Sunday, December 28, 2008
For the Lost POW/MIA Bracelet Purchased by a Vietnam Veteran
I ordered a POW/MIA bracelet for 2 reasons. The first reason is that I wanted to replace the one I had as a young teenager. I wore it with pride until I lost it swimming. I was devastated at the time because I could not get another one to replace it. I used to watch the news to read the names of the returning soldiers hoping to see the name of the man that had been on mine. Eventually his name appeared, but I still wanted to have the bracelet, it was such a part of me and to my mind also a part of the soldier who was on it. I am now able to have another bracelet with "my soldier's" name on it, and the person who purchased it for me is a Vietnam Veteran. I have been with him for 20 years and when I told him I wanted to get another one, he tearfully told me that he would pay for it. He was not a POW/MIA of that war, but he has not forgotten. He is my second reason for wanting to get a bracelet, to honor in a small way my soldier for his service all those years ago.
I honor all soldiers that have fought for freedom, those that have lost their lives and also those who have returned home.
Saturday, December 27, 2008
For My Great Nephew
I received the Memorial Bracelets I ordered and I loved them. I ordered them for my brother and nephew who loved them as well. My great nephew was killed by a roadside bomb June 25th 2008 in this ugly war that is going on. All we can hope and pray for is that it ends soon before more young lives are lost. I thank you for what you do in making the bracelets, I feel like it brings some comfort to those that have lost loved ones. I have a daughter in the Air National Guard so I will be getting one for myself as well just to show my support in what she does.JanGreat Aunt to SPC JOSHUA L. PLOCICA
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
To Remember LtCol Max Galeai daily
Thanks! My bracelet arrived today, just in time for Christmas.
The bracelet is great - super quality, with nice clear engraving.
I ordered this bracelet (LtCol Max Galeai, USMC KIA in Iraq) because Max was a good friend I'd served with twice before -- in Hawaii and Okinawa, Japan. I'm also a USMC LtCol, and want to remember Max on a daily basis. He left behind a wonderful wife and four kids. He was blown up by a suicide bomber while meeting with a dozen tribal shieks in Al Anbar province - the ones who turned the tide in favor of good over evil. Max was a part of that effort. They trusted him, and he they. The terrorists trusted neither, and while they may have massacred a number of noble men (both American and Iraqi), they were unable to kill the idea these men stood for. Max died a hero, and I want to remember him daily for it.
(friend of Max)
Monday, December 22, 2008
For My Practically Family Member from Roanoke
First my husband is a Vietnam Vet and my youngest son is now a US Marine. My husband has always worn a POW/MIA bracelet and ever since my boys were old enough to understand what they meant, they too, have worn one. My oldest sons bracelet was returned due to his POW/MIA's remains being found, so we have ordered him a new one.
While scrolling through the list of names, I ran across one that was from our home town of Roanoke, VA. The name sounded familiar so I made a call to my mother and was surprised to find out that this young man was practically family. You see, I was adopted at birth and was named after a good friend of my adopted mother. This young man was her brother and my adopted mother's first love. So now my son will be wearing his bracelet until he is returned home to his sister and my mother.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
FOR DAVID KILLED BY A ROAD SIDE BOMB
I REALLY LOVE THE MEMORIAL BRACELET. IT IS EXCATLY WHAT I WANTED AND THE QUALITY IS GREAT.
THE REASON THAT I BOUGHT THIS BRACELET. WELL, LET ME TELL YOU A LITTLE ABOUT ME. I WENT TO IRAQ IN FEB.2004 AND COME BACK IN FEB.2005. DAVID WAS A CLOSE FRIEND OF MINE. I WORKED WITH HIM FOR SEVERAL YEARS. HE WAS PRIOR SERVICE (MARINES). WHEN WE GOT BACK FROM IRAQ, HE JOINED THE NATIONAL GUARD THAT I WAS IN. I WAS HIS TEAM LEADER FOR ABOUT 8 MONTHS THEN I GOT OUT (MEDICAL DISCHARGE). THEN A FEW MONTHS LATER THE UNIT WAS DEPLOYED AGAIN. HE HAD BEEN IN COUNTRY (IRAQ) FOR A FEW MONTHS WHEN HE WAS KILLED BY ROAD SIDE BOMB. HE WAS KILLED INSTANTLY. I THANK GOD THAT HE DIDNT HAVE TO SUFFER AT ALL. I AM INCLUDING A PIC OF ME WITH IT ON. I LOOK KIND OF ROUGH THOUGH BUT I GUESS THAT IT WILL HAVE TO DO. I WILL RECOMEND YOU TO EVERYONE THAT I KNOW. WELL, I CLOSE FOR NOW AND AGAIN THANK YOU. YOU DID A GREAT JOB ON THE BRACELET.
