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

Delivered-To: info@pownetwork.org
From: Adrianejstewart@aol.com
Date: Tue, 1 Jan 2008 21:03:21 EST

I would like to reach out to his family and return the bracelet that I have with his name on it.
IT WILL BE THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS  MIA date--- January 4th, 1968
I wore this bracelet for many years and always hoped he would return alive.  I am sure his family was grateful to have his remains returned.
I would now like to return this very special bracelet.
Thank you for your help.
Adriane  Stewart

From: "Finney, Arthur T CTR USAF AFSPC WROCI/InDyne" <Arthur.Finney@vandenberg.af.mil>
To: <info@pownetwork.org>

My name is Tom Finney II, and I am the eldest son of COLONEL ARTHUR THOMAS FINNEY.  His POW/MIA bracelet was inscribed “LT COL TOM FINNEY  8/1/66”.  His remains were returned in 1985.  I found your Site recently and discovered that four families were trying to find our family in an attempt to return their bracelets.  I tried contacting all four but so far have received so response.  The four are as follows:  

1)       Michael S. Vogt, Fairburn , Ga. , H1504@aol.com

2)       Elizabeth McNany, Stow , Oh., eschmeltzer@neo.rr.com

3)       Susan Storm, address unk., CRAFTON69@wmconnect.com

4)       Kim Creech, near New Orleans , La. , Forevgrtful@cox.net

If anyone reading this knows these folks or their whereabouts, please inform them that COL FINNEY’S family would like to hear  from them and discuss returning their bracelets.  Thank you for any help. 


A. Thomas Finney II

Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2008 16:00:07 -0800 (PST)
From: Kathleen Jankite <kathjan8@yahoo.com>

Hello,  I gave across your website and I was wondering if you would be able to help me or send me in the correct direction, Back when I was in High school I purchased a POW bracelet. I wore that bracelet for 4 years and never took it off. Until one day I was sitting watch the news when the pow's were coming off a plane back from vietnam. Well to my surprise I actually saw the serviceman that was named on my bracelet. Capt. Allen Brady that was captured 1-19-1967  He was in the Navy. Well to this day I still have the Braclet, and have thought so many times that I should try and locate Capt Brady and mail it to him.  I am writing you because I saw and articile that is from you website explaining his story. I would like to know how would I be able to email Mr. Brady .
Thank you for any help you can give me.
Kathleen Jankite

From: "Gene Ray" <gene7356@bellsouth.net>
Subject: The Family of CDR ROBERT J. SCHWEITZER (POW Bracelet)
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2008 10:13:48 -0500
I proudly maintained CDR Robert J. Schweitzer's POW bracelet since my own Navy days in late 1960s.  Until I ran across this site I was not aware of his status.  It would be my honor to give the bracelet to his sons Karl or Eric.  The family may contact me at:  gene7356@bellsouth.net or Gene Ray, 5409 Hounds Ear Pl, Raleigh NC  27606.
CW5 (Retired) Gene Ray

Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2008
From: LeRoy Wolf <lrywlf@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Melvin A. Holand

I have worn Melvin's bracelet for years and will wear it until he returns or until his family wants it. He is a Tech Seargent in the Air Force and he went missing on March 11,1968 in Laos. My last info was that his family was told by a police psychic that he was alive and living in a cave. I will continue to pray for his return. Nothing would please me more than to be able to return his bracelet to him. I served in Vietnam and consider Melvin to be my brother. My contact info has changed so I will update that so that if there is any change in Melvin's status I can be notified. If you can pass my info on to his family or tell me how to contact them I would be grateful. And thank you for running this website.
LeRoy Wolf
Longview, Texas 75604

Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2008 19:06:18 -0800 (PST)
From: Pam Davis <4everblonde@sbcglobal.net>

I was thinking about the POW bracelet I wore back in the 60's-70's and I was wondering how Carl Dennis Chambers is doing since his return in 1973.  If you get this message please email me.  Thank you for your service and your sacrifice to this country.

