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

Date: Sun, 15 May 2005 09:05:58 -0400
From: thumperfoxx <thumperfoxx@chartermi.net>

Hi ,
I still have my MIA Bracelet and I am hoping to fine the Parents or family members of Capt. Jerry Mundt  5-8-69. I have had my bracelet for over 30 years and can not wear it anymore because of health reasons, I would love nothing more than to find a family member and let them know I ware my bracelet faithfully and prayed for Jerry and his family, as I lost a Foster Brother in Viet Nam, we celebrated our Birthdays on the same day, He was the First Young Man from Garden City Mich to not come home, and of course I am Still SAD.
Could you please help me out. I have found Henry G Mundt with the same date, but can confirm if this is the one and the same person. Thank You
Pam Schroder

Date: Mon, 16 May 2005 22:04:28 -0400
From: Gregory Siragusa <gregsir@optonline.net>
Subject: Capt John G. Dunn, Maj  Michael Mc Elhanon
Cc: "Siragusa, Gregory" <siragusag@coned.com>

To Whom it Concerns

            I am writing concerning Mr Dunn and Mr McElhanon and in reference to a POW/MIA bracelets that I have with their names on them.  I have had these bracelets since the Vietnam War era, and in going through my possessions, came across them.  Attached is a photo, though not exactly clear, of Mr Dunn's, and it shows the date of his capture (3/18/68)

            In doing a little research from your website, I can see that Mr Dunn was a released POW, who hailed from Hutchinson, KA, and retired as colonel.

            I am interested in knowing if Mr Dunn would like this bracelet, after all these years, and if you would care to act as an intermediary and to locate and contact him concerning this.  The bracelet can be mailed/delivered to wherever he and you deem acceptable, if you so desire.

            In addition to Mr Dunn's bracelet, I also have thae bracelet of Maj Michael McElhanon, for which I would like to do the same, but my research indicates he is still listed as missing.  Hopefully I am wrong.  He was reported missing on 8/16/68.  If he or his family would appreciate this bracelet, please let me know.  A photo is also available, but not attached.

            My name is Gregory Siragusa and live in the New York City area and can be contacted by either of the 2 e-mails in the address bar.

            There is no motive here other than this inquiry.  I, myself, was drafted in 1973, but declared unable to serve (4F classification).  My only interest is the interest of Mr. Dunn and the family of Mr McElhanon.  The VFW originally distributed these bracelets, which is why I come to you seeking your help.

                    I await your reply, your assistance  and thank you for your time.

Gregory Siragusa

From: Kar3mine@wmconnect.com
Date: Fri, 20 May 2005 12:19:55 EDT
Subject: Maj. Sameul Toomey111

I have worn his bracelet for 35 yrs now I was very honored that I did receive a wonderful letter from his parents. I still where his bracelet with honor. I feel him in my heart and always on my mind. I just wanted to say thank you to Mr.& Mrs Toomey for taking the time to send me such a beautiful letter. I will always treasure it. Love a friend of Samuel's Paula
I would like to share a wonderful story with you all. I took a chance and wrote to the family of pow-mia. Who's name is Maj. Samuel Toomey111. I just wanted to send them a condolence card. I told them hoe I have worn their sons bracelet since 1970. Well about 8 months later I went to my mail box and there was the return name Toomey. I started to shake all over. I sat down to read the letter which was from his parents. It was the most beautiful letter I have ever read. I feel very close to him and his family because at the saddest time in their life. His mother took the time to write me. I will always treasure this. I still read it at times and I still cry because of the sadness but mostly because it was written from their heart. I can not thank his family enough. Major Samuel Toomey 111  was recovered and a dog tag was how he was ID. So please keep showing support. If anyone would like to get in touch with me my e-mail is kar3mine@wmconnect.com. Samuel gone but never forgotten. 4-ever in my heart.

From: "William J. Miller" <wj_miller@swbell.net>
Subject: Captain John Richard Fischer
Date: Sat, 21 May 2005 07:57:33 -0500

To all that read this letter,

I want to give a little background on myself.  Both my father and my mother served in the United States Navy.  My mother served from 1958 to 1960 when she had to resign as she was pregnant with me.  My father served from 1948 until his death in 1973, at the rank of Chief Petty Officer.  He served on tour in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970.  I joined the United States Marine Corps in 1980 and served for 4 years.  My son is currently in the United States Air Force.  So, as you can see, there are some strong military bonds in my family. 

I visited the traveling wall sometime around 1985 when it was touring in Pennsylvania .  I was moved by what I saw and decided that I want to make a statement.  I gave a donation and received a bracelet for a US Marine from Pennsylvania .  The name was Captain John R. Fischer.  I have worn that bracelet almost every day since then.  I know where Captain Fischer was from and when he was shot down.  Lately, I have been doing some extensive traveling for work, and a few times my bracelet has become a topic of conversation.   A few of them were discouraging, while most of them were good.  I had someone tell me that I needed to get rid of that “stupid thing” and wear something more important, like one of those silicone bracelets that have been popping up all over the place.  Well, the gentleman who told me this got a rather shocking surprise when I informed him, “Sir, the bracelets you are wearing do nothing more then publicly show the world that  you have donated money to a worthwhile cause to eradicate some disease or help those who need help.  I too donate to those organizations but I do not feel I need to declare that to the world.  On the other hand, my bracelet is worn to honor a man who gave his life in service to his country, and his remains have not been repatriated to his native soil to rest in peace.  I do not wear it for public self gratification, rather for public awareness, so that this man, and others like him, will not be forgotten”.  Several people in seats around me heard this mans words and then mine.  A couple of them were Vietnam vets and these people turned to me and congratulated me on still wearing my bracelet. 

One other time, while sitting in an airport in Ohio , I had a man walk up to me and ask me whose name was on my bracelet.  I told him and he looked at me, smiled and said “I knew him.  Good man.”  I looked down at my bracelet, and when I looked up, he was gone.  I wanted to talk to him, find out more about the man whose name has encircled my wrist all these years. 

To the family of Captain Fischer, know this.  His name is part of my life.  As a Marine myself, I will cherish his duty and honor to the Corps.  As an American, I will respect and praise his sacrifice to the overall good of our country.  As a human being, I will always respect this man who has become a silent shadow that stands over my shoulder.  His name is part of my life. 

Those of us who carry these strips of metal, they are more then stainless steel with etchings, they are representative of individual human beings, Americans, who have become a part of our lives.  Most of us know the information etched in that metal as well as our own names.  Captain John R. Fischer, 9-9-66 USMC SVN PA. 

