Wednesday, December 30, 2009

To Honor PFC Ronald L. Coker

I wear my Memorial Bracelet in honor of PFC Ronald L. Coker of Alliance, NE which is 60 miles from Scottsbluff, NE where I live. PFC Coker was Killed 24 March 1969 in Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam. PFC Coker was wounded by small arms fire and 3 grenades while he rescued a fellow Marine who had been wounded earlier. Despite PFC Coker's numerous he brought his comrade back to safety and died of his wounds shortly after. For his heroic actions on that day,
PFC Ronald L. Coker was awarded the Medal of Honor.

40 years after his death, the road leading to the veterans cemetery in Alliance, NE was named Ronald Coker Road.


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

For Pararescueman Jason D. Cunningham

When I was a freshman in an AFJROTC unit I was reading an article in Airman magazine about a school that turns men into supermen. It was an article about the rigors of Air Force Pararescue training and they followed one PJ candidate, Jason D. Cunningham. When I was done with the article I knew that I had discovered something special. To me, this was the best job in the military. Their sole mission is to save people. For a freshman I was awestruck and had for a time that's all I wanted to be. I still entertain thoughts of trying to be one of these few that put their lives on the line for no other reason than "so that others may live." A maxim that we could all try to live by. About three years later I was reading an article in I Air Force Times where a young Pararescueman by the name of Jason Cunningham was killed while trying to save the crew of a downed helicopter on the side of an afghan mountain. At first I was struck by a sense of familiarity. I knew the name, but couldn't put my finger on it. Searching through my archives of Air Force magazines I came across the original article. I was shocked and stunned. I was saddened by the fact that he was killed, but also somewhat happy because he made it through training and he was doing something that he loved. I ordered a Memorial Bracelet, will wear the band, so that we may never forget of the ultimate sacrifice. Giving one's life so "that others may live."


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

To Pass the Torch & Light a New Flame

I acquired my POW/MIA Bracelet in 1988 while on active duty in the Air Force. I have worn it every day since I received it, carrying LT. David Wallace Wickham II's name with me everywhere I go. I've even had old veterans tell me to leave it on my wrist while passing through metal detectors at security checkpoints.

From the time my oldest daughter was about 5 years old she has consistantly asked if she could have my bracelet to wear, I always decline. She is 19 years old now & just completed Basic Training and AIT in the U.S. Army. I've ordered her a duplicate of my bracelet so that LT. Wickham will be remembered daily for another 21 years.

I will be retiring my bracelet soon, replacing it with a bracelet in memory of my Uncle , Capt. Frederick Allen Burroughs (1955 - 2007), who was a Firefighter/EMT killed in the line of duty.

Nick N.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

For My Husband's Friend Andrew Killed by an IED

If you have been reading my blog for a while, you may remember this post where I talked about a friend of my husband's being killed by an IED in Afghanistan.

I knew that my husband was very upset by this, so I wanted to do something special for him.

Since my husband was a Yuck (sophomore) at West Point, he has been wearing a Memorial Bracelet for a soldier who died in Iraq. He never knew the man, but he wore the bracelet every day. I am talking every day, like even to our wedding.

This sparked an idea in my head. I ordered him a bracelet for his friend Andrew. I knew he would be sad to stop wearing his old one, but that he would really appreciate having this new one. I was right. He hasn't taken it off since I gave it to him.

$2.00 from the sale of each bracelet is donated to charities that support the families of the heroes and victims of terrorism.

Friday, December 18, 2009

For a High School Friend

The reason I bought this Memorial Bracelet is because this man was a friend of mine from high school, and we had played football together. His death hit home hard. He was a great man, a man that earned the right to be remembered in my heart.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

For Sgt. Jamie "Gonzo" Gonzalez

My name is Nicholas B. Bradley and on 3 Aug 2008 I was operating a vehicle in a US convoy threw Kabul, Afghanistan when our vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb. Sgt. Jaime “Gonzo” Gonzalez was the passenger in my vehicle. He was also a close friend. This is the reason I wear a Memorial Bracelet. Thanks.

Monday, December 14, 2009

For CPL. Rhett A. Butler

In the 1970's, I wore a POW/MIA Bracelet with CAPT. David Smith's name (3-16-69). I still have it. Recently, I ordered Memorial dog tags with CPL. Rhett A. Butler's name (KIA 20 JUL 07 in Iraq). He was the son of a dear friend and also, I taught him in preschool. His name is on a monument in one of our local parks and his sacrifice will be remembered by generations to come. I will wear the dog tags engraved with his name to honor that sacrifice.

Kathy M.

Friday, December 11, 2009

For SSG Baum and SPC Edmundson

I have recently returned from deployment with the 56th SBCT to OIF and during that deployment we suffered two KIA; SSG Baum and SPC Edmundson. I will proudly wear both KIA bracelets as a tribute to these two soldiers I had the honor to serve alongside and to their sacrifice and that of their families. As a soldier with 16 years Active Duty, I will continue on with my military career with a renewed sense of pride and honor.

