, eventually looked up a lot of history about him, talked to one of the guys he was in Viet Nam with, he was part of my life for a very long time, and he always will be.
I have several other bracelets, another from Viet Nam, one from Korea, one from the first Gulf War. I wanted this one because my nephew is in Iraq now and the name I ordered is from Michigan, as we are. I can't imagine how awful it must be to not know where your loved one is and so this is just my way of supporting Byron and his family.
Thank you for continuing to bring attention to this cause. Have an awesome day.
Sunday, October 22, 2006
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
He is the reason why I became a Police Officer, this bracelet will be with me
forever to serve as a reminder as to how much he meant to me and how much I
will miss him. Life is too short, honor your family.....
I am sure I am only one of thousands that 9/11 had a major impact on. No, I did not have a loved one killed or injured, but it effected me no less and still does to this day.
When I was a very young girl, several female photographers had a major influence on me to do as they did and to and become the artists they were. One of them was Berry Berenson Perkins who was on the first plane that hit the WTC that nightmarish day. It was so shocking to me her life should end in such violence. She will always be in my thoughts and her family in my prayers.
Thank you so for making these bracelets available. It is a day that should NEVER be forgotten.
Saturday, October 14, 2006
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Now, almost forty years have past and I still cannot forget the bravery of our young men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice, so we may be free.
I selected this serviceman because he went missing on my birthday. I remember celebrating the day in 1967, and now I have another MIA/POW who I can never forget because of this connection. My heart is still heavy for those who were lost so long ago. Once again, I will wear a bracelet with great pride and reverence.
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Thursday, September 28, 2006
I will proudly wear this bracelet to honor Sgt. Brad Beste. Brad's smile, sense of humor, and true friendship will be missed, but nothing will overshadow the ultimate sacrifice that he and many other soldiers have made so that all Americans can continue to enjoy the freedom that symbolizes the United States of America. Thank you, and God Bless you, Sgt. Bradley H. Beste.
I found your site when researching information about the FDNY. I teach a week long unit about 9/11/01 with my history classes and was looking for information about the firefighters lost on that tragic day.
9/11/01 changed our country and is a historical event that occurred within the lifetime of my students. It allows me to begin my teaching year with a historical reference that my students can discuss with their families and helps me spark an interest in history. The events of 9/11/01 also illuminates the importance for citizens to understand the policies of our government and the relationships we have with other countries.
I am thankful to have a constant reminder of the heroics of our countries' firefighters and hope that my wearing this bracelet prompts many discussions about the events of 9/11/01.
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Saturday, September 23, 2006
Thursday, September 21, 2006
I bought the bracelet to remind people that the terrorists haven't gone away. We need to remember and be ever vigilant or our freedoms and our country will suffer yet another attack. These extremists want us gone from the face of the earth. The people who died at all three sites on that day in September deserve their individual memorials. Each of them made a sacrifice and their deaths should be a wake up call for all of us. I will wear Michael Horrocks bracelet with pride and remembrance. May his death not be in vain. He is an American Hero. God Bless
Thursday, September 14, 2006
Explosive Ordnance Disposal
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Friday, September 01, 2006
Thursday, August 31, 2006
This past Friday September 3rd, 2004 Brian and 17 other men from the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, Weapons Co. were on their very 1st mission or patrol. There were 5 Humvees and 18 Marines that pulled over to check a bridge to see if it was safe enough to take heavy equipment over. It only took about 10 minutes for 2 engineers, along with the other 16 men, to check the bridge out and then they returned to their vehicles. Many of them were already in their Humvees when someone detonated an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) that had been planted in the road close to the Humvees. Our son was only 50 feet away and watched his best friend die. His name was Nicholas Wilt from Tampa, Florida. He was 23 and married for only a little over a year. He and his wife attended the same nursery school. You will not hear anything about this on the news, since there are no news reporters where they are and as I said before, they are fighting in "The forgotten part of Iraq". The names of the fallen marines are:
Lance Corporal Nicholas Perez age 19 from Austin, Texas (He was with the 3rd Battalion/7th Marines) (His 7 month tour was almost over and he was going home soon).
