LETTERS AND NOTES

FROM

THOSE THAT WEAR THE BRACELETS:

To families, friends, and former prisoners of war....


Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2007 14:59:36 -0500
From: "Bosse', Vickie" <BosseV@nfcc.edu>

I am a bracelet wearer,  I wear it everyday. It reminds me of all that I have and what my "Buddy" could not have. Each time I get it snagged on something, I am amazed often by the item snagged. Usually it is an item of comfort, obliviously my "Buddy" has had none of these items. My bracelet is always with me as is the legacy of a soldier I will never know. I am proud to wear my bracelet and I honor with all my heart those who served. The name honored on my bracelet is, John N. Huntley (9-27-69) I just wanted his family to know that someone stills wears his bracelet and will continue until he comes home.
 
Vickie Bossé

Date: Sun, 7 Jan 2007 10:16:50 -0800 (PST)
From: dave sheila t <davesheilat@yahoo.com>
Subject: bracelet

Sprick family,
I just recently found this site and wanted to contact you. I have worn a bracelet for Doyle for almost 20 years now. It has only been off when I had to have surgery. Even though I know nothing about him I feel as though he will always be a part of my life. I don't think a single day goes by that I don't think of him. I guess I don't know what else to say. I just wanted you to know someone is thinking about your loved one.
Sheila
Hallam, NE
davesheilat@yahoo.com


God bless America!


Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2007 09:15:01 -0700
Subject: pow bracelet
From: Teri Lee <teri@thegreetingstore.com>

I have had a bracelet for Kenneth Lancaster for years and found it the other day.  I found your website and this is what I found:

Name:
Kenneth Ray Lancaster
Rank/Branch: SP4/US Army
Unit: Headquarters & Headquarters Company, LRRP, 9th Infantry Division
Date of Birth: 24 June 1946 (Washington DC)
Home City of Record: Silver Springs MD
Date of Loss: 03 January 1968
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 122655N 1085844E (BP804769)
Status (in 1973): Missing In Action
Category: 2
Acft/Vehicle/Ground: UH1H
Refno: 0961

I know that a lot of soldiers are still unaccounted for and was hoping that Kenneth was not one of them.  I sure hope that somehow he can be found.  My prayers go out the his family and I will keep this bracelet and check on your site in hopes that he can be found.

Sincerely,
Teri

Subject: Eddie L. Williams
From:
andrialovesyoubunches@yahoo.com
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 09:09:44 -0500
 
I am trying to find the family of SGT/MAJ Eddie L. Williams. I have worn his bracelet for 4 years now and am hoping to get in contact with his
family. My email address is andrialovesyoubunches@yahoo.com. Thank you.

 

Andria Perry

From: Bootswhitleys@aol.com
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2007 10:10:25 EST

Hi and Thank you for all the info on your site.
 
 My name is Josette Kikos and I have found a bracelet, in my Aunts belongings, sadly she has passed, so I cannot ask her about it so I was so happy to see them mentioned on your web site. Is their any way to find out if LT. William Christensen 3-1-66 has ever been found or returned home? I have been wearing his name bracelet since I found it and find I think of him and his family often and my prayers are with them, If you have any info please let me know, and thanks for your hard work, you are appreciated.
 
                                                                                        Josette Kikos

From: Nannabear20@aol.com
Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2007 21:30:42 EST

Dear Sirs,
When I was a teenager in Pasadena, Texas I bought a POW bracelet. The name on this bracelet that i wore every day was Capt. Paul Raymond Dated 9-5-67. I am now 49 and would like to know about his family.
Is there any way to contact his family about this bracelet?
Please let me know.
 