Personnel NCO
PA Med Det

Thursday, December 10, 2009

For Rob From the 75th Battalion

Rob served four years of duty with my son. Both Rangers and fearless. My son opted to leave and become engaged, while Rob's decision was to continue on with the 75th Battalion. He came to our house to visit while on leave a few times, to see Tom my son. Rob had a kindred spirit,a beautiful smile and just left me feeling good.

On the morning of his death I had dreamed about a very bad thing happening on a road far away from me and I couldn't do anything to help. My son came out of his room that day, his eyes full of tears. He said I have some really bad news for you. Rob was killed by a roadside bomb this morning. Together we cried and hugged. Our hearts hurt for Rob and his family. After, I walked out onto my deck and looked to the sky to pray for Rob, when a huge bald eagle came over soaring. It stayed over head for what seemed like an hour, me being lost in trance. As it finally flew away I cried and prayed for Rob to soar on eagles wings and bid him farewell.

For My Dad: Sgt/Maj.Cyril E. Stirnkorb

My Dad was a career soldier who loved his country. He was a 1st sgt at the age of 26 and a sgt/maj at the age of 36. At the age of 39 he went to Viet Nam and three weeks later he died. He left behind a wife and 7 children. My mom raised us alone with only her widow and war orphan allotment. My father was a true patriot and he gave his life for his country. He was a loving husband, father, son and brother. They made a mistake on how he died which resulted in him not receiving his purple heart. We are at the present time trying to locate anyone who might have served with him in Viet Nam. Thank you sincerely for your interest and concern. May you all have A Very Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!!!!!!! God Bless You All!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

For My Grandfather Who Fought in WW II

I got this Memorial Bracelet custom-engraved for my Dad for a Christmas present. His father fought in World War II from 1944-1947, serving in Germany and Korea. Two years ago, my grandfather passed away after deteriorating health conditions. I wanted something to give my Dad that could be passed down to my younger brother and his children when he gets older. I wanted something that would be a reminder of my grandpa's life and all he gave to his family.

-Abigail K.

Monday, December 07, 2009

To Show our Support for Both of Our Sons

I was looking for something special for my wife for a Christmas present. Having been in the military I am very familuar with the POW/MIA Bracelets. Both of our sons serve and I could think of no better gift than a bracelet for her showing her support of both her sons. says God Bless and Protect my son, Colton B. Stoks, Army National Guard..and the other says God Bless and Protect my son, Gus J. Patrick IV, United States Marine Corps.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

For LCpl Daniel J. Geary

I order the Memorial Bracelets in rememberence of our fallen LCpl Daniel J. Geary who is and always will Be our son and missed more then anyone will every know. KIA 3/20/09.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

For My Husband's Good Friend From Vietnam

I just purchased this Memorial Bracelet for my husband for Christmas. He was in Vietnam and lost his good friend there. He was not aware that his friend had died until he came home and called to tell him that we had a baby. I feel this is the best present I could give him.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

For PFC Patrick S. Fitzgibbon

I ordered and will wear faithfully my Memorial Bracelet for PFC Patrick S. Fitzgibbon for several reasons. I have grown quite attached to his family and extended family and they have included me as a part of their family. I am a Senior Ride Captain with the Patriot Guard Riders so it’s not as if I have not handled KIA missions before as I have handled too many, but for some reason this particular family has grown roots in my heart, I love each and every one of them. I am sure that once the family sees this bracelet there will be more ordered from your business.


Senior Ride Captain

Patriot Guard Riders

Monday, November 09, 2009

For My Son in the US Army

I wear an Active Duty Bracelet to support my son, who is an officer in the United States Army. It is all he has wanted since he was in 6th grade. I am very proud of my son and want everyone to know it.

I wore a POW Bracelet in the 1960-70's while in high school and after I graduated. In all the moves I made, I misplaced my bracelet, until recently. I was cleaning out a cupboard and went through a box and found my bracelet. I went to the web and found my returned POW, a United States Navy pilot. I am so excited. I live in California and he is in Texas and we are trying to figure out a way to meet each other so I can give him the bracelet I wore. He has written a book and wants to trade.

I encourage everyone to wear a bracelet to honor past or present service people. They are worth it and it means so much to them.


Tuesday, November 03, 2009

For POW Bowe Bergdahl

My 26th birthday was around the corner and my mother asked me what I wanted. I told her a Memorial Bracelet. It was something I always wanted, but unfortantly couldn't afford on my own. So I thought this was the perfect time to be able to get one. I remember as a child my Mother always wore one and I said when I was bigger, that I would wear one too. When my Mother asked me which one I would like, I picked a young 23 year old army PFC by the name Bowe Bergdahl. He is a POW in AFGHANISTAN. I was very specific on his name. My mother asked me why him and I told her I did research on him and his story broke my heart. And I wanted some one from my "generations war". So now my Mother, who lives in Mass, wears the same one as I do. I live in Jacksonville, NC (there is a big Marine Corps base down here). I have a brother in the Army National Guard. My husband served 4 years in the USMC. We are a military family w/ many friends in different branches. I can't tell you how much my heart goes out to all the familys and to the men and women who serve our country I am so proud to be an american and even prouder to be able to say it freely.