From: Joleen Frey <joleen_frey@hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2008 22:23:58 +0000

From: Mick01155@aol.com
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 15:58:30 EST

I still have the POW-MIA bracelet for Michael Shanley which I bought from VIVA (Voices in Vital America) while a college student in 1970.  
Although Michael's status is listed as "remains returned March 1990," information posted on info@pownetwork.org in September 1993  indicated Michael's mother did not accept the identification of the remains.
I will continue to keep Michael and his family in my prayers.  I thank him and all American soldiers for their service to, and sacrifice for, our country.  May God bless and comfort Michael until he returns home.

Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 12:03:40 -0800 (PST)
From: <wind_nrain@yahoo.com>
Subject: LCDR William Forman
As a jewelry dealer, I purchase estate items in bulk.  Today I received in a batch a bracelet inscribed LCDR William Forman 1-22-66.  This will be held dear, and considered one my greatest treasures.  I'm sure he was a treasure to many and now I will never forget him either.

Erin Stringfield
Niece of Vietnam Veteran Robert A. Merifield

From: "Stewart Carmichael" <quackn9@comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2008 16:52:47 -0500
Capt. Douglas LeFever
I would like to reach out to his family.I wore this bracelet for many, many  years and  now I would like to know if you would like it.
 For some reason, it has never tarnished....although it does look a bit worn. I have prayed for this man many times. If you would like it back, it is yours...... If you would like me to keep it, I will,and be grateful what he did for his country.
Thank you and may you find solace in the fact others care.
Bonnie L. Conly

From: idwiwcentral@comcast.net (IDWIW)
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2008 16:40:18 +0000
I have a bracelet for Lt. Ralph Foulks who was declared MIA on 1/5/68.  My mother gave it to me very recently when she was clearing out some of my father's thing since he passed away.
She told me he bought it and wore it for many years.  I would like to know if the Foulks family would like it back.
North Wales, PA

Date: Sun, 3 Feb 2008 09:22:42 -0800 (PST)
From: Gerri <grand_lady04@yahoo.com>
Subject: Colonel Robert L. Standerwick Sr.
To the family of Colonel Robert L. Standerwick, Sr.
In the late 70''s, I purchased and wore Colonel Standerwick''s bracelet and continued to wear it for many years until it broke in half. In 1992, I visited the Wall and found Colonel Standerwick''s name. But the best part is finding his bracelet on the very first try in one of the bins containing thousands of MIA POW bracelets. I couldn't believe my eyes when I realized that his name was on the bracelet. I treasure this bracelet and think of Colonel Standerwick every February 3rd. I pray for him and his family and hope that one day I will meet him at heaven''s gate. God bless you, Colonel Standerwick. You served our country well.
P.S. If you would like me to return Colonel Standerwick's bracelet, please let me know. If not, I will continue to wear it always.
Blessings to you all.
Gerri Knowlan
Robinson Township, PA

Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2008 13:52:43 -0800 (PST)
From: Sue Giasson <suesaroo@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Major Edwin Atterberry

I found the web site and the Major's name by doing a google search.
I have a POW bracelet with Major Atterberry's name.  I have read his bio.  As a child when I purchased this bracelet in Detroit I could not imagine the horrors these brave men faced.
I would like to pass this bracelet on.  Does the Major have surviving family and friends that would like it?  Please let me know.  I will be happy to mail it anywhere.

From: "Geraldine Ballard" <gballard@hhcc21.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 15:10:05 -0500

For the family of Charles W. Millard:
I have just found out that Mr. Millard has been returned to your family and I have a bracelet that I would like to return to you. Please let me know where to send to.
God Bless You All!
Mrs. Ballard

Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 15:45:49 -0800
From: "Jerri Potts" <biscokid@gmail.com>
Subject: S/Sgt Richard A. Crosby

I just came across this site after looking for many years for information about S/Sgt. Richard A. Crosby, whose bracelet I have worn off and on since the late 60's.  I now have the information, that his remains were found, returned and he is buried back in the USA. 
If his family would like his bracelet I will be happy to return it.  I am proud to have worn it and will continue to keep him and his family in my prayers.

