LETTERS AND NOTES

FROM

THOSE THAT WEAR THE BRACELETS:

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


Date: Sat, 2 Jun 2001 02:23:21 EDT
From: RRAINES077@aol.com

This letter is to family of Stephen A. Rusch, 3-7-72.  I have had this bracelet for a long time and have just started researching his bio.  If you have interest in communicating with me please write back.  I still wear the bracelet.

Sincerely,  Karen


Subject: CAPT DALE RICHARDSON
Date: Sun, 3 Jun 2001 14:47:44 -0000

Though never forgotten, I have kept my POW bracelet in my special little box for many years. I got it when I was a young girl. How powerful it was. I felt so attached to the person who's name was engraved. Not fully understanding the meaning.  It would come to mind now and then, but I wasn't quite sure how to find out about him. CAPTAIN DALE RICHARDSON.  His name would pop into my head from time to time and I wondered what, how, when and
why. I sit here now with his bracelet on my desk and wanted some history, hopefully good news, but it seems I finally got my answer today and my heart is very heavy. I just wanted to let the family know that I have the
bracelet, wore it very proudy, and will gladly send it home if they like. Otherwise, it will remain a piece of me forever. God Bless
Abby     weo_scumi_vt@yahoo.com


Date: Sun, 3 Jun 2001 13:44:43 EDT
From: TBwhipple@aol.com

To the family of Sgt. Orval Skarman -

For many years I had worn the bracelet with Orval's name on it which I received back in the late 1960's or early 70's.  It has been sitting safely in my jewlery box now for a good many more years but I have often wondered
about him and his family.  I just found this web site and finally retained some information regarding this brave gentlemen and was wondering if you, his family,  would appreciate receiving his bracelet.     Please contact me at
TBwhipple@aol.com.

Sincerely,
Peggy Broughton


Subject: Clive Garth Jeffs, POW/MIA - Vietnam/Laos
Date: Sun, 3 Jun 2001 12:34:57 -0700
From: "Pam McBeth-Merkley" <merkley@elko.net>

Hello Mary :)

Do you happen to have contact with the family of Clive G. Jeffs, Rank/Branch: O2/US Air Force, from Salt Lake City, UT who went missing 12 March 1971? A friend of mine knew him, but lost contact with his family & would like to contact them again. She said he has a sister whose name is Carolyn Hall.  Any help would be greatly appreciated. If you could forward this to them, her name is Kay Williams, and she knew him when he went missing.

Thanks so much,

Pam Merkley
Elko, NV


Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2001 10:42:01 -0400
From: Liz Keller <LKeller@TheEvansAgency.com>

To the family of S/Sgt Roger C. Hallberg.  US Army Special Forces.  I have worn the bracelet bearing S/Sgt Hallberg's name since 1969.  It is my privilege and honor to do so. You can contact me at
Lkeller@theevansagency.com   God Bless, Liz Johnson-Keller

Subject: CM.SGT.Edward J Darcy
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2001 23:24:35 EDT
From: TTequila2@aol.com

I've been wearing the bracelet of Edward Darcy for more than 5 years and continue to wear it hoping to find his realitives and then return it to them. I know he was from Portland Me. and i am from Lewiston,not far away.  I am
not sure where to look and am hoping this letter will help me. God Bless: Arlene Cardinal  114 Montello St Lewiston Me


Date: Mon, 04 Jun 2001 20:51:30 -0700
From: Ken Lane <nikicohsc@earthlink.net>

This is about the thoughts I have every day for Jerry Shriver. When I wake up every morning, my eyes are drawn to the Band of stainless steel that encircles my right wrist, and I wonder what your eyes are drawn to every
morning. When I get up, I can feel where the bracelet has crimped down, pinching me, and I wonder about the discomfort that you must feel after 32 long years. On the 24th of April, I wonder about the desperation that you
must have felt when you realized that you and your Yards were trapped with no way out. And I can't help but wonder how you must have felt as the days passed and nobody came to rescue you. My God, Jerry, I'm sorry. I wish that
there was something that could be done. My thoughts and Prayers are with you every single day. I'll wear that bracelet until my death or your return. It's the least I can do after all that you've done.

                                                                                   Ken Lane


Subject: To the Family of Joe Harold Pringle
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2001 21:17:46 -0400
From: "Janna Duckworth" <ducky@meer.net>

Hello!  I have recently adopted your son through the POW/MIA site.  I am new at this.. Not sure what to do...

I grew up in the Vietnam era..am presently dating a veteran of the war.  He discusses his experiences with me..lots of men don't like to..He still has unresolved memories...mortar fire or fireworks bother him.  He is living a
normal life, however.

I never felt that the veterans were treated fairly when they return...NOR enough was done to help those missing in action or prisoners of war.  My heart aches for your loss.  I, too, lost my father's twin brother in Guam...tho I never knew him.

I would like to do what I can to assist your family in resolution...I would love to know about your son's life prior to your loss of him.

If you would like to share anything with me, feel free to contact me at Mikeangel2@Yahoo.com  I am a good listener....my heart is with you...I plan to purchase and wear a bracelet with your son's name, if that is okay with
you.

When I was a teenager I had a bracelet, but with leaving home it was misplaced...I have searched for it a lot....

May God bless you....may you have peace in your heart...Feel free to contact me.

Love,
Janna


Subject: To The Familiy of Larry Francis Lucas
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2001 21:08:52 -0400
From: "Janna Duckworth" <ducky@meer.net>

I recently adopted your son from the POW/MIA site...Growing up during the Vietnam War era, my heart aches for everyone...That was a war in which young BOYS were sent to fight with little training.  I knew boys who came back
from the war with limbs missing..I had a POW/MIA bracelet years ago, but it has been misplaced...

Presently, I am dating a gentleman who returned from that war.  Unlike many veterans, he will relate his experiences...many memories unresolved.  He STILL cannot stand to hear fireworks on July 4th or mortar at our local "Blue & Gray Reunion"...

My heart aches for your loss.  My uncle was killed in Guam. He was my father's twin brother.

I would love to hear from you...To know about your son.  ONLY if you desire to communicate with me...

You may contact me at Mikeangel2@Yahoo.com

May God bless and keep you...may your heart be at peace.  Share with me if you like.  I plan to order a bracelet with your son's name...

With Love,
Janna


Subject: LCDR James Beene
Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2001 20:41:25 EDT
From: EMARTYN2@aol.com

I am now a senior lady who has had the bracelet of James Beene for so many years. I have always wondered about him and finally found this site and have gotten the sad information that he is indeed still missing. I sit here in  June of 2001 after seeing a reenactment of the bombing of Pearl Harbor at the Lakehurst Navel Base in New Jersey this past weekend and am thankful that I saw this as it was the trigger that prompted my search. I did not know this
brave man, but I now cry for him and for his family. I know that he is in the wonderful hands of God and I will always include him in my prayers. If his family wishes to contact me my email is EMARTYN2@aol.com
Evelyn O'Brien


Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2001 12:10:48 EDT
From: slinkers3411@aol.com

To the family of Billie Leroy Roth, USAF,
                 I wear the bracelet bearing his name. I honor his sacrifice. He is not forgotton.

      Respectfully,

       Mr. G. Linker


Subject: Loveletters-to the FAMILY of Joe Harold Pringle
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2001 23:08:05 -0400
From: "Janna Duckworth" <ducky@meer.net>

Hello,
I recently adopted your son thru the POW/MIA site...I chose someone who would live close to me..my parents were born and raised in Weston, WV..

My heart breaks for your loss.  I date a veteran of the Vietnam War. Growing up as a teen, I felt it was so unfair for those young boys to lose their lives there...and worse, how they were treated when they returned..no honor....Yet, at least they returned...I wish your son could have also..

I would love to know anything you'd like to share with me about your son...memories...does he have wife/children?  If I can assist you in any way , please let me know.

Janna Duckworth
Mikeangel@yahoo.com


Subject: Lt. Ralph "Skip" Foulks
Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2001 14:59:40 -0400
From: "Debra Burlingame" <debraburlingame@prodigy.net>

To the family of Lt. Foulks:

I wore Lt. Foulks' bracelet faithfully for many years.  I learned that he was a newlywed at the time his A-6 went down in 1968.  His young  bride sent me a letter in 1971 and kindly enclosed a photograph of her dear "Skip."
Always wondered what became of her and prayed that she was able to deal with the mystery of his tragic loss.  Just learned today that his remains were identified in 1993 and shipped home the following year.  I still have Lt. Foulks' bracelet and will return it to the Wall the next time I visit Washington, D.C.  God bless you, Skip...God bless your family...and thank you for your precious contribution to your country and the United States Navy.  You were more than a name on a bracelet to one 17-year-old girl.

Respectfully,

Debra Burlingame
debraburlingame@prodigy.net


Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2001 16:47:05 EDT
From: SSSIKOR@aol.com

This letter is to the family of Lt. Carter A. Howell, MIA 3-7-72.  I was born near the end of the war and I have only had my bracelet with his name for ten years or so but it has always been incredibly important to me.  My husband
and I travelled to The Wall on our honeymoon where I said a special prayer for Carter.  Today is our five-year anniversary and as I have in the past, I always remember Lt. Howell.  My bracelet broke recently and I plan on
special ordering another with his name.  If there is a family member out there or someone with information regarding Lt. Howell, I would be more than happy to listen.  Thanks.

Kristine
sssikor@aol.com


Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2001 16:22:50 -0700
From: "Suzi Isbell" <sisbell@citlink.net>

Hello,  I just got my MIA bracelet out of my jewelry box. The traveling version of the Vietnam Wall just went through our town and I also just found the virtual site.
    My bracelet has Capt. Charles J. Hunneycutt's name on it.  I would like to get in contact w/ any family. My e-mail is ski_12000@yahoo.com
                                             God Bless///SKI


Subject: Eric Huberth - Missing since 5/13/70
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 17:05:00 -0500
From: "Moore, Jane" <Moore.Jane@mail.da.state.wi.us>

I have had the POW/MIA bracelet for Eric Huberth since 1972 and would like to be able to contact his family and let them know this.

Jane Esbensen Moore


Date:  Friday, June 15, 2001
From:  Sandra L. Cardwell - CardwellMrsG2@aol.com
Subject:  Lt. Darel Leetun, USAF

To the family of Lt. Darel Leetun I have the bracelet which belongs to your cherished loved one and would like to return it to its rightful owner.  I recently lost my husband to cancer caused by Agent Orange.  I feel now might be
the time to return it as I would want to have all the cherished memories of my loved one. 

I do understand and if they want me to keep it I will.  I just felt selfish that I wanted to keep it because I feel they Vietnam Veterans are very special people and I have had this since the 60'.  I would be honored to continue to hold on to this valuable possession.

It may not signify happy memories but it is a part of Lt. Leetun's life as an honorable and distinguished American  who gave his life. May God be with you and all those wonderful Vietnam Veterans who deserve to be in God's arms.  Peace be with you always.

Sincerely,

Sandra L. Cardwell


Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2001 17:55:00 -0400
From: "Jay Bailey" <jlnn@bellsouth.net>

In my search for locating family members of Sgt. Thomas Hepburn Perry, I located his niece and learned he has one son, Tommy.  His wife never remarried.  I would love to send out a very special and loving Father's Day wish for this wonderful man who served his country and was lost in South Vietnam on May 10, 1968.  I received a POW bracelet with his name on it when I was 10 years old.  I am now grown, 37, and have a family of my own.  I still wear this bracelet with pride and love for a man I do not know.  May God bless him and his family today on Father's Day, 2001.

Lisa Bailey


Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 21:43:20 -0400
From: "Stormin Norm Wilson" <nwilson@chartertn.net>

I just got back from "The Wall" and did four years of active duty in the Marines and am now in an Army Reserve unit, sometimes people take for granted the freedom they enjoy, until they see such a reminder as "The Wall".
I bought a bracelet with the name of Capt. Frederick Krupa, why the government will not try to give families some kind of closure is beyond me. I would like to let Capt. Krupa's family know(if he has any) that my prayers are with them and I will wear his "band" from now on. If you would like to contact me just to talk or to let me know any updates or news on Frederick, it would be welcomed and appreciated.

                                                                May Christ give you peace,
                                                                   Norman Wilson


Subject: Lt Col James H Metz 4-15-68
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2001 12:38:19 -0500
From: "Nancy Wright" <NWright@serviceasset.com>

Dear Chuck & Mary:

Just a note to let you know that Jim Metz' bracelet is now in the hands of the Metz family.  Upon the birth of his youngest child's (who, by the way, was born after he was shot down and never knew her father) third child, his
sister-in-law happen to search his name on the Internet and found the love letter we had posted.

I have met many wonderful people via the Internet throughout this search, many of whom have been assisting me in trying to locate the Metz family. Some pilots that flew with Jim Metz have contacted me as well.  It is amazing the people that have been brought together by this bracelet.  I think this may be Jim's way of speaking to us.

Many thanks for your assistance.  And, as you can see, your efforts are rewarded.  My warmest personal regards to you both.

Nancy Ware Wright

Please note my new e-mail address (nwright@serviceasset.com). 


Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2001 01:15:37 EDT
From: WALKERBOH76@aol.com

Quite a few years ago, my mother was just beginning a new job at a bank. She was going down the stairs and nearly slipped and fell.  She is sure that she would have been severely injured if not for one thing-the P.O.W bracelet
that she was wearing caught onto the railing and prevented her from falling headfirst down a flight of stairs.  That bracelet bore the name Captain Frederick J. Ransbottom.  My Mom still has a scar from the bracelet, but she
is grateful that that is all the injury that she sustained and maintains that Captain Ransbottom's P.O.W bracelet saved her life.  I am turning 25 in a few months and for as long as I can remember, I have known the name of Captain Ransbottom.  I hope that one day his family will no longer have to wonder about what happened to their loved one.                   

Maria Beatrice Hatzoglou


Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2001 12:34:57 EDT
From: BarbieDoll1941@aol.com

I am looking to return bracelets to the familys of the 2 men below can u help me,,,,,,,,

Brauner, Henry Paul, NJ  USAF MIA 3=29=72

Cichon, Walter Allan, NJ  ARMY MIA 3=30=68  

i hope some one can help me... i had a site but lost it i have returned 1 already to a daughter ...she was so greatful ...and welcome home brothers ...my brother was kia in nam 67 ...wayne a grant ... thanks  

Barbara Johnson, NJ


Subject: Col. Herman Ludwig Knapp, USAF
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 09:33:42 +0000
From: Melody <melodycoe@prodigy.net>

To the family of Col. Herman Ludwig Knapp, USAF. 

My name is Melody and I along with 4 sisters and my mother received POW Bracelets and wore them continuously  for the duration Of the war and on into adding them to a place of prayer in our homes. Until now I did not know that one could attempt to talk with the family or return a bracelet. I have read the bio and now know a little about this person and the situation which put him on my bracelet. I will continue to pray for him and a hope that we can respond to one another via internet.

It was not until I found this web site that I learned of the history and story of this person and that according to the
records he is still MIA. I would like to contact any family member of Herman and offer this bracelet that carries not only my prayers but the prayers of all of the women in my family. My mother, myself and 5 sisters all received bracelets when the program began and all wore  them and prayed constantly for all peoples involved in this interaction from both nations. Since contacting these web sites I cannot believe how personal it is once again.
Some of the men we all wore bracelets are home, some MIA and some lost there lives but were returned home for there rest. I am so grateful to all involved in this program to continue the prayers for all peoples of war.

Melody


Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2001 09:35:53 EDT
From: Darjrinib@aol.com

I would like to send this note to the family of LCDR JOHN B. WORCESTER.  My husband and I recently moved back to Michigan.  This year, he was able to fulfill a dream of participating in the ROLLING THUNDER, RIDE FOR FREEDOM, in Washington DC.   He was very moved by the experience.  As I couldn't attend with him, he brought me a gift from his trip, a POW/MIA bracelet bearing your John's name.   I put it on immediately, and haven't removed it since. Reading LCDR Worcester's bio and learning more about him, has really opened my eyes wider to the need to fight for the Freedom of our men lost in the war(s).   I WILL be attending the POW/MIA RIDE FOR FREEDOM next year, and I will help in anyway I can to BRING THEM HOME.   I was only 5 years old when your John was reported missing.  I want you to know that John IS NOT FORGOTTEN.   He is in my heart every minute of every day.  I pray for you, for answers and comfort.      GOD BLESS,

Darlene Plansky
Menominee, MI


Subject: POW Maj. Richard Ayers
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 09:13:29 EDT
From: BjustC@aol.com

I have had since the early 70's a bracelet with the name of Maj. Richard Ayers, 4-16-70. While I stopped wearing it a few years ago I have always kept it in sight and often wondered about Major Ayers and his family. While searching today I found information on who I think is the same man. I  would like to hear from his family if they ever see this. I have a teen daughter that asked if she could have the bracelet to wear I told her that although it
was "mine" I believe that it really belongs to the family of Major Ayers should they want it. I was blessed to have my 2 brothers return safely and only wish the bracelet return to its rightful owner.


Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001 20:03:12 -0500
From: "Scott Carpenter" <scottdandy@hotmail.com>

Please help. I have been carrying a bracelet since 1972. I have tried on numerous ocassions to learn something of my MIA.. All that I really know is that he has not come home. Please,if anyone who sees this knew him,served
with him,knows his family,could you tell me something,anything about this hero whose name I have carried for 29 years.   LTCDR. Jeffrey Martin Krommenhoek   MIA  October 25 1967   A4E pilot  Attack Squadron 163 /U.S.S. Oriskany (CVA-34)  Lost near Phuc-Yen Airfield , North Viet Nam


Subject: SSGT CHAMPION, JAMES A.
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2001 12:07:10 EDT
From: JulietteBoyer@aol.com

To the family of James. My search for him continues. I would like the family to know I wear Mr champion's POW/MIA bracelet and will continue to wear it until he is brought home or if you decide you want it. I am very active and involved with the findings of all the POW/MIA's they gave their lives for us to be free. My whole family has served our country and I hope my son will too. I would like the family of James to know that I set a place at the
table with candles for the holidays and all special events in honor of J ames and all the other men and women that gave their life for me for our country and our way of life. I fear for those who don't respect those brave soldiers. I
often think of James and wonder if he had children or a wife. I wonder how his family is doing. I am getting out of the army after two tours. My heart goes out to all the family members of our loved POW/MIA soldiers. To James I
know you watch over me and your own family you are my guardian angle. Your my "HERO"

"YOU ARE GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN"

THOMAS S, VENTIMIGLIA jr  (SGT)
3/3 ACR  FT. CARSON COLORADO
mandys_man1@hotmail.com

Please anyone with any info on James or his family don't wait one second contact me as soon as possible....


Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2001 09:34:09 -0500
From: "McHenry Oupost" <mchenry_outpost@earthalliance.com>
To: info@pownetwork.org

I would really like to contact the families of  Jerry Michael "Mad Dog" Shriver , Dennis Keith Eads,  Derri Sykes,  Raymond George Czerwiec . I adopted them a year ago at the operation just cause website.. and ever since I have been trying to find out as much as possible about them. If anyone knows their families, or knew them personally, please email me. I would love to hear from you.

Sincerely,

Andrea Kaiser
mchenry_outpost@earthalliance.com
http://www.geocities.com/medicwade2000/index.html


Subject: LUTHER LONO/PATRICK CURRAN
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2001 19:09:24 -0400
From: "Marcia Hennessy" <marsh@westelcom.com>

I have been wearing the bracelet of LTC LUTHER LONO for a number of years, and, along with the information that came with the bracelet, MAJOR PATRICK CURRAN has also been in my thoughts and prayers on a daily basis.  I have a new email address---marsh@westelcom.com .  I had left a message a few years ago, and have heard from some people regarding these two honored men. I now also have had pictures of these men sent to me recently, proving to me that these men are NOT forgotten.. They are a part of my daily life.

Marcia
marsh@westelcom.com


Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2001 09:19:19 EDT
From: CCulli@aol.com

I'm not very educated on all the new technology around today and have just discovered this website.  To my disappointment, I discovered that Maj. Jerdy A. Wright, Jr. did not return to his family alive.  I am so very sorry for
your loss.

The bracelet I received with Maj. Wright's name on it was worn daily with all the hope in the world that he would arrive safely back home.  I still have the bracelet and this website suggests that it be laid at the Vietnam Memorial Wall.  Friends of mine will be traveling there on vacation around October 2001 and I will ask them to do this for me.

My husband is a Vietnam Veteran with two tours spent there.  He was shot down twice (helicopters), but all aboard did manage to escape alive in each case.

For this I thank God.

Just wanted you to know that I was praying for Maj. Wright for many years and he will certainly not be forgotten.


Subject: MAYER, RODERICK LEWIS
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 23:26:24 -0700
From: Manny Mallo <emallo@pacbell.net>

To the loving family and friends of "USN Commander Roderrick Lewis Mayer"

I have been wearing "my" POW/MIA since 1966!  I was 16 at the time I received this very precious bracelet. Its nearly been on my wrist for 35 years.  Its been coated with laquer a number of times since its been worn-down a bit.  I was in the Navy too, did my tour with Special Forces in Nam for 18 months and my "RLM" bracelet was there with me, all the time! Roderick is very much part of my life.  I'm 51 years old now and I still have this place in my mind, soul and heart that will forever belong to the "Commander".  I recently found his bio in the POWNETWORK.  I wanted so much to let you all know how sorry I am for your loss.  I thought this day would
provide some relief.  How wrong I have been!

I will continue to pray for him and he will never - ever be forgotten by me!  He's part of my family and will always be. God bless you all and keep you safe. If you wold like to email me, I would be privileged to hear from you!

Sincerely,
Manny
kahuna@seals.navy.org


Date: Sun, 01 Jul 2001 18:09:34 -0500
From: Dawn Hahm and Roy Carlson <djhahm@indy.net>

I have been wearing SMSGT Gean Clapper Sr.'s POW Bracelet for many years.  I was just informed that his remains were returned to his family in October 2000.  I am removing the bracelet so that it (and it's predecessor that broke) can be returned as  a loving remembrance of him to his family.  My wrist will miss it and I will always remember wearing it.  I will go on remembering the man I never met but for whom I thought of with each glance of my wrist or clang of the bracelet.

If you are a family member of SMSGT Gean Clapper Sr. and would like the bracelets I will return them to you.  Please know though - I will never forget him.

Dawn J. Hahm
DJHahm@Indy.net


Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2001 16:13:40 EDT
From: Krautnomsg@aol.com

To the family of  SSG Steven Geist,

                                      My name is Josh Vanderbeck of New Hampshire.  This past spring my father-in -law   retired Master Chief Richard  Richards { A veteran of Vietnam with a PURPLE & BRONZE STAR  WCD }  passed on. In his personal effects from the hospital was the bracelet with Steven's name. He wore it til the day he died. I now wear the bracelet to honor both men. I will wear it from now on until Steven is found or I cease to breathe.

                                                                    peace & prosperity to you
Joshua J. Vanderbeck
10 Mulberry st.
Nashua  N.H. 03060


Subject: I never forgot either the man on my bracelet or the one who returned
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2001 23:31:41 EDT
From: Drjanejb13@aol.com

Lt. Col. Erich Engelhardt USAF was with me every day from the 25th anniversary of the USAF at the century plaza hotel, until the day I found him listed in the book of the dead. then i took the bracelet off, but the memory has never left my life. i noticed a discepancy in the spelling of his name here Eric Engelhard. His bracelet introduced me to a returned POW who kissed my hand for still wearing the other man's POW bracelet in 1978 or 79 in Charlotte, NC.  I often wondered what happened to this man as well - I just read his "bio" on your site and i still admire his sense of honor and his sense of patriotism and citizenship. I wish him well, his picture looked happy and he earned it. Doesn't everyone touched by Viet Nam deserve a smile like that now.

Blessings to all,
Jane Elizabeth
rsvp drjanejb@military.com


Subject: Robert A. Mangus - I wear his bracelet
Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2001 09:23:19 EDT
From: Chainslady@aol.com

To the family of Robert A. Mangus , I just wanted you to know I've been wearing his bracelet for 2 years now and will continue to do so.

Diane Carmean
Chainslady@aol.com


Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2001 11:56:59 -0500
From: "Kim Ward" <kimward@prodigy.net>

To the family of Bennie Lee Dexter,

My name is Kimberly Rigby Ward.  I have been wearing Bennie's POW/MIA Bracelet since 1972.  I want you to know that Bennie has not been forgotten and that I intend to keep the pledge I made when I first received his
bracelet.  I won't take it off until we know what has happened to Bennie.  I have been praying for him and for you for many years and continue to do so.

All of the information I have gotten over the years has been through the VA.  Because of a friend, I found this site today July 4, 2001.  How appropriate that I "discovered" this place on Independence Day.

I hope this finds you well and living with the hope that we will know soon where Bennie is.

God Bless You,
Kimberly Ward


Subject: Col. Patrick Fallon
Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2001 14:57:22 -0400
From: btrimble@upstatefarms.com

Hello,
I just visted some websites where I got your email addresses.

I have a copper MIA bracelet representing Col. Patrick Fallon. Over the past few decades, I moved several times and lost information on Col. Patrick, although I wore the bracelet daily for years, and still wear it each and every July 4.

Many years ago I ran a BBS, and contacted a POW\MIA network forum, where they forwarded some information on Col. Fallon to me. Then I found you on the Internet. And finally got to see him, after all these long years. I am
truly touched, and wanted to thank you so much for finally bringing him closer to me.

He is my hero.

God Bless.

Beth Trimble
Lockport, New York


Date: Sun, 8 Jul 2001 11:54:06 EDT
From: Sassylm@aol.com

To the family of Pfc Eugene F. Christiansen....
I just wanted you to know that I have dedicated a webpage to Eugene, with the help of my sister, who designed and created it.  I wear his bracelet 24/7, and will be writing letters to the Whitehouse, Senators and Congressmen on
his behalf.  Please visit my website for Eugene.  I hope that you like it, and that is brings you comfort to know that he has been adopted, and that there are people who are working to bring him home.