Thanks to all and god bless....

Saturday, October 31, 2009

For Four Friends Killed by a Road Side Bomb

But in November 2008, Hoover landed in Kandahar as a member of Charlie Troop of the 2nd Battalion of the 106th Cavalry Regiment. He was assigned to Team Crazy Horse, with the task of mentoring and training the Afghan National Police. That force needed help setting up and executing checkpoints and patrols on highways, a job fraught with the threat of roadside bombs.

Just over four months into his deployment, Hoover watched from a gun turret as the truck in front of him hit a roadside bomb. The explosion killed four of his friends and a local interpreter. The names of those who died are engraved in a Memorial Bracelet he wears.

"There's shock ... the enemy just killed your men. There's a lot of anger," Hoover said. "You try to keep it out of your head ... but obviously there's not a day when I don't think about it."

Monday, October 26, 2009

For those who don't make it back

I served in OIF ('05-'06) and began wearing one while there. It finally broke today and I told my wife I had to order another Memorial Bracelet. She wanted me to order her one also. I selected two fallen soldiers from our hometown.

I wear one to remember those who aren't fortunate enough to make it back alive. It also helps to keep things in perspective when things aren't going my way or when I'm having a bad day.


Friday, October 16, 2009

For My Two Brothers

I wore a Memorial Bracelet for each of my two brothers for a long time. One brother extracted my Special Forces A Team from Cambodia and a whole bunchy bunch of Khmer Rouge. He got killed doing it. I got two stainless steel ones. One day The Jubjub Bird and Jabberwock and Bandersnatch will be together again.


Life consists of:
What you want.
What you need.
What you deserve.
What you end up with.
What you do with what you get.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

To Remember Jacob's Ultimate Sacrifice

I wear my Memorial Bracelet for Jacob. I wear it for his smile, for his big, bright blue eyes and I wear it to remember his ultimate sacrifice. I wear it for the inevitable questions, and I wear it for the remembering answers. Each time I tell a snippet of his life, his spirit lives on in someone else. I wear it for his parents, for his friends, and for our continuing quest for the freedoms he fought for.


Thursday, October 08, 2009

To Carry Their Memory Wherever I Go

I wear a Memorial Bracelet because two guys I worked with when I was stationed in Germany. One of them, a close friend of mine, was killed in Iraq. One of them left behind five kids. They were good people and good friends. They died heroes and I want to remember them. This is the best way, now I carry them where ever I go. I will miss them very much!

Monday, October 05, 2009

For Charles Angrisani

I received the first order and the Memorial Bracelets are beautiful. Thanks for keeping this great thing that we did in the 60's and 70's alive and well. By the way, the first bracelet I ordered here was of a young kid, Charles Angrisani, who's grave I used to take care of when I was only 15 and working in Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, NY. There was a picture of him smiling and I was always taken by the inscription his Mom had engraved on his stone. "Taken from us in the prime of his life preserving the God given right to freedom". I NEVER forgot it and I still frequent his grave. Even though I never knew him I always felt like I did.

God Bless you and keep up the great work that you do.


Monday, September 14, 2009

To keep their families in my prayers...

I have worn a Memorial Bracelet in memory of two Royal Australian Air Force pilots who were lost in November 1970. My old bracelet finally wore out and I recently ordered a replacement. While I was waiting for the new one to arrive I learned from the Operation Aussies Home web site that their remains had finally been recovered and identified and that they were finally home after more than 39 years. Flying Officer Herbert and Pilot Officer Carver were the last two Australian servicemen unaccounted for from the Vietnam War and they have now been given the heroes welcome and burial that they so richly deserved.
Thank you for your service gentlemen, you were never forgotten.

Malcolm H.
Cincinnati, Ohio

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

To Replace My Old POW Bracelet

I purchased my original POW/MIA bracelet sometime in the 60's while in the Air Force. I wore it for a number of years and then put it away. I came across it about a year ago and started wearing it again. It developed a crack so I ordered a new one with Cmdr. Stanley E. Olmstead, USN on it like the original. I wear the new one now and have put the original away again.


To Remember Buzz Ellison

Even though it's been more than 50 years, I still remember Buzz Ellison. I served with Buzz when he was attached to VA42 just prior to his deployment to VA85. I was an AT and Buzz was one of the few officers that took a real interest in helping enlisted men. One day he arrainged for a few of us to take a short course in TV repair. Over the years that skill has helped be on many occasions. What a great thing for him to do. We'll probably never find out his fate but, that doesn't mean that we should ever forget.


Friday, August 28, 2009

For a 3 Year Old Who Died in the WTC

I am so happy to find this website. I got to meet my Vietnam War POW in person after wearing his POW bracelet for years. He was released from a POW camp. Now my son will have the opportunity to think and remember those who have served and/or lost their lives fighting terrorism. My son will wear a 3 yr olds name who died in the WTC, and I will wear a young man's name who lost his life for his country. Thank you for this opportunity to share my gratitude with others

Friday, August 21, 2009

For Injured Veteran Sgt Cathy A. Mistrot

Our Veteran, Sgt Cathy A. Mistrot, received her Prayer Tag today engraved as follows:

Sgt. Cathy A. Mistrot
"St. Dymphna Strengthen Us."