Dear Lord, bless all of those who continue to remind the world that they will not be forgotten.  Keep those we honor close by your side and tell them they are loved.  Reach a hand out to their families and comfort them if ever they feel the sense of loss and need your guidance.  We ask these things in your name.  Amen.

William J. Miller
USMC 1/81 – 10/83
Fenton , MO

From: "Anitra  Duke" <angel_wingz@comcast.net>
Subject: Billy Wayne Duke; Billy Duke's name is on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, panel 28W, line 68
Date: Mon, 23 May 2005 22:11:13 -0400

My name is Anitra Duke and I am the niece of Billy Wayne Duke. I would like to talk to anyone that new him or was with him when he died, on March 28, 1969, in  South Vietnam; Province: Quang Tri. If you were with him or could have known him please go to this address to see a pic and get in touch with me http://www.virtualwall.org/dd/DukeBW01a.htm, I hope that the following will be on this sight soon and will help you to understand why this is so important to me.
My  email is angel_wingz@comcast.net.

"My Uncle Billy was killed in March 28, 1969. I was not born until November of 1974. Unfortunately I have never met my Uncle except in my dreams. You see  for as long as I can remember anytime I was upset, scared, or had something wrong in my life I have dreamed of him. The same dream over and over. I dream that this man that died before I was even born, while defending this country, was not really dead but lost somewhere in Vietnam. I dream that he finds his way home and is looking for me. Now you have to understand that we where lucky that we got his body back and he is buried in his home town, now with his mother, father, grandparants, aunt, and even a cousin. My family was able to see his body and tell him good bye. For years I have wondered why I continually had this dream, and so I began to pray about this, and several years ago I got my answer. He is my guardian angel, and that dream is my comfort. I feel like I know him and I would desperately like to get to know his friends to get to know the people he was with in the end. A few years ago when my grandmother died I was able to me my Aunt Bobbie, Billy's wife. It was just to difficult for her to stay close to the family after Billy's death to stay close so I can't remember ever having met her before, although I am sure that she came when my grandfather died but I was so young I don't remember. She and I had a long talk, I explained how I felt and she told me that, even though she has remarried and has children she still thinks of him everyday. He was her first true love and that she will never let him go either. Still to this day she grieves over him as do my father, and his five other brothers and sisters. My grandmother grieved him until her last breath and I thank God that she is now in heaven with him. Please if you knew him help me to know him more. Thank you and God bless you all.  Anitra Duke"
To the families of the MIA's  still out there you are in my thoughts and prayers and I hope that you will receive answers to your questions. And to ALL Vets. especially those pow's and other that lost so much THANK YOU ALL!!!
May God bless you and keep you close, and give you peace in your pain.
Anitra L. Duke

Date: Tue, 31 May 2005 13:08:17 -0400
From: david.j.billingsley@Cummins.com
Subject: Loveletters (USAF Donald Garth Fisher, USAF Richard L. Whitteker

To the families of Donald Garth Fisher, and Richard L. Whittaker

        My son recently came home and talked to me about a subject near to my heart. He was having a conversation with one of his teachers at school who still wears a POW/MIA bracelet. He came to me and asked if there was a way to purchase one of these bracelets so he could show his support to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

        I was able to find these two bracelets still available on 5/31/05 and ordered them. Both men resided in my home state of Pennsylvania, and both my son and I will be honored to wear these bracelets with pride to show that we will never forget what both of these men sacrificed so I may be able to sit here and type this letter.

        Anyone that would have ANY information on these two  men could you please contact me via e-mail @ David J. Billingsley@Cummins.com. I would like for my son and I to find out as much as possible, and would like their families to know that  there are still people out here that will always remember what they have done for us. God Bless You  

From: "Jack Salyers" <jacksalyers3385@msn.com>
Subject: Capt John Baldridge Jr.
Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 11:36:29 -0500

To the family of Capt. John Baldridge Jr.
I wear one of the original bracelets with Capt Baldridge's on it. The bracelet belonged to my mother-in-law and was found after her death several years ago. I asked my wife if I could wear it and she agreed. Several weeks ago I had the honor of getting the 1st salute of my cousin's son and pinning his bars at his graduation and commissioning. One of the Dad's of my cousin's roomate noticed the bracelet and asked how I picked that name. I told him about my mother-in-law. He said that he knew Capt John Baldridge Jr. He said that Capt Baldridge was a leader in the Cadet Corp at Texas A&M University in the 1960's before he went to Vietnam. He said that Capt Baldridge was know as "Butch" Baldridge and was very popular and a leader at Texas A&M. It is truly a small world. I will continue to wear the bracelet and keep Capt Baldridge in my prayers. Until a couple of weeks ago I didn't know much about Capt Baldridge except the brief facts about his being shot down on 11-20-69. I will do whatever you want with the bracelet (continue to wear it, send it to you or as this alumni suggested donate it to the Cadet Corp museum at Tex A&M)
Jack Salyers
Lumberton, Texas 77657
US Army Veteran 1955-57    

From: "John J. Ferro Jr." <johnjferrojr@rcn.com>
Subject: LCDR John G. Graf
Date: Mon, 30 May 2005 19:33:11 -0400


I have been wearing a POW/MIA bracelet LCDR John G. Graf a few years, and I am always asked “Is he a family member?”  (My dad, a Vietnam Veteran, also proudly wears the bracelet of a soldier that has not come home.) My answer to that question has changed over time. I have been able to find out about John and his story though numerous websites, and I have told his story so many times…basically, he has become a part of my life. I proudly tell the story of man that I can only wish will come home someday.

I have read in other sites that he had a wife, Anne Graf, but no children.  I was fortunate enough to have come in contact with another serviceman, Ray Parsons, who forwarded me a photo.

If anyone has any more information regarding LCDR Graf, please contact me by email. My address:  johnjferrojr@rcn.com.



Date: Mon, 30 May 2005 12:27:40 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
From: "Kerry J Reaver" <kjslreaver@pa.net>
To the Family and Friends of SFC Daniel  R. Phillips USASF  SVN    I just want to let you know Daniel is not forgotten  I have  a bracelet for Daniel  since the early 1980's  and I think of him often , I wonder what he would be like. A wonderful man I think. I just want you to know I still think of him and I want to say Thank you to him , and to his family.  Take care and you will remain in my prayers. K J Reaver at kjslreaver@pa.net. 