From: leslie_laffin@sbcglobal.net
Subject: Major Ivan Appleby
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 10:33:03 -0800
Hello, my name is Leslie Laffin.  My mom, Sherri Stephens purchased Major Appleby's bracelet from an agency called VIVA: Voices in Vital America in 1971 for $5.  She grew up in a rural farm town and not many boys were drafted from her area so she really attached herself to the memory of this missing soldier and prayed for his return.  By the time she was a senior in high school, President Nixon was finally pulling troops out of Vietnam.  She watched on TV when the POWs arrived home and listened as each of their names were announced.  Major Appleby's name was never called.  She always wondered if he was still being held as a prisoner of war.  My mom was both sad and relieved to learn in the mid 90's that his remains were returned and that he was given full military honors and buried in Arlington National Cemetery.  I grew up seeing my mom wear Major Appleby's bracelet.  She often reflected on the war in Vietnam and explained Major Appleby's role in it.  My mom is now active in the Ladies VFW Auxiliary Post 5059 in Turlock, California.  Lt. Col. Appleby has been a part of our lives and we will forever be grateful for his service and dedication to our country.  We send our love and prayers to his family, who we feel are a part of our own. 

Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 21:43:57 -0500
From: "R.E. Parker" <reparker@optonline.net>

To the Friends and Family of Robert F. Scherdin:

Once again this Valentine’s Day . . . Robert’s 61st Birthday . . . I write to remind you that I, and others I’m sure, continue to wear Robert’s name on a bracelet in hopes that one of these days he’ll come Home to us.  I think about him often, as is the purpose of wearing the bracelet, and I speak to him to tell him we all still care.  I trust that somehow my words will reach him, wherever he is, and give him comfort.  Please know that there are still those of us whom you’ve never met who share your vigil.  One way or another I trust that one day I’ll get to meet him, and when I do I’ll have this bracelet with me.

God Bless you and keep you all safe.

Warmest thoughts,

R. E. Parker


Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2008 14:37:54 -0800
From: "Bill McLain" <BMcLain@phillipsbpm.com>
I served with Michael L. Donovan. His smile and personality lives with me daily. I lived two doors down the hall and we spent many good times together. My prayers are with you as I cannot imagine that heart ache you have been through. He is a great soldier and if there is anything I can do please feel free to get in touch with me at: bmclain@phillipsbpm.com.
Bill McLain

Subject: Lt. T. B. Latendresse
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 22:03:49 -0500
From: ziggy1957@aim.com
Hello and I hope this letter finds you well.... Back in High school I had gotten this Bracelet and wore it proudly!   I am still proud that I have it.  I was cleaning out my old bedroom at moms house and looked in my secret hiding spot behind the window molding .  there it was lost and found ....I was so happy to read that Lt. Latendresse was home....I can remember laying in bed wondering, where, what if, if I ever. What could I say ....... I now wear another bracelet belonging to a fellow firefighter that is MIA at the world trade center.... and I still sit around not knowing what to say ....But I'm here for you if you should ever need someone to talk to.   God Bless, 

Frank Signorelli  Email Ziggy1957@aol.com

From: <cnicholslaw@ee.net>
Subject: David Greiling
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 10:11:13 -0500

Hello!!  I came across this website quite by accident.
I have a pow bracelet, which I got when I was about 12 years old. I wore it all the time, unitl i was about 17 years old.  I got a really bad case of poison oak on my wrist.  The doctor & my mother wanted me to take the bracelet off so the poison oak would go away, I fought about this for a while, but eventually had to give in because the poison oak was spreading.
I kept the bracelet in my jewelry box all this time, but each time I go to get a bracelet I think of him, say a prayer & wonder what may have happened to him.
I would very much like to let the family know, that I think of their loved one and still have the bracelet.  If they are interested in getting the bracelet back please have them contact me.
Adele Ruckman

Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 11:06:28 -0800 (PST)
From: anne taku <ataku@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Lt. Michael Bouchard

Dear Family and Friends of Lt. Michael Bouchard,
Hello, My name is Anne.  I had the honor to wear the memory bracelet of Lt. Michael Bouchard during the 1970's in San Jose, California.
My memory bracelet is no longer wearable, due to the fact of bending it in close to my wrist all the time, it broke in half.   However, his name in kept in my heart, and I will never forget him. Please know that I continue to keep him in my thoughts and prayers.

Subject::  LCDR Terry Dennison
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2008 15:25:00 -0500
From: "Mary Shults"
My friend suggested I google his name you see I still wear POW/MIA bracelet bearing his name I knew he was lost but I wear it in honor and in support of those who protect us and serve today. I wonder if he has children or living relatives.