Blessings and prayers to you and Eugene.
Linda Martin
sassyLM@aol.com
Eugene's website: http://www.lonelyjungle.homestead.com


Subject: Loveletter-W. M. Meyer Family (USAF)
Date: Sun, 8 Jul 2001 15:47:47 -0700
From: "Sharon Roden" <sroden3719@earthlink.net>

To the family of Major William Meyer, USAF:

Though I was not quite 6 years old when he was declared MIA, I wore the bracelet of Maj. William Meyer.  Even though I was a young child, I still understood that this bracelet had a very special meaning -- representing a man that was missing; a man with a family that missed him very much.  I feel I have grown up with this man.  Because I was so small, the bracelet did break in half though I have always kept it in a very special place.   Many times throughout my life I have wondered what happened to him.  My brother spend many years in the Air Force and was able to find out some minimal information.  I was so happy to come across this website (though quite by accident) and finally get answers to some of the questions I have asked.

I hope with all of my heart that your family is at peace with the love that our God provides.  If you would like to have the bracelet I wore, I would be happy to send it to you.

Sharon Roden
sroden3719@earthlink.net


Subject: MAJ GREGG HARTNESS
Date: Mon, 09 Jul 2001 00:04:05 -0000
From: "Wendy Brotton" <wbrotton@hotmail.com>

I didn't think it would be as hard as it was to visit the traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.  Holding on to Maj Hartness's bracelet I found his name.  I have had his bracelet since I was 17 years old, and have kept him and his family in my thoughts and prayers ever since.  Until today I never really knew what happened to Maj Hartness, and my heart is filled.  I have often wondered about his family, and have felt a closeness to them for so many years.  If they want, I would like to hear from them @ wbrotton@hotmail.com.  You've always been in my prayers!!


Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2001 02:27:43 -0400
Marilyn Houser
mahouser706@hotmail.com

SSgt Burt C. Small Jr.

POW /SVN  Lost: 06 March 1967
Home Town: Savannah, Ga

I just want Burt's family and friends to know I ware a bracelet with his name  and I search for answers. He is in my heart, and a part of my everyday life. I write this not to hurt anyone, but to let you know "He Is Not Forgotton".

Respectfully,
Marilyn Houser


Subject: JAMES TEAGUE
Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2001 15:21:05 -0400
From: "Final Finish" <fautopai@tampabay.rr.com>
To: <info@pownetwork.org>

DEAR TEAGUE FAMILY

             I HAVE WORN MY BRACLET FOR 29 YEARS - I AM 43 NOW AND HOPE TO WEAR IT FOR MANY MORE - I LIKE SO
MANY PEOPLE I DID NOT KNOW THE PERSON WHOSE NAME I LOOK AT EVERY DAY - MANY TIMES A DAY - YET SOMEHOW
I KNOW THAT HE KNOWS ME - I HAVE WAITED MANY YEARS TO EVEN TRY TO FIND INFO - WHEN I TRAVELED NO MATTER
WHAT CITY I WOULD LOOK FOR THE TEAGUE NAME IN THE PHONE BOOK - NEVER CALLING - NEVER QUITE KNOWING
WHAT TO SAY - IN MANY WAYS WISHING I HAD KNOWN HIM - IN MANY WAYS SAD FOR THOSE WHO DID - I WRITE THIS TO
LET YOU KNOW - SOMEBODY CARES - ME. GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU IN HIS CARE.HOPING FOR A REPLY.

TERESA RIVERA
P.O.BOX 1703
BRADENTON FL 34206
941-748-3912    9/5 M-F


Subject: BARNETT
Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2001 11:06:24 EDT
From: THRESISTER@aol.com

MY BROTHER GEORGE J BARNETT (BARNY) WAS LAST SEEN IN A POW CAMP IN NORTH KOREA. IF ANYONE KNEW HIM WE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM THEM.

WE KNOW HE IS DEAD IT TOOK MY BROTHER BOB AND MYSELF FORTY YEARS TO CONVINCE THE GOVERNMENT HE WAS DEAD AND BURIED IN NORTH KOREA. WE AND THE GOV. HAD AFFIDAVITS FROM FELLOW POW SAYING THEY BURIED HIM. (SMITH AND ADAMS) BUT THE GOV SAID HE WAS A POW.

40 YEARS LATER FIGHTING THE GOV. WE GOT OUT CLOSURE. WE TOOK MANY TRIPS TO D.C.  WROTE MANY LETTERS TALKED TO ARE CONGRESSMAN WENT TO AS MANY MEETINGS AS POSSIBLE TO GET ALL SOURCE OF INFORMATION. YOU CAN NOT TAKE THE GOV. WORD YOU MUST FINE OUT AND WORK ON IT YOURSELF. THIS WE DID AND GOT OUR CLOSURE. \

WE HAD TO TELL THE GOV. WHAT HAPPENED TO MY BROTHER. THE GOV. DOES NOT READ THE FILES THAT THEY HAVE ON OUR BOYS YOU HAVE TO DO THE WORK FOR THEM. WE DID AND NOW WE CAN PUT HIM TO REST. MY HEART  GOES OUT TO ALL THAT ARE STILL LOOKING. DON'T GIVE UP THE FIGHT IT ONLY TOOK MY BROTHER AND MYSELF 40 YEARS. WHAT IS NICE ABOUT THAT IS NOW I CAN SLEEP AT NIGHT.

          GOOD LUCK AND TAKE CARE.

                                       BEVERLY BARNETT.


Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2001 11:33:29 -0700
From: lorraine <lorraine@dnc.net>

I have worn my bracelet for FREDERICK L CRISTMAN since Sept 1998. If anyone was fortunate enough to get his synopsis with a PHOTO, and would be willing to share it with me, please email me.

Thank You Sincerely,,  Lorraine


Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2001 21:36:11 EDT
From: cagammyjos@aol.com

I would like to know if anybody has any information on PFC David Winters. The date of 4-21-67. I wore his bracelet for several years. Since than it has found its home in a very special box. It will remain there until I hear of any member of his family who would like it returned to them. It was a very touching time when I got to see the Wall in DC. a few years ago. Also when the traveling wall came near my home. Hopefully waiting to hear from somebody who knew David.

Sincerely,
Donna Joslin
Email address: cagammyjos@aol


Subject: Re: Long time friend
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2001 10:27:45 -0400
From: Mark A Rehl <mrehl@juno.com>

This is to the family of PFC Brian Kent McGar 5/31/67.

I have been wearing Brian's POW bracelet for the last 31 years, never taking it off. EVER! NOT FOR ANYTHING!

I was doing some research for Veteran's issues and came across the pownetwork site and checked it out. I have a friend who was a POW for 5 1/2 years and decided to check his name out. I read all of the info on him and then decided to check out Brain's info. I was absolutely stunned to find out that Brain came home over 4 years ago. I had no idea that this had happened. The ironic thing is that I am currently President of Vietnam Veterans Of America Chapter 55 in Licking County, Ohio.

Brian has been my constant companion for over 31 years and I am in a true quandry as to whether or not to continue to wear his name on my wrist. I want to continue to honor Brian and all of the rest of my "Brothers In
Arms".

As I tell all of the school children at the classes that we V V A members teach - "I do not wear this bracelet to call attention to myself - I wear it to honor those who gave the supreme sacrifice AND to remind myself as to how very lucky my family has been through World War II, Korea and Vietnam". No member of the Rehl family has died in conflict since the Civil War.

I just wanted to let you know how proud I have been to have worn Brian my strong right arm all these many years. He wasn't heavy - he is my brother.

Writing this letter has given me the answer to my question as to whether or not to continue wearing Brian's name.

Yes - I am going to continue doing so. I feel that Brian would want it for our brothers who have not come home.

Thank you for Brian, my brother.

Mark A. Rehl
President
Vietnam Veterans Of America
Chapter 55
Licking County, Ohio


Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2001 11:24:18 EDT
From: Unioncorps@aol.com

This is to the family of Stephen C. Moreland (12 MAY 68). I am a college student at Penn State in the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. Ever since January of this year, I have worn the POW/MIA bracelet to honor Mr.
Moreland of his courage during his time in Vietnam. I have not taken it off my right hand ever since - and I do not plan to.

I wasn't quite sure about his biography and history, so I looked him up in the POW/MIA database. Now I understand. I just want to let you know that I will honor his ultimate sacrifice for the country and will never forget the meaning of freedom - as I will embark on the pathway to military life in the near future.

If you read this, please contact me at Unioncorps@aol.com.

Sincerely,

Ken


Subject: Robert James Schweitzer
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2001 18:53:00 EDT
From: GRAFXILUS@aol.com

I am looking for the family of Robert James Schweitzer. I have recently moved and come across my pow bracelet. I have finally found out more information about Mr. Schweitzer and am sorry to hear of his passing. I wore this
bracelet for years, often thinking about what he was going through and of his wearabouts. If any one knows of his family and their location I would like to return the bracelet to them. In reading his history you should be very proud
of him, I wish I could have returned this bracelet to him. 

Julie


Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2001 17:29:04 -0400 (EDT)
From: EnglishMon@webtv.net (Michael Hunt)

My name is Michael A. Hunt. My father was in Vietnam as a gunner aboard a B-52.Thank God he did come back. I have been wearing two POW/MIA bracelets. One for 15yrs,the other for about three months. One is for Msgt
Howard B. Lull Jr U.S. Army 4/7/72 The other is for ATCS Reuben B. Harris U.S. Navy 4/12/66.I have never taken theses bracelets off and never will until there return. I will be buried with them. ( God forbid. If there family is out there they can reach me at.

Michael A.Hunt
1315 PALMYRA LANE
BOWIE,MD 20716

Or      ENGLISHMON@WEBTV.NET  ENGLISHPUB2001@YAHOO.COM         

I have also started on a website call D.O V.V Dependents Of Viet Vets. Iam also looking to get three more
bracelets. One from the U.S.A.F U.S.M.C and the U.S.C.G. That way I will have one from each branch. Please keep me in touch, and I will keep on praying, that one day all of are family members are home. Thank you and God
Bless.

Michael A.Hunt. Founder/C.E.O D.O.V.V

HAVE A GOOD AND WONDERFULDAY AND AS ALWAYS GOD BLESS.
http://community.webtv.net/EnglishMon/DependentsOfViet


Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2001 01:59:34 -0500 (EST)
From: nabernathy@webtv.net (Nancy Abernathy)

This letter is to the family or friends of MAJ. WILLIAM POTTER 12-29-67. I have had the honor and privilege of wearing the bracelet with MAJ. POTTER'S name on it. I have had the bracelet since approx. 1971 and still continue to wear it.  This little band of metal has always made me feel close to MAJ. POTTER and the hopes that one day I would be able to contact a member of his family.  Please write me at: nabernathy@webtv.net -

Thank you, Nancy Abernathy


Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 16:41:55 EDT
From: Pipes02@aol.com

Subject: William F. Mullen
Date of Loss: 4/29/66
From: Paul G. Fournier (Pipes02@aol.com)

I'm looking for a family member, hopefully, the wife of William Mullen. Her name is now Barbara Mullen Keenan, and she wrote a great book titled "Every Effort" a true story of HER effort to find her MIA/POW husband.. If
you know her, or one of her sons, Sean or Terance, I would like to get in touch. I have been wearing Bill's bracelet for years, and just read the book myself..

He seemed to be a great man and Father... I hope ALL POW/MIA's and their loved ones can one day rest in Peace... To ALL our men and women who have fought and died....Thank you for your Valor and effort..GODSPEED!!


Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2001 12:42:46 -0500
From: "Sherry Winters" <sherryw@redsuspenders.com>

   Date: Tues. July 22, 2001
    From: sherryw@redsuspenders.com
      Since 1970 I have owned and cherished a POW bracelet belonging to SFC Michael Wallace missing since 4-19-68. I just today learned of this site. I was finally after all these years able to learn a little bit more about the mans name on my bracelet who has been in my thoughts for the past 32 years. It saddens me deeply to learn he is still among the missing. I know they say you  are to keep the bracelet until the person is returned home but
I feel it belongs to the family that knew and loved him. If there is a family member who reads this and would like me to return this cherished bracelet you may contact me @ sherryw@redsuspenders.com May God bless you
Thank-you.


Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2001 17:36:51 -0400
From: Sue Wagner <Sweetannie@onecom.com>

To the family of David S. Greiling, USN,
I have the bracelet with Scotty's name on it and have had it for 30 years. This month our town had the repilca of the moving wall, and I took my bracelet with me to see if Scotty's name was on it, and it was. I have been in contact with one of the men under Scotty his name is Attorney Ron Marks. He lives in Warren, Oh., near where I live, we have
been talking and he showed me pictures of Scotty, which I had never seen. I wrote to your family years ago but received no answer. I guess you were swamped with letters? I know your family is trying to get their life back together. But just thought you might like to hear from someone else who cares about your Scotty.
Sue Wagner, OH.    Sweetannie@onecom.com


Subject: The Family of Capt. Dennis Gerrard Pugh
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2001 09:30:36 -0500
From: "ljingozi" <ljingozi@msn.com>

My name is Ingrid.  I have a POW/MIA bracelet bearing the name of Capt. Dennis Pugh--3-19-70.  I just wanted to let you know that someone is thinking of him and praying you have an answer one day.


