When I was a child in the 60's I wore the bracelet of a soldier fighting in Viet Nam. I often thought of this young man all these years. Well last year I came across the Memorial Bracelets page on FB. I searched the archives and found his name and learned he in fact died in Viet Nam all those years ago.
I was so sad to learn this because I had hoped and prayed all these years that this young man had come home and lived a full life. Well my son's 5th grade class went to DC for a field trip and so I sat him down and told him this story. I told him this young man's name - well my son visited the Viet Nam Wall and when he came home he handed me a piece of paper where he traced this young man's name for me- PFC Sander C. Sanderson. It was a special moment and gift - one that I will treasure forever.
I just wanted to thank you for allowing me to find this young man and to thank him in my heart.
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Sunday, March 02, 2014
For Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl
Since I found out about Sgt. Bowe Begdahl, and learned that he is from a school friend's home town, ALL I wanted was a way to help and get the word out. This may not be much, BUT anything is better than nothing.
For SSG Roger S. Martin
I was always taught to respect and Honor our veterans. My mom was from France and went through the war when she was young and always told us if it wasn't for our Soldiers we would not be here today. Dad was in the USAF and meet my Mom there. I also have a lost relative. His name is SSG Roger S Martin From Franklin NH. His plane went down over the Pacific South West. My Great Aunt was told On Thanksgiving Day Nov. 1945. His 4 sibling's are still alive. They range from 83, 85, 92 and 95. To this day they still wonder about him. I will never forget him. They named the football field after him and last year I made sure they celebrated 75 years the field was dedicated to him.
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