From: "Linda Kathryn Watt" <LindaKathryn@highstream.net>
Subject: Loveletters
Date: Mon, 30 May 2005 11:29:42 -0500

Harry Blackburn Jr.  5-10-72
Dear Family,
Today is memorial day, and I thought of Harry.  I thank God for him, and so many others like him.  Long ago in 1972 I received a brown envelope in the mail, when I opened it I found a bracelet with CDR. Harry Blackburn Jrs's name on it.  My then husband to be ( who was serving in the US Navy at the time) had ordered this bracelet for me to wear.  I have cherished it for many years.  Although I don't wear it now, I take it out from time to time and remember the great sacrifice that CDR Harry Blackburn Jr.  gave to his country.  My husband and I have now been married 32 years, and incidentally my husband served for 26 years in the US Navy.  He too served in Vietnam, but was so very fortunate to return.  I pray for you and your family today, and remember the great sacrifice that not only your loved one made, but the entire family.  God Bless You.
Linda K. Watt

From: "Raymond David" <pacificbeachproperties@msn.com>
Date: Sat, 28 May 2005 11:42:34 -0700
I have a bracelet to return to the family of CDR Kenneth Cameron 5-18-69.
Ray David
Morro Bay, ca. 93442

Subject: SPEC Randall Ellis 4-18-69
Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2005 09:49:59 -0400
From: <RotunnoP@usa.redcross.org>

I recently came across this website and was happy to finally read Randall’s bio.  I have worn his bracelet for 35 years and have never taken it off.  I think of him and his family often. He is not forgotten!

Peggy Rotunno
Process Improvement Coordinator
American Red Cross Blood Services
Connecticut Region

From: "Vickie Willson" <dbll5@earthlink.net>
Subject: Owen Skinner
Date: Mon, 30 May 2005 08:50:18 -0700
To Owen Skinner's family -
I am a teacher, 53 years old, in Phoenix, AZ. I bought a POW/MIA bracelet with the majors name when I was in college in the early 70"s in San Diego. On this Memorial Day, thought it fitting to contact you. Actually I had no idea this info was public record until today.
Vicki Willson
Vickie Willson

From: "Randy" <accentsautobody@triwest.net>
Subject: To the family of Maj Calvin W Maxwell of NM
Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2005 19:11:22 -0500

I want you to know that for many years now I have worn a bracelet in honor of your beloved Calvin.  I wish I had the words to let you know how much he is thought of and how much his sacrifice is appreciated.  Of course, there aren't enough words to truely express the gratitude of our nation.
When I found this site today and I read about Calvin's fate, I was so overcome with emotion.  I just want you to know, that even though I never knew Calvin, my heart aches to think of what he must have gone through. But, I am comforted by knowledge that God was with him and guided him through. 
I will continue to pray for you and for Calvin, and I will continue to wear this bracelet in proud remembrance of him.
Deanna Johnson

Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2005 10:29:24 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jess Carpenter <medicgirl04@yahoo.com>

To the Family and Friends of Douglas R. Blodgett:
    May I start out with a sincere apology for your loss and my deepest sympathies are with you. I am just beginning to fully understand the traumatizing affects that all the wars of the past and present have caused to families of those POW/MIA/KIA. I do not fully understand your sorrow or pain, but I know the feeling of fear that someone you know and love may never return. Several friends of mine are overseas at this moment fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq. When I hear from one of them it is a sigh of relief that they are still alive. I have a slight understanding of what you are going through or have gone through with Mr. Blodgett.
     This past memorial day I participated in Rolling Thunder. I walked up to the WWII memorial first (because that is where we parked the bike) and to see the number of people there in tears remembering there loved one lost or even smiling because they were reminiscing on the good times, was just heartbreaking for me. These are the memories and stories you never learn in your high school history books and yet these are the ones that are more important so one never forgets the true sacrifices that were made. I went to the Vietnam Memorial next and by the site only I was in tears, so many shattered lives and broken hearts walked past the cold, black marble. I did a rubbing of Mr. Blodgett's name and a said a prayer for him and all of his family and friends that they might find peace/rest after all this time. 
       I found out about Mr. Blodgett through the POW Network where I requested to adopt a POWMIA and was randomly given his name. I live in Fredericksburg, Virginia and wanted someone who was from my state as well as the branch I had served in. I was a PFC in the Army (91W...medic). I don't want to open any old wounds or cause any more pain or heartache than what has already been caused, but I was hoping someone would read this letter and fill me in on more information about Mr. Blodgett. I saw someone had requested this same information about 6 years ago and I was hoping if you hadn't already given everything away might there be some information, letters, photos or even copies of those, left to send me so I can let the spirit and memory of Mr. Blodgett also live through me.
     If you could aid me I would greatly appreciate it, if not that is fine as well, but please let me know either way. Hopefully, we can bring him home once and for all.
 With deepest Sympathy,
       Jessica Lynne Carpenter      medicgirl04@yahoo.com

From: "JENNIFER SHUTT" <jenshutt@hotmail.com>
Subject: Just a word of thanks
Date: Tue, 31 May 2005 18:26:14 -0500
I came upon your website while doing some research on POW's of the Vietnam War. I am sure you receive emails like this every day, but I just wanted to tell you how much I admire and respect the work you have done through this website. I have learned so much from this website, and it has really touched my heart. I feel so fortunate that my father safely returned after serving in Vietnam, but my heart goes out to the families of those who lost loved ones, especially for the soldiers who survived, but have not yet been returned home. Until I read your website, I was not aware that remains of soldiers were still being returned and identified after all this time. I can only pray that the search will continue until every single American soldier is returned home. As a veteran myself, as well as being the daughter of a veteran, I thank you for your hard work and efforts through this website.

Jennifer S.
I  MY =^..^=

Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 10:10:19 -0000



                                                                                                                      SPC TAMMY MIEKOW

                                                                                                                     MY E-MAIL; TCMEKO@YAHOO.COM 

From: "Nicholas Wolfson" <nw@nicholaswolfson.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 10:35:34 -0400

To the family of 1Lt. Steven Armistead -
I have either worn, or had close by among my possessions, a POW/MIA bracelet with Lt. Armistead's name on it for more than thirty years. 
I will not forget.