Subject:  in search of the family of SSGT Wade L. Groth
Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2001 23:48:28 -0700
From: "Jenn and Sean" <jandsmeyer@netonecom.net>

I am searching for family members related or knowing of SSGT Wade L. Groth. I received my POW/MIA bracelet when i was 12 years old.  I am turning 27 in a few weeks.  I placed that bracelet on my wrist with so much guilt in my
heart that I could not understand.  I was very unsure of all of the feelings that were going on and I began to cry.  I didn't understand why I was reacting in such a way as i did not know anyone that is a Veteran.  And in all honesty at the time I did not understand a great deal about veterans. Well, I learned a great deal and I have NEVER taken my bracelet off , EVER!!!!!  From the very day that I purchased it, it has remained on my right wrist.  I wear that bracelet with soooooo much pride.  I have given birth to 4 children wearing this band as well as when I got married.  Please know that your loved one is NOT FORGOTTEN.  I think of him several times in a day.  He will never be forgotten.  I swear to you that I will continue to wear my crimson band which proudly displays your loved ones name every second of every day until he is returned to you.  Otherwise it will be worn until my death.  This I promise you.  I would love to speak to you.  Please contact me at jandsmeyer@netonecom.net.

With much respect,
Jennifer J. Meyer
Petoskey, Michigan


Subject: S/SGT.CHARLES KING
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2001 18:49:18 EDT
From: KFKN@aol.com

I have his MIA-POW BRACELET and have been praying for him/his family since high school and would like to know if anyone knows his family/friends, etc so that I could let them know and find out about his current status.
The bracelet reads S/SGT. CHARLES KING 12/25/68.
Thank you


Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2001 16:29:45 EDT
From: lisa2222@aol.com

I have been carrying a bracelet with me for more years than I can remember.

His name is:  MSGT Harold J. Roberts Jr., Oregon.  He just celebrated his 80th birthday on July 16th.  He was listed as a POW/MIA on June 18th 1965.  At the age of 43. I have not forgotten him and there is not a day that does not go by that I do not say a little prayer for him.  I know what the loss of loved ones in a war is like.  My prayers are with the family.


Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2001 18:14:43 -0600
From: "Reddy Hannum" <rhannum@wyoming.com>

To Capt. Stephen Hanson's family, Burbank, Calif.. I have been wearing an MIA bracelet with his name on it since 1971, I was 15, and I wore it all through high school. I wear it every Veterans Day, Memorial Day, and Fourth of July. I found on this website that his remains were found in Sept.2000. I had always hoped that my prayers would bring him home safely. But I know that he is in a better place now and at peace. I hope that you too have found peace. I feel as though I've known him all my life and yet have never had a face to go with the name. I'm glad that there is now some closure for you. My best to you and your new family,

rhannum@wyoming.com


Subject: LOVELETTERS TO THE FAMILY OF MAJOR MORRIS MCDANIEL, JR. USAF
Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2001 14:43:45 EDT
From: RAERVbari@aol.com

TO THE FAMILY OF MAJOR MORRIS MCDANIEL, JR. USAF :
FROM: RAE SUBACK <RaeRVbari@aol.com>

WHEN I WAS A NURSING STUDENT IN PHILADELPHIA,1967, I HAD MANY FRIENDS THAT WERE GOING OFF TO THE WAR. I FELT SO HELPLESS AND WANTED TO DO A SMALL PART SO I VOLUNTEERED AT THE LOCAL POW/MIA OFFICE AND RECEIVED A BRACELET FOR MAJOR MORRIS MCDANIEL, JR. 10-4-67.

PRAYING FOR HIM DAILY I WORE IT FAITHFULLY FOR MANY MANY YEARS. I DID RESEARCH TRYING TO FIND OUT ANY BITS OF INFORMATION THAT I COULD. NOW, HAVING FOUND THIS WONDERFUL WEBSITE I WANTED TO LET HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS KNOW THAT HE HAS NEVER LEFT MY HEART. THE TEARS ARE STREAMING DOWN MY FACE AS I WRITE THIS. EVEN THOUGH I NEVER HAD THE HONOR OF MEETING HIM, I'VE ALWAYS FELT THE POWER OF THE BRACELET...FELT AS THOUGH SOMEHOW WE WERE CONNECTED ON SEVERAL LEVELS. IT WILL ALWAYS BE A PART OF ME.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE IT RETURNED TO YOU, OR IF YOU WISH TO CONTACT ME PLEASE DO SO.  MAY GOD CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU IN HIS CARE AND HELP YOU CONTINUALLY FIND COMFORT, LOVE AND PEACE.

RESPECTFULLY YOURS,
                                                       RAE (CLAWSON) SUBACK

                             RaeRVbari@aol.com


Date: Sat, 4 Aug 2001 12:49:00 EDT
From: KShader@aol.com

To family and friends of David M. May, US Army, date of loss February 20, 1971

I just want to say that I am the one who began wearing the POW/MIA bracelet with his name when I was in grade school in Chicago, Illinois, I wore the bracelet for many years but regret to say that have lost the bracelet since...I am now 41 years old but today I thought to do an internet search under his name, have printed off entire story at
pownetwork.org/bios/m/m151.htm and plan to read to my own children.

I just want to extend my condolences to his family and friends, and thank you for his dedication and service to our country.

Sincerely,
Karen Shader
www.kshaderdesigns.com
e-mail:  kshader@aol.com


Date: Sun, 5 Aug 2001 20:22:13 -0400
From: "David Makarewicz" <mack@usol.com>

To the family of S/SGT William Dale Sanderlin:

I have had my POW bracelet since my college days.  Over the years, I have searched for information, hoping that he came home safely.  My search ended today.  My heart is heavy and saddened to find out that my hopes did not
come true.  He may be gone, but he will never be forgotten.  He is and will be a part of my life.  If a family member would like the bracelet returned, please contact me at Mack @usol.com

Sue


Date: Sun, 5 Aug 2001 23:42:50 -0500
From: "Preston Walters" <pdajmwal@bluebon.net>

To the family and friends of David Demmon,

Last summer while I was helping go through the things of my husband's recently deceased aunt I came across a bracelet with David's name on it. Aunt Mayme was a Naval nurse who had served in Vietnam and though I don't know how long she had had the bracelet I do know that she would have frequently kept you and David in her prayers.  In checking the internet I found that David is presumed dead but has not been found or returned home. I wanted you to know that he will continue to be remembered and that he and his family will continue to be to be remembered in prayers.

Dawn Walters
pdajmwal@bluebon.net


From: Marysviv@aol.com
Date: Friday, August 10, 2001
Subject: Chief Master Sgt Robert Ireland

To The Family of R. Ireland,
My deepest sympathies to your entire family.

I was browsing through the internet and ran across a site about POW/MIA's. I wore his bracelet for many, many years and was curious to know what happened to him. I was so sorry to hear about the final outcome.

I was 18 years old when I got his bracelet and I didn't take if off for about 5 years. Even though I developed a staff infection and the Doctors told me to remove it. I refused. I just wanted to let your family know that  he was thought of everyday. I hoped the outcome would have proved  differently, but at least you got some closure. I will light a candle for him and get some closure for myself. Even though I hadn't worn his bracelet in many years, I still thought of him.

Again, my deepest condolences.

God Bless You.!!!!!!!!!

Marysviv@aol.com


From: Craig McKann <Ivoryfox77@home.com>
Date: Saturday, August 11, 2001

To the family and friends of Klaus Dieter Scholz;

Though I never met him, I have had Klaus in my heart and mind for over 30 years now, where he will remain until I leave this realm we call earth and finally meet him face to face. Klaus has been there for me over time providing a willing ear for me to converse with, someone to whine to in times of injustice, or just to offer acceptance in times of uncertainty.

Though I never met him, I have felt his strength behind me when I needed a push to go on through difficult struggles, his honor  to do the right thing in the face of temptations, and the courage to stand up to  what is right, rather than bending to the will of the masses.

Though I never met him, I have known him for the majority of my 46 years, and I miss him terribly. I long to look into his face, stare into his eyes, and hear his laughter.

I can never imagine the difficulty his family and friends - those who had known him - must experience from losing him.

As much as I would hate relinquishing the bracelet I have had for all these years, I feel that his family has a greater entitlement to it than I do, so I am putting out this word for all to see. If you know his family, and can get word to them, please ask them to contact me so that I can send his bracelet to them. It actually belongs to them. I am just it's caretaker. I will remain so until I leave here if necessary. Klaus, you and your brothers and sisters will
forever remain within my heart. We will meet some day.

Craig McCann
 
Ivoryfox77@home.com


Date: Tues, August 14, 2001
From: elaina.march@sheppard.af.mil

To family of Robert P Phillips MIA/POW 23 Jun 70 from SVN,

Just wanted you to know that he and you are thought of constantly throughout the day and many more learn of the bracelets are about and that many are still not home.

Very Respectfully,

Elaina March HM3 USN Active Duty
elaina.march@sheppard.af.mil


Date: Tues, August 14, 2001
From: BrPeter@aol.com

To the family of Russell Peter Bott,

Greetings, my name is Peter Michael Preble, and I bought a bracelet with the name Russell Peter Bott on it at the "Wall" in Washington, DC.  I have been remembering him each day in my prayers, and writing letters on his behalf.

I just wanted you to know he has not been forgotten.

Peter-Michael Preble


Tuesday August 14, 2001

Greetings,

    I am .... Company for the US Army at Fort Myer, Va.  I also had the pleasure to serve ...  for 5th SFG(A) from Dec 91 through Dec 94.  Today and tomorrow, I have the honor to be part of an escort for the families and remains of 3 Special Forces soldiers and 4 members of the Air Force returned home from Cambodia.  These soldiers were lost on 24 March 1970 in Cambodia; REFNO 1578.  They are:

1LT Jerry L. Pool
SSG John Boronski
SGT Gary Harned
CPT Michael D. O'Donnel
WO1 John C. Hosken
SP4 Rudy Becerra
SP4 Berman Ganoe Jr.

   There will be a ceremony at the Old Post Chapel on Fort Meyer at 1300 hours on 16 August.  While this was a war before my time, I still feel a deep sense of pride, honor, and esprit de corps in their return.  These days are very special for anyone who has every worn a uniform or served in the the defense of their country. I have the deepest pride in my service and the highest regard for my brothers who have fallen before me.  I hope their return brings some closure and ease to the minds and hearts of those who care. 

                         Respectfully,

(the soldier has requested his identity remain anonymous)


Date: Wednesday August 15, 2001
From: Nena [Hodges]cook at cooknena@hotmail.com

I have worn the bracelet of Capt. Jerry Lynn Pool since 1970 when I lived in Taft, Tx. Back then the program was just getting started and I was able to communicate with Darlene Pool, his wife. She lived not that far from me, as Jerry had been born in Sinton, Tx. I am so thankful I found this organization still going strong and I finally found some information on Capt. Pool. My heart goes out to Darlene and her family and what they continually have to process. I continue to wear the bracelet until Darlene is totally satisfied. Blessings Darlene, maybe I shall hear from you or your family someday.

Nena [Hodges]cook at cooknena@hotmail.com, Newport, Wa.

POOL, JERRY LYNN

"(Jerry) Pool's remains were not individually identified, but he has been identified as part of the group," Greer said. "He is now accounted for so he comes off of our list of MIA (soldiers)."

Name: Jerry Lynn Pool
Rank/Branch: O2/US Army Special Forces Unit: SOA (MACV-SOG), CCN, 5th Special Forces
Date of Birth: 02 April 1944 (Sinton TX)
Home City of Record: Freeport IL
Date of Loss: 24 March 1970
Country of Loss: Cambodia Loss
Coordinates: 142750N 1071816E (YB484003)
Status (in 1973): Missing In Action
Category: 3
Acft/Venicle/Ground: UH1H
Refno: 1578 "

Darlene Pool said. "I don't think I will be going because it's false. I'm a person who hates lies ... I'll fight for my husband until the day I die. He deserves the truth."


From: THUMPGUN@aol.com
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2001 06:12:23 EDT
Subject: heavy heart

     It is with a heavy heart I write this letter.  My father served in Vietnam and was very badly wounded and not expected to live, but by the grace of God he did.  Every day I am thankful for that however I am very much
heartbroken that you all never had the chance I had.  Many of you are missing sons, brothers, husbands, fathers, I wish to god I could bring them all back to you, but sadly I can't.  I am now my self in the military, with a wife and
child, I can not even begin to imagine what the impact on them would be if I  was missing.  The MIA/POWs reserve a special part in my heart and they always will I pray for them and for all of you God bless you
                        YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN!

From THUMPGUN@AOL.COM


From: RErvin4598@aol.com
Date: Sunday August 26, 2001

Hello...this is a letter to the family of Robert Wallace Brownlee of Chicago, Il...I would just like to tell you that he is not forgotten...My name is Tiffany Ervin....I am 16 years old  and I am wearing a POW/MIA bracelet with Robert's name on it...i will continue to wear it as long as it takes....