Thank you
Donna Peairson

Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2007 21:27:20 -0500
    I have worn my bracelet day and night ever since 1972.  The name on the bracelet is James Klimo.  I purchase a bracelet, along with everyone else in my family, the month I left active duty (6th Armored Cav, 1970-71, and 1st Inf Div, 1971-2).  When our POWs came home and were greeted on the tarmac, each of the men on the bracelets worn by my family was accounted for except mine - Specialist Klimo.  Years later, people ask me why I still wear it; and I tell them what I was told as a young lieutenant at Armored Officers Basic School. 
    It was the second week of July, 1970.  I was a member of class AOB1 (Armored Officer Basic class #1 for training year 1970) at Fort Knox.  The entire class was ushered into an auditorium.  The lecturer was a major with the Canadian Armed Services.  The major told us he had been stationed in Hanoi up until 60 days before with the International Control Commission (a vestige of the French-Indochina War).  I wish I could remember the major's name, but I will never forget what he told us that day.   He explained that, while stationed in Hanoi, he saw prison gangs comprising French prisoners taken at Dien Bien Phu in 1954 being used in the city to cleanup American bomb debris.  And they were still there at the time he left a few weeks earlier.  "Gentlemen," he concluded, "One day this war will be over, but not all of your men will be coming home.  Don't leave them behind."  It has been so many years now.  I don't know whether any of our men do remain behind.  But I cannot forget what the major said that day.  That is why I continue to wear it day and night.
 
Bob Mason

From: <dziemba@bellsouth.net>
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2007 19:50:25 -0500

I have no idea if this is the proper site for the information that I am interested in.  I am certain that you are familiar with the bracelets that were worn in the 60's for our missing and fallen comrades.  I have one such bracelet with the name of Major Charles Dale dated 6/9/65.  I don't know any personal history about Major Dale  concerning his family but I was wondering if he has any surviving children who might possibly be interested in the bracelet so that they would know that Major Dale was honored and remembered by the person that wore this bracelet.  I have kept this bracelet for
many years and every time I see the bracelet it brings back memories from long but never forgotten
times.

Postmarked Jan 30, 2007
info@pownetwork.org
(NETWORK has letter)

To whom it may concern:

I am hoping this letter will reach a member of GENE CLAPPER SR's family.

Thank you

Kathy Spartano


Date: Sat, 3 Feb 2007 23:35:42 -0500 (Eastern Standard Time)
From: "Mary Kelley" <mkelley6@tampabay.rr.com>

  To whom it may concern:
 
  Thank you for your website, and the opportunity to write this note. Today, when going through a box, I found the POW/MIA bracelet
  with Cdr. Bowling's name on it- I wore it from 1969 to 1972 while in grade school. Upon finding the bracelet today, I signed on and
  read what happened to Cdr. Bowling, and when his remains were returned home. 
 
  Now, over 41 years after Cdr Bowling's plane was shot down, I want to take this moment to thank his family and his friends for his
  service to our nation- for the honor of his service, and for his sacrifice. He was one of many brave men and women who chose duty,
 honor, and country above all else. I salute him now, and hope that we will always remember and honor the members of our military.
 
  Sincerely,
 
  Mary Kelley
  St Petersburg, FL  

From: "robert ceccon" <propertyservices@qtm.net>
Subject: LCDR WILLIAM TROMP
Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2007 20:35:29 -0500

To the family of LCDR William Tromp of Fennville, MI, I continue to preserve and cherish the POW/MIA bracelet I bought in 1970.  To my amazement, William Tromp grew up within an hour of my home in Michigan.  I have a newspaper article regarding a memorial planting of a tree in his honor at South Haven's municipal marina.  Both Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Tromp are pictured in the article. There was also a picture of William Tromp in uniform.  How proud they must have been! 
 
I now have a daughter who is completing basic training in Ft.   ____________  and will be dispatched to Army Intelligence in the near future.  Since the age of 16 all she's wanted to do was join. 
 
Thank you to all who serve(d) - all gave some, and some gave all. 
 
God rest your soul William.
 
Denise Ceccon

From: <connections4design@sbcglobal.net>
Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2007 11:45:48 -0800
To whom it may concern,
 
I am in possession of LCDR RICHARD NELSON'S pow bracelet.
 