Nicholas Wolfson
New York, NY  10024   usa

From: Vmaxsum@aol.com
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2005 03:08:37 EDT
Subject: This is a letter to a loved one for Ltd John R. Ryder

This is a letter to the loved ones of John R. Ryder missing in action 6/9/70.  My name is Virginia Hughes.  I have been wearing John Ryder's P.O.W. Bracelet for many years and just want the family to know that I have him in my thoughts and prayers.  I periodically check to see if there has been a change in his status.  I believe he is still missing in action.  I hope this email reaches the family of John Ryder.  I truly hope that his family is doing well.  I have them in my prayers also.  If the person who receives this email will be kind enough to add any information you have please email me back with the current status.  I have tried to locate his family with the information that is listed at the site but there is no telephone number available in Chisholm, MN.  The only number is not listed by request.  Maybe, I am not to contact them but it would be nice to hear he returned home and if not I pray he will be returned home someday soon.  God willing!  I have heard that there are still some of our men in Vietnam that are not able to be released or for many other reasons not able to make contact.  If that is true, I hope John Ryder is one of them and soon he will be home again with his family!  God willing.  Please let me know if you have received this email (whoever reads this and make acknowledge of receipt)  God bless you

Virginia Hughes
my email address is Vmaxsum@aol.com

From: BucciEL@aol.com
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2005 13:31:08 EDT
Subject:  SFC Ricardo Davis

The year is 2005.  I am sitting at my computer weeping.  It is 36 years after SFC Ricardo Davis was reported as lost in Vietnam.  I am looking at a silver POW/MIA bracelet that I purchased when I was 13 years old.  There is nothing to say or to do except acknowledge that I sit here, looking at his name on my bracelet and weep for him and his family.  

Ellen Bucci

From: Gypsyraven8@aol.com
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2005 14:12:37 EDT
Subject: bracelet of Lynn Blessing

To the family of Lynn Blessing,

                         My name is Marion Attanasio, I have been wearing the bracelet of Lynn for sometime now and threw this web site have just learned that he has come home . I just would like you to know that he has become more to me then a name on my wrist. I have prayed for him as well as all or POW/MIA and their families. I never  looked a Lynn as a name but, someone that I that has become a part of me I care deeply with in my heart for him.  I  know that when our men come home the bracelets are to be given to the family this is why I am writing to you to see if you would like to have the bracelet. I have to say that I have mixed emotions when I learned  his story I was saddened , angry, to see how long it took for him to come home, and glad to know that someone cared to bring him home. I am having a hard time expressing my emotions in words. When I think of returning the b
racelet I feel a sense of loss like I want to keep it in his honor but, I don't need a bracelet to keep his memory it will forever be in my heart. There is so much I want to say but it is hard. I hope that you understand and know that I would like you to have his bracelet  I will keep him with me forever in my thoughts and my heart. I can be reached at gypsyraven8@aol.com If you would like to contact me.  Again I am sorry for how this letter is written I feel over whelmed with emotions and have a hard time writing how I feel. though I can say them and feel them it is hard to say in writing.
                                               Sincerely, Marion Attanasio

Subject: Sgt. Thomas Yugi Adachi
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2005 10:59:31 -0700
From: "Carol Brazo" <cbrazo@georgefox.edu>

Dear Adachi Family,

 I wore a POW bracelet for Thomas until the bracelet broke off.  Today, I still think of Thomas and pray for all of you.  I think of his sacrifice, of the freedom I enjoy.  I think of my own son who is 16 and how much I love him.  I know you must have loved Thomas as much. 

Please know that your son’s life is not forgotten.  This summer we will visit the Vietnam war memorial in Washington , DC .  My three children ask me, “Mom, will we find Sgt. Adachi’s name on the wall again?  Mom, will you make a rubbing of it and save it?”  We will do all of these things.  We will pray for the soul of Thomas and for peace.

Thank you for teaching my family what the meaning of honor is.

Carol Brazo

From: "Victoria" <y2j@fuse.net>
To: <info@pownetwork.org>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2005 17:37:27 -0400
To any family member of Richard L. Ayers, USAF, DOL 06/16/1970:   
I have no idea if anyone will ever see this that is from his family but this is to let you know that it's been just alittle over 30 years now that I wore your son and or husbands braclets.  I wore it years until one day it broke in half.  I've kept it packed away all these years.  I can't tell you why all the sudden he popped into my mind and heart once again.  Maybe it's becasue it was my son's 10th birthday today and wondered what a family must have gone through not knowing, and as I just found out, still not knowing is my son celebrating his birthday???  I'm so so sorry.  Maybe I'm sitting here feeling sorry for myself but I have'nt been able to stop crying most of this day.  His name has lingered on my mind all day and I just can't stop.  I found out that once again I can order a bracelet.  So if it pleases you, I would once again like to wear his name on my wrist and in my heart until we can bring him home.  My heart and soul will NEVER REST until every one of our boys our brought home. 
 Even today, I'm sorry yellow ribbons just are'nt enough.  We did something then and we should do something TODAY !!!.  Why can't we were bracelets for all the men and now women who have volunteered thier lives for a cause well that maybe we don't understand or believe in but we still need to bring everyone of them home too...
We can work together to get something, anything going to let them know we're here and we want you ALL HOME SAFE...be a pen pal to a lonely solider they need it.   
I guess I'm getting soft in my old age, but to the Ayers family I will never forget, I have'nt yet and I will make sure my kids continue to support this long after I'm gone.
God Speed to the Ayers family and to all OUR POW/MIA's, you are never forgotten....
Vickie Cook

Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2005 22:37:29 -0700 (PDT)
From: Arthur Trowbridge <artandanj@sbcglobal.net>

As I am sitting here tonight pondering my 3rd Father's Day a name came to mind that has been with me since I was young boy.  Captain Dennis Pugh.  I had his POW bracelet for many years and eventually due to time, youth and having moved more than 20 times I lost it.  However, I have never forgotten this heroes name nor will I ever.  I am 44 years old now and I can honestly say I think about what may have happened to him several times a year.  If this letter ever gets to his family, I want them to know I will always remember his name.

From: Eggandill@aol.com
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2005 16:33:01 EDT
I am trying to locate the family of Maj. Michael McElhanon.  I have in my possession a POW Bracelet that I wore during the Vietnam War with Maj. McElhanon's name and date of capture 08/16/68. I believe Maj McElhanon was listed as MIA.   I have been able to obtain a little information about Maj. McElhanon via the internet and it does still show that he is MIA.  I learned that Maj. McElhanon was assigned to the 309th Tactical Fighter Squadron at Phu Cat, South Vietnam.  Maj. McElhanon flew missions with Maj. John F. Overlock over North Vietnam.  August 16th, 1968 was the last anybody heard from either of these men.  It is unclear as to what happened to both men, whether they were taken captive or went down in the Gulf. 
  I thought that perhaps one of Maj. McElhanon's family or relatives might be interested in having my POW Bracelet bearing his name.  I have had this bracelet for over thirty years and have always hoped and prayed for him.  If anyone from Maj. McElhanon's Family or perhaps a close friend would be interested in having this bracelet, please let me know, I would love for them to have it.    I believe Maj. McElhanon's home town was Forth Worth, TX.
My email address is:   eggandill@AOL.com
God Bless
Jill Wright
Los Angeles, CA

