Thursday, October 12, 2006

For Our Servicemen

Forty years ago, I wore a memorial bracelet for Captain Scarborough, a helicopter pilot who went missing in the mid-1960s. I wore the bracelet until it practically fell off. To this day, I still don't know if he was taken prisoner when his helicopter was shot down in Vietnam, or if his remains were recovered and returned to his family.

Now, almost forty years have past and I still cannot forget the bravery of our young men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice, so we may be free.

I selected this serviceman because he went missing on my birthday. I remember celebrating the day in 1967, and now I have another MIA/POW who I can never forget because of this connection. My heart is still heavy for those who were lost so long ago. Once again, I will wear a bracelet with great pride and reverence.


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