My email is Shrink8@AOL. Thank you, Mary Shults

From: Margaret McIntyre <wheatcha@hotmail.com>
Subject: Lt Col Charles W. Stratton
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 23:17:07 -0800

I was very pleased to see that Lt Col Charles W. Stratton was found and identified. I wore his pow/mia bracelet through high school and into college.  Eventually, I put the bracelet away, but I didn't forget his name.  It was nice to read his son's letter about finding him.  I'm so glad it was possible.
Thank you.
Margaret McIntyre

From: "Laurie A. English" <Laurie4aVA@comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 22:40:12 -0500

To the Family of:  Major Glendon Ammon

From:  Laurie A. English  La_English@comcast.net

I just found this site and would like to tell this family that I have a bracelet for Major Ammon.  I am so sorry for what he went through and for what all of his family has gone through.  If you would like to have his bracelet, I would be happy to return it to you.  I apologize for the number of years that have passed, but I only just realized that I could search out a site like this.  Please feel free to contact me, should you desire to.


Laurie A. English

Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 08:05:12 -0800 (PST)
From: Jacqueline Veats <jveats@pacbell.net>

I still have my POW/MIA bracelet with the name of Major John Martin engraved on it.  Major Martin was n
Air Force pilot lost over water on 11/20/67.  My bracelet has a white sticker on it with a blue star
and I believe this was put on at the end of the Viet Nam conflict to let people know that this person had
not returned.
To Major Martin's family...I want you to know that he is not forgotten.  I'll never forget.

Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 16:05:52 -0600
Subject: paul milius
From: Cathryn Gran <cgran@pioneerlocal.com>

paul milius is not forgotten ‹ especially on this, the 40th anniversary of his being shot down in laos.
i proudly wear his name on my pow/mia bracelet
cathryn gran
chicago il

From: "Jeanine" <g9mariev@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2008 17:45:32 -0500

I recently visited Washington D.C. for the first time in my life.  While there, I visited the Vietnam Memorial.  I was moved to tears and felt the
tightening in my chest as I ran my fingers over so many names.  My heart ached.  The sorrow I felt was unprecedented.  My respect for each one of
those who served and lost their lives was enormous!
I have a POW/MIA bracelet that I purchased in the early 70's.  Today, I was searching for more information on my soldier and I came across your site. What a wonderful tribute to all our service personnel from every war past and present. 

My soldier, PFC Gary F. Shaw, was listed as MIA on 11-11-1967.  He was from Toledo, Ohio and only 19 years old when he went missing.  In 1996 he was ruled to be dead with no body recovered.  I still keep the hope that some day he will come home to Ohio and his family.
I simply want to tell any family members of PFC Shaw that I often think of him as I did on March 1, 2008 at the Wall and want you to know that I THANK him for the freedoms that I enjoy every day because of his service to our country.  All who served before him and with him and those serving now, are to be revered for their dedication to our Country - the United States of America!

I leave you with my sincerest respect.

Jeanine M. Vorndran

From: "Craig K. White" <ckwhite@wildblue.net>
Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2008 14:48:47 -0700

To the family and friends of HARRY WILLIS BROWN, E5, U.S. Army, Date of Loss: February 12, 1968. I have kept and worn Harry's MIA bracelet since it was sent to me in 1970. His rank in the army was the same as mine when he was reported missing. Today, my wife is visiting the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. She called to tell me that she had found Harry's name, a fact that has caused me to experience a flood of emotions having remembered Harry's MIA status throughout the years. If anyone in his family wishes to contact me, please don't hesitate to do so. I am willing to return my bracelet to them, or if they prefer, I will hold onto it and remember him as long as I am alive.
Craig White
Seabeck, Washington

Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2008 09:24:30 -0500
From: "Shawn Smith" <tyemkodmom@verizon.net>
Subject: Love Letters Roger Lee Smith
I am a niece of Roger Lee Smith he was in the 117 Aviation Company, he was from South Point, Ohio.  My daughter is doing a social studies fair project on My Family Hero which is about him.  He is her great Uncle.  We are trying to find anyone that knew him or has any pictures of him that was in his group.  Anything would be appreciated.  Thank you very much and god Bless.
Tonya Smith

Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2008 19:59:57 -0700 (GMT-07:00)
From: bestbets4@earthlink.net

At long last, I found the POW/MIA bracelet that I wore for many years, beginning in about 1970.  The name was Captain Glenn Cook, missing on 10/21/69.  I found your website and looked up Captain Cook.  I have read the story, and feel so saddened to learn that his remains were not found. 
I would like to send a note to his family to let them know that I wore the bracelet for many years, and put a lot of positive thought into Captain Cook's safe return. 
Can you help me locate his family?
Barbara Dallis
Santa Clarita, California

Delivered-To: info@pownetwork.org
From: "Guth, Eric E Civ 52 SVS/SVBB" <eric.guth@spangdahlem.af.mil>
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2008 17:08:34 퍝

Good Afternoon,

I just found your site and noticed that the remains of Sgt. Douglas A. Ross have been found and returned to the family.  How do I send my bracelet to the family? 

 Please advise and thanks for your time and help in this matter,

Eric Guth
Spangdahlem Air Force Base, Germany  

Delivered-To: info@pownetwork.org
From: Peteripovey@aol.com
Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2008 11:17:09 EDT

Dear Pow network
Can i first say that am English and I have been warring a Pow/Mia bracelet my friend gave me from a USAF base here in England for some time now, I have just found your web site and checked his name on the list and  found out that CMS John M. Mamiya's remains were found back in 1988.
I knew nothing about this American hero or what he did, but am so happy that his remains were found and returned to his family, and I was vary proud to wear this bracelet in remembrance of him, and I finally got to find out more about him thank you for that.
Can I ask what do I do with the bracelet now, do I send it to you?
Yours Sincerely
Peter Povey

Delivered-To: info@pownetwork.org
From: MarciaGStephens@aol.com
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2008 17:41:50 EDT

This letter is for the family of Edward Lehnhoff. I have a copper bracelet with the name of Capt. Edward
Lehnhoff and the date of 11-18-67. I have not worn it all these years, however; I have treasured it! I would be willing to give it to a family member in remembrance of this wonderful soldier that gave his life for our country!

From: Linda Marshall <leelin73@roadrunner.com>
Subject: Love letters-Ricardo (Richard) Martinez Garcia
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 15:17:04 -0400
I wore Richard's bracelet for many years and I just found out that we were born in the same year-1951.  A few years ago, I left the bracelet at the Moving Wall, which was at Niagara County Community College, NY. 
I was wondering if the family ever received it.  Still keeping Richard in my thoughts after 37 years.
Linda Marshall

Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2008 11:53:14 -0400
From: "Denise Havenner" <dee12900@verizon.net>

I wore and have Sgt. Herndon Bivens bracelet.  I read his bio understand that he is still listed as missing.  Please have his family contact me with any information they may have.
Thank you very much.

From: "Shawn Schmitt" <shawn@denalidenim.com>
Subject: M.I.A
Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2008 14:21:53 -0800

Hello my name is Shawn Schmitt. I am 48 years old and am from Anchorage Alaska. I have an original copper bracelet from the year 1971, and I think that this is one of the first types to have come out for the MIA POW’S. The name I have on it is Captain Walter Harrison Sigafoos III USAF.  My grandfather was wearing it in 1974 when he passed away from Cancer.  Then my grandmother started to wear it until her death in 1994.  Then somehow my mother ended up wearing it until her death of cancer in 2004. It seems kind of strange that my family members wearing the bracelet all died on a year ending with a 4. I do not think that it has anything to do with it.

 So any ways,  I have read a few emails that you have on your site about family’s wearing or having in there possession bracelet of one of our true American hero’s of the Vietnam War.. I would like to try and contact the family of Mr. Sigafoos III and return this item to them and give them a little history of my family, wearing his bracelet it very honorably fashion. Even up to their deaths his name was being remembered. We did not know this fine young man at all. But if he gave his life up for America and my family to have what they enjoy today, then by god his family needs to know that someone in Alaska was thinking about him for all these years... wearing his name on their wrist.  Who any information you can give me would help a great deal. Thank you and God bless American and our SOLDERS.



Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2008 18:56:12 -0700 (PDT)
From: Christina <armymomchris@yahoo.com>

I am saddened to learn that Matt's remains have been found - I wrote a poem for him and his family.....I don't have an e-mail address for them.   Christina "ArmyMom" Sharik
Yellow ribbons wave and flutter
while wind-laced rains 
spit and stutter ~
those of us who kept you
close in prayer,
and those of us who
hoped you would come
home from there,
feel numb.
This dark night, I
have sent a prayer
heavenward for you ~
though I know you are
with angels
and your suffering is
I have said a prayer
for your family,
your sad father and
your grieving mother
You were everyone's
loved one,
everyone's son or brother.....
Rest easy, now
You're mission is over
You were one of the best.
Just rest, just rest.
Christina for Matt Maupin and his family  3/30/08

From: Vetwriter@aol.com
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2008 12:57:15 EDT
Subject: Re: Maupin
We were so very sorry to hear about Matt. We are praying for his family, that they may find peace in knowing that he is no longer missing.

Chuck & Mary,

I'm sure you had seen the article on Matt Maupin .... This is one of the times I can never find the right words to say.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

David Schantz

E-mail schantz@stjoelive.com

From: CMeyer6590@aol.com
Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2008 15:16:16 EDT
Subject: Fred Cutrer

To the Family and Friends of Fred Cutrer:
For many years I wore the bracelet with Fred's name on it.  Although I no longer have it (my daughter lost it) I think about him often.  I have also "visited" with him at the  Wall or when the traveling wall comes to my area (FL) as I feel a connection to him and his family.
Fred and his family have been in my prayers for all these years.  It was such a sad time.  God bless you all.
Carol Green

Date: Sat, 5 Apr 2008 07:51:09 -0700 (PDT)
From: Susan McDonald <wywgddra@yahoo.com>

In school I received a POW/MIA braclet for MICHAEL S WALKER.
lost over Laos Jluy 15 1969 with his pilot HARMON POLSTER.
I would like to connect with family members, friends or squadron members of these two heroes.
When I joined the Army myself in the spring of 1978 and attended basic training I was required to remove the bracelet I had worn. It wasn't returned to me after training.  I have been looking for years for a place to get it replaced but  never found a place til recently where I could request a certain name.
I have always remembered his name and log on to the virtual vietnam wall site periodically to post a remembrance. I would appriecate any information about them I would also like copies of pictures. they both feel apart of my life and I need to connect in some way to learn more of them.
thank you.
Susan McDonald

From: "Margo" <mstarlnecker@windstream.net>
Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2008 17:17:11 -0400







From: "Margo" <mstarlnecker@windstream.net>
Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2008 17:25:23 -0400






From: TonyDe3424@aol.com
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 13:15:38 EDT
Subject:  - Lt. Col. Paul Johns
Dear Mr. Johns,
     I am so happy to find this website so I can finally learn about the soldier I have thought about for 38 years.  I was 13 when I received my POW - MIA bracelet with Lt. Col. Paul Johns name on it.  I have always wondered who he was, what he looked like, did he have family and so on. My mom's best friend lost her brother to that war, so I always pray for peace to spare people the pain.  I read your dad's bio and it feels good to know a little bit about him after all these years.  I am a mom & grandmother today but I remember that time like it was yesterday.  I hope your wonderful memories give you peace till you meet again.tonyde3424@aol.com

Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2008 11:25:29 -0700
From: "Linda Patterson" <desert.sands@gte.net>

My name is Linda Patterson, I currently reside in Lancaster, California.  Since 1969 I have prayed tirelessly for the return of an airman MIA since 9-25-66.  His name is Maj. Clifton E. Cushman.  Not one day passes that I do not remember and ask God for his return to his family.

I have an etching of his name from the “Wall” in Washington D.C. that is placed on my “Wall of Honor” at home along with the name I etched from the traveling “Wall” when it stopped briefly in our city.  I didn’t realize when I visited the “Wall” the emotional impact seeing his name would bring, but it did.  I cannot even imagine the impact this has had on his family but I am sure it has left a huge void.  I carry his name, which was given me on a bracelet I wore many years ago until it completely fell apart and although the fragments of that bracelet are long gone the commitment to continue praying for his return to his family is still much alive.

