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 Iowa State University.  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 SE Asia Recently, after reading an article about POW/MIA from the Vietnam 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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I also have a bracelet with Capt. Carroll's name on it. I have been wearing a bracelet w/ his name on it for 19 years. My mom purchased it in the late 70's early 80's in DC. She gave it to me when I was 12 years old. I'm now 32 yrs old. I am getting married in 3 months and I will have my bracelet on as I say I DO. I pray for Capt. Carroll's family daily. One day I would like to contact his family and let them know how much a part of my life Captain Carroll has become.
Captain Carroll you will never be forgotten!