Friday, July 23, 2021

For Vietnam War MIA Joe Pringle

I ordered my bracelet for Joe Pringle. I made a film showcasing the 46 men with ties to our county that died in Nam. He is the only MIA the rest were returned. His family put a marker to him in our cemetery when the army declared him dead,. I want him to be remembered

Doug S.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

For Vietnam War MIA Major Donahue

I'm still wearing a POW bracelet from Vietnam. It was given to me when I started flying for Continental Airlines in 1971. Major Donahue is still listed as MIA. I will continue to wear his bracelet proudly, as I will my new one.

Susan G. 

Monday, November 28, 2016


I have worn my MIA Bracelet until it rotted off, then I got another until once again it rotted off.  I then bought one for dress so Sgt Zutterman Jr. can get dressed up and go out.  He has been with me for at least 3 years. He has been to England, Norway, Hawaii, Colorado and of course Kansas. I have just ordered a new bracelet and a dog tag this time. I hope that some day he can come home to rest.

Ronald Z.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

For Lindsay S. Moorehouse

This is bittersweet. I received my Lindsay S. Moorehouse bracelet today from Memorial Bracelets. In a world filled with violence, we should not have to worry about our children not coming home as so many people are experiencing. Lindsay was in the World Trade Center on 911. Like so many others, there are so many chapters to her beautiful life. She was waiting on her Little with the Big Brother
Big Sister Program. They had just found one for her. She was to meet her that week. I know the anticipation, the excitement, the waiting. If you read her story in Big Magic, like so many others, she
was a beautiful young lady with a beautiful future ahead of her. I will wear this bracelet in her honor. I will not let her light go out. I will one day tell my Little her story. She will always shine. Darkness cannot put out light and a beautiful spirit.

Bobbi H.

Friday, April 22, 2016

For SSG Michael Simpson

On 27 April 2013, SSG Michael H Simpson was critically injured as a result of an Improvised Explosive Device, (IED), attack during a patrol in Southern Afghanistan. SSG Simpson was transported to Landstuhl, Germany where he succumbed to those injuries on 1 May 2013

I will be visiting the grave of SSG Michael Simpson in Arlington for the first time since loading him onto the plane from Afghanistan to Germany in 2013.  I am an active duty, USAF Chaplain Assistant who served in the joint hospital at Bagram AF.  I never knew Michael while he was fully alive, but prayed day and night from the moment he was brought into the hospital that he would be able to see his wife and family in Germany before he passed. - MSgt Sheldon M.

Sunday, March 01, 2015

For Micheal Jacob Wendling

Spc Wendling born Jan 3 1984, I believe he had just turned 21 least that what his buddy Spc Rosscoff told me the gunner of Truck C4. See the day started pretty normal till stupid hit and the first part of the RSE got pulled off and didn't communicate they hadn't cleared bridge 6. Our Patrol, pat 1 @  pat 2 were called off to guard a broke down convoy when Sgt Wallace and Spc Wendling drove past us to the bridge 6 when we heard the thump and the 9 line start we flew and we did all we could but I lost Sgt Wallace in my lap as the words from the British medic echo "he's gone mate" and from what i was told they had to pry me away I wasn't gonna let him lay in his blood in that god forsaken place.

They told me that 2 were in route to Shiba I told the boys to suck up, pull your shit together and march on get back tell command I am going with the boys. I got to Shiba and talked to the Padre and surgeons whats going on, 1 is serious 1 is minor, got to talk with Rosscoff and stuff when I got the call things were going south . We meet in the surgery and they said they couldn't do no more, not f----- again i can't be able to do this then i looked at Rosscoff and he said he couldn't do it. I don't know were but i said ill stay ill be by when its over and they took him out. Now its me and time and the Docs tried to get me to leave. I said theres 1 more piece thats left out of the NCO Creed right behind NO MANS LEFT BEHIND ..... NO SOLIDER GOS OUT ALONE!!!!  So whatever you have to do you do in front of me in my person . At 10:27am Sept 26 almost 2hrs later than Sgt. Wallace I lost Michael alone by myself. Now I had to tell his buddy he was gone. So now off to him I go and he's watching the door of course waiting for me, ya that was fun.
So thats why I where 3 Sgt Wallace, Sgt Jopeck who keep me from eating Sgt 45 just to get killed his last trip north. And now finally Michael which is the hardest cause the IED that killed them I was 30 feet from, intel found it was meant for me for doing such a great job shutting down their weapons piprline.