I have had it since high school and just found out that his remains were returned to his family.
 
If his family would like the bracelet I would be honored to send it to them.
 
I thank LCRD Richard Nelson and all the other fallen heroes for their service and bravery.
 
Sincerely,
 
Cathy Galbreath
 
I may be reached via Email @ cfdchilton@sbcglobal.net

Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2007 16:16:10 -0500 (Eastern Standard Time)
From: "R.E. Parker" <reparker@optonline.net>
To the Family and Friends of Robert F. Scherdin...
 
Once again this year I wish to extend my heart to those of you who knew & Loved Robert.  On this, what would be his 60th birthday, I wish to share the day with you in his memory.  I have worn his bracelet for years and will continue to do so in hopes that one day he will return to us and we can have him Home.  His sacrifice and bravery are not forgotten or unappreciated.  Please remember that other of us out here, whom you do not even know, share your loss and care about your heartache.  I hope in some small way you find comfort in that.  May God watch over you, and Robert, and bless you all.

From: "Christine" <oakridgepark@comcast.net>
Subject: John M Micheo USAF
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2007 09:58:37 -0600
Hello,
 
I am trying to return a P.O.W. bracelet that I have wore for years to the family of John Micheo as his remains was returned March 1988. Refno: 0407 Unit: 388th Combat Support Group. DOB: 11/21/1933. Home City Wahiawa HI. 
 
Thank you,
 
Christine Steere
Olathe, Kansas

Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2007 19:57:04 -0500
From: bmaruca65@aim.com

I have in my possession a bracelet with the name SGT. JAMES THOMAS
 4-3-63. I have had it since high school over 30 years ago. Any info from a family member would be helpful. They may want to wear until SGT. THOMAS returns home.
Thinking of him all the time.
 
Sincerely
, Brenda

From: "Sandra Latey" <sandil12@comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2007 20:03:09 -0500

To the family of Lt. Col. Marvin Foster,

My name is Sandra (Springer) Latey and I have kept the metal bracelet that I received in 1969.  I was only 17 years old at the time, my boyfriend and others were in the lottery and getting ready to be shipped out. My heart still goes out to those who freely served our country.

If the family would like to have the bracelet back they can contact me at sandil12@comcast.net. Or call me at 954-625-6056 if they would like a phone conversation, I currently live in Ft. Lauderdale , Florida .  Either way I will respect the family’s wish. 


Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2007 20:08:03 -0800
From: "Jensen, Alison" <ali@vetmed.wsu.edu>
Hello.  I was going through some stuff that belonged to my mother that she gave to me as a child, of which included a box of costume jewelry.  I didn't have a need for any of this stuff any longer as I don't have children of my own, so I put it on ebay.  Another ebay user sent me a message about a copper bracelet that was in the lot...it is engraved Capt. PETER GRUBB 9-17-1967.  The user told me that this bracelet was worn in remembrance during a protest for prisoners of the Vietnam war.  I removed the bracelet from the listing and did a search online, trying to find family to return this bracelet to, and I found the following link http://www.pownetwork.org/bios/n/n001.htm about Capt. Grubb.  Do you know how I find out more info such as whether or not he has family I can return this bracelet to?  I have no idea how this bracelet came in to my family's possession, though I suspect it was from a second hand store or yard sale because we have no history of this name in my family.  Any advice or assistance would be greatly appreciated.
 
Sincerely,
 
Ali Jensen

From: Jodybear1@aol.com
Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2007 16:33:49 EST
Subject: Harrison Klink
I have The Majors bracelet and worn it for many years.  I have attempted to locate the owner several times, I just today found this site and am sadden to see this news, but happy to know he has ben returned home.
I can be reached at jodybear1@aol.com.
 
