I received my Memorial Bracelet, and haven't taken it off since. I am a SGT in the Army and when I hear guys complaining about the conditions here in Iraq, I tell them "We have it made compared to people from Vietnam, that was hell."
Too many people forget that there are still POW/MIA s in Southeast Asia and I wanted to help keep the memory of our brothers still alive, along with the hope that they too will return from war someday. I will continue to wear the name of SGT James Talley, FT Benning GA, either until he redeploys (remains found or he is brought back alive), or I join him on a final Roll Call
OIF III, OIF V