She is out of ICU and still having medical treatment inpatient. The rehab will be intensive and long but the Drs and rehab staff are starting to talk more about treatment and housing options for the future.

Cathy was so happy when I gave her the tag. She was able to read aloud her rank and name and identified the Airforce Insignia. She also read aloud the one line prayer.

Sgt. Cathy A Mistrot is making a slow but good recovery. She is very happy to have her prayer tag, is wearing it outside her hospital jonny and is very proud when anyone notices it and asks if they may read it.

Thank you so much. You have helped our family and especialy our injured veteran.


Monday, August 17, 2009

For a Friend Lost and Until My Husband Comes Home


Thought I would finally send you our story. My husband lost a friend in OIF and he wears his Memorial Bracelet in memory of Brett. I decided when my husband deployed that I would order an "until they all come home" bracelet to support him. Recently my husband was home on R&R and I realized that this was a perfect picture showing both of us with our bracelets.
Thank you for making a product that helps us support each other and our friends.

SGT David and SPC Nancy

Wednesday, August 05, 2009


I purchased, and have chosen to wear this Memorial Bracelet in rememberance of SFC David J Todd. Although I did not know him, he did in fact touch my life. I am a soldier in the National Guard and I was deployed to Afghanistan from April 2008 to Dec 2008. I acted as a medic while deployed and during this time I, and several others from my platoon were called on to act as pallbearers for two of our fellow soldiers who had been killed earlier that day. One of these soldiers was SFC Todd. I acted as his pallbearer and escorted him onto the aircraft that carried him home. I will always consider it a great honor and privilage to have been able to do that for him and his family. That is why I have chosen to wear this bracelet.


Marla S

Thursday, July 16, 2009

For 911 Firefighters & POWs

I just order a firefighters Memorial Bracelet, in honor of 911 fire fighters who lost there lives in the line of duty.  My husband just retired from the fire department after 30 years of service.

I had bought a P.O.W. bracelet back in the early 80 's.  Just gave it to my son.  So I just bought another one for myself.  Plenty of my friend's kids are in the service now. 

Thank You
And May God Bless Each And Everyone.

Cypress, Tx

Monday, July 13, 2009

For SGT Ronald Coffelt

I work for Weather's Moving and Storage in Fayetteville NC. I'm employed as a packer.  SGT Ronald Coffelt's family was the first family I packed who's loved one was KIA.  I really didn't want to be the one to pack the family, being a widow myself I know leaving the last home you lived in together can be difficult to say the least, but I did go out to pack the family and I'm so glad I did.

We cried, we laughed, we hugged.  I got to know Sgt Ronald Coffelt.  The solider, the father, the husband.   A man who died for our freedom.  This is a move I will never forget.  I bought the Memorial Bracelet to remember the fact that I had the honor to help and meet Sgt Ronald Coffelt's family.

St Paul, NC

Saturday, July 04, 2009

For Vietnam POW Maj James A Magnusson Jr

I was in the USAF from 1982 - 1990, and was first given this POW Bracelet by my brother who is a retired Chief Master Sergant.  I wore it for many years and it actually worn out and broke.  I was very happy to be able to get the bracelet for the same vetran that I have worn for years.  God bless our men and women that are in the armed forces, and may they be safe and come home soon................WERE PROUD OF YOU!!!!!!!!!!! 

Monday, June 22, 2009

To Remember June 20, 2008

Well, I wear this to remind me. This is my second for the same person.
The first I lost when I was Med-Evaced. Not a day will go by that I
will remember 20 June 2008. Some things you will never forget, and
some, no matter how hard you try, you can't forget every painful detail.


Sunday, June 21, 2009

For Fallen Comrade Cpl. Richard Bennett

I wear my Memorial Bracelet for my fallen comrade Cpl. Richard Bennett who paid the ultimate sacrifice while flying on an AH-1W SuperCobra he was testing during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2006.  Misfit 42, we will never forget you "Lonewolf".
Sgt. Gregory Branch
HMLA-169 Flightline Division, USMC
Currently in Al Anbar Province, Iraq

Friday, June 12, 2009

For Pfc Charles Martin who died in Vietnam

I ordered the Memorial Dog Tags for my wife whose uncle died in 1968 in Vietnam. While growing up her parents never talked about her uncle Charles Martin who died the Vietnam war. Both me and my wife feel that anyone who gives all for their country should be remembered and honored, and we want our kids to understand what it sometimes takes to keep us free. We feel all military men/women are our heroes and it is an honor to have so many in our family.
Pfc Charles T. Martin
Vietnam 1968

Thursday, June 11, 2009

For Maj San Fransico, USAF (MIA)

In the fall of 2005, I joined the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps at Central Washington University.  I had never seen a POW/MIA bracelet until I met one of the Juniors there.  Being the dazed and confused Freshman that I was, I never asked him about it though and what it meant.  Two years later (his senior year) though, we had become pretty good friends.  On his commissioning night, he came up to me and explained what the bracelet was all about... 