God Bless
 
Jody

Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2007 15:43:05 -0800 (PST)
From: Anne Smith <info2anne@yahoo.com>
RICHARD LACEY, Army
I purchased, or was given, a POW bracelet when I was approximately 12 years old. I wore it for a long while and then it got placed in a box. I have moved many times and it will reappear and remind me of my "friend." His name is Richard Lacey. I did contact a POW number on the original paper that came with my bracelet and found out that, at that time, Richard was still MIA. I cried for a while for the brave man lost to his family. On that date he would have been 42. I wanted to contact a family member but could not be given an address.
 
I pray that one of them will see this email and contact me. I am curious about the man whom I have formed an undeniable connection with. He wasn't much older than me when I got my bracelet. I am fifty years old and will keep Richard's bracelet in a prominent place in my home. God bless Richard and his family.
 
Sincerely, Anne N. Smith

From: "chris chadwick" <reaffit@bright.net>
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2007 19:44:13 -0500
I have been wearing the bracelet for then Maj. Robert Elliot ,dated 2-14-1968, for 35 years. I only recently thought of using the internet to look up information on Robert Elliot.  I found his bio and discovered his remains were returned 12-27-1999.
I haven't removed this bracelet in 35 years. If anyone in his family would like to have this, please contact me at reaffit@bright.net.
I would be honored to send it to you. 

Subject: bracelet
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2007 14:55:14 -0500
From: "Naundorf, Laura P SGT 902d MI Gp" <Laura.Naundorf@us.army.mil>
I recently started wearing the bracelet for WO1 Jimmy Watson.  Nothing touches me quite like the struggle and conflict in Vietnam.  My father
was in Vietnam from 1969-1971.  I've seen what that war has done to him and I could never truly understand the depth of that kind of pain.
Wearing this bracelet for Jimmy makes me very proud.  I am proud to honor him and even though I never knew him or his family I feel as
though he is a brother to me.  UNTIL THEY ALL COME HOME! HOOAH!

LAURA NAUNDORF
SGT, USA

From: "Fasone, Vincent [GPSUS]" <VFasone@PSGUS.JNJ.COM>
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2007 12:24:09 -0500

To the families of Robert N. Daughtrey and Edward Reilly:

The bracelets for these two heroes have been sitting on my dresser since I originally got them.  Robert Daughtrey's was the earlier one when they were made out of stainless steel and Edward Reilly's was of the red aluminum type.  No matter what the composition of these two bracelets, they both reminded me of these two men who sacrificed for our government and our way of life.  I finally decided to see if either of these men had come home.  On this site I did find that they both came home, Robert as a POW returnee and Edward's remains coming home to his final resting place in 1989.

I just want to let both families know that during all those years they were missing and even now that they have found peace, I will continue to think of them of a time long ago and yet near.  God Bless both families.

Sincerely,

Vincent Fasone
iask42@verizon.net

I do not want to open old wounds so if any family member is reading this and would like the bracelets sent to them, please let me know.

From: "Laura Cossé" <lauracosse@hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2007 07:39:16 -0800
TO FAMILY OF: Paul Laurance Worrell
DOB: 18 April 1942
MIA: 2 December 1966
HOME: Philadelphia, PA
I have a POW/MIA bracelet that was my mother's.  I just found the name of the man lost on your website and would like to send the bracelet to his family.  I was hoping you could either pass on my information to them or let me know how I could contact them.  Thank you.
 
Laura Cosse
Temecula,CA

Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2007 18:52:58 -0500 (Eastern Standard Time)
From: "carol Bovill" <grammab16@cox.net>
Subject: ltjg lee benson

I have a bracelet of ltjg benson and will continue to pray for him. I have a son in the usn and a grandson in the army and worry about them constantly.  My prayers are with the family.  God Bless

Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2007 17:37:46 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Henry T. Wooster" <htwooster@yahoo.com>
Subject: MAJ William Meyer (date of incident 04-26-1967)

Dear Fellow Americans,
 
I have the POW/MIA bracelet issued in Meyer's name.  I acquired it about 1971, when I was in junior high school; at the time, these bracelets were being sold/distributed in my hometown (Thomaston, Maine).  If MAJ Meyer has surviving family members, I would be very much like to return the bracelet to them.
 