Captain Alan Rowe (Brian's captain) age 35 from Hagerman, Idaho (Married with 3 children)
1st Lieutenant Ronald Winchester (Brian's Lieutenant) age 25 from Rockville, N
Lance Corporal Nicholas Wilt (Brian's best friend) age 23 from Tampa, Florida (His wife's name is Mercedes)
I do not want these Marines to be forgotten. They have paid the ultimate price for freedom and please keep their family and friends in your prayers.
There were two other friends of Brain's that were injured and I regret to say I only know one of them by his first name and the other by his last name. Matt was one of the young men that was injured the worst. When we had our last visit with Brian a few weeks ago, we had dinner with Matt, his wife & his father the night before coming home. Matt's wife, Heather had just found out she was pregnant. His leg was badly injured and he should recover. His injury will allow him to come home. The other young man I only know by his last name. His last name is Patterson, he received minor wounds to his face and will be fine.
Since they lost both their officers, a Capt. and 1st Lieutenant, Brian is now in charge of his platoon, since he now the highest ranking in his unit. He will need are prayers and I ask God to help him through this. It doesn't quite seem fair that at 20 years of age you have so much responsibility, but I am sure he is very capable. When he was in 29 Palms, California (his duty station), he told me he never slept well due to the fact that he had so many things racing through his mind with so much responsibility as a Corporal. Well, the bars been raised even higher for him.
Thank you so much for listening. Thanks for your prayers and for praying for our lost marines, soldiers and their families! They won't be forgotten!
They are in the thick of it...in the mountains, wilderness, caves. God Bless the USA and God Bless our Troops.
Thursday, August 03, 2006
I am a Flight Nurse in the Air Force Reserves and have served for 22 years. I have recently been deployed to the Middle East Serving in Africa,
I chose this bracelet because he is a POW of Iraqi Freedom and I have served there, and also I was just returning from my first deployment last year when Keith was captured. Actually he was presumed KIA at one time.
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Monday, July 24, 2006
I just received my Memorial Bracelet and it is great. It fits well and I am so honored to wear it. I ordered a bracelet for Sgt Michael J Kelley from Mass who was killed in Afghanistan June 8,2005. He was under my husband's command while stationed at Otis Air force base in Otis, Ma. I met him when I would drive onto base. Always a pleasant and professional man who loved his country. Sgt Kelley is greatly missed by my family although we only knew him a short time.
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Monday, July 17, 2006
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
My reason for this bracelet starts with my lack of emotion for 911. That day completely caught me off guard. I knew that it was terrible. I knew that everyone's lives changed that day. I guess with such an overload of emotion running through me, I couldn't cry. I hated that I couldn't cry, I couldn't make myself cry. I felt that my body needed to cry in the worst way. 2 and 3 years later we all went through the brutal beheadings of innocent victims of terrorism. When Paul Johnson's story came on the news and that he was awaiting execution, is when 911 happened all over again in my heart...I don't know if it was the straw that broke the camel's back or what, but a flood of emotion hit me quite hard that day. That time I felt everything I didn't feel on 9/11 that I should have. My heart broke to see Paul's son on the Today show talking with Matt Lauer begging for his father's life. I decided from that point on that I would not forget Paul Johnson. I know that he was a loved father. I will carry his name proudly on my wrist.
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
I am the brother of a serviceman in the middle east. I wanted to show how strongly I felt about my support for him and the mission that he and his colleagues are involved in. I purchased a bracelet in the early summer and wore it everyday since. Until one evening I realized it had fallen off. I frantically searched for it and couldn't find it. I figured I would not miss it but found myself sitting in front of the computer at midnight that evening ordering a replacement. I had committed to memory the solder who gave his life for his country and ordered a bracelet with his name on it again. I was very pleased when I saw on your site that I could order a larger size. I have had it on since it showed up. It has become a popular of jewelry at my place of employment as many folks have ordered their own for their own very personal reasons.