Maj San D. Francisco graduated and commissioned from our detachment some years ago.  As a 1st Lt during the Vietnam war, he was deployed to serve his country.  On 25 Nov 68, while riding backseat in an F-4, he and his pilot were shot down.  Though both ejected and landed safely, radio contact with Francisco was lost about half an hour later.  A combat search and rescue was scrambled to go in the same day, but was unable to get to the pilots due to small arms fire near the area of the crash.  The next day, Maj Morrison (the other pilot) was able to reestablish communication with a Forward Air Controller (FAC) but when the rescuers arrived on scene, the weather had gotten worse and were unable to make visual contact with Morrison.  No contact was ever reestablished with either of the two.  On 26 Nov, a Vietnamese newspaper congratulated the people responsible for downing an F-4 and capturing both pilots.  The two were listed as POWs.  Unfortunately, after the release of many POWs in 1973, neither of the two were among those lucky enough to make it back home.  Since then, Francisco's status has been changed to MIA and has also been promoted to the rank of Major. 

Lt Rowbotham (the senior who told me the story) then took off the bracelet--which I had never seen him without in the two years I'd known him--and told me that it was traditon for a graduating senior to hand down the bracelet to either a freshman or sophomore on or around commissioning night.  That night, the bracelet was being transfered over to my care and to be placed under my responsiblity.  He went on to say that after our Detachment found out about what had happened to Francisco, the Det (detachment) bough a bunch of these bracelets.  Over the years, people have lost them or kept them, with the exception of this one bracelet which has stayed in the Det.  It went without saying, though he made a point of it, to NOT LOSE IT.  The second part of the this tradition is that every person who has worn the bracelet has gotten a coveted pilot slot.  Now I had a lot riding on me not to both lose the bracelet or break the "good luck" which came with it...I needed to get a pilot slot my junior year. 

Two years, and a wicked tan line, have gone by since I was given the bracelet.  This Saturday (13 Jun '09), I will ask a certain cadet (sophomore) to talk with me in private. I'll tell him the story of Maj Francisco.  I'll also tell him, though it goes without saying, not to lose it.  And I'll explain the tradition behind the bracelet.  I'll tell him that every cadet who has worn it has gotten a pilot slot (I'll be going to Laughlin AFB, TX in Dec and will begin my pilot training there!)  He will have two years to find a worthy cadet.  A cadet that will make it through the program, that knows how to push it up, and is very likely to get a pilot slot, but most importantly, a cadet that will be proud to wear Francisco's personal memorial. 

Two years have gone by, and I've grown very attached to keeping the faith alive that San Francisco is still out there fighting a war to come home, and I will NEVER forget him (and my other brothers/sisters).   That is why I just bought a new bracelet.  Not one to break tradition, I'll hand over this bracelet, and will soon be sporting a new one that I will keep until San Francisco is found and comes home.  Thank you for taking the time to hear this story...and for still remembering that we have warriors still out there who need to come home.  God bless!

2d Lieutenant Michael Rivera, USAF

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

I will wear mine for all the OK City bombing babies

I remember the OK city bombing like it was yesterday, like the twin towers.  Where I was, how I felt. 
I remember how my heart broke for all those people, all those babies.  April 19th, I will always remember that an AMERICAN killed his own people. 
I will always remember those babies and their broken bodies. 
And I will wear my Memorial Bracelet to never forget, to remind others of what domestic terrorism can do. 
I remember Chase and Cole Smith's mother.  I think of her every April 19th.  I will wear Chase's name with pride.  Pride that his life, so short, was not a waste but a sacrifice.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

To support my Marine Boyfriend

I ordered 2 of the leather bracelets. I ordered an Active Duty Bracelet for me and one for my boyfriend who is currently going through his second deployment. The one I wear shows support for him and a little saying that shows how much he means to me. His, that I will send him has a supportive message. When he is having a rough day over there he can look at his bracelet and know that I love him and that before he knows it he will be on his way back home. 

It's so important to support the troops after what they go through over there. It's what keeps them going. I'm a very proud girlfriend of a Marine and I'm so excited to get to my bracelet . It should be here any day now. I'm very happy this site is out there, we should never forget the ones who have sacrificed there lives for our country. I will be back for bracelets in the future. 

I knew about your site because my brother has lost of friend of his back in 2004. He was killed while in Iraq. My Dad found your site and has a Memorial Bracelet made for the dad of my brothers friend. My Dad and brother ran into the guy a few weeks ago and he still wears the bracelet everyday. He was so touched that my Dad gave it to him. It's so a great way to remember his son and still continues to show his support for our armed forces. 

Thank you very much for all you do .
: ) Semper Fi!

Thursday, June 04, 2009

For my cousin 2LT Jeffrey C. Graham

My Cousin, 2LT Jeffrey C. Graham was Killed in Action on Feb. 19, 2004.  I Ordered This Memorial Bracelet in Honor of his Sacrifice for Our Country and to Never Forget His Courage.  