One never forgets the commitment of support to those who are constantly in harms way nor do we take for granted the ultimate sacrifices that have made to secure and re-affirm our “Freedon.”

I was saddened once again to see that his name still has not appeared on any lists of returning home, it leaves an empty aching in my heart but I will never abandon the idea that someday he will come home to his family.

I am currently a Blue Star Mother of 2 in the Navy and I know oh so well the concerns you experience while your service men and women are away.  My father served in the Air Force during the Korean War and my brother served in the Marines during Vietnam so I am not a stranger to the military.

My prayer is that Maj. Clifton E. Cushman returns home to his family.  My heartfelt thanks and prayers to them for his profound dedication to his commitment to his job.

Thank you for your website and God Bless.

Linda Patterson

Lancaster, California

From: "Robin Lessard" <jasmine30@charter.net>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 22:39:10 -0400

Lance Corporal Bruce W. Staehli,  MIA - April 30, 1968

Dearest Bruce –

Although we never met, I think of you often but especially so on this 40th anniversary.  I started wearing the bracelet with your name on it when I was a sophomore in high school. The year I graduated from high school happened to be the same year the war ended.  I read the list of names in the newspaper of the POWs and MIAs that were coming home, always hoping and praying I would see your name. 

Thirty five years have now passed since that sophomore year in high school.  During those years, I have been married, divorced and married again.  My husband and I adopted a son who is currently a Sergeant in the United States Army and we couldn't be prouder.  I've traveled all over the United States, lost a few loved ones, had a couple of health scares, settled down in a picturesque New England town, have two adorable granddaughters that I love dearly and am now considering retirement. 

I have been able to do things and live a life you were never given the chance to do.  And although I know it is not the same, through the good times and the difficult times, you have always been with me and close by my heart.  Thank you.


Robin L.

From: "Carol L. Allen" <clallen1@comcast.net>
Subject: LoveLetters
Date: Sun, 4 May 2008 14:22:33 -0400
To whom It May Concern:
Through various links on the website, I've been trying to contact anyone
from the Family of Maj. Joseph Echanis.  Here are copies of emails already
sent.  I've gotten non-delivery messages from Judy Miller and "Skunkman".
The website is confusing as to which email address someone should write.  I
hope the right person reads this and contacts me:  clallen1@comcast.net

Dear Skunkman,
I sent the following email to the people below because on one link, they
were listed as wanting this person's bracelet returned.  On another link,
your name is listed.  I want all parties connected with this bracelet to be
aware that I have it. 
Please read the letter I posted below.  Already, Judy's has come back as not
C. L. Allen

-----Original Message-----
From: Carol L. Allen [mailto:clallen1@comcast.net]
Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2008 1:47 PM
To: 'judyakm@aol.com'; 'PATTOM547@AOL.COM'
Subject: MIA Bracelet for MAJ. JOSEPH ECHANIS
Dear Judy Miller and Thomas Thompson,
While perusing the Vietnam War Veterans Website, I saw a link called
Bracelets.  When I was in Junior High, I had ordered the one of these
bracelets of Vets in the Vietnam war.  I even went to the wall once and had
found his name on it with the designation for Missing in Action (was it a
dot or a star, I forget offhand).  Since the war has been over for sometime,
I took the bracelet off long ago.  However, every Memorial Day and Veterans
Day since I do my best to remember to put it on again in his honor.
I want this bracelet to go back to the family that knows this person.
Although, I try to honor this vet by wearing it, I do not know who this
person was, his likes, dislikes or what his personality was like.  You two
do and it should be in your possession instead of mine.
Since both your names are by this person's name on the link, I decided that
both of you should be aware that I have this bracelet.  I guess I'll have to
send it to the first person who responds as the only fair way to handle the
situation.  I'll try to send it in time for one of you to wear it on
Memorial Day instead of myself.