Subject: Capt. Mitchell Lane
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2005 13:05:45 -0500
From: "Sandy McAfee" <SandyM@sealynet.com>
As a teenager over 34 years ago, I purchased a silver P.O.W. bracelet that bore the name of Capt. Mitchell Lane, missing date of 1-9-69. I faithfully wore that bracelet for a LONG, LONG time.  When I was a freshman at SW Texas State University in 1972, I remember the day that the POWs that were released were coming home, and all of the networks (all 3 of them) were showing live coverage of the POWs getting off the plane and they would flash the name of each man up on the TV screen as they emerged smiling from the plane. I skipped classes that day, and sat for hours to see if I'd see a man get off one of those planes and the name "Captain Mitchell Lane" flash onto the screen.  I never saw it, and have many times through the past 33 years wondered if he made it back....ever.  I found your website today and was so saddened to learn that he was never found.  I will never forget Capt. Lane and the many others who faithfully served their country.  I wish I could tell his family that someone in the "general populous" still remembers and appreciates HIM, even after all this time.
Sandy McAfee

From: "Jean Bernth" <jbernth@cox.net>
Subject: Family of CDR. Thomas Scheurich
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2005 11:03:03 -0500
I am writing to you to let you know that I still have a bracelet with your loved one's name on it. I bought it in the late 60's, and have kept it ever since.  I picked his name because he was from Nebraska, Norfolk, I think.
As the wife of a Desert Storm veteran, and the mother of 2 Marines, I thank you for your sacrifice to our great country. 
I am writing at this time, because a close friend of mine, over 40 years, has been dating a man who claims to be a Vietnam veteran, Navy SEAL, and ex POW.  We have discovered these claims to be false, and I have been visiting the POW/MIA websites to confirm his fradulent claims.  My son is furious about this man's claims, and helped me to write a letter to the pownetwork.org site. 
My son is a C130 pilot, and has spent time in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Africa.
He is now living in VA, and working at Quantico.  I think I contacted you a few years ago, and you might have been living on the east coast near there. 
 I will give the bracelet to my son to return to you if you would like.  He would probably like to meet you personally. If not, I respect your privacy.  Please forward an address if you would like me to send you the bracelet.
Please know that I have prayed for your family, and upheld your loved one's name for almost 40 years.
I wish you God's love and peace for the future. 
Jean Bernth

Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2005 09:11:10 -0700 (PDT)
From: Joe Laberge <lcsolutions21229@yahoo.com>
Subject: Trying to return a Bracelet for a found Airman
To Whom It May Concern,
   My name is Joe Laberge and during my time in the USAF I proudly and anxiously wore my POW/MIA bracelet
for Edward J. Darcy.  I have now recently seen that his remains were returned to the family and he has finally been put to rest.  I would like to get in contact with his family and not only express my condolences and sorrow, but return that which I wore
as a memorial and tribute to a hero in their family. I understand that a woman by the name of Wendy Darcy Marsh seems to be the primary surviving relative - I have no others details beyond that.  Can you help?  My contact info is as follows, and can be forwarded to Wendy as necessary.

Thank You,
Joe Laberge
Waldorf, MD
USAF 1995-2003

From: "John S" <stulp@snip.net>
Subject: CAPT W SCHMIDT JR USMC 609-68
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2005 16:02:24 -0400



From: Jab3004@aol.com
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2005 20:43:58 EDT
Subject: CPO Kenneth Pugh

I am seeking info on the family of Kenneth Pugh, lost 4/12/1966.  I do know that his remains were located.  I have had (worn) his POW/MIA bracelet since the mid-seventies.
My sincere thoughts are with his family as we are about to begin our Independence Day celebrations.

Julie A. Baumgardner

From: Mm54fm53@aol.com
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2005 21:09:08 EDT

My name is Madeline M. Murdoch and I live in Houston, Texas.  I am 50 years old.  I have been wearing a POW bracelet for 20 years with information that reads Major Arthur D. Baker USAF 4-7-65 Laos.  I wear this bracelet with pride.  I just wanted to let the family know that I am extremely proud to wear this bracelet. 
Madeline M. Murdoch
Please e-mail me as I would love to hear from Arthur D. Baker's family.

To: info@pownetwork.org
From: Cathy Ellis <ellis.11@osu.edu>
Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2005 15:53:32 -0400
My name is Cathy Ellis and my email is ellis.11@osu.edu.  I am a new member of Rolling Thunder Ohio Chapter 3 in Chillicothe, Ohio.  I  currently wear a bracelet for Maj. Calvin Maxwell.  I am constantly  asked about the bracelet and am so proud to be able to introduce Maj.  Maxwell to these strangers and to thank him once again for "giving  all".  I intend to wear his bracelet the rest of my life or until he  comes home.  My love and thoughts go out to his family and I assure  you as long as I live so will Maj. Maxwell's memory

From: "Nancy @ Copperwood B&B" <copperwd@whidbey.com>
Subject: RE:  Col. Peter J. Frederick
Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2005 17:41:19 -0700
My husband wore a POW bracelet for Col. Peter J. Frederick during the war.  I recently came across it and would like to give it to his family if they would like it.
Nancy Robinson

Subject: Bracelet not forgotten
Date: Sun, 3 Jul 2005 11:39:22 -0400

My name is Robin Bennett and in the 70's I purchased a bracelet to help our boys overseas. I chose the name of 1lt. Robin Gatwood.  His name was the name of choice because I also share that name.  I wore that bracelet for many a years and only quit wearing it because it snapped in the middle.  The bracelet still stayed on my dresser and went with every move we made.  It has now been 33 years.  My ex-husband was in the military and we moved quite a bit but thru it all I always wondered where he was.  I have now decided to purchase a new one from this site and continue to wear it.  I feel proud to wear it and will continue forever.  If His family reads this you may (if you choose) to contact me at rbencline@aolcom.  May god bless your family and please know that my prayers are with you always...