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

For my Very Good Friend Killed in Afghanistan

The reason i came to this web site is because one of my very good friends was killed in Afghanistan from an IED blast. I will be able to wear the Memorial Bracelet as soon as i get back from Afghanistan in summer of 09. I was very pleased to know that there is a site that is making and selling Memorial Bracelets. When i first saw one, it took me a couple mins to figure out what it was but when i did, i didn't want to ask what happened cause i know how it is to lose someone close. I didn't like to bring up the memories of it, but when i found myself in the same situation of losing a friend while in combat, i realized how he felt. So when i do get back to the states, i will be wearing it every day and i bought 2 so i can put one on my rear view mirror of my car. I would like to say thank you to all the people that have one and are supporting.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

So Our Child Hood Friend on the USS Cole will Never be Forgotten

Our neighbor and childhood friend of my children was killed in the USS Cole terrorist bombing in 2000...he was only 19 yrs old--serving his country.  Thanks for giving me a way to show folks he should NEVER be forgotten!!!!  

Sincerely-- Lynn

Friday, April 24, 2009

For a Friend's Son Killed in the Korengal Valley

I ordered a Memorial Bracelet in honor of the first fallen hero I stood in the flag line for as a Patriot Guard Rider. The young man was a TN State Trooper and a member of the TBI when he was called to serve in Iraq. He left behind his parents and his fiancee; next time they saw him he was in a flag-draped coffin. I have just place an order for a friend whose son was killed in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan on April 15th. It was all I could think of to do for him, besides making a donation in his son's memory. Every life lost is a tragedy; the least we can do is keep the memories of the fallen alive.
Ms T. - the second biggest troop supporter you never heard of...
My heroes wear combat boots. If you don't stand behind our troops, please feel free to stand in front of them.

Friday, April 17, 2009

To Pay Tribute to a Wonderful Young Man

I wear my Memorial Bracelet to pay tribute and remember a wonderful young man who was lost to us in service to his country.

To Honor a Wonderful Young Man Cameron

I wear my Memorial Bracelet to honor a wonderful young man who we lost in service to his country. I was lucky enough to meet him and his wonderful family. His mother works with my best friend. Everytime now when I look down to my wrist and see this piece of metal it is with sadness that I remember Cameron but I also feel grateful.

Friday, April 10, 2009

For the Friend I Grew Up with Who Was Killed in the Gulf War

I am wearing this Memorial Bracelet for my friend whom I grew up with, went to school with and decided to defend our country with. He went on to be a Marine and I went on to be a soldier. He was killed during the Gulf War and I will always miss him and think of him.

"There is no better feeling than helping those who really need it"

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

For My Former Boyfriend Who Died in Afghanistan

I ordered a Memorial dog tag because my former boyfriend Chris, died in
Afghanistan on 3/2009. This tag will remind me that he was dedicated
to his family, friends and country. He belived in change. I will be
always reminded of him and his heroic actions.

Veronika G.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

New Tags for Capt. Dean P. St. Pierre

Both Memorial Dog Tags are just beautiful.  This coming December, I will be touring Vietnam and I'm planning on burying my original POW/MIA bracelet if I can part with it.  I'll say a prayer in memory of Capt. Dean P. St. Pierre.  I have a new bracelet I ordered from your company that will keep him always in my memory.  Thank you for helping keep the flame alive.  


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Oley Neal Adams, SSgt USAF

I wear the Memorial Bracelet of USAF SSgt Oley Adams who perished in an explosion of unknown cause of a C-130 aircraft witnessed over water off the coast of Vietnam. His remains were never found. Sergeant Adams is from my home state, Missouri.

I am creating a Memorial of the Fallen for him on the official AIR FORCE: TOGETHER WE SERVED member's website at this link:

I would be grateful to anyone who wishes to provide any kind of information such as a photograph of him, and any or all other personal details of his life. They may contact me at

This is part of his story:

ADAMS, OLEY NEAL  1937-1966

Name: Oley Neal Adams 
Rank/Branch: E5/US Air Force 
Unit: 12th Armament Electronic Maintenance Squadron 
Date of Birth: 27 June 1937 
Home City of Record: Green City MO 
Date of Loss: 17 June 1966 
Country of Loss: South Vietnam/Over Water 
Loss Coordinates: 125336N 1093123E (CQ398257) 
Status (in 1973): Killed/Body Not Recovered 
Category: 5 
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: C130E 
Refno: 0363 

"Other Personnel in Incident: Ralph B. Cobbs; Jack I. Dempsey; Stanley J. 
Freng; Edward L. Romig; M.J. Savoy; Donald E. Siegwarth; Curtis D. Collette; 
Gene K. Hess; Connie M. Gravitte; Robert A. Cairns; Larry E. Washburn (all 

Source: Compiled by Homecoming II Project 15 March 1991 from one or more of 
the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence 
with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews. Updated by the P.O.W. 