Tiffany


From:sosandler@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday, August 21, 2001

I have been wearing a braclet for over 30 years and would like to find the family of PFC Paul Hasenbeck 4-21-67 .

My e-mail is sosandler@hotmail.com


From:rounsmi@aol.com
Date: Sunday, Augus26, 2001

I JUST RECENTLY WENT TO SEE  REPLICA OF THE WALL THAT WAS BROUGHT TO MY HOME TOWN IN WARREN OHIO. I WORE A BRACELET WHEN I WAS 16 YEARS OLD AND I FRANTICALLY SEARCHED THE PAPER EVERY DAY FOR WORD OF MY POW'S FATE BUT NEVER DID FIND OUT. RECENTLY WHEN I FINALLY VISITED THE WALL I SAW HIS NAME ON THERE AND WAS MOVED BEYOND TEARS. I STOOD AND CRIED BY HIS NAME FOR 15 MINUTES. THEN I WENT OVER TO THE TENT THEY HAD SET UP AND FOUND OUT WHERE HE WAS FROM AND EXACTLY WHEN HE HAD BEEN RECOVERED AND FROM WHERE. MY HEART WAS
BROKEN. I WOULD LIKE TO SOMEHOW LET HIS FAMILY KNOW, IF THERE ARE ANY MEMBERS STILL ALIVE, THAT I WORE HIS BRACELET WITH PRIDE. I WAS ONLY IN 8TH GRADE WHEN I GOT IT BUT I NEVER TOOK IT OFF. HIS NAME WAS CAPTAIN PATRICK PETER MURRAY FROM MINNESOTA. I HOPE THIS INFORMATION REACHES SOMEONE WHO CARED FOR HIM. THANK YOU

MY E MAIL ADDRESS IS rounsmi@aol.com PLEASE SEND WORD IF YOU CAN


From: Steve B707FE@Watsononline.net
Date: Sunday, August 26, 2001
Re: Calvin Glover

Glover Family,

I am Steven J .Walden, I adopted Calvin as my POW in early 1991. I've worn this bracelet since I graduated from the USAF Survival School at Fairchild AFB, Wa. I'm an enlisted aviator as was Calvin. I came to this bracelet after graduating and learning about the life that a POW/MIA has to overcome and live with. I respect their dedication to their country and the job they've done. I flew the C-130 E and H versions at Little Rock AFB for about 9 years. I'm now at Robins AFB and fly a Boeing 707 airplane. Each day I get asked questions about Calvin, though I don't know him personally and have little to no knowledge of his life, he is a true hero to me and I tell them that he has been a true inspiration to me throughout my military career and he will continue to be even after he returns home safely. I would love to be able to tell people more about him and his life, feel free to e-mail me and let me know and we can make arrangements to talk. 

Praying for his return,

Steve
B707FE@Watsononline.net

All Gave Some and Some Gave All! God's Speed


To: Sharon <sosandler@hotmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2001 2:24 PM

Sharon wrote:

 I have been wearing my braclet for over 30 years and would love to know what happened to PFC Paul Hasenbeck  4-21-67. Any info greatly appreciated.

HASENBACK, PAUL ALFRED  (Spelling is different depending on the source:
                          WALL  - BECK, POW/CIA records BACK)

 Name: Paul Alfred Hasenback
 Rank/Branch: E3/US Army
 Unit: Company D, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry, 196th Light Infantry Brigade
 Date of Birth: 11 May 1947
 Home City of Record: Freeburg MO
 Loss Date: 21 April 1967
 Country of Loss: South Vietnam
 Loss Coordinates: 152118N 1084704E (BS622987)
 Status (in 1973): Missing In Action

 Dear Joe Thank you thank you for responding to my inquiry of the fate of PFC Paul Hasenbeck. I have proudly worn my bracelet for over 30 years and wondered what happened to him. The info you sent was fasinating and for the first time since the war I feel that I know who this person was. There is closure for me because I always wondered if he was still alive and where he was. I now feel it is time to take it off and if there is a family member of
his that would like this bracelet or somewhere I might donate it I would feel that he might be at peace. I have grown from a crazy teenager to a 50 year old mother of 5 and this has been with me through it all. . You have no idea
how greatful I am. Thank you for your time and effort. I had a brother who went to Vietnam and fought and thank God he did come home. Many of my friends did not come home. I will now put my mind at ease . If you know of a
family member who would like my bracelet please contact me. You will never know how greatful I am. I have been searching for this info for so long, leaving my name on many websites and yours was my only response. I will treasure this info as my children have often asked about this bracelet. I feel at peace and have you to thank for that!

Sharon


From: Steve <<B707FE@Watsononline.net >>

Glover Family,

I am Steven J .Walden, I adopted Calvin as my POW in early 1991. I've worn this bracelet since I graduated from the USAF Survival School at Fairchild AFB, Wa. I'm an enlisted aviator as was Calvin. I came to this bracelet after graduating and learning about the life that a POW/MIA has to overcome and live with. I respect their dedication to their country and the job they've done. I flew the C-130 E and H versions at Little Rock AFB for about 9 years. I'm now at Robins AFB and fly a Boeing 707 airplane. Each day I get asked questions about Calvin, though I don't know him personally and have little to no knowledge of his life, he is a true hero to me and I tell them that he has been a true inspiration to me throughout my military career and he will continue to be even after he returns home safely. I would love to be able to tell people more about him and his life, feel free to e-mail me and let me know and we can make arrangements to talk. 

Praying for his return,

Steve
B707FE@Watsononline.net

All Gave Some and Some Gave All! God's Speed


From: Rounsmi@aol.com
Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2001 16:27:24 EDT

I JUST RECENTLY WENT TO SEE  REPLICA OF THE WALL THAT WAS BROUGHT TO MY HOME TOWN IN WARREN OHIO. I WORE A BRACELET WHEN I WAS 16 YEARS OLD AND I FRANTICALLY SEARCHED THE PAPER EVERY DAY FOR WORD OF MY POW'S FATE BUT NEVER DID FIND OUT. RECENTLY WHEN I FINALLY VISITED THE WALL I SAW HIS NAME ON THERE AND WAS MOVED BEYOND TEARS. I STOOD AND CRIED BY HIS NAME FOR 15 MINUTES. THEN I WENT OVER TO THE TENT THEY HAD SET UP AND FOUND OUT WHERE HE WAS FROM AND EXACTLY WHEN HE HAD BEEN RECOVERED AND FROM WHERE. MY HEART WAS BROKEN. I WOULD LIKE TO SOMEHOW LET HIS FAMILY KNOW, IF THERE ARE ANY MEMBERS STILL ALIVE, THAT I WORE HIS BRACELET WITH PRIDE. I WAS ONLY IN 8TH GRADE WHEN I GOT IT BUT I NEVER TOOK IT OFF. HIS NAME WAS CAPTAIN PATRICK PETER MURRAY FROM MINNESOTA. I HOPE THIS INFORMATION REACHES SOMEONE WHO CARED FOR HIM. THANK YOU

MY E MAIL ADDRESS IS rounsmi@aol.com PLEASE SEND WORD IF YOU CAN


From: Quadriden@aol.com
Date: Sat, 1 Sep 2001 16:00:05 EDT
Subject: RE: Capt. Lewis P. Smith II

Hello: I have had this bracelet since about 1970...at that time I wasn't sure of its meaning, but I would just think of the person and wish him well. Over the years, I have wondered about this person...would try to find out about this person...and would just say a prayer for this person. I was just told about this website...unfortunately Capt. Smith is still missing. Again a little prayer for him and his family. If the family would like to contact me, please do so.  Although my father was in the Korean Conflict and returned, I still lost him to health problems when I was only 21 yrs. old.
Love and prayers to all families!!


From: "Forrest Fenn" <ffenn@earthlink.net>
Subject: John Overlock
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2001 22:28:01 -0600

John Overlock was a close friend who worked for me as a fighter pilot at Tuy Hoa, South Viet Nam in 1968. He was a warm and giving man with a strong patriotic spirit. We discussed the merits of him volunteering to be a Misty FAC in the F-100 and move to Phu Cat. He knew that it was a very dangerous job but felt he wanted to do it. He was reported missing on a flight on August 16, 1968, and later declared KIA. I would like to contact any surviving members of his family and tell them what a great man I thought John was. I would welcome an email to that effect.

Forrest Fenn
ffenn@earthlink.net


From: NAHB027@aol.com
Date: Sat, 8 Sep 2001 09:15:57 EDT
Subject: Gary Alan Harned

I'm not really really sure how to start this. I have mixed emotions of happiness and sadness. I'm happy because GARY ALAN HARNED is back home. I'm sad  because I feel that he has become a part of me. I have had the bracelet for about a year but in that year I always wondered when he was coming home. GARY went everywhere with me to include several jumps while I served with the 82nd Abn Div. I would like to return the bracelet to the family if at all possible. If not please I'll understand. I want the family to know also that while in the 82nd, GARY looked out for me and made sure I never got hurt on a jump. Please feel free to contact me.

AIRBORNE ALL THE WAY


From: JSCSTEW@aol.com
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 11:12:14 EDT
Subject: Loveletters: I have not forgotten

To the family of Maj. David Hugh Holmes, USAF:
I am 52 years old now. I remember coming home at Christmas time in 1966 to find 8 high school classmates had died in Nam. I still value their sacrifice for me, my wife, and my three daughters. I do not recall exactly how I obtained my bracelet (I got it from a friend who was ordering them), but as my wife says: "when I met you, you wouldn't take it off. Ever!" I haven't been able to wear it because of my profession for years, but we both know it's place of honor. 

 Yesterday, September 11, 2001, an act of war and a crime was committed against my country w/ a tremendous loss of life. A part of us all died. We will never be the same. I prayed. I went to give blood. I met a 32 year old reservist there and noted his bracelet. We talked. We remembered. He told me about this site. Glued to the TV yesterday, I awoke today and we (my wife and I) both thought of the change in our world that my daughters and their families will see now. WW II , the "Holocaust" and "Nam" are history lessons to them, distinct parts of our childhood and early adulthood to us. She asked me if I remembered the name on my bracelet. She said, "Holmes." I looked up this web site and felt the need to tell anyone reading this that we have not forgotten what David Holmes did for us.  There will be more David Holmes, because we will continue to stand for "Right" and "Goodness" and will help when others will not. We will defend ourselves and the oppressed, and we will have the God given character to separate "righteous indignation" from "revenge" in our pursuit of those who did this to our homeland. We will loose men in strange places to accomplish this. If David Holmes is forgotten, so too will they be. I am copying this letter to those who might hear once more a request to not let that happen, and to those who I think might remember also. It is not just a Ranger creed to not leave a fallen comrade, it is an American creed. We came from all over this world to be here. When we leave our shores to fight for our God given freedoms, and those of others, we are willing to go. Included in that willingness to go is a desire: we want YOU to bring us back (even if only our remains).

 God's mercy and gentle hand on us all, and his guidance through the changes we and our leaders face each day. Let us work hard to find and care for those who survived this attack. Let us comfort and reassure those surviving them, and affected by this tragedy in the days to come. Discuss it with your friends and especially your children. Do not let them forget what evil can do and why we stand up for goodness.

And let us not forget any of them: soldier or civilian.

 God gave the day.
 Live it well.
 J. Stewart Constance


From: JT
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 15:17:39 -0500

I'm looking for any information on Capt. Carl E. Long, USMC. I've been wearing his bracelet for 4 years, and I'm very interested in learning more about him.  If you are related to or knew Capt. Long, please email me through the P.O.W. NETWORK at info@pownetwork.org.  Thank you and God bless.

JT


From: tigger0254@aol.com
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2001 13:19:25 EDT
Subject: Re:Calvin W. Maxwell

This letter goes to the family(s) of Calvin W. Maxwell/mia10-10-69/. I am a son of a Vietnam Veteran, and even though my father doesn't mention and even when questioned about things that happened he turns away, I still feel his pain and hurt that occurred over there. I wanted to make you aware I purchased a POW/MIA bracelet about 10 yrs ago at a US Calvary Store. Thinking it was something neat so to say, but over the years of constantly wearing it on my right wrist, I have become a grown man and have stopped to think many times about the name on the bracelet, his story , his life and his family. I proudly, to this day wear this bracelet knowing he fought for my country and me as well.

The only information on the bracelet has his name, branch of US Army and home state of New Mexico. Even though it may be weeks or years or even never that you get the opportunity to read this letter. I wanted to personally let you know that there is someone out there that is proud to wear this bracelet honoring him as a veteran to our great country........God Bless. My prayers are with you.
tigger0254@aol.com


Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 16:10:01 -0500
From: Robert Fredericksen <robertef@swbell.net>

Dear Relatives of COL. BRENDAN PATRICK FOLEY;

I found this web site today and felt compiled to extend my thoughts of continued support in return of your brother.  I have always treasured my MIA bracelet that I acquired over thirty years ago. Unless with this correspondence you would like to have this bracelet, I will continue to treasure it and continue to keep Col. Foley in my prayers.  God Bless You.

