Tuesday, January 31, 2012

For Sgt. David Erickso

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.

Monday, January 30, 2012

For a Lost Service Man with No Family

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.

For My Soldier that Came Home

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.

Shari S.

For My Husband Exposed to Agent Orange

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.

For SFC William Johnson

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.

Gloria S.

For Capt. James Reed

I wore one of these POW Bracelets for years in the 70's. I even wore it to my wedding in 1974 for a POW named Capt. James Reed. He never made it home! I love our servicemen and women!!!

Dahn C.

For My Cousin Sgt. Daniel J. Patron

To remember my cousin Sgt Daniel J Patron who was KIA on Aug 6th 2011. He was on the EOD team. He will always be loved & missed dearly♥.

Maria P.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

In Honor of Navy SEAL Jon T. Tumilson

Here is the Memorial Bracelet I wear in honor of Navy SEAL Jon T. Tumilson KIA 8-6-11. it's beautiful and I'm honored to wear it!

Sandra H. L.

For PFC Dennis Carter

I wore three, and still wear and MIA Bracelet for PFC Dennis Carter, USMC 28 Aug 66 SVN

Susan N.

Friday, January 27, 2012

For Robert L. Greene

I wore my Memorial Bracelet for POW Robert L. Greene, he came home, (Vietnam) and I sent it to him. I was very happy not to have to wear it, and was glad to be able to send it to him.

Donna L. W.

SSG Lammerts and SSG Burgess

I wear a Memorial Bracelet for SSG Michael Lammerts and SSG Scott Burgess both KIA April 4,2011 ~Afghanistan

Melissa L.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

For LTCDR Kenneth R. Buell

For more than 10 years I have worn a MIA Bracelet for LTCDR Kenneth R. Buell, USN; MIA, North Vietnam, 09/17/72.

Laura B.

For LCpl. George Gregorius

I would like one to Honor my fallen classmate, LCpl. George Gregorius, USMC, 1/9th, 3rd MARDIV, III MEF, KIA RSVN. Semper Fi Brother, You Will Never Be Forgotten.....

Tony R. Jr.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

To Show I Cared

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....

L.a. W.

For LCDR John S. McCain, III

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.

Cheryl D.

for SSgt. Bennie F. Monfort

I wear a Memorial Bracelet for my Drill Sargent lost in Vietnam May 1968 mostly on his anniversary, but I keep it visible as a reminder of his sacrifice ...God rest your Soul Staff Sargent Bennie F. Monfort

Michael T.

For SSG John Reiners

I wear a KIA Bracelet for SSG John Reiners Lost on Feb 13 2010, He was the son of a good friend. I remember him well and always will.

George R.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

For my Cousin SSGT Russell L. Slay

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.

Amy H.

For S.E.A.L Jeff Lucas

I wear my Memorial Dog Tag with my buddy Jeff Lucas's Name etched on it. He was one of the S.E.A.L.s killed in the heilo crash on June 28 2005. I love it and feel naked without it.

Tim M.

For the Constant Reminder to NEVER FORGET

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.

Joshua B.

For Cousin TSGT Ryan Balmer

I wear my Memorial Bracelet everyday in memory of my cousin TSGT Ryan Balmer ~ June 5, 2007. Freedom Isn't Free.

Jennifer D. P.

For Cpt. Sean P. Sims

I'm on my second Memorial Bracelet. Cpt. Sean P. Sims, U.S. Army. We lost him in Fallujah, Iraq in November 04'. He's with God now.

Anthony S.

For Capt. Paul J. Bates Jr.

I've been wearing my Memorial Bracelet for Cpt Paul J. Bates Jr. for a few years now, only took it off when I had to for a couple of MRIs.

Jason P.

For Maj. Kenneth Goff

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.

Cynthia Z.

For SSgt. Thomas Dean

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...

Robert H.

For LtCol William J. Brashear

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!

Pam B.

For Sgt. Roger W. Farewell

You made a beautiful KIA Bracelet for me and I wear it everyday. Sgt Roger W. Farewell, KIA SVN 07/03/1971, Still very loved and very missed.

Martha F. W.

For Maj Paul A. Avolese

I wear a MIA Bracelet for Maj. Paul A. Avolese USAF 07 JUL 67 SVN MIA, one of the many, wearing them since the late 70's,  These men and women should never be forgotten for their lives they gave for our FREEDOM !

Bobby B. R.

For LtCol Kevin M. Shea

I wear A Memorial Bracelet in honor of my fallen Marine Corps comrade and friend: LtCol Kevin M. Shea; KIA 14 September 2004.

Mark B.

For a True Tar Heel

I wear a MIA bracelet for M/Sgt. William C. Sutton ... a True Tar Heel.

John R.

For Sgt. Jimmy R. Garbett

I wear a MIA Bracelet for Sgt. Jimmy R. Garbett 09 Oct 1969 SVN MIA . You are Not Forgotten. Wear his name constantly until he comes home.. He is from my hometown of Lake City, Fla.

Voncile C.

Monday, January 23, 2012

For Capt. Robert Tucci

I still have my POW Bracelet for Capt. Robert Tucci 11-11-69. His remains were brought home last year, R.I.P. Bob, Thank you for fighting for our freedom. You gave it all.

Linda H.

For SGT Glenn Sewell

I ordered my Memorial Bracelets to remember SGT Glenn Sewell, KIA 13 Jun 11. I gave the 2nd one to my brother in law who was a relative/child cohort while they were growing up. He will not be forgotten.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

"Randall Kenneth (Randy) Campbell was a team mate and true friend of mine when we both served in Bravo Company/3rd Recon Bn (and deployed to VN in March 1965 from Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii). Randy personified the characteristics of a USMC RECON Marine: "R for Running, E for exercise, C for can do, O for on the run, N for never quit."  It's fair to say, Randy's style and accomplishments served as a model for the whole company and he was our first loss in April 1965.  His loss was a significant wake-up call for what Vietnam action (whatever the media chose to call it, war, conflict, or combat action) truly meant . . . all who knew him, from that day on, knew what could lay ahead for each of us remaining.

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)