May God Bless The USA,
The man's name, 1LT Luke Wullenwaber, on the bracelet was our company executive officer and my first line supervisor. He and I worked, and interacted several times a day together. He was full of energy and always brought a smile to everyone's faces with is jokes, and personality.
He was kill on Nov 16 2004 by a car bomb in Kaladia Iraq. His memory and work ethics are still in our everyday lives. I ordered the bracelet to keep his memory alive in me and to share his attributes with the rest of the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Mariens there my actions and a desire to full fill his expectations.
My friend Jay that was killed in the first few days of OIF. I bought the bracelet for my own memory of my friendship with Jay. I served in the same unit with him for five years. I currently keep it on a mantle. I will probably only wear it for special occasions, but I just wanted it to have as my own little memorial to a fallen friend.
Thank you for my wonderful bracelet.
Friday, June 30, 2006
I ordered a bracelet because it’s something that needs to be made more aware to the public, people seem to forget about POW/MIA troops; whether they’re from the Vietnam, Korean or Iraqi wars. I wanted to get the word out, and this is definitely one way to do it, whether silently (to those whom have heard of it, but do not participate) or to those who ask “What’s that bracelet all about?” I’m active duty AF, I heard about this by asking that same question “What’s that bracelet all about?” I didn’t know what it was until about 18 months ago, and I think it’s a good thing to have out there in the public. People tend to forget that there are POWs still alive stuck in
Saturday, June 24, 2006
I received my POW Bracelets today, and will wear them both proudly.
A local radio station, in conjunction with a local Harley Davidson dealership, has sponsored a motorcycle ride for the last 3 years. All money raised goes to the USO to buy minutes for phone cards for the troops. We have been lucky enough to participate all 3 years. This year, the total raised was over 500,000 minutes, with over 600 motorcycles participating. One of the items that each participant was given was an Army National Guard Hero Bracelet...it brought back memories. I had one of the "original" POW Bracelets when I was a teenager. Unfortunately, I do not know what happened to it, but I wore it for years. I am happy to say that the soldier who's name I wore is a POW returnee.
The decision on the names for the bracelets was the hardest part. I decided on one who was from a very small town near the very small town where my mother was born and raised - unaccounted for. The other was because of the date - my 14th birthday - who's remains have been recovered/returned.
I will wear my bracelets as a daily reminder of the brave men and women who risk their lives every day for us.
I received my Memorial Bracelet and it's prefect. I order this one because I was aboard the USS Kitty Hawk and I remember the day this happen I was on the bridge and remember writing it in the daily log. I'm not sure how I found your site was surfing around for one thing then another and came crossed it. It's an amazing web site has a lot of GREAT information on it. I enjoy it a lot. I had a POW Bracelet I wore in the 70's and an old girlfriend took it with her when she moved.
Anyway thanks a lot for the new one.
Friday, June 23, 2006
Since I was a teenage girl, for some reason I have always have compassion towards Vietnam Vets, and the men and woman that served, and witnessed some horrific things, during the Vietnam conflict, and treatment that they received when they returned home. I have had one family member that was in Vietnam and he just passed away last July due to cancer from exposure from agent orange, I witnessed what he already went through with the war (stories that he shared) and then another battle, cancer. So I purchased two bracelet's one for me and my husband to wear. We wear them everyday and a lot of people ask what they are and have never even heard of such a thing and they think that it is a great concept. I chose men that were killed in action (BB) and remains never found and returned home, so I searched out men that were from the state that I live in (Ohio) and well all I can do is hope and pray for these lost souls are finally found and brought home instead of being on foreign soil.
I own a tattoo shop and a gentlemen that is getting ready to leave for Iraq had a bracelet on and that is how I found out. He was very helpful and actually guided me through to finding the website, I love the bracelet and so does everyone else. To me it is more than a bracelet, it is someone's soul and memory that I carry with me everyday, everywhere no matter what. I pray they are all found and thank you so much for the chance to wear something so passionate.