Many thanks,
 
Henry T. Wooster

From: "Pat W. Emery, Jr." <98peterbilt@cableone.net>
Subject: SP 4 Peter Alden Schmidt, lossed on 8-15-71
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 17:02:35 -0700

To the family of SP 4 Peter Schmidt; please know your loved one is NOT forgotten. My Dad flew with the “Rattlers” in ’65-’66. I wanted to get in touch with men who knew/flew with him in RVN. I found the “Rattlers” website and have been in contact with many former “Rattlers”, including Charles J. Gross. Mr. Gross was flying a “Slick” on the mission when Peter was lost. I spoke with Mr. Gross regarding that mission. Upon knowing the situation, I felt compelled to wear a bracelet with Peter’s name and other info. When someone asks me what the bracelet is about, they learn the WHOLE story. I will wear this bracelet until Peter Schmidt comes home, or I die. I pray he comes home first. May God bless and comfort you. Sincerely, “Pat”.. “YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN”.


From: "Pat W. Emery, Jr." <98peterbilt@cableone.net>
Subject: CPT Arthur G. Ecklund, US Army
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 17:15:46 -0700

To the family of CPT Ecklund; my Grandmother wore a bracelet with CPT Ecklund’s info on it from 1970 until she died. My Mother has the bracelet now. I would like to know if you’d like the bracelet returned. If so, please feel free to contact me. I will send it to you. I will send it to you. I’m so sorry you lost your son/brother. I am happy to know he was able to be buried in his homeland. May God bless and keep you, sincerely, “Pat”..


From: "Donna Miller" <ladywwjd@comcast.net>
Subject: Calling the MIA/POW bracelet of the 1970's a FAD
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2007 12:23:29 -0400
 I am writing you with a comment I have regarding the bracelets that were issued during the 1970's.
 
I have perused several websites regarding the MIA/POW bracelets that were distributed during the late 1970's as a show of support for the lost and missing and POW's in southeast Asia.  I was a little upset that some people referred to the bracelets as a "fad".  I came upon one site that described in their URL 1970's MIA/POW Fad. 
 
No way did I ever consider those bracelets just a "Fad".  A "Fad" I consider a fashion statement.  Those bracelets were never in my mind suppose to be a "fashion statement".  I also never considered them something that was just a passing fling.  I was truly concerned for these people and hoped that they would all come home.  Some of the POW's did and I remember the very day they walked off that plain. 
 
So I hope people stop referring to these bracelets as "fad".
 
I am supporting our troops now by writing letters to soldiers through an organization which the Department of Defense has approved of.  I only wish that there was something like Soldiers' Angels during the Viet Nam war.  I would have written to the POW's.  I doubt if they would ever have let them have them though.
 
Thank you. 
 
Donna Miller

Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2007 19:23:00 -0700 (PDT)
From: kbomotano <txkorms@yahoo.com>
Subject: Ralph Cameron Bisz
To whom it may concern:
   I'm Karen A. Bomotano. I'm in possession of a POW/MIA bracelet with the name of Ralph Cameron Bisz on it. I'm trying to find any of his family
members in order for me to return the bracelet to his family.
 
Sincerely yours,
 
Karen A. Bomotano
txkorms@yahoo.com
 

    I would like to return a POW bracelet, which belonged to Sgt. Raymond Bobe, 3-16-69.  I'm hoping he or some member of his family will contact me.
    Rebecca Van Der Parre
    Webster, NH 03303
    E-Mail:  countrywesterngirl@tds.net

From: "Shannon Smith" <shannon@newlifelenoir.com>
Cc: <shannon@newlifelenoir.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2007 10:44:44 -0400

Hi,

 My aunt has the bracelet of Maj. Henry Serex.  She would like to let you know she has thought about him since she got the bracelet in 1972.  Please know that your family continues to be in our prayers.

