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.