Tuesday, May 17, 2011

For Two Killed Aviators

When I was a baby, my mom and dad bought a bracelet at a fundraiser for a Soldier MIA during the Vietnam War. The original bracelet was lost however, I found out the Soldier's name and rebought one which I'll put on my Stetson.

I wear one for two Aviator's who were KIA in a helicopter crash two years ago from my Squadron.  I plan on getting another one for my Dad's friend who was KIA in the Vietnam war.  I wear these bracelets to remember them; because if I don't, who will?

1 comment:

Darrin said...

Rob, I agree with you if we don't wear them to remember these guys who will, Vietnam was not one of our shining moments in the US.

This is just the thing we need to show our support to these guys and let everyone know that they sacrificed things for what they thought was the right thing to do.

I have one of the first MIA/POW bracelets. Mine is red and faded a little. I have worn it since I got it while I was stationed at Ft. Bragg.
My dad went to vietnam just after I was born in 1965-66. So I guess I'm lucky that he returned home when so many others didn't.

Darrin