Wednesday, December 20, 2006

To Remind Me of My Cousin Who Died in the Vietnam War

My cousin was a pilot in the Vietnam war. He was listed as missing in action in 1965 and later as killed in action. I remember attending his memorial service when I was 10 years old, but I didn't really remember my cousin.

About a month ago I was contacted by the office of USAF Mortuary Affairs. They were looking for relatives to provide DNA samples to identify remains from crash sites. It makes me proud to know that after all these years the USAF and the US government are still working to bring our soldiers home.

So, I'm wearing my memorial bracelet that I received today to remind me of my cousin who fought and died serving his country in the Vietnam War.

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