Also Micheal and me have the same birthday. Mine's Jan 3 1960
It true the only thing war is good for is to be CRUEL.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

For Aaron Morgan

Got my bracelet today! Thank you Memorial Bracelets! I love it! Miss you soooo much Aaron Morgan!


Saturday, February 14, 2015

For Joseph L. Simpson

My mom had this bracelet, never took it off until it broke. I am so happy to be able to order her another one:) from


Saturday, January 24, 2015

In Memory of Sgt. Shawn Dressler

I just ordered a from Memorial Bracelets in memory of Sgt. Shawn Dressler. He was killed in Iraq in 2007. Shawn was my first soldier and best friend. I miss him everyday. Gone but never forgotten!


Tuesday, January 06, 2015

In Honor of MSgt Colin C. Punches Jr.

I got one for Christmas from my mom in honor of my father, USAF MSgt Colin C. Punches Jr. He devoted his life to keep his family and country safe.  I wear this with so much pride, heart emoticon


Friday, December 12, 2014

For SSG Samuel J. Helfenstine

I received my Memorial Bracelet yesterday and immediately put it
on. It reads: SSG Samuel J. Helfenstine USA 10 Jan 1968 SVN.
We both went to Vietnam within days of each other in June of
1967 but to different units. He was and still is my best friend. I
wasn't told of his death until a few days before my tour was over,
much too late to sign on for another tour of duty. I think about
him often and regret I wasn't with him when he died. He lives on
in my memory today. May he rest in peace and may we meet

William B.

Saturday, December 06, 2014

For Michael D. White

I ordered 2 bracelets from Memorial Bracelets in memory of Michael D White. One is for his sister who told me a lot about Michael because I was to young to really remember him. I wish I knew him because I heard he was a really great man. RIP Michael.


Wednesday, December 03, 2014

for Army Specialist Dale J. Kridlo

I ordered my bracelet from Memorial Bracelets for Army Specialist Dale J. Kridlo.  He was 33 when he was killed in action in Kunar Province of Afghanistan on November 7, 2010 when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire.  He had been in Afghanistan since December, 2009 and was scheduled to return home just before Christmas, 2010.


Saturday, November 15, 2014

For Eleanor

My bracelet arrived today. I will wear this for Eleanor, with love, always. For Eleanor, I will never forget.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

For Capt. Roy Bowling

I just ordered a replacement Bracelet for the hero I wore in High School till it literally broke off my wrist.  I visited his place on the Wall this Veteran's Holiday.
We were born the same day 
me - 12-16-55
Capt Roy H Bowling -12-16-29
He died for me ... that's what it feels like. 

In Honor of Eric Greco and His Family

The KIA bracelets I ordered were for my Dad and myself-- our previous bracelets were worn/faded and broken. The soldier, Eric Greco, was my dad's best friend, who sadly was KIA in the Vietnam War and on on my dad's birthday. When I presented the new KIA bracelet to my dad, the look on his face was absolutely priceless. He put it on immediately, as I did with mine, and we wear them every single day in honor of Eric Greco and his family.


Monday, November 10, 2014

For SFC Donald Rander

When looking thru my current American Legion auxiliary magazine I saw an article regarding the POW bracelets. It brought back many memories. My Dad who was a recruiter in the Navy gave me my POW bracelet. I believe when I was in high school. I still have it today. I knew the POW named on my bracelet had been found before I put my bracelet away for safe keeping. I still have it today and am wearing on my wrist for Veterans Day. I confirmed again that SFC Donald Rander 2-1-68 had been returned and he had. For all of the military out there "Thank you for your Service". 


Wednesday, October 01, 2014

For Capt. Eleanor Alexander

I've been wearing my bracelet for Army Captain Eleanor G. Alexander since the day it arrived. I work with Veterans in Chicago and a friend gave me a book to read. Imagine my surprise when I came across a portion dedicated to Eleanor. We will never forget!!! (KIA 11-30-67)

Monday, September 08, 2014

For MSgt. Aaron Torian

I ordered some bracelets in memory of MSgt Aaron Torian who was serving with my son in Afghanistan. My son came home alive, MSgt Torian did not. My son has a great admiration for this operator and has an aluminum Memorial Bracelet, but I thought a paracord bracelet would be more durable, because the loss will never go away.