Mary Fredericksen
bobmaryf@swbell.net
St. Louis, Missouri


From: Bigkid813@aol.com
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 18:21:19 EDT
Subject: Old memories from a pow/mia bracelet

    Dear family members of Sgt. Harry Coen;
    I've had this bracelet since it was issued (1970?). I was 12 at the time I got it. I now have 2 little boys 6 and 4. The bracelet was powerful to me when I first started to wear it, and now that I have two sons, it has an even
deeper meaning for me. I pray you've healed since the loss, although I can't imagine how one ever would. We'd love to return it to you if you'd like it, or we'll keep it and help you remember him. Either way, our hearts are with you and we wish you the best.

    Sincerely,
    Curtis, Maret and Cole Schwab


From: "Kelley, Michael S. CW3" <kelleym@emh2.campbell.army.mil>
Subject: POW/MIA Recognition Day

Ladies and Gentlemen,
  I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your comrades for the sacrifices you have so gallantly made for our country.  I know the events of the past few days have overwhelmed us all, however, I wish to re-assure you that they have in no way diminished, rather intensified the meaning behind your sacrifices.

 Thank You far everything,

Very Respectfully,
Michael S. Kelley
CW3, USA
Brigade Tactical Operations Officer
159th Aviation Brigade

Threat, Tactics, Personnel Recovery, "The Will To Survive"


From: Thomprw@aol.com
Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2001 11:12:32 EDT

As a college student in the late 60's and early 70's I got a copper MIA bracelet with Thomas Mangino's name on it. I wore the bracelet for many many years, through the 70's and into the eighties.

My wife recently read a newspaper article about a woman who made contact with the family of the MIA and asked if they would like the bracelet returned. She said, you had one of those didn't you."

I was surprised how quickly and easily "Thomas Mangino" popped into my mind. Other memories have failed, but his name is indelibly etched in my memory and has for many years been a part of my life. I have said many prayers over the years for his return and wanted the family to know that while many mourned for all those lost in a general way, there was someone else, who they didn't know, who took Thomas's loss very personally.

Love
Bob Thompson
7712 Briarwood Dr.
Crestwood, Ky 40014
Thomprw@aol.com
502-241-6838


From: RDHGLO@aol.com
Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2001 11:37:56 EDT

For years I have been wearing an MIA bracelet in Col. Peter J. Stewart's memory. I just wanted to let the family know that he is in my thoughts everyday. They can feel free to contact me if they wish.

Thank you,
RDHGLO@aol.com


From: daz2018@aol.com
Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2001 11:54:45 EDT

For twenty years I have worn a bracelet with the name of 1LT Eric Huberth on it. Thanks to your site, I learned today that he is presumed dead, although for the first time I saw that he was a member of an F-4 crew, was possibly captured (unknown at this point whether he was A/C or GIB, not that I really matters). In any event, this bracelet has been mended many times, and it's in sad shape, but the glory and honor it represents will never fade. I am making arrangements to re-visit the Wall, and there I will place it, in reverence.

With the greatest respect:

Former Sergeant Michael J. Hawley (USAF)

Reply-To: <web22tqw@gte.net>
From: "claudia kennedy" <web22tqw@gte.net>

I have the bracelet of Eugene Jewell missing in action on 9/4/65 from Topeka Kansas.
claudia.kennedy@gte.net


From: RDKLING@aol.com
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2001 08:57:26 EDT
Subject: Capt. James Ketterer

For many years I have had the bracelet for Capt. James Ketterer. My brother in law, who served with the Marines in Viet Nam in the late 60's got it for me when he returned from overseas.  I see from the data base that Capt.
Ketterer was from Milwaukee.  If his family reads this and would like the bracelet, they can contact me at rdkling@aol.com.


From: "Dave Aaron" <dave@guspaulos.com>
Subject: Martin R Scott
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 15:12:40 -0600

I am looking for a family member of:
Maj. Martin Ronald Scott USAF.  He was lost March 15th, 1966. A flight crew member aboard an 8th TFW F-4C Phantom out of Thailand. My sister has been wearing his bracelet for years she asked me to help her find some information.

Our love and prayers go out to this man and his family.

Contact me at <<1100f1@att.net>> or <<dave@guspaulos.com>> or 801-209-8105
Thank you
Dave Aaron


From: "Linda A. Michael" <lamich@altelco.net>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2001 11:03:22 -0400

To the family of Kenneth Harry Widon,

Just a note to tell you that Kenneth is still thought of and cared about. I've had the bracelet bearing his name for 15 years.  I hold in highest regard the men  who fight for our country and our freedom.  None of them should ever be forgotten.  Kenneth will always have a special place in my heart.  I don't wish to cause you further pain, only to let you know that your loved one has not been forgotten.   Please feel free to e-mail me if you'd like.

Linda Michael
lamich@altelco.net


From: GuinnessHunter@aol.com
Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 22:47:29 EDT
Subject: Loveletters-urgent

Can the family of CDR Michael E. Quinn PLEASE recontact me. I received your  e-mail but was not able to rerespond in time and have now lost your contact  information!!!

William Horning
GuinnessHunter@aol.com
-----------------------------------------------

"Sure I wave the American flag. Do you know a better flag to wave? Sure I  love my country with all her faults. I'm not ashamed of that, never have been  and never will be."
-John Wayne

"You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation  as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases  which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence."
-- Charles A. Beard


From: "bjannemiller" <bjannemiller@msn.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 15:05:35 -0700

To the family and friends of CAPT. DOUGLAS CONDIT U.S. Air Force

I wore a bracelet for Douglas for many, many years and kept it with me where ever I moved. I always wondered what state he was from and was so very surprised to see that he was born only one state away from me, as I am in Washington State.

I have been looking and looking for years to find some information about him and his status.

I just found it today on this website, and want to express my sorrow for his loss - and I only wish there  was some way he could know how much I and many others, appreciate the sacrifice that he made for his country. May God rest his soul.

If there is a family member out there who would like to converse my email is <<bjannemiller@msn.com>> .


From: "Donna Jean Slaughter" <radiogaln9hyi@hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2001 13:29:13 -0500

To the family of Lt. Bernard H. Plassmeyer,

 This is being sent to you in the hope that it will bring you a little comfort. My name is Donna and I have a POW/MIA bracelet with Bernards name on it. This is my second one, as the original had broken and needed to be replaced. You are not alone, and I HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN & NEVER WILL. My heart goes out to you, his son, wife, parents and relatives.
September 11 now has two meanings for me...One is the Attack on the World Trade Center and the other is the day Bernards plane went down-9-11-70.
God bless you and keep you always, and may God bless America.
Donna
Radiogaln9hyi@hotmail.com


From: Ravenous69@aol.com
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2001 00:22:51 EDT
Subject: POW BRACELET

HELLO,
I HAVE A POW BRACELET FOR AIRMAN NEWK GRUBB MISSING 1-26-66. I HAVE HAD MY BRACELET FOR SO MANY YEARS, AND WANTED TO KNOW IF ANY FAMILY MEMBERS WOULD LIKE TO CONTACT ME.

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME AT,
TATTEDGRL@AOL.COM
OR
TATTEDGRL69@HOTMAIL.COM

I WAS TELLING MY CHILDREN ABOUT MY BRACELET AND ABOUT THE WAR AND DECIDED TO LOOK UP MIA AND SEE WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO THE AIRMAN WHOSE BRACELET I HAD WORN SO LONG WHEN I FOUND THIS SITE, AND THIS OPPORTUNITY TO EMAIL THE FAMILIES.
I AM 40 YEARS OLD, AND WHEN I WAS A TEENAGER I HEARD ABOUT THE BRACELETS AND SEARCHED FOR ONE OF MY OWN, FINALLY I GOT ONE AND WORE IT FOR YEARS, WHEN PEOPLE WOULD ASK "WHAT IS THAT" IT GAVE ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO TALK ABOUT THE WAR AND & THE MISSING SERVICEMEN. MY DAUGHTERS AGED 16 & 9 WERE VERY INTERESTED AND IMPRESSED BY THE THINGS I TOLD THEM. MAY GOD BLESS NEWK, YOU, AND ALL THE FAMILIES OF THOSE POW & MIA.
THANK YOU,
SHELLY MAWHORTER


From: "Jeffrey Coates" <JCoatesX@bellsouth.net>

Hi, my mother wore the bracelet bearing the name of SGT Larry Welsh. Recently, she gave the bracelet to me.  Due to my job restrictions, I cannot wear it all the time, but it is on my wrist when I am out, away from work. I have wondered many times what his status was, now I know and my heart is heavy.  My thoughts and prayers go out to his entire family.  I just want to let his family know he is not forgotten.  God Bless.

Jeff Coates
JCoatesX@Bellsouth.net


From: "William Sutton" <wmsutton@starfishnet.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Oct 2001 20:35:28 -0400

Family of CPO Edumend Frenyea
Loss Date: 22 January 1966
I have carried this bracelet since the early 1970's.

I can't recall the exact date that I purchased the bracelet but I recall the event even today in my mind. My father was in the Navy. I told that I wanted to have a bracelet; he took me to purchase one. We picked up several. I purchased this bracelet because my father was also a CPO. Throughout my fathers Navy career, the bracelet has stayed with me and remains with me now. I has read the BIO at this website. I will continue to pray for CPO Frenyea's return.The name on the bracelet is spelled "Edumend"
The name in the bio is spelled "Edmund". I've kept the name "Edumend" in my heart these past 30 years and will continue to pray for your loved one.


From: "bondo" <bondo43@bellsouth.net>
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2001 00:41:32 -0500

Hi there, my name is Roland Parrish and I am a Vietnam Era veteran having served but not in country, and I continued to serve until march of 1984 at which time I took an honorable discharge and almost immediately went to work aboard NAS Pensacola in the rework facility where for 10 more years.

I served in federal service for a total of 22 years of service to my country. I am very proud of that as I am now 48 yrs. old and 80%disabled w/ unemployable status from VA and disabled retired from federal service W/ several medical problems. The point is this, I got a pow/mia bracelet in 1972 in millington tenn. where I was attending my A school. I have worn this bracelet 29 years. It bears the name of CDR James Bauder USN, MIA 9-21-66 this bracelet has inspired me everyday since that chilly rainy night on the flight line waiting for POWs to come in I bought this bracelet, put it on after studying the name for a few seconds and never took it off for nobody. If there are family members of now Capt. james bauder out there reading this please come back to my email <bondo43@bellsouth.net> . I just wanted to tell you that I to think of capt. Bauder every day. Peace and God Bless,

Roland


From: Sally.MacIvor@phschool.com
Date: 09 Oct 2001 13:12:39 -0400

I've had my POW (S/SGT DENNIS W. HAMMOND, USMA 2/8/68 SVN) bracelet for about 10 years now and just now found this wonderful websight.  Off and on for years I've asked several organization how I would find out about "my soldier" and finally was directed to this sight.

I'm very excited to have read his bio and it's made him so much more real to me. He certainly sounds like a man of substance and a man you'd be proud to know. 

I understand his mom has passed away, but if any of his other family members ever read this, I would love to have a picture of him. If this is not possible, please know that I'll have this bracelet until he is brought home.

Thank you,

Sally J. MacIvor
8 Plympton Street
Waltham, MA  02451
sally.macivor@phschool.com


Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2001 23:54:14 -0500
Subject: concerned
From: rebecca m harper <becky1158@juno.com>

I would like to know when I was 14 and was wearing a POW bracelet faithfully, never took it off, and after the war was over I was told to seen it back, never told whether the person I wrote to came home or was still missing, I was just told to send it back, it broke my heart it felt like a part of me died that day, I have never forgotten it, I'm 45 now I wished I could remember who 's bracelet I had, I wished we were told something, I think  some co. sold us fakes, and it hurts that I was wanting to do something for the good, and we were taken advantaged because we were kids, I have the utmost respect for all Vietnam vets everywhere, and I cried when you came home and got treated the way you did, it wasn't right at all. My heart and love go out to you all, may God bless you always.

Becky Harper


Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 19:43:48 -0400
From: susan spinuzza <spinuzza@usaor.net>

The cracked bracelet that I wore throughout jr. and sr. high and college, until surgical scrubbing forced me to leave it in my jewelry box, bears the name Major John Bailey, 5-10-66, and has the blue star for MIA. Today is the first that I learned of this website to check on the status of a POW/MIA. I was saddened to learn that John Bailey didn't come home alive, but grateful for the fact that remains have been located and brought to his family.

A beautiful memoir by David Bailey, son of Maj. John Bailey, is posted on this website. It sure does help to know a bit about the man whose name was worn on my wrist and in my heart for many years. I have many times wondered what had happened to him, and am so grateful for this website.

If a family member wants to have the bracelet, please contact me at <spinuzza@usaor.net>

I will keep it until I hear from you.

