Tuesday, January 31, 2012
I still wear my POW ? MIA braclet I got from my Dad when I was in Junior High school. It has never been of my wrist. Took the pledge when I put it on then, not to take it of until my soldger Sgt. David Erickso came home. He was reported missing on 3-16-68. Doing reserch I have found out he is an MIA, and a Marine..The bracelet will go with me to my grave, if he is not found. I just pray to the Lord that, his family will hear one way or the other to give them peace. God watch over you Sgt. David Erickson, where every you are....
Kim H. C.
Kim H. C.
Posted by Rob on 1/31/2012
Monday, January 30, 2012
I wore two POW Bracelets in the early 70's also, one came home and one did not. I remember in 1965, while my Dad was in Viet Nam, a service man died and the funeral was at Fort Mc Phearsen, his wife had left him and there was no family. My Mom took us out of school to attend his service and the rest of the base church members came. I think about him every now and then. My Mom told us he is family and we will go.
Rosemary D. D.
Rosemary D. D.
I too wore one of these POW Bracelets during the Viet Nam war. "My" soldier came home and I sent his family the bracelet. Still hear from them. They made me part of their family. I would wear another one if there was a way to get one - the cost could help provide for our men and women returning now - to no job, maybe no home - but at least a grateful Nation.
Thank you www.MemorialBracelets.com for creating the orange bracelets that recognized those disabled veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange. My Vietnam veteran husband was exposed to AO during his RVN tour in I Corp 1967-68 during TET. He suffered from diabetes complications, unable to work the last 10 years of his life, and living in a VA contract nursing home the last 3+ years. He died in 2008...Free At Last!
Pat C. M.
Pat C. M.
My MIA Bracelet is in honor of SFC William Johnson, 21 years old, of Rocky Mount, NC. MIA in South Vietnam January 1968. This is the same year my father was wounded in Vietnam and this kid very well could have crossed paths with my dad. Regardless, never forget.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
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Wednesday, January 25, 2012
I purchased a Memorial Bracelet many years ago as a teenager....I wore it for a very long time...I eventually married and moved on with my life but kept the bracelet ......about ten years ago I contacted the Army and explained who I was.....and the story of the braclet ....I told them I wanted the family of the Leutenant to have the bracelet so they would have it and know that somewhere,someone cared about him......before I returned the bracelet I went to DC to see the Vietnam Wall of names....I found his name and made an etching of his name....I have it somewhere as a keepsake......I then mailed the bracelet to the Army at there request so they could forward the bracet to his family........so whoever buys a Memorial Bracelets, just know that somewhere is a family that misses their loved ones and a total stanger cared....
I have and wear the POW bracelet of Senator (LCDR) John S. McCain, III, USN. Imprisoned & tortured, He nearly died in the Hanoi Hilton (NVN) in Viet Nam. I wore these bracelets during the Viet Nam War an continue to wear them in the present. The MIA's and those in captivity also need your support....today.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
I got my Memorial Bracelet in aug 2010 for my cousin SSGT RUSSELL L SLAY TX USMC KIA IRAQI FREEDOM 09 NOV 04. I will never ever forget him and the sacrifices he made for his family & country. he was killed by a sniper in Al Anbar Fallujah on his 2nd tour. He told his family before he left that he knew he would not make it back out alive.
I wear my Custom Memorial Bracelet everyday without exception. I chose a custom bracelet to best encompass my background in law enforcement, fire and military. It says "To Protect and Serve, That Others May Live" along with the POW/MIA Logo for the constant reminder. I WILL NEVER FORGET.
Still wearing my MIA Bracelet since 1969 - Maj. Kenneth Goff USA MIA 24 Aug 1967 South Vietnam Nam. Added KIA Ltjg Frank Toner IV Navy 27 Mar 2009 sometime around Dec 2010. I gave my sons each the POW bracelets for the only two POWs currently in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Here is my bracelet.. but it's more about the man than the bracelet... Sgt Dean was one of our Platoon Sgts. ( Recon)... He was a quiet, non-forceful man, a friend as much as a Sgt... He was hit in the head three times and had his arm shattered, while he was charging a machine gun nest to save his men... He was taken to Plieku to an Army hospital, where he later died of Hepatitis, while trying to recover from his wounds... So whether you buy or have bought a bracelet... even though the name on it may be personal to you... what he did and all the others, bracelet or no, needs to be thanked and remembered by all of us.. We may not know all the names, but we do know what they all did for us.... R.I.P. all you brave soldiers...
Wear mine MIA Bracelet everyday for LtCol William J Brashear USAF May 8, 69 (Laos) MIA. Got my bracelet randomly when I was a Freshman in High School. Original one broke, I finally found the www.MemorialBracelets.com web site from a friend and reordered it. Haven't taken it off since. Never want to forget!
Monday, January 23, 2012
Saturday, January 14, 2012
My recollection is that Randy always said he was from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Incredibly, I made contact with a Montreal school chum of Randy's (Basil S. - now residing in British Columbia) who was also in contact with Randy's mother, still in Canada.
As soon as I knew that Randy had passed on that April, I swore, if I ever had a son, I would name him after Randy . . . and I kept my word. My first born son is today an active duty U.S. Marine officer with Randall as his middle name. I'm ordering a bracelet for this son, another for John C. (who was seriously wounded when Randy was killed); the third bracelet goes to another Canadian, Bas S. for his efforts in helping us (in CONUS) find Randy's mother and thus closing a more than a thirty-five year search for her. I proudly wear Randy's bracelet as an ever present connection to him and all he represents as a model of courage and commitment to selfless duty.
Please note also: Randy is buried in Elmira, NY and his name is on our Wall and on the Canadian VN veterans wall in Windsor, Ontario, CDN.
Semper fidelis and God Bless
Si - Sgt./USMC Recon (RVN)
Posted by Rob on 1/14/2012