Mrs Robin Bennett. Florida

Date: July 4, 2005
From:  sford02@cox.net
Re:  CWO James Butler (NC)
I would enjoy having contact from the family of CWO James Butler.  I have worn his bracelet since 1970. My father was a service man (Navy) and we were stationed in Hawaii at the time.  I just remember feeling the power of love and pride having his bracelet.   He is very much a part of my daily prayer life and my heart.  I have been to the "Wall" and found his name there as well.  I was ten years old when I received the bracelet and would like to know more about this wonderful man.  Please contact me at sford02@cox.net
forever grateful,
Sharon Ford

From: "Vicki Frew" <vickizf@earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2005 23:34:48 -0500

Major Howard Stephenson 3/29/72
Capt. Frederick J. Sutter 12/31/71
Just wanted to let you know that the above bracelets are still being worn.  Originally by my ex-husband and myself,
now by our 23 year old son (he wears both). 
I hope the families are aware of this site and will read that their loved ones are still remembered. 
Vicki Frew

From: "Carolyn Moore" <carolynsmoore@comcast.net>
Subject: Capt. Samuel Deichelmann
Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2005 21:05:38 -0500
I would like for the family of Capt. Samuel Deichelmann to know that I  wore the bracelet with his name on it for years. I was going through some old keepsakes and ran across it and would love to return it to you.
Carolyn Moore

Subject: RE: Maj Robert John Welch
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2005 11:52:42 -0400
From: "Bev Ruopp"

I have a POW bracelet from Major Robert Welch that has been missing since January  16, 1967 and I would like to get in touch with his family.  Please let me know if you are able to put me in touch with them.  Thank you.

From: TheeKym@wmconnect.com
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2005 14:43:40 EDT
Subject: Admiral James Stockdale

While watching the news the other day I was saddened to hear Admiral James Stockdale passed on. I have kept up on him as much as possible. What a great man. He was a true American hero, God bless his soul. I wore and still have his POW braclet. If you think the family would like to have it please contact me or have them contact me.
          Thank You, Kym Pate

From: "ARobinson" <arobinson@htcomp.net>
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2005 02:13:48 -0500

I was honored to work with Harry Jenkins in San Diego at Cubic Corp. in the late-70's.  I was the secretary for his group, a young wife and mother then. I moved to Texas with my husband in 1980.  Capt. Jenkins was such an inspiration to all of us, such a regular man and yet, such an extraordinary person as well. There are a few people who touch our lives that we always remember, and Capt. Jenkins is one. Always good for a laugh, and also an insightful bit of advice. He was one of a kind. What a legacy he has left for his family, of whom he always spoke with love and devotion.
Adrienne Driskill Robinson
Whitney, Texas

From: "b_t1205" <b_t1205@bellsouth.net>
Subject: David A. Frederick's Family
Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2005 20:54:33 -0400

I have had for many years Capt. David A. Frederick's POW/MIA bracelet. I found a website that allowed me to see that his remains had been found on 6-08-93 and was buried at Arlington on 6-11-93. I would consider it an honor to return Capt. David A. Frederick's bracelet to his family.
                                               Tracie U. Edge

Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2005 21:07:55 -0400
From: yarussobrother@aol.com
July 13, 2006
regarding Capt John L Ryder, missing 6-9-70
I bought my bracelet in college 25 years ago. was looking thru by jewelry box and put it on again. I have been thinking of him every day, wondering where he is.  Now with the power of the internet I was able to see a picture of him and read his bio. To think he just turned 50.  Just wanted to let you know that he is thought of still.

From: "susan m. dezago" <dalastar@bestweb.net>
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2005 09:37:40 -0400
My brother in law was a Vietnam Vet. In 1991when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he was told by his doctors that more than likely it was due to the heavy exposure to Agent Orange that he had during the war. He did two tours, and stayed until the evacuation of Cambodia. After his diagnoses, he went to the Wall and had begun what I call "soul searching" . He had asked me if I would wear a bracelet if I had one. So, we went shopping to our local Military Surplus store and I found one with the name Michael J. Burke, USMC.
My brother in law died in 1996. I have had my bracelet on for fourteen yrs. now, and never take it off. I also keep a picture of Michael J. Burke over my calendar that I found on the internet as another way of remembering.....because I NEVER WANT TO FORGET....

From: "Joe & Amy Curtis" <joe_amycurtis@cox.net>
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 23:35:25 -0500

This is in reference to Capt James W. Widdis Jr. 609th Special Operations Squadron. March 23, 1969
I am a SSgt/E-5 in the US Air Force and my Mom has worn Capt Widdis' braclet for many years.  On a recent visit with her I recognized the name on the bracelet because I am stationed at Hurtburt Fld, Florida, home of the 16th Special Operations Wing and was reading through some history of Special Operations pilots.  I understand he was promoted to LtCol.  As Capt Widdis, his name appeared as MIA, along with his navigator Capt Davis, for some time with no further information .  I did some research and found out that LtCol Widdis had been identified and returned home.  I am proud to follow in the footsteps of LtCol Widdis and offer my appreciation to his family for giving him the strength to serve.  When we leave for uncertain destinies, as I have done many times, knowing our family holds tight to our hearts, keeps us strong and makes it much easier.
We would like to offer to return the bracelet to your family if you will accept it.  If you do not desire for us to return it, we will continue to honor LtCol Widdis and your family by wearing it and on my next visit to Washington, I will take it to "The Wall" and place it under his name.  I look forward to any response.  God bless!
Very Respectfully,
Joseph D. Curtis, SSgt, USAF

From: "MARGINELL E MARG POWELL" <powellmarg@msn.com>
Subject: Re: Capt. Fred Hall 4/12/69
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2005 16:46:37 -0500
For some good, I feel it good, I still have the original bracelet I acquired in 1969. I checked the papers frequently in hopes that he would have returned. I have moved several times and, to my amazement, I still have the bracelet and I have it in my bathroom; so I see it setting there frequently. Today, I decided to get on the net and see if any word was out on him. I pray that he has been found. I, like the young Brandon who wrote, have an original. Mine has the hole at the end and has never changed in all of these years. I hope he has been found so that I can look at the bracelet in a different manner. God bless Capt. Fred Hall and his family. Marg

From: Grlorca2@aol.com
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 14:39:04 EDT

I am trying to contact a family member of Capt. Laurent Gourley.  I have a bracelet that I have treasured for many years.  I thought maybe someone in the family would want to now have it.  I didn't know him, but I knew many like him, and they will forever be in my heart.  If interested my name is Pamela and my e-mail is Grlorca2@aol.com.  Thank you

From: POLISHGIRL192@aol.com
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2005 05:16:22 EDT

I have the bracelet of CWO Lowell Stephen Powers.  I would like to return it to a family member, preferrably a wife if he had one, or a brother or sister.   I have read his story about how he may have died and his remains have not been accounted for on the internet, and my heart just aches for this family.  If anyone knows where to return his bracelet please contact: Sharyn@ POLISHGIRL192@AOL.COM.  This family is in my prayers.  I will never forget.   Thank you, Sharyn

Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2005 11:08:54 -0500 (Central Daylight Time)
From: "Kay Johnson" <KayJohnson@mchsi.com>
SFC Raymond E Bobe 3-16-69
Home at Last!
Blessings to Raymond and his family.  My family and I have prayed for him and his family for 30 years it now seems as though he is a part of us.
His bracelet broke several years ago and the pieces were in a jewelry box that was stolen in a robbery so I have nothing to return but I am getting another bracelet for one of the others still missing. 
Rest well, Raymond and thanks for coming into our lives
Rev  Kay Johnson
Lower Lights Ministry
PO Box 1993
Columbia, MO 65205

From: Virgoea@aol.com
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2005 11:48:57 EDT

To the family of First Lieut. Arthur H. Hardy

I have a bracelet with the name of First Lieut. Arthur H. Hardy on it, which was worn by my sister, Nancy Elwood, now deceased.  I would like to return the bracelet to his family, if this is possible.  Thank you.

Virginia Elwood-Akers

I have a Vietnam POW bracelet. The name on it is Lt Paul Worrell 12-2-66. Please help me contact this family to see if they would like this bracelet.

Joan Medany
Deptford, NJ

c/o info@pownetwork.org

From: Sheree Redelberger <sredelberger@fs.fed.us>
Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2005 08:05:02 -0700
             Hi, I was writing to find out if you had any contact with POW's families. I have been cleaning out some of my stuff and I came across the bracelet that I wore during the war.  I have looked up the  person and they were returned to us in 1985.  I would like to see if the family would like the bracelet with his name on it.  It is Lt. Richard Minnich Jr. 01/04/1968.
             Please let me know I could send it.
                        ~ Thanks ~

Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2005 19:00:40 -0400
From: Lani Kellogg <cleon@seneca24.net>

    I have been wearing a Vietnam era POW/MIA bracelet for twenty years plus, in remembrance of Major Brent E. Davis, USMC, missing since 3/18/66.  We only today learned that his remains were identified and returned for burial in Arlington.  My question is if there is an appropriate protocol for the handling of his bracelet?  We would be pleased to send it on to a member of his family if it were so desired. If not, it still leaves the question of how to handle this respectfully to Major Davis and his memory.  It absolutely seems inappropriate to toss it in the trash.
    Thank you in advance for answering my question.
    Don Robinson, ex. Seabee

From: Wcnktn46@aol.com
Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2005 21:39:13 EDT

My Grandfather Retired Col. Richard P. Geer, passed away a few years ago and my Grandmother just recently.  Thus I inherited a few bracelets.  I wanted the families of Col. Ted Guy, Lt.Col. James Hartney, LtCol. Harold Kahler, and Capt. James White that they have been prayed for for all these years.  If any family members wish for their bracelets, I understand and if not, I will continue to wear them in their and my grandfather's honor.  Bless you all.  The Geer Family

Date: Sun, 7 Aug 2005 11:43:04 -0700

My name is Julie Gerlach.  I am reaching out to the family of David W. Erickson - US Marine Corps.  MIA: 3-16-1968.
I was 9 years old when I ordered the POW Bracelet and received his name.  I have cherished this bracelet and have always had a place in my heart for him,  I just wanted to know if his family members would like me to keep the bracelet or if they would like me to send it back to them.
Sgt Erickson will always be in my heart as well as gods.
Thanks for listening.
Julie Gerlach

From: "Jack & \"T.K.\" Cully" <jktkcully@wyoming.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2005 11:55:00 -0600

To the Family of NORMAN GREEN:
I have had Norman's POW/MIA bracelet for many, many years and, just today, August 10, 2005, found a web site than gave me information as to what was last known of him:  a prisoner of war in Laos.
Has he been returned to the United States, dead or alive?
I would very much like to hear from someone regarding his well-being, as he has been a part of me for so long.  If I am fortunate enough to have someone pick up this LOVELETTER, I can be reached at:  jktkcully@wyoming.com or mail to:  "T.K." Cully, P.O. Box 2143, Rawlins, Wy 82301.
May God Bless You and Norman.  My humble but sincere thanks to him for his service to our country and the sacrifice he made.
                            Very sincerely,
                            "T.K." Cully

Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2005 18:23:41 -0700
From: "Kris Woods" <kwoods@divxcorp.com>

Dear Family of Captain Charles Stratton,

When I was 6 or 7 years old, my mother bought me a POW/MIA bracelet with the name of Captain Charles Stratton.  I prayed for his safe return and would think of him often as a young child.  I remember seeing the war on TV and kept hoping I would see him on the news some day, returning home.

I still think of him after more than 30 years – his name and the hope for his safe return made a strong impression on me that has lasted a long time.  I hope that one day your family will know what happened to him and can find peace in that knowledge.

For some reason, I felt compelled to look up his name on the Internet today and found this website with notes to MIA families.  I wish your family serenity and healing in the wake of Captain Stratton’s unknown fate.

Please know that I will continue holding good thoughts for Captain Charles Stratton and those he left behind.


Kris Woods

From: "Kathleen Rice" <k_fitzgerald_rice@hotmail.com>
Subject: Lt Earl G Lewis, JR
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2005 02:28:35 -0400
I just wanted to send my regards to retired Lt Earl Lewis Jr, who appears in this website's biography.  I wore his POW bracelet for years (at least I believe this is the same man.)
I just wanted to let him know how happy I was to see that he DID make it home.  I searched the papers religiously way back then, but never found his name on the list of returned POWs.  I hope he is well and happy - Could you pass on the message.  I thought of him often as a young girl, wishing he were home with his family.  I hope there is a way for you to pass on the message to him.  He has my full respect.  Kathleen Rice, Boston, MA

From: "Tina Conley" <tmc875@msn.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2005 21:17:27 -0700
Dear LT.Col. Howard Smith family,

I hope that this e-mail get's to your family.  My name is Tina Conley.  I live in OR. I came from a military family.  Over this past weekend.  I was going threw some boxes in my garage.

I found my POW bracelet.  I remember as a teenager buying it.  During the Vietiam war.  My father was station in Thailand.  My uncle flew helicopters during the war in Vietiam.

I remember after the war.  Hearing stories of how people sent a POW there bracelet.  Well times has changed. This week I went onto the internet.  Searching for your father, husband, son, brother.  I couldn't believe finding his name.

Right after I found at the information. I'd e-mailed my father.  See my family lives in OK.  My dad served 20 yrs in the AF.  My son knew Howard flew fighter jets. I wanted to see if my dad knew what was said on the internet.