 Shannon Smith


Subject: POW bracelet to return to the family - Trent Powers
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2007 13:47:29 -0400
From: "Golden, Stacey" <Stacey.Golden@childrens.harvard.edu>
 
Hello,
 
I was wondering if you could direct me into getting in touch with the family of LCdr. Trent Richard Powers? I was nine years old when I received his POW bracelet and still have it. I have attached a picture my sister has recently scanned of me wearing it (the girl with the bright flowered mini dress) and if possible I would like the family to have the bracelet if they wish.
 
I did a google search and read your bio on Trent Richard Powers and though I would start here. I read in the Boston Herald a while ago that his
remains were returned and now I see he is resting in MN.  I travel to Wisconsin in September so I could possibly meet the family then if they
would wish and I could return it in person? I know the promise I gave when I sent away for this bracelet was to give it to the family when they were
returned so I would like to honor that promise if I could.
 
Thanks in advance for you help,
Stacey Golden

From: "Elizabeth McNany" <eschmeltzer@neo.rr.com>
Subject: POW/MIA. Lt Col. Tom Finney
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2007 16:36:46 -0400

 I have had my bracelet since1978.  My Mother gave it to me and told me to never forget this man, Lt Col. Tom Finney, who gave of himself for our country.  I have worn this bracelet all through Junior High and High School with hopes that some day I could return it to his family and let them know the hope and fear that I shared with them through the years.  I share the history with my son and his friends as they are interested in our country and the great men and women who gave their lives for our freedom.  I put the bracelet on my wrist this morning and decided to look at your website and find out if there were any further details about Tom Finney.  My prayers are with all of the families of the men and women who fought in this war and I will never forget.  Tom Finney has been a part of my life and I will always keep him in my prayers.  He will always be a part of my life.

If there is anyone in his family that would like to contact me or if they would like me to send the bracelet to them please email me at eschmeltzer@neo.rr.com.  Thanks and God bless!

Sincerely,

Elizabeth McNany
Stow OH


From: "Golden, Stacey" <Stacey.Golden@childrens.harvard.edu>
Time: 30 Mar 2007 17:48:13.0415 (UTC)

Hello,

I was wondering if you could direct me into getting in touch with the family of LCdr. Trent Richard Powers? I was nine years old when I received his POW bracelet and still have it. I have attached a picture my sister has recently scanned of me wearing it (the girl with the bright flowered mini dress) and if possible I would like the family to have the bracelet if they wish.

I did a google search and read your bio on Trent Richard Powers and though I would start here. I read in the Boston Herald a while ago that his remains were returned and now I see he is resting in MN.  I travel to Wisconsin in September so I could possibly meet the family then if they would wish and I could return it in person? I know the promise I gave when I sent away for this bracelet was to give it to the family when they were returned so I would like to honor that promise if I could.

Thanks in advance for you help,

Stacey Golden


From: "Diane Petrozzo" <petro008@regis.edu>
Subject: Major Ernest Olds
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2007 16:57:42 -0600

I accidentally found your website.  I was six years old when Major Ernest Olds was an MIA.  I wore the POW bracelet with his name on it for years, and thought and prayed about him daily.  I have often wondered if he ever came home and sadly read on your website that his remains were identified in 1996.  I am saddened that he did not survive, but know that his family now has closure.  I want to send a message to them that he was thought of and prayed about for many years.

God Bless You.

Diane Petrozzo
Denver, Colorado


From: "Jenn Audette" <firechick9@charter.net>
To: <info@pownetwork.org>
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2007 17:03:45 -0400

Hello,
 
I just recently purchased my first bracelet.  It's interesting, I was in the reserves for eight years and never actually knew the story behind the bracelets.  I guess I never asked and I'm sorry I didn't.  I am wearing SSGT Thomas E. Douglas (11/22/65).  I chose his because of being an enlisted E-6 which is what I was when I left the Navy.  If his family reads this, I hope that someday he will return home and I will have the honor of returning his bracelet to you.  Please feel free to e-mail me.
 