SYNOPSIS: On June 17, 1966, a C130E "Hercules" aircraft departed Cam Ranh 
Bay, South Vietnam en route to Kadena Air Base, Okinawa on an operational 
airlift support mission. Aboard the flight were the crew, consisting of 
LtCdr. Ralph Cobbs; ADJ2 Curtis D. Collette; YN2 Jack I. Dempsey; ADR2 
Stanley Freng; Ltjg. Edward Romig; AN M.J. Savoy; and Ltjg. Donald 
Siegwarth. All were assigned to the 7th Air Transport Squadron. Also aboard
the aircraft were U.S. Air Force personnel SSgt. Robert Cairns; SSgt. Gene 
Hess; Capt. Connie Gravitte; SSgt. Oley N. Adams; and A1 Larry Washburn, and 
one other individual. 

About 30 minutes into the flight, as the aircraft was 43 miles northeast of 
Nha Trang, the crew of a naval gunboat cruising off the South Vietnam coast
observed the C130 explode and crash into the South China Sea. No hostile 
fire was observed, and the exact cause of the crash could not be determined. 
The vessel arrived at the crash scene only minutes after the impact and 
began an immediate search. The accident occurred so swiftly that it was 
assumed all aboard perished instantly. Some debris and wreckage have been 
recovered including parts of the aircraft and personal belongings. Only one 
body was recovered from the crash site. The others are listed as "Dead/Body 
Not Recovered." 

Cobbs and Siegworth were pilots, and probably the co-pilots of the aircraft, 
although this information is not included in public data relating to the 
loss. Crew positions of the remaining crew members are not available. 

Inexplicably, Cobbs' loss coordinates place him on the coast of South 
Vietnam a few miles northeast of Tuy Hoa, while the others aboard are listed 
as lost northeast of Na Trang. (This is a difference of about 55 miles.) 
Also, the entire crew of the aircraft has been assigned "Knowledge Category
4", while the passengers are in "Knowledge Category 5". Category 5 includes 
those individuals whose remains have been determined to be non-recoverable. 
Category 4 includes individuals whose loss details, such as location and 
time, are unknown and who do not fit into any of the varying degrees of 
knowledge other than category 5. No reason for this discrepancy can be 

The Americans aboard the C130E are listed among the missing because their 
remains were never found to be returned to their homeland. They are among 
nearly 2500 Americans who remain unaccounted for from the Vietnam war. The 
cases of some, like the C130E crew, seem clear - that they perished and will
never be recovered, Unfortunately, many of the missing do not have such 
clear cut cases. Some were known captives; some were photographed in 
captivity. Some were in radio contact with search teams, while others simply

Mike Bell - USAF 1963-66, 3345th M&S Group/ATC
"Warriors are decisive in battles, not in wars."

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I wear mine for my cousin

My (distant) cousin, PFC Justin W. Dreese, of the 82nd Airborne, US Army, was killed in a mortar attack in Iraq, on 2 Sept 2006.  I wear my Memorial Bracelet to honor his sacrifice, and the other (almost) 5,000 heroes from our nation's military services since 2001, that have "paid the last full measure of devotion" by laying their lives upon the altar of freedom.  I wear it constantly, as a officer of my veteran chapter that is out in the community constantly.  These are pictures of me in Arlington Cemetary (section 60, where the newest heroes are laid to rest) on February 17, 2009.
Wm. Dreese, Sgt. (ret) US Army Infantry
3/41 Inf, 2nd Armored Div.
Persian Gulf War, 90-91
V.P., SouthEast Michigan Veterans of Modern Warfare, Chapter 4

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Thursday, March 05, 2009

Col. William J. Thompson - The Definition of a Hero

I wear my POW Bracelet to remember a fallen hero that stood up for something he believed in. When I decided to get a bracelet to honor someone that had served their country, I started wondering how I would choose.....there were so many people that had died, or were missing to choose from. I thought about it for a while and decided that the best way to decide was to look for someone that was local to my community, and the next criteria was that is was going to be someone that was MIA or KIA in the month of August in the year I was born. So, someone from the Houston, TX area that was MIA or KIA in August of 1968. I did not have to look far, he jumped right off the page at me. Col. William J. Thompson, USAF. I did some research on him, and found out that he went down in his F-4 Phantom in North Vietnam on a mission on August 1, 1968. They believe that he was shot down, but no wreckage or the Colonel were found. There is much more information that I found, but you get the idea. I was just being born into this world in August of 1968, and this Air Force Pilot was out fighting in a very un-popular war, but doing his job none the less.. What better way to honor him, than by wearing a bracelet bearing his name on a daily basis and sharing his story. I doubt Col. Thompson knew that he was inspiring people, but let me be the first to tell you that he did....without even knowing it!
Thanks you Colonel William J. Thompson for your courage and bravery under fire, thank you for your service and devotion to this country. may you rest in peace. Also, thank you to all who served in the Vietnam war, and the Gulf and Iraq wars, NONE of you are forgotten!


Mark, K5EXX

US Army 87'-90'

Baytown/Chambers County CERT Coordinator
Emergency Communications, Baytown EOC

Thursday, February 12, 2009

To Remember My Lost Pet

I just received my Memorial Bracelet today...I can't wait to show my sister-in-law who recently had to put her pet down as well...
I'm so glad I came across your site...I had just put my own pet down and wanted something to wear in his memory....The workmanship and quality is A+A+A+A+A+A+A+A+....I will recommend your site and show off my new bracelet as well...Thank-you so much for helping me honor my czar..When i'm not wearing the bracelet it will lay on his urn....