To Remember My Dad
I lost my Dad back in Jan. I have been trying to find a way to remember him, you know a tattoo, pics, etc. This Memorial Bracelet is the perfect way for me to do that.
This bracelet is pretty much what the web page said it was going to be like.
Friday, December 19, 2008
To Remember the Terrorist Attacks of 9/11/2001
I love my Memorial Bracelet. The weight is perfect. The fit is perfect. And the look is beautiful.
I thought it represented exactly what I was looking for. I wanted to find a KIA bracelet like one I had before. It had the name of a crew member that died in an Air Force Cargo airplane crash in Germany, during Operation Desert Shield. I couldn't find it. So I settled on the next thing that shook my world. The terrorist act of 9/11/2001. I would still like to find the black KIA bracelet for the crew of that mishap in Germany. Overall, I am happy.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
I received my POW Bracelet today and am wearing it proudly in memory of Capt Patrick H. Carroll, USAF. I first purchased and wore a bracelet bearing Capt Carroll’s name in 1972, while I was an Air Force ROTC cadet at
. I lost that first bracelet after having worn it for several years, but I never forgot about Capt. Carroll, and often wondered whether he had ever returned from Iowa State University SE Asia. Recently, after reading an article about POW/MIA from the era, I was moved to search the internet to learn whether Capt. Carroll had ever returned from his tour of duty in Vietnam . I was saddened to learn that he is still listed as MIA, but pleased to find out that I could honor his memory by ordering a replacement bracelet bearing his name. Thank you for helping to perpetuate this noble tradition. Vietnam
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
I wanted some way to Support Our Troops
The reason why I ordered the Memorial Bracelet is I want someway to support our troops. I have an ex boyfriend who served in the Gulf war and even though we are not together anymore, I am glad for every moment we shared together because he survived and came home. War is war in my book i am not differentiating one from the other because there is always a risk in going overseas. I just tear up everytime I see more troops coming home safe and sound.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
For Our Friend LCpl Christensen
Our friend LCpl Christensen was KIA in Iraq in Jan 2008, which is why I ordered the Memorial Bracelets. The photo I am enclosing was taken on our wedding day, November 15, 2008. We wanted to wait until that particular photo was taken because it was very special to us, just as Curtis was special to us. We specifically requested the photo of the bracelets.
John & Melissa
Saturday, December 13, 2008
To Honor Vietnam MIAs
When the war started in Iran I was distraught, I kept thinking we still had not finished identifying and bringing home our soldiers from Vietnam, the war of my era,....I decided that I would wear a Vietnam MIA bracelet to honor the MIA and also, wearing a bracelet 24 hours a day, seven days a week helps me remember our soldiers who have and continue to serve our country....and to be grateful to them.
Every now and then I find constantly wearing the bracelet bothersome....instead of taking it off, I stop and think of the soldiers and the difficult situations they are in for all of us. The red aluminum bracelet I had been wearing to honor Stephen J. Geist, an MIA in South Vietnam, had worn out. I was proud to be wearing a worn out MIA bracelet, but then thought it might honor Stephen more if people were able to read his name on a shiny new stainless steel bracelet. Thank you for continuing to make these bracelets....and keeping us aware.