Sincerely,
Sue Spinuzza


From: "Rick Rogers" <rrogers@dreamscape.com>
Subject: 1Lt. Eric Huberth
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 20:38:09 -0400

This letter is written to try to contact the family of Capt. Eric Huberth. It breaks my heart as I reflect on the events of the nation in the past month, and watch many young men leave for battle. My POW bracelet never left my wrist in high school, but I feel the need now to search for information and put a face to the hero that I never knew, but was such a constant part of my early life. I have been to the wall and have
a rubbing of his name, and I was emotionally stunned to find that we have a very important date in common. Please feel free to contact me at <rrogers@dreamscape.com>

C. Rogers


From: "Roger Studer" <AstroLED@epix.net>
To: <info@pownetwork.org>
Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2001 21:47:15 -0400

My name is Marcos Ramirez, I have been wearing the bracelet of SFC. James E. Duncan (army) for the last 7 years never removing it except to reshape it from time to time. I was told by a friend that went to the wall that they had found his name. I personally have not been able to see for myself to verify. however I found A website that I was able to search, and there it was, Panel 4w row 19.  I printed out the page, as well as the bio. of him from this org.

I really want to find his family and let them know that he has been remembered, engraved in metal around my wrist. I always explained with pride and sometimes tears, when someone would ask me who he is and why I have his name on my wrist. My dad never got called to the draft, and so never was asked to go. So now my dad is here, but I know that there is probably a James Jr. that didn't have that luxury. So I would sometimes cry for that child and his wife. He was 30 when he was shot down in nam. and someone's life stood still when they were told. Don't mean to be sentimental, but there were thousands like him that didn't come home so that I can say that I live in the USA. Here's to the heroes!

If there is anyone that can give me the whereabouts of James' family I would be greatly indebted.

I can be reached at  <sspaco69@hotmail.com>


From: Rzlitehs@aol.com
Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2001 16:35:18 EDT
Subject: C. J. Hodgson

Dear Family & Friends,

I have been praying for your loved one for nearly 30 years and just read his bio. Please know my prayers continue for always.

Blessings,

E. Albury


From: AMZuffi@aol.com
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2001 02:14:32 EDT
Subject:   LT. COL. RALPH ANGSTADT

 I have wondered for quite some time how to find out what happened to Lt. Col. Ralph Angstadt. Today, October 16, 2001 I found this web site. I did not originally purchase my bracelet. I found it. However, I wore it for many years. I keep it in my jewelry box now, and every now & then take it out, put it on & wonder. Now at least I have some information. If his family would like to write or if you would like his bracelet, please E-Mail.
 amzuffi@aol.com


From: Hussey Kristin C3C CS21 <C04Kristin.Hussey@USAFA.edu>
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 19:21:21 -0600

To the family of Virgil K. Meroney III, 1 March 69.  I want you to know that I always keep his bracelet with me.  He is far from forgotten.  I have had his bracelet for almost a year now.  I would like to learn more if you are
willing to contact me.

Mail: Kristin Hussey; PO Box 3064; USAF Academy 03840
Email: C04Kristin.Hussey@usafa.af.mil

Thank you


From: "Cheryl Shaw" <LdySkyDvr1@home.com>
Subject: Capt. Robert (Bob) Kent   USMC  12-20-68(Laos)
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2001 19:53:24 -0500

I've returned to the internet several times in an attempt to locate info on Capt. Robert D. Kent. I've read the bio available but it hasn't much info. I did, just this evening, come across an article in which it states that in July of 1992 Capt. Kent's cousin, while reviewing his casualty file during an annual meeting of family members in Washington, DC, found His military ID card, his Geneva Convention card and his drivers license in with his records....all in perfect and undamaged condition.. and when she inquired as to how and when they had been returned or by whom they were placed in his records the Marine Corps had no answers.... I'm hoping that you might know of any
other info relating to that or even to Capt. Kent himself. I have worn his bracelet for many years now... (in fact have worn out several and have always replaced them)..... Would love to know of any family out there or any other info
that I don't already have..... Thanks.....and God Bless

Cheryl


Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2001 22:06:14 -0700
From: ROUX NANCY <nancyroux@home.com>

Darrell E. Pyle

This is a man I never met.
I've often wondered about.
I've never forgotten.

Don't ask me why I waited 30 years
to seek out information. To get answers.

Don't ask me to explain the thrill of
finding his story on this incredible Web site,
or the joy of learning of his return in '73.

Or the black despair upon learning of
his tragic death the year following his return.

Is it my reaction to the horror of September 11?
Is that the driving force?
Why, now, do I need answers? Now, more than ever?
How is it that a faded metal bracelet,
saved for 30 years, must now be taken from the box.
Must now get cleaned and buffed.
Must now find its way home.

I cannot comprehend the pain, I can only share in it.
I can only hope that time has, in some way, dulled its edges.

To each of you touched by this forum,
God bless you.
To each of you responsible for its content,
Thank you.
To anyone who can assist
in the return of a very old,
very worn bracelet to the wife and son of
CAPT. DARRELL PYLE
Please help.

To each and every hero, past and present,
You will NEVER be forgotten.

Much love and thanks,
Nancy N. Roux
nroux@home.com


From: "Denice Traeger" <rtraeger@earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2001 22:33:48 -0500

To the Family of Maj.Tilden S. Holley,
I just recently found this website. I have been trying to find any information on Maj.Holley since I was in high school. I graduated in 1970 and wore his bracelet until the day I married in 1972. I have kept his bracelet in a military jacket I made .Until this evening I thought I would never find out anything about his status. I want you to know that I have never forgotten him, I keep him in my prayers and I hope someday you will all be together again.

Sincerely,
 Denice Traeger
rtraeger@earthlink.net


Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2001 13:32:19 -0500
Organization: Prince William County Public Schools

Subject: MIA/POW Bracelet of Wesley D. Ratzel

To the family of of Wesley D. Ratzel

I hope you get this e-mail.  I have had Wesley's bracelet since 1972 when I purchased it.  I purchased it in Philadelphia.  I am two years younger than Wesley and have thought often of him and his family over the years.  He has always been in my prayers.  I am very sad today to finally find out what his status is.  After all this time it still comes as a shock.  As I was searching, I was praying for a positive answer.  I lost two friends in the war.  I have never forgotten the war and it makes me so sad every time I do think of it.  I am sad for your loss and I just wanted you to be aware of it.  I am sorry I have not gotten in touch sooner but even though I teach at a alternative school I  am not computer smart.  Computers confuse me.  If you want to answer me I would like to hear from you.  If you are interested in the bracelet please let me know.  It has been with me for so long that it is part of me but I
would completely understand if you would like to have it.

Sincerely,

Maria Utterback
Manassas, Virginia
E-mail -MariaLourdes13 @ aol.com


From: Mikebigfly@aol.com
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2001 01:49:06 EST

Hello there. My name is Ali Leone, and I served in the Army for four years, during that time, I learned a lot about POWS/MIAS from my father. My father also served in Vietnam, and like so many, he lost a lot of friends. I met a sergeant in the military one day who was wearing a bracelet with a man's name on it. I assumed it was a relative, but he told me the story behind his bracelet and what it stood for. I thought it was a small, quiet but wonderful show of support for those who suffered and gave their lives for their country. Somehow though, it still did not seem real to me -- war, I mean, and all that it entails. To me, the military was an opportunity to better my life. Recently, I mentioned this to a friend and told him that I wished I could do more than just wear a bracelet -- that somehow that didn't seem enough. He told me that anything we could do to show our support to these service members and their families was enough -- no matter how large or small. Today, I got my bracelet. It bears the name of SSgt. Porter Calloway. I logged on the internet tonight to see if I could learn more about SSgt. Calloway. What I found was a devastatingly long list of service members' names. It tore at my heart to see so many -- for the first time, I have realized the true devastation of war. I don't know that SSgt. Calloway's family will ever read this, but I want them to know that where ever I go from now until I die, he will be with me. I did not know this man, but I love him. I love him for his willingness to serve his country, to make the world a better place for us all. It is him, and so other many like him, that make this country great. Without ever having met him, his story, his courage and his service to his country has forever changed my life. So, to his family I say, don't ever think he will be forgotten by others. His service to his country did not go unnoticed. I will take his legacy with me everywhere, and know that he is a symbol of what my service commitment was really all about -- not bettering my future job opportunities, but a chance to make a better life for everyone, to represent my country and what it stands for. I always have felt a great pride in my country, and more so when I served, but now I truly understand the depth and the meaning of being a United States Soldier. I hope to one day meet you, and more so be able to give you this small token of my support. Thank you for creating a hero, a teacher -- a soldier.


From: "Ruthann Tucker" <rtct@bnin.net>
To: <info@pownetwork.org>
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2001 13:13:08 -0500

This letter is for the family of Capt. Robert Willett Jr.

Have had this bracelet since 1972. I wore it every day for a long time. In these later years have always worn it on Veteran's Day. I have always wondered what had happened. I came across the  bracelet in my jewelry box yesterday and decided to look for a site regarding  the bracelets. I was amazed at the information available.

My heart goes out to all of you. God Bless. If you wish to write back, please use rtct@bnin.net
Ruthann Tucker


Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2001 13:24:46 -0500
Subject: Barton S. Creed
From: DIANE L MOSELEY <ladydi407@juno.com>

To Susan Page Creed Percy

My name is Diane, I live in Kingston,  and I have worn the bracelet of Barton S. Creed for many years.  Several years ago I found information about Barton on the internet regarding his POW status.  This information stated that Barton was unmarried.  To my shock today while searching again for any additional new information about Barton I came across the update that he was indeed married and had 2 children.

Please know that Barton will always be remembered in my heart and that if you would like his bracelet I am willing to part with it for your and your children other wise I will wear the bracelet that bears his name until he is brought home.  I would very much like to hear from you to learn more about him and if there is anything I can do to help.  Please contact me at LADYDI407@JUNO.COM.

Diane


From: "Vicky" <brats@nqi.net>
Date: Sat, 3 Nov 2001 22:13:49 -0500

To the family of CPT. Carl R. Churchill 5-3-70

I wish you to know how disappointed I was to go through vol.1-8 of loveletters and not find one person with the same
bracelet as mine. I acquired this bracelet in 1981 and have often wondered what ever happen to your loved one.

 I know now that nothing is yet solved. I pray for your family, for peace and resolve. I am also from Maine not far from Bethel. I just wanted you to know CARL R. CHURCHILL will NEVER be forgotten!

Respectfully,

Vicky USN Vet.


From: "Ruthann Tucker" <rtct@bnin.net>
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2001 13:13:08 -0500

This letter is for the family of Capt. Robert Willett Jr.  Have had this bracelet since 1972. I wore it every day
for a long time. In these later years have always worn it on Veteran's Day. I have always wondered what had happened. I came across the bracelet in my jewelry box yesterday and decided to look for a site regarding
the bracelets. I was amazed at the information available.

My heart goes out to all of you. God Bless.

If you wish to write back, please use rtct@bnin.net

Ruthann Tucker


From: ReDWiCk80@aol.com
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2001 01:34:30 EST
Subject: Lt. Col. Wayne Wolfkeil - bracelet

To the family of Lt. Col. Wolfkeil--I would just like you to know that I have worn his bracelet since 1972. It is a part of my body now. I have been to the Wall and made rubbings of his name, along with that of my cousin Dana Zaleski.

I am a teacher --for the last 25 years. I have made it a point to teach my students about veterans, especially those of Vietnam. I teach them of the sacrifices they gave and what POWS and MIAS are. I keep checking to see if his remains have been returned. I would like to some day talk or meet with a family member. I live in Ohio. Through my bracelet, I have taught students a little bit of war is really like. I have seen the young of today begin to understand. Many of them have made the trip to the Wall and have purchased their own bracelets. Hopefully, I have made a difference. Please contact me at my e-mail: redwick80@aol.com or call me at school: 1-419-425-8328. I have tried to find as much as possible about your dad or husband. He is like a member of the family to me. Thank you for sharing him with me. Deb Wickerham

P.S. If they have not found his remains, I would like to keep wearing the bracelet, if it's ok with you. I feel I can teach more children about what it means to sacrifice. I hope you agree. Please share your thoughts with me.

From: Peachy0219@aol.com
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2001 13:21:41 EST
Subject: Harold Alwan

I have been an American Legion Auxillary member for as long as I can remember. My name is Sara and I'm 17 years old. I recently went to Girls State and got a POW/MIA bracelet there. I had one when I was younger, but I
think my mom has that one now. Anyway, I was curious to find out more about the man printed on mine.  I went
to a web site to look up information and was greatly saddened by what I read. Harold Alwan was reported missing and his emergency beeper was heard for three days. His family identified his image in a propaganda movie from Hanoi and the U.S. government provided the same photo as an unidentified POW who was never released from Hanoi.The site said that the family hopes he died in the crash and was not taken prisoner and abandoned by his country. I just want to say that there is a girl in Downers Grove, Illinois who is completely unconnected to his family that thinks about him, too. I hope for the best for his family and all the others still looking. God Bless.

~Sara~


From: "Matt" <prakis@home.com>
To: <info@pownetwork.org>
Subject: Lt. Cmdr Roger Innes
Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2001 12:24:59 -0600

I haven't forgotten. I was a young teen when I received my bracelet for Lt. Roger Innes. Lt. Cmdr has the same
birthday as my father's, 27 December. Although my father was too old for the war in Vietnam, the bracelet has a special meaning to it for me.

