Wednesday, December 12, 2007

For the Fiance of SGT Matthew Soper

I think Memorial Bracelets are a great way to show sympathy for the families that have lost a service member, a tribute to those who have served, and a wonderful way to support the ones still serving. 

I randomly searched for Memorial Bracelets to give to my fiance for a christmas gift. After about a half an hour of finding sites that didnt meet my standards, I came across  I was so pleased to see all the names listed and the number of options available.

The story behind the bracelets I ordered is one that breaks my heart. My fiance served 14 months in Tikrit, Iraq with the 1461st Combat HET Unit out of Jackson, MI. In June of 2007, with two months left to serve, one of the men in his unit was hit by an IED and was killed. Twenty-six year old SGT Matthew Soper, born and raised in Jackson, MI.  Matthew was one of eight children. I feel like this bracelet is a tribute to him and a wonderful gift to give to fiance. My heart goes out to the Soper family & the other families and loved ones who have lost a service member in OIF and those who have been taken from this world in any other war, and or way.

Thank you for the magnificent gift and the amazing opportunity for people to show their support and share their stories.


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