Saturday, August 16, 2014

For SPC Glen D. Jones

I got my bracelet in honor of my childhood friend SPC Glen D Jones. I spent part of my childhood growing up in northern Minnesota. Glen used to live behind us.
He was a few years older than I was but he was so cool to hang out with. We would go sledding in the winter time on the big hill by his house and ride all over the place on our bikes in the summer time. There were a few times that I was running late to meet my curfew that he would throw my bike in the back of his truck to make sure I made it home on time. Next to his house was a cemetery and every Memorial Day I would go and watch and be there when the services would take place. My family moved away so my Dad could go to Seminary. Once he was done we moved to North Dakota and were there when the first Gulf War started. We watched the news coverage like everyone else.
We watched the aftermath of the SCUD hitting the barracks in Saudi and saw the aftermath. A week or so later on a Saturday night my Grandmother that lived in MN called my dad and let her know to watch the newspaper we got and on the front page was the funeral of my childhood friend. I knew he joined the Army Guard in MN after graduating. That was my first real taste of what War was all about, the first person I actually knew that had died because of War. I was tore up for a few days and had some long talks with my parents.
Well when I graduated high school, I myself joined the Air Force. I have been deployed and almost went to Saudi myself. After seeing an advertisement I decided to go to the Memorial Bracelets website and see if I could find a bracelet. Well, after thinking long and hard I decided that it was fitting to remember my childhood friend in this way. In closing I would like to say that Glen you are missed by many and now I have a lasting reminder of our friendship and our childhood.

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Our beloved Jonathon

PFC Jonathon Hostetter  Combat Engineer, 20 years old, was KIA in Afghanistan on August 23, 2013 by an IED.  Jonathon was our oldest son.  He stood 6ft. 4 in. and had blonde hair and blue eyes and was a friend to all he met.  His personality was contagious and he was a son, a brother to his brothers, Spencer and Jamison, and a husband.  He joined the military in September 2012.  He was deployed on Easter Sunday, 2013.  Some dates are ironic, He left for basic training, September 18, 2012.  He graduated Basic Training and AIT on January 18, 2013.  On September 18, 2013 we were having a memorial service at White Sands Missle Range for him.  Exactly one year from when we were watching him board the plane for his new adventure in the U.S. Army.

My youngest son, Jamison, had me order this bracelet so he could have a reminder everyday of his brother.  Also when people see the bracelet, he is proud to tell of his older brother, Jonathon.  We hold on to our memories and need daily reminders of how important our freedom is and what the cost of freedom is to us all.

God Bless you for providing these to the families of the fallen.  The cost is minimal because the memories are priceless!!

Gold Star Mom, Lisa Hostetter

PFC Jonathon Hostetter
KIA 8-23-13  Afghanistan

Sunday, July 27, 2014

For those suffering From the Effects Agent Orange

Thanks to all of the Soldiers who fought and are still fighting for all of us. At this time we are sitting vigil with my husband Capt. Richard R. Roney who is dying of cancer. He was 88th Transport Company, Company Commander. 
Agent Orange is taking my husband and the father of our daughters too soon. God bless those families whose loved ones are still missing from the war, POW's or are suffering or suffered from the effects of Agent Orange. 

Sincerely, Mrs. Richard R. Roney

Sunday, June 29, 2014

For Lt Michael P. Rice

I wear one for Lt Michael P. Rice, Sunbury KIA 13 Sept. 72.  He was a friend of my father's and he always wore his Memorial Bracelet. Once my father died I started to wear it to remember them both. The aluminum he wore broke at work one day and I just ordered a steel one.

Friday, June 20, 2014

For Lt. Col. Daniel Holand

I had the great honor to meet Hholland today. Hholland was a puppy from the DoD Military Working Dog Breeding Program that picked a different career path and was named in honor of my commander, Lt Col Daniel Holland - KIA 18 May 2006.  If you look close enough you can see the black Memorial Bracelet on my right wrist that is hugging Hholland, made by Memorial Bracelets for Lt Col Daniel Holland


Friday, May 23, 2014

For Army Nurse Eleanor Alexander

I just ordered from Memorial Bracelets to honor the service and life of Army Nurse Eleanor Alexander. She was KIA on November 30, 1967 when she was 27 years old. As a young woman who wanted to be in the marines as a medic I felt she was a perfect person to honor. I will never, ever forget you Eleanor and will wear your bracelet with love and thanks for all you've done for us!

Gillian T