Monday, February 09, 2009

To Remember My Parents

Hello...I found out about your website from a customer at work who was wearing a Memorial Bracelet in remembrance of her uncle....I recognized the type of bracelet because i wore one for many years for an MIA/POW during/after Vietnam...I had thought of getting a bracelet with my childhood friends name on it that died on flight 77, September 11, 2001....but I am reminded everyday so it wouldn't instead, I thought of remembering my parents....thank you for having this website...i have told friends who now wear your bracelets....take care

Friday, February 06, 2009

To Help Fulfill My Promise to Sgt Hewitt to Never Forget

When I was a kid my grandmother and both parents wore POW/MIA bracelets. I wanted one for myself when I got to be about 11 or 12 years old. I decided that I wanted a random name but a Marine as my father was (and still is) in the Marine Corps. I received a bracelet with the name of Sgt Samuel E. Hewitt. I lost the bracelet a few years later while swimming in the ocean but I never forgot the name. I took many trips to The Wall in D.C. and got rubbings of his name each time. I went off and joined the Marines myself and did two tours in Iraq. No matter how much I had going on, his name was never far from my thoughts. I made a promise to Sgt Hewitt some years ago to never forget. I never have and I never will. With or without a bracelet. The POW/MIA bracelet is just a reminder to others and to their families that they will never be forgotten. 

To Honor the 7 Heroes Killed During Their Deployment

I got my order yesterday.  They were the black Memorial Dog Tags.  I was truly moved when I got them. 
I found out about from the leather bracelets my son gave me for Christmas.  He wears the black memorial cuff every day that he received from a mom whose son was  killed  in their deployment.  He knew I would love to have one.  

There was another group of his men that were killed in a separate incident during that same deployment and he knew I would want to honor them as well so he ordered a leather bracelet for each incident in honor of these heroes.  The leather bracelets were too large for me to wear so I checked on your web site intending to order one cuff honoring all 7 heroes but since all the names wouldn't fit I ordered the black dog tags to wear.  Of course I can't hide the leather bracelets so I have them attached to my purse.
I will continue to wear them to honor our heroes. 
Thank you

To Remember Zach McBride

I wanted to continually remember Zach McBride, the son of a friend of mine who was KIA in Iraq in January 2008 during the surge of troops into the areas north of Baghdad. Zach was also a childhood playmate of my own son, who will receive his Army commission in 2010 and will probably face similar dangers. I think of all those killed in previous wars (WWII, WWI, etc.) who no one remembers except in the abstract. This remembrance. However, is real. I knew Zach. One day those who knew Zach will be gone also. Until then I will keep faith with his memory and pray for my own son.

To Honor a Fellow Woman Marine

I chose to purchase the Memorial Bracelet of SGT Jeannette Winters, a fellow Woman Marine, who was KIA during Operation Enduring Freedom.  My thoughts and prayers go to her family - Semper Fidelis Sgt Winters.... 
Sgt Tracie, USMC

Saturday, January 24, 2009

To Keep Memories of Great Frends From Fading

I ordered both Memorial Bracelets due to the fact that both William Neil and William Jefferson were great friends. I was in the same truck with both of them the night they were killed. Its hard to lose great friends, but you can't let there memories fade. Remember there sacrifice always.

Friday, January 09, 2009

To Remember SGT Federico Borjas

The reason why I purchased this bracelet is not for fad or fashion. It is so that I am constantly reminded and will remember that my friend SGT Federico Borjas has made the ultimate sacrafice so that another person would not have to know how horrible and heinous war is.


Thursday, January 08, 2009

For My Best Friend Killed in a Car Accident

i love my memorial bracelet! i ordered a bracelet for myself in memory of my best friend i've ever had who was killed in a car accident july-10-05. she was 24 years old and was killed instantly. i think of her every day and i miss her tremendously.she was more like my sister. i also got one for her mother. she loves hers too. i think her dad wants one now also. 

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Because My Dad Worked at the Pentagon

In 2002, I was looking for a memorial tear because of a friend of my daughter's who had died in a car accident. While surfing around, I saw  After I ordered the tear, I went to your site and decided to order a bracelet that said "September 11, 2001, In Memory of the Pentagon, DC, USA". 

The reason for the Pentagon bracelet is because my dad used to work at the Pentagon when I was little. I used to visit him there (although I don't remember it at all).  I have a heart for the military and I have seen several young men, sons of my friends, enter the military.  My best friend's twins are in the Air Force.  One of our young men was injured in Iraq and could have died, but has come back home and made amazing progress in his recovery from a broken back.  I have been wearing the bracelet ever since.  It only comes off when I shower or if I'm doing something that causes it to get caught on things.  I recently lost my original bracelet and decided it must be gone for good.  I feel lost myself without it on my wrist. So I ordered a new bracelet and, lo and behold, I found my original bracelet in a place I never would have looked had I not been moving.  So now I have two bracelets and will cherish both of them...and somehow wear or use both of them.
See Ya Forever,