Thursday, November 30, 2006

For Lt. Williams

The Bracelets are both very nice. I found your web-sight while looking for Vet bracelets and was most pleased to see you had some honoring those who lost their lives to 9-11.
I bought two of your bracelets one for a friend of mine who has a son serving in the Army - to show support.

The other I purchased to remember a Shipmate of mine. LCDR Williams, then Lt. Williams, was the OPSO of the ship when I came on board as Chaplain. I did not get the chance to really know Lt. Williams well, but the time we were on the ship together I realized he was a fine young man with great potential as a Naval Officer. I had the privilege of Baptizing his new born daughter, my first Baptism on the ship. I got the Bracelet to remind me of this fallen Shipmate and the great price that is paid for freedom. I also keep the Baptism picture in my office so when people ask - I can tell them about this Naval Officer I had the privilege to meet.

Friday, November 24, 2006

For Shane Who Was Serving In Iraq

I love my bracelet and have worn it since the day I received it.  A group of us ordered them after a friend was killed over in Iraq.   

On Oct. 11, 2006 we found out a friend who was serving in Iraq had been killed when his Humvee was struck by a grenade.  I went to college with Shane and his wife is one of my very best friends.  The war suddenly became real to me after all these years. While I knew it was going on, it only then, affected me personally.  

The Memorial Bracelet doesn't only remind me of Shane and to pray for his family he left behind, but it also is a constant reminder that there are many other soldiers over there.  As I look at my wrist, I remember to keep soldiers and families in my prayers as well as to thank a soldier I see where ever I go!

Michelle M.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

For My Phi Kappa Tau Brother

My story is about Capt. Timothy Shane Adcock. He was one of my brothers of Phi Kappa Tau and we couldn't be prouder of him. He was a man who owned Longwood University. There wasn't a person on that campus that didn't know him, or know of him. And for all the right reasons, too. He was invincible, larger than life, we would all agree to that. I know he is up in Heaven protecting us just as he did on Earth and he will forever be missed. Thank you Shane.

Thank you very much for all of this.


Tuesday, November 21, 2006

A Reminder To Look Out

One of my Sergeant Instructors at OCS wore a POW bracelet and I thought that was a nice way to honor those who have been a POW/KIA.

The reason why I wanted a bracelet was to remember those who have given their lives for this countries freedom. During Marine OCS it is stressed that your mistakes cost young Marines their lives. I chose the bracelet I did to remind myself of how important it is as an officer in the military. I don't want to make any mistakes that would cost my men to be killed. It is a reminder to always look out for my men as best as possible.

Thanks again,


Friday, November 17, 2006

For Tom

Tom was a good friend of my brother, at the Academy, through their
flight training stints in Texas and Tennessee. It was through my
brother that I met Tom. My original bracelet was lost in a flood in
1983. I subsequently ordered another and kept it until I recently
gave it to my brother.

This is not so much an act of faith as it is a reminder of the

Thank you for your continued effort in the POW/MIA cause.

For the record, Blind Bat 01, Tom's plane, was lost in Laos.


For My Uncle

Being in the navy and stationed on a ship, I found one of the ships officers was wearing a POW bracelet. She told me that the Naval Academy gave the bracelets out.

This one carries the name of my uncle. He died when I was 5. I was fortunate enough to find a buddy of his on another web site, and have connected the dots of his time in the service and in country. I also found how he died. I wanted something to remember him, other than the short memory I carry with me. This is perfect.

A very nice tribute to a family hero!


For Our Veterans

I Belong to the Sons of AMVETS organization in Iowa and my local squadron had always talked about ordering bracelets but it never happened so I decided to get one on my own. Because I belong to this organization I am very aware of the sacrifices that my father and all the veterans have made for this country. I ordered the bracelet so I could wear a symbol of my appreciation all of the time. When I was searching for the person whose name I wanted on the bracelet I happened to find someone from my hometown. So that make this bracelet even more special to me.

Thanks so much


Monday, November 13, 2006

For Captain Shane T. Adcock

I ordered this bracelet to honor my friend, Captain Shane T. Adcock. Shane embodies the spirit of a true soldier. My favorite thing about Shane was that he could make any soul on their worst day smile their biggest smile. The kind of smile that brings your insides to the surface. He truly touched every person that he came into contact with, whether it was his best friend or a stranger on the street. I am a better person for knowing him, and I hope that every day that I wear his name on the bracelet on my wrist I will be reminded to live each day like Shane would.

Thank you for enabling so many people to honor their loved ones in such a special way.



For My Mother

I received my second memorial bracelet and was just as pleased as I was when I got my first one. The second one was for my mother, who has dementia but still knows quite a few things. She does get confused really easy though. She was absolutely thrilled when I gave it to her!!!! She puts it on every morning and takes it off before she goes to bed. She knows what it stands for and she loved the flag and the praying hands that I had put on hers. She also loved the God Bless America that I had put on it. You all are great supporters of our troops and I am sure that they appreciate it. They need support, not criticism. No doubt, I will probably end up ordering more bracelets in the future to help with the support of our troops, not only with the money you give from each bracelet but also to show my support by wearing them.

God Bless You,


Saturday, November 11, 2006

For My Friend's Brother

The person on my bracelet I met only twice but I am real good friends with his brother. When I heard of his brothers death in Operation Iraqi Freedom I attended his wake and funeral to honor the life of a great soldier and better man and to support my friend his brother in his families most trying of times. Following the funeral I had no idea of how his death and funeral would affect me and I wear the bracelet to honor him and to honor all my friends who I attended military college with and whom are beginning their lives as commissioned offices in this nations Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps.

Thanks Again


Friday, November 10, 2006

For My Two Friends lost In Iraq

I found your website when I was searching for a website that would let me make a bracelet with the names of my friends who were killed in Iraq.

I am an Army officer who served two tours in Iraq. Each of the soldiers on my bracelet was someone I knew personally who died during my tours there. Their stories are very personal to me and much too in depth to recount here. I would like to thank you for allowing me to list their names and have an outward reminder of their sacrifice and my service.

Thank you.


Wednesday, November 08, 2006

For 9/11 Firemen

My husband is a volunteer fireman, and I think, like most firefighters, September 11 and the loss of all of the firefighters really resounds with him. I ordered the bracelet for him for christmas. He had been wanting one for some time. It's his way of carrying on the life of someone lost that dreadful day as well as his way of paying his respect and showing his admiration for the courage, selflessness and bravery displayed that day, not only by the firefighters, ems, or police but by everyone.

Thank you for what you are doing.

God bless

Thursday, November 02, 2006

For PFC Maupin

When I was in college in the late 80s, one of my acquaintances was an Air Force ROTC candidate who wore an MIA bracelet for an airman in Vietnam. I thought it was an extremely noble cause, and for years, I researched specific Vietnam POW/MIA soldiers, sailors and airmen. None of their stories resonated. I wanted to have some kind of personal affinity for the serviceman on my wrist. I would drop the search for several months and then renew it with the same results. I simply wasn’t connecting with anyone. But I recently read the story of Keith Maupin, and his bravery, along with his parents’ anguish, hit home.

Until recently, PFC Maupin was the only POW of this conflict. But now there’s another. And somehow our Commander in Chief has allowed the Prime Minister of a puppet government to dictate that we end our search for him. It’s incomprehensible. My thoughts are now with both of the POWs of OIF.

Thank you for the bracelet