I ordered this Memorial bracelet as I have a very dear friend whom I met in high school. He is one of 3 children. During the relationship, I learned his Father was a Marine and was killed in 1967. His name was Sterling K Coates. I learned this wonderful man had his 2 sons, one only 3 at the time and a daughter he never saw.
Coming from a militay family, I respect and honor our troops and soldiers. I saw what impact it made on the family. Losing such a wonderful, young father. I also learned from his son that there is a book, operation Buffalo that was written about the particular manuevers that took his life.
I was searching for a bracelet, much like the ones they had for Viet Nam soldiers. You would wear a certain soldiers name on a bracelet and wear it until that soldiers made it home. They had POW bracelets etc. I came across this and thought, now that he has 2 sons of his own, he may like to have this to hand down to show his sons what a hero their Grandfather was.
I honor our soldiers and pray every day for their safe return. Without them, we would have no freedom. They are our true heros.
Friday, June 27, 2008
For my Friends Father
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