Thursday, June 22, 2006
I wanted a bracelet because I wore a POW bracelet for years for my Vietnam soldier, he was MIA after the return. I checked on him occasionally via the net and learned recently that he is felt to have died in a plane crash that was witnessed. The crash site is not accessible, so the bodies have not been recovered.
When we got POWs in the Gulf war, I ordered a bracelet, randomly, and got the soldier from my state. Ironically, my Gulf soldier went missing on the same day as my Vietnam soldier, 20 some years later. But he came home-hooray.
Now my precious son is in Iraq. I wear all kinds of stuff to honor him. He is still ok, but he was in the truck next to Pfender's when they were all hit by the IED. Being the medic, he went straight to his best friend there who was injured fatally. My son held Jonathan as his life's blood poured all over the two of them. Joel knew John was gone the instant he was hit, but he held him and said a blessing for his dear friend. My son will never be the same after that, the son I sent to the Army died that day too. Later he discovered another soldier had been hit, but the guy was so adrenalined up he didn't even know it. The injury turned out to be severe, and Joel was able to save him and pack him off to the hospital. He is now home still recovering.
This war isn't about POWs, it is about the dead. I wear this bracelet in honor of Pfender, who lost his life, in honor of Joel, who lost his innocence, and in honor of Rodrigues, who's injuries are forever.
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Because my soldier had a strange last name, I decided to try to find his family on the internet. I was broken hearted to find out that my soldier was murdered....my entire family is devastated. I will still try to find his family and will place the bracelet on our tree every year at Christmas. We also want to send his family a special ornament in his memory.
My boyfriend is getting ready to go on his second tour of the Iraq Freedom War, year number two. He lost his good friend that was beside him on Oct. 16 of 2003 and by the time he got home all of the memorial bracelets were gone from military surplus stores around
I had been dating Lauro for two years; before he went to
I can't wait unit some notices that I'm wearing a "Pray For Our Troops, Operation Iraq Freedom bracelet!!!
We knew Bart, he was my one sons friend so when I realized I could order one in his memory with his name on it I ordered it right away. Bart had spent a lot of time here at our house. I had to have one either to keep or to give to my son once he comes home from
Dianne and John
Monday, June 19, 2006
MSgt USAF, Ret
I have worn an MIA bracelet for over ten years up until a few years ago when the metal began to fray. I had thought of having the bracelet melted, recast and re-engraved with my soldiers name on it.
I wasn't alive during the Vietnam War, but my father served. He had worn the bracelet for some years before presenting it to me as a gift. He always emphasized to me the meaning behind the bracelet and I have a come to feel as though a part of me is missing if not wearing it. I will be ordering a new bracelet with my soldiers name. I call him "my soldier" because I carry the memory of his name with me. I carry the memory that he gave for our country. I carry hope, above all that he will return.
His name is Lt. Robert C. Marvin MI. It is but one name of thousands. To me, he has come to symbolize every soldier who is still MIA. Through him I carry their memory.
Sunday, June 18, 2006
The bracelet I had made was in memory of a soldier who died in a vehicle accident in
My cousin Joeseph Keller died on 9/11. I got a bracelet with his name. Right after 9/11 someone on the news showed their bracelet and it was his. I wanted it. But I didn't know their were duplicates. I will now wear it on holidays when I want him close and days when I just need him extra close. Thank you for the bracelet it will help my healing process which I will forever be going through.
I ordered a bracelet was that I wanted to show that I give respect to those who put their lives on the line to protect my freedom. While I myself I am currently serving the USAF for Operation Iraqi Freedom, I would like for someone to remember me if something was to happen.
what motivated me to purchase my bracelet is the idea that I wear the bracelet not just for the POW/MIA soldier/sailor/airman/marine, but for his family as well. I hope that if (God forbid) something
happens to my soldier, someone else will do the same!
Thank you so much!
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Thanks again, Sean