Now I've finally learned that he's been returned to you via the Virtual Wall. I can only say that I've prayed for his return and thought about Lt. Cmdr Innes many times over the years. I know that he was a valiant man and loved.

My sons never knew or really understood the Vietnam War. But we try to tell them about the conflict, the Viet Nam Memorial, and why the bracelet is so important - Lt Cmdr Roger Innes' and your sacrifices. Nothing brings this closer to home than the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Once again American families are faced with the
possibility of losing their loved ones in the defense of freedom.

Finally, the country understands the valuable gift of life free from tyranny, in any form, that we in the United States of America enjoy in our day to day lives. I only wish that we remembered this fact during Lt. Cmdr Innes' time in the military and his eventual sacrifice. If we didn't then, we do now.

If you don't mind, I will keep the bracelet and give it to my sons - so that they never forget.

May God bless you with only warm and happy memories of your loved one. Please know that his sacrifice was not in vain - this country just needed a little time to grow up. Thank you for your brave soldier and may his memory live in honor forever.

Les Newland
St. Louis, MO


From: "Bill Reesman" <wreesman@worldnet.att.net>
Date: Sun, 4 Nov 2001 17:47:23 -0600

This short message is to the family of Capt Larry D. Hanley who was lost over Viet Nam/Laos on this day (4Nov) in 1969 which would be 32 years ago. I want you to know Larry is not forgotten nor will he be. I still wear his POW/MIA bracelet and will continue to do so. The Moving Wall was in our city this week and I made my usual visit to show my respect to all who paid the ultimate price. I look forward to the time when all of our POW/MIA's will be
returned home. May God be with you and bless you..........

Bill (DaNang Viet Nam 70-71)


From: "Dave and Rene Therrien" <therriend@mediaone.net>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2001 13:14:01 -0500

Nov. 13, 2001

To the family of : LT. COL. DONALD KLEMM

I have had Lt. Col. Klemm's bracelet since 1972 when I was a sophomore in high school.  I anxiously waited for news of his return at the end of the war and was greatly saddened when he didn't return.  I have never stopped
thinking of him and am now passing his memory on to my own children who are in high school and college.  I still pray for the soul of Lt. Col. Klemm and for his family that they may know there are people who still care for all
our heroes and will never forget the sacrifices that they have made for all of us.  God Bless you.

Sincerely,
Rene Therrien
therriend@mediaone.net


From: "Dave Darnell" <darnelldp@earthlink.net>
Subject: Lt. Col. Lawrence W. Whitford Jr.  11-2-69

Dear Family
I have been keeping Lt. Col W. Whitford bracelet since about 1970. I was in college at Southwest Texas State and bought his bracelet to remember those fighting in Vietnam. Little did I know at the age of 20, that I would remember and regularly think about Lt. Col. Whitford. I myself was in ROTC during my college years. I also was in the U.S.A.F. and flew the KC 135. By the time I finished pilot training, the war was ending. I am now 50 and Lt. Col. Whitford is still in my thoughts. I will always keep the bracelet. I read about the returning of a bracelet to the family and I am not sure of how to handle this. Please e-mail me if you please.

DaveE. Darnell
darnelldp@earthlink.net


From: GBBrooksie@aol.com
Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2001 22:35:44 EST
Subject: DEXTER,RONALD J

SIRS: I WAS SEARCHING THE POW/MIA SITE TO SEE IF THE LISTED PERSON HAD BEEN LOCATED AND RETURNED. I FOUND THE NAME ON THE LIST. THERE WAS A DIC AFTER HIS NAME. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? I WAS LOOKING TO SEE IF THERE WAS A RETURN ON HIM SO I COULD SEND THE BRACELET TO HIS FAMILY. I HAVE HAD THE BRACELET SINCE 1969. I FEEL THAT THE FAMILY WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THAT SOME ONE IS STILL THINKING OF THEM THANK YOU

GARY BROOKS


Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 15:06:06 -0700
From: "Barbara Terry" <bcterry@ws.state.ut.us>

To the family and friends of Captain James Michael Lyon,

I bought a bracelet for James around 1971 or 2.  I still have it, and lately I have been thinking about it often because of our present difficulties. I wore it for a long time, and then placed it in a jewel box, where it remains.  I found his story on the internet.  I want you to know that someone still cares.  I am sad for how much families have suffered over the years.  I hope you have found some peace.  Those heliocopter pilots were pretty amazing.  If there is anything more I can do to help or if anyone wants to contact me about the bracelet I can be reached at mdwlark339@aol.com  My best wishes for all Capt. Lyon's loved ones.

Barbara Terry 


From: "brenda" <brendave@ecenet.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 16:27:07 -0800
RE: Andrew John Elliot, US Army

To the family of Andrew Elliot,

For many years I wore the bracelet with Andrew's name on it. I got it I believe in 1970. It now sits in my jewelry box, but not forgotten. I have often wondered about him. I recently found the pow website, and did some research. I was hoping to find that Andrew was home, and I could return his bracelet. I would very much like to hear from any family member.

Please contact me at brendave@ecenet.com

My father in law was a pow in WWll, and I heard many of  his stories.

God Bless, Brenda Lunde


From: "KATHY SEYLER" <grandmabinky@msn.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2001 07:26:07 -0600

Hi, I am a daughter of a WWII vet (my dad has passed1999) and a mom of an active U.S. Naval Petty officer...... My friends went off to Vietnam, they returned home safely. I wear my bracelets over the years the style has changed but NEVER!!!!!!HOPE& prayers & much concern.. I have just discovered this site by sheer accident. I was lookin' to do somethin this vets day in honor of my dad.. I would like to contact the families of

Galvin, Ronald Edmond
E2/US Navy
Unit Heavy Attack Squadron 4,USS Kittyhawk (CVA-63)
Home city of record; RIVER FOREST ILL

Brice, Eric Parker
03/US Navy Crash pilot
Home city of record...Rocky Mountain, NC

Now For the really hard one........

CURRAN, PATRICK ROBERT
O2/US Marine Corps..VMA242 1st Marine Air Wing
Home city of record: Bensenville IL; MIA 29 Sept 1969
REMAINS RECOVERED 2/11/2000 ID 6/27/2001.
His mom died in 1996  - are there any relatives out there???

PLEASE HELP ME FIND THEM. I thank you all for your tireless vigil, my E-mail is grandmabinky@msn.com  

Kathy Seyler
GOD BLESS US ONE & ALL ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO ANSWERED THE CALL


From: "L.D. Umholtz" <lumholtz@seark.net>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2001 19:52:20 -0600

To the family of George R. Brown,

While I was stationed at Ft. Benning, GA from 1989  to 1991, I noticed a display with bracelets of Vietnam MIA's and chose on with  the name of a Special Forces soldier. Even though I did not serve with Special  Forces, I have always had the greatest respect and admiration for them. Many  times I have looked at the bracelet with your loved ones name and have wondered  what has happened to him. I do not wish to open old wounds, but wish to convey
my sympathy for your anguish over the unknown. I know that a lot of people have  forgotten and as long as I have his bracelet, somebody will
remember.

Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2001 15:21:54 +0100
From: Linda Marshall <lmarshall@wzrd.com>
Subject: Ricardo (Richard) Garcia

Dear Family,
     I had Richard's bracelet for almost 30 years and when a traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall Came to Niagara County Community College (near Niagara Falls, N.Y.), I left it by his name.  I was honored to have the bracelet for so long and cried when I saw his name on the wall.  I discovered that we were born in the same year-1951.  May God bless your family.

Sincerely,
Linda L. Marshall
Lewiston, N.Y.


From: Pfc64@aol.com
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2001 07:54:41 EST

To the family of Capt. Wilbur Ronald Brown, missing 2/3/66, I have had Capt. Brown's bracelet for three decades now.  I just wanted you to know that I  have not forgotten about him.  I hope you are all well.  My name is Fran and
my email is pfc64@aol.com.

From: SKMendez@aol.com
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2001 23:42:07 EST
Subject: Ret. Lt. Col. Russell Temperly

I wore Maj. Russell Temperly's bracelet beginning at the age of 13. It was not until recently that I discovered through this website that he had arrived  back home to the United States safely and returned to his career in the
military. My father, the late Col. Arthur Benjamin Glenn, was killed in a civilian airplane crash in 1973 when I was 14 years of age. Although we suffered a tremendous loss, I feel  inspired and relieved in knowing that Russell Temperly made it back home to  his family and was able to continue serving his country. If possible I would
like him and his family to get this message.

Thank you,
Susan Glenn Mendez


From: "Bren" <surfingbud@home.com>
Cc: <surfingbud@hotmail.com>
Subject: Lt Col George Jensen
Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2001 09:22:13 -0500

Dear Carolyn:

I have the bracelet of George Jensen; your husband that I have held all these years.

I am so happy to finally make contact with you; and know he was married and had a family. I am happy to hear their was final closure  in this situation.

Brenda
surfingbud@hotmail.com


From: "Rebecca Gannon" <reeb7@hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2001 20:09:24 -0500

I recently purchased a POW Bracelet to honor and remember what so many did for our country. I am proud to be an American and I am so thankful for all of the men and women who have served in our armed  forces.

The bracelet that I received was for LTJG Neil B.  Taylor.  He was declared missing 14 Sept 1965. I just wanted to let  the family of LTJG Taylor know how sorry I am and that I am proud to wear this  bracelet to remember your son for what he did for me and our
country.

Sincerely,
Rebecca Gannon
reeb7@hotmail.com


From: Whimsy777@aol.com
Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2001 23:50:13 EST

To the family of Lt. Col. Gilbert Palmer,

I wore a POW/MIA bracelet with his name on it for many years and still have it. I remember that my mother was upset when I wouldn't take it off for the prom (74). I don't remember why or when I stopped wearing it: I keep it in a heart shaped basket on my dresser with other mementos.  I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that people still remember and think of Gilbert Palmer, and are grateful for his willingness to help and the sacrifice he, and you, made.

Sincerely, Debi
My email address is whimsy777@aol.com


From: Imlovinlee@aol.com
Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2001 14:22:52 EST

To the family of Maj. Donald M. Russell,

 I just wanted you to know that I really cared. It was only recently that I learned that Maj. Russell didn't make it back alive. I sat down and cried I guess having his bracelet all these years made me want to believe that he made it and was living happily ever after.

You have my very deepest sympathy, and I only wish love and happiness for each and all of you. I know we all must go on with our lives, but let America never forget what you gave for your country.

Sincerely,
 Earlene Martinez
 Imlovinlee @ aol.com


From: "Mary Bismack" <meb@hdtinfo.com>
Subject: Major John F. O'Grady, USAF
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 08:03:19 -0500

To the family of Major John F. O'Grady,

It is with extreme honor that I am writing this letter to you.

For the past several years, I have worn a POW/MIA bracelet bearing the name of your husband/father/loved one. I sent for a bracelet, which was chosen at random. Since then, I have come to know Major O'Grady through the internet which provided me with statistical information. I want you to know that I remember him, as well as you, in my prayers. You are not forgotten. He is not forgotten.

Sincerely,
Mary E. Bismack
mbismack@yahoo.com

From: Rebelangel104960@aol.com
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 20:33:45 EST

To The Family of Capt. Kenneth Frank Backus, Pilot, USAF... 

I have worn a POW Bracelet bearing his name for probably 25 years now...I now out of necessity have ordered a new one...and I will continue to wear it on my wrist...I just want you to know that he has never been forgotten and never will be...I carry his loss to you, to this country, in my heart always.. and after all these years, I still cannot give up hope that he will one day return to you.....from my heart, I thank you for the courage and bravery of this young pilot...and if you have or ever receive any information on him, I would appreciate knowing anything you care to share with me. Please feel free to contact me at this email address at any time.


Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 13:20:06 -0800 (PST)
From: j willis <de_sign_lady@yahoo.com>

This to the family of CW2 Martin Vanden Eykel II :

This is the first time I have tried to locate the family of this man since I wore his bracelet in the early 70's and would like if anyone who knows about where he and his family are located please contact me, Jeanette Willis at this e-mail address. Thanks for your time     de_sign_lady@yahoo.com


From: "Beverly Peacock" <hibep@mindspring.com>
Subject: M/SGT. DOUGLAS DAILEY - USAF - 12-13-68
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 20:14:03 -0500

I HAVE HAD THE POW/MIA BRACELET OF THE ABOVE NAMED SERVICEMAN FOR OVER 30 YEARS. I AM SAD TO SAY THAT IT GOT MISPLACED FOR A LONG TIME. I THOUGHT IT WAS GONE FOR GOOD. I JUST RECENTLY FOUND IT AND YOUR WEBSITE ALSO. I READ ALL THE INFORMATION I COULD ON YOUR SITE ON M/SGT DAILY BUT THERE WAS NO FINAL INFORMATION ON HIM. IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER INFORMATION ON HIM OR HOW I COULD LEARN MORE ABOUT IT, I WOULD APPRECIATE IT.

YOU MAY CONTACT ME AT THIS E-MAIL ADDRESS. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP.

Beverly Peacock


 

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