 I come from a military family.  I have so much pride coming from a military family.  Until I got married.  I thought that everyone worked for the government. 

I live in OR.  This is the first place in my 46 yrs of life.  That I've not lived in a military town.  I miss that.

Where in OK City did Howard Smith family lived.  My mother & sister lives in Midwest City.  My brother was born at Tinker.  My brother and father lives in Tulsa, OK.

I really hope to hear back from LT.COL. Howard Smith's family. 

Take care,

Tina Conley & family

Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2005 21:58:16 -0400
From: The Rices <topflite@bright.net>

To the family of Captain Thomas B. Mitchell,

My name is Kim and I have worn Captain Mitchell's bracelet for longer than I can remember, at least 30 years.  I have letters from his wife that were written to me while I was in high school.  I often think of her and her pain.  I just wanted to let her and their family that I keep him in my prayers everyday.  If they were to ever want his bracelet I would be happy to return it to them, if not I will wear it until..........
My e-mail is  www.topflite@bright.net
God does bless and he was there with the crew.

From: "Eric & Peggy Musgrove" <tribe91@comcast.net>
Subject: MIA bracelet wearer question
I have been wearing the bracelet for James M. Luttrell for 20 years.  I have just found out through your site that his remains were found.  http://www.pownetwork.org/bios/l/l064.htm 
If this is fact, and I honestly hope it is, how can I find his family to return the bracelet?  Any help would be appreciated.  I have checked the website for The Wall and none of his family members have posted looking for any bracelets.  If you have contact info, you can pass my contact info to them. 
Thanks so much for your help.
Peggy Musgrove
Dallas GA 30157

From: "Paul Wheeler" <wheelersinfreedom@adelphia.net>
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2005 21:03:38 -0400

To the family of COLONEL NORMAN GREEN:  I have worn the bracelet of Col. Norman Green for  many, many years.  I just recently came across this forum to possibly locate his family and read his biography.  I am pleased to have a picture to go with the name that has been on my wrist for over three decades.  I would like to thank his family for their sacrifice, for their courage and their fortitude that has been a part of their lives for so many years.  I wish the biography had read differently and that I had a release date to remember instead of the missing in action date of 1-9-68.   I can be reached at wheelersinfreedom@adelphia.net I will never forget this brave man, Col. Norman Green.  He is my personal hero.

From:  JONIOH@att.net
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2005 21:20:47 -0500
I recently read stories in my local area of people who had braclets of soldiers in the Vietnam war.  I too have a bracelet of a soldier in this war, his name is Captain Charles Walling, 8-8-1966.  Some of the people have returned the bracelet to the families of these soldiers, who never returned.  I checked this website for Captain Charles Walling, and he was said to have been shot down, no remains found.  I do not wish to open any old wounds for the family, but to let them know I still keep the bracelet and  I realize that in keeping the bracelet keeps hope alive, but if any family members were out there and would like the bracelet, I would gladly return it to them.   Thank you.   Joan

From: "TAG6000" <TAG6000@bellsouth.net>
Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2005 14:02:27 -0400
To the family of Lcdr. Dain V. Scott. 
My name is Tom Agerton, USN (RET) and have been wearing the bracelet of LCDR Scott for more than 25 years.  I was wondering if the family would be interested in having his bracelet returned?  If so, please email.
"We'll Never Forget"
Tom Agerton 

From: "Paul Wheeler" <wheelersinfreedom@adelphia.net>
Subject: Colonel Norman Green
Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2005 19:21:33 -0400
I have a POW bracelet for Colonel Norman Green 1-9-68.  I have just today looked up his bio on the internet and found a picture of him and read related articles.  I am wondering how one would go about finding his family or an old friend of his.  Is this something you can help me with?  Thank you.

Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2005 05:19:57 -0700 (PDT)
From: patricia schwan <comml4@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: pow bracelet for Wallace L. Wiggins
I just located this site and am grateful for the chance to let Captain Wiggins family know that I have had his bracelet for these many years.  if anyone would like it back I will be happy to forward.  please know that he has not been forgotten. 

From: Dharry58@aol.com
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2005 22:37:02 EDT
I received the POW bracelet of LT. Charles L. Bifolchi around 1972. He will always be remembered by me, and kept alive in my memory. I wish peace and healing for his loved ones. If they would like to have the bracelet, let me know.

Donna Harrington
Newburyport, MA

From: "Bette Stankewich" <coopstill@hotmail.com>
Subject: john jakovac
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2005 19:51:12 -0400
Hi I have the bracelet of John that I have worn and kept safe for a very long time. I just discovered he is on the remains returned list. He has been apart of my life for over 35 years. I would be willing to give it back to a family memeber if they wanted it. I will take it to the "WALL" if I hear from no one. thanks so much for a site to respond to. My heart will always be heavy with the loss of friends and strangers as well in Vietnam and all wars declared or not. I love america but freedom is so hard to justify at times. Bette

Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2005 06:14:43 -0700 (PDT)
From: ShHirschmann <shhirschmann@yahoo.com>
To the family and friends of CDR JOHN "BUZZ" ELLISON,

I am 35 yrs old and just received this viva POW/MIA bracelet. I was upset to see it on eBay in the original package rather than where they should be - on someone's wrist. I wish I could have bought them all and wear every one of them. I know that it goes without saying that Buzz has not been forgotten, but I just wanted to say that I proudly wear his bracelet, (it is never removed from my arm), and that I am just one more who has not forgotten CDR John "Buzz" Ellison, a REAL AMERICAN HERO. I pray to G-d that we will get info concerning him and all the other POWs/MIAs right this minute.
I can be contacted via email at:

My deepest veneration to all that served,

Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2005 22:02:27 -0700 (PDT)
From: Cathy Schneider <kksdjs@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Lt. Col. Marvin Foster Hubbard, TX

I just read in today's paper that the remains of Lt. Col. Marvin Foster of Hubbard, Texas were identified last month.  As a high school student in 1968 I wore a POW/MIA bracelet bearing his name.  I have kept the bracelet and would like to either send it to his family or donate it to a POW/MIA organization.  This brave, brave man has been in my prayers for years as are our current outstanding men and woman serving in Iraq.  Please contact me and advise me how best to donate my bracelet.  Thank you all for all you do for our freedom. 

Cathy Schneider, Californian for four generations (the real California).

From: "Sonya Sorenson " <sonya@gmavt.net>
Subject: James Scuiter
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2005 20:11:33 -0400
I served in Vietnam with James Scuiter and would appreciate any information regarding his family members.
Jon M Richmond