Jenn Audette
firechick9@charter.net

From: "Judi Burrow" <JudiB@eburrow.com>
Subject: Lt. Col Donald Martin Klemm
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2007 16:34:38 -0700
I have had Lt. Donald Martin Klemm's bracelet since 1970, the year my son was born.  I would love to return it to his family.
A friend of mine went to the memorial in Washington, DC and took a photo of his name on the wall.  Over the years I have always wondered what happened to him, who his was and if he had a family.  I did find out he was from Youngstown, Ohio.
 
If his family would like the bracelet back please email me at G35lady@yahoo.com.
 
Judi Burrow

From: "Kathy Gilroy McGuire" <kmcguire@inebraska.com>
Subject: Capt. (George)  Craig Smith 4/3/65
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2007 21:27:06 -0500

           Finally after all these years I found Craig's name.  Never knew it was George Craig - and had given up on finding it.  Thank goodness for computers.

Got his bracelet in 66 or 67 ,  picked it as it was as close to my high school graduation (May 30, 65)  as I could get.   For all my years of wearing it -  I tried to keep in mind of all the life I had led...since graduation - and Craig was still missing.

I wore it proudly for many, many years and it has sat beside my computer or in a "special spot"  when not on my wrist.   I am putting it back on my wrist tonight.

Forty years and I am thrilled that there may be some way to reach his family.  I will keep my fingers crossed.

with much affection

Kathy Gilroy McGuire


From: KathyARamsey@aol.com
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2007 23:22:16 EDT
Subject: MAJOR ROBERT E. RAUSCH
Dear family member,  When I was in high school I purchased a POW bracelet . The name on the bracelet is Colonel Robert E. Rausch . I want you to know that he is NOT FORGOTTEN. He is still in my prayers as is his family and I have the Vietnam POW/MIA  flag in my yard.  EVERY DAY I find a Veteran and thank him/her for serving our country and for my freedom.  I can be reached  @  KathyARamsey@aol.com  GOD BLESS

From: "Frank" <frankroche@echoes.net>
Subject: Daniel R. Phillips
Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2007 07:12:59 -0400
I am wearing Daniel`s bracelet.
This Memorial Day parade {Honesdale, Pa.} I will be carrying the M.I.A/P.O.W. flag in his honor.
 May 28 2007.

Sincerley,
Frank Roche

From: LinDalli@aol.com
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2007 00:03:18 EDT
I am interested in finding out ...  how I can send his bracelet back to his family.  His name is Erich Englehard.  If you can help me at all, I would really appreciate it.
 
Thank you,
 
Gregory Hayes
 

Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 11:35:53 EDT
Subject: re:MIA 40 yrs today
I am forwarding a copy of an email I just sent. Thank you for this site and its upkeep. On the 40th anniversary of my dear soldier's MIA date that I wore on my wrist for so many years, it gave me one person to reach out to.


Dear Col. Gurski,

(I am assuming on the name.)  


I read your entry on a web site dated Sept. 20, 2000.  At the time, you were about to dedicate a plaque to one of your town's own MIA,
Col. Herman Knapp.  I wore a bracelet for many a year with his name and today's date, 4-24-67.  He was friends of my sister and her then husband in the Air Force.  Today marks the 40th Anniversary of his "MIA date."   She sent me his MIA bracelet to wear.  I thank you, from one who cared, for your commemoration in honor of his service to our great country.   I recently saw a picture from when I was nineteen and wearing the bracelet.  I was wearing a hot pink "bikini" and noticed the bracelet right away (besides how thin I was then compared to now.)
            


I'm taking a chance this will get through but if not, Col. Knapp, here's to you!


Carole Smith Carey

Leavenworth, KS.