Friday, December 12, 2008
For a KIA Friend of Mine
When I was in Basic Training in San Antonio I ordered a bracelet with the name of a friend of mine that was KIA. I wore that bracelet the 5 years I stayed in the service and rarely removed. After I got out I gave the bracelet to my friends mom. That was 12 years ago. My friend is buried in the same graveyard as my brother. I know my brother would be proud I wore this bracelet with such respect that was deserved for this hero. I have wondered for years how to go about getting one and did some google searches and low and behold I now have my Memorial Bracelet on its way. I am so excited to continue honering my friend and those who have sacraficed so much. I even ordered one for my friends brother that will hopefully get passed down to his kids to remember the uncle they never got to meet.Leah
For a Fellow Marine Still Listed as MIA
I received my POW/MIA Bracelet today and I am very proud to wear it. The excellent workmanship and the detail is nothing less than perfect. I have worn a POW/MIA Bracelet since I returned from Viet Nam. The one that I have worn and ordered is for a fellow Marine who is still listed as MIA. This is the fifth and the most outstanding Bracelet I have worn and most definitely the most exquisitely done. I have always been proud to wear a POW/MIA Bracelet especially with the name of someone I served with. When I was looking to replace my very worn Bracelet I found your "Web Site" on the Internet. When I ordered my new Bracelet I was expecting the same standard plain looking Bracelet. When the beautiful Black Bracelet arrived I was so taken by the care, attention to detail and the way the Bracelet was etched and the Marine Emblem was placed I was truly shocked. This Bracelet is truly a work of art and I am sure the time involved making it, the care and workmanship was done by a true craftsman. Thank you for this amazing POW/MIA Bracelet, it is truly appreciated. I have shown it to some friends and they have ordered or will order their next Bracelet from your Company. Thanks again. Semper Fi. Dennis 1SGT (Ret)
Thursday, December 11, 2008
For Close Friend CPT Ullyses Burgos-Cruz
I am currently surving on a Transition Team in support of OIF. I received word in April that a close friend of mine (CPT Ullyses Burgos-Cruz) was killed during a mounted combat patrol while serving on a Military Transition Team in Iraq. Of course I was shocked and still have my moments of grief over the loss of such a dear friend. I was also saddened further by the news that his wife was awaiting the birth of their first child and now would be doing so without him. I thought about it for a long time and then made the decision to honor the memory of Ullyses by having a Memorial Bracelet made to serve as a reminder of his ultimate sacrifice and selfless service, as well as those of so many others who have done the same. In life he was one of the most positive and free spirited people I have ever met and he always had a smile and a cheerful hello to share with everyone that he met. He was a light in the darkness and could brighten even the darkest of days with his presence alone. He will be greatly missed and forever remembered both by myself and everyone else who came into contact with his contagiously positive and beautiful spirit!
For David Crumby and John Hutto
I ordered a Memorial Bracelet for David Crumby and John Hutto because I served with them both in the 24th Infantry Division. They were friends, teammates and brothers. I think about them all of the time and I wanted a way to commemorate their sacrifice.
To Honor My Friend Shane Patton
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
For The Team Mate Lost to a Road Side Bomb
My name is Vincent. On Oct. 20 2006 I lost one of my team mates to a road side bomb in Iraq. He and I served together with a deployment to Afghanistan 02-03 and Iraq 03-04. He was a brother to me. One will never know the bond we had until they know combat in a spec. ops. unit. He left behind a wife and infant son who I and my wife were also very close to. It was one of the hardest things I have ever been threw. For the next year and a half I thought about him every day. I would continuously write and call his wife. Oct. 20 2008 I forgot to call his wife! Slowly the pain started to ease of his death and before I knew it a day would go buy that I wouldn't think about him. A day turned to two days and then three and then every once and a while. Then I forgot his death anniversary! I felt horrible. I made a promise to myself and God that I would never forget again! That's why I came to this web sight. I want a Memorial Bracelet to remember my brother and never again forget. Thank you for what you do. May God be with you and your company.
Attached is a picture of my team and I.
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
To Remember Those Who Have Not Yet Come Home
I wear a POW Bracelet to remember those who have yet to come home. I ordered a new band because a friend who never served and had always worn one gave it away. She was speaking with a Vietnam Vet about the band when he asked who's name was on it, when he heard the name he almost began crying. He let her know he had served with that veteran during his tour. She saw how touched he was and offered the band to him. After hearing this amazing story, I was so touched that I passed my band on to her. Having served myself, it feels good to know that there are good people out there who still care.
God Bless the USA !!
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