C. L. Allen

Date: Wed, 7 May 2008 12:09:38 -0700 (PDT)
From: Joyce &/or Dana <jdndb@pacbell.net>
Lt. Col Ivan Appleby went missing October 7, 1967.  When I received my bracelet with his name and the date on it I wished him the best and prayed for him over the many years.  The date was the day I was married.  I wore the bracelet many years until it broke in half.  Then I kept it in my memories box and still prayed for him.  I now read his remains were given to his family.  A sad ending but a closure for them.  I wish them many special memories of their family member.
Joyce Bruce

Date: Fri, 09 May 2008 09:35:03 -0400
From: Kelly Idrees <kidrees@optonline.net>
Subject: Robert Hagerman
To the Family of Lt. Col. Robert Hagerman:
Dear Family,
My name is Kelly and in 1973 while in Jr. High school I bought a POW bracelet. The name on my bracelet is Robert Hagerman. I have not been able to find out much information on him except that he was from the Chicago and his remains were returned home in the mid- 80"s. I have prayed for him many times over the years and continue to do so as I am Catholic. My prayer is that he is home with the Lord and has found peace at last. I would like to give you the bracelet if you would like to have it. Please respond with an address so I can mail it to you.
Kelly Idrees

Date: Sat, 10 May 2008 14:06:32 -0500
From: "Marabeth Leum"

I am a family member of Dale W. Richardson, a POW/MIA soldier.   I saw a posting in LOVELETTERS from Abby in June of 2001, I tried to email her and her address was returned undeliverable, she has his bracelet and was willing to return it to his family, we would love to have it if she reads this.  Also if anyone has information on Dale W. Richardson we would love to have you contact us.

Marabeth Leum
Cashton, WI  54619


Reply-To: <RhondaAndJohn@Gmail.com>
Subject: thank you
Date: Sat, 17 May 2008 17:42:43 -0400

Thank you for your website.
I stumbled across it looking it up on Google.
My daughter is doing a memorial project for school.
She chose to use my bracelet from my childhood in the project.
I looked up the name of the Commander I so fervently prayed for as a child.  I never knew what happened to him and found his name on your website.
We are using the print out in her project representing the POW's, MIA's, KIA's and WIA's.
My thanks to you again for providing this information.
In the 70's NOTHING like this was available.
God Bless You,
Rhonda Reynolds

Subject: Maj. David Duart
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 10:23:58 -0500
From: "Diane Cox [M-010]" <dianec@bblusa.net>

I would like to return Maj. David Duart's POW bracelet.  He was captured 2-18-67 and repatriated 3-4-73.  I understand Major Duart has passed away, but I thought maybe I could get in touch with one of the family.  He had a daughter born the same year as myself.  I wore his bracelet when I was only 12 years old.  My grandmother bought it for me and I wore it for many many years.  As it turns out, I wore it after Major Duart had returned.  It was very difficult to get information without the internet!  If you can help me obtain any information, it would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you,
Diane Cox 

Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 22:07:25 -0500 (Central Daylight Time)
From: "Lezlie" <lezlie@gt.rr.com>
Subject: Love letters -  family of William Pierson III
Memorial Day Thoughts & to the  Family of WO William Pierson III
With Memorial Day approaching, I hope that everyone will take a few moments to stop and remember and say a prayer for all those who have served  and are  serving in our armed forces.   I bought a POW bracelet back in the 70's in JR. High School and have worn it for years.  I have prayed for the name on my bracelet many of times and for all the other MIA / POW's.  YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN!!!  May God Bless you all and all of the families.   I would love to learn more about the name on my bracelet, WO William Pierson III and of his family.   Know that you are and have been in my thoughts and prayers for years! 
Lezlie Armentor
Port Arthur, Texas

From: <fool4greys@msn.com>
Subject: Loveletters - CDR William McGarth 11-17-67
Date: Sun, 18 May 2008 00:42:48 -0500

Until I found this website I was unaware that CDR McGarth's remains had been found back in 1985.  I bought my POW/MIA bracelet with my allowance back in the early 70s.  I was told never take it off...to do so would be to give up.  This made a big impression on me as a child!  Probably because my own father was a Vietnam Vet.  As of today 5/17/2008, I am still wearing this bracelet.  It has only been off of my arm when I had a few surgeries.
If there is any of his family that would like to have this bracelet back you may get in touch with me, fool4mygreys@yahoo.com.  Until that day, I will probably continue to wear my bracelet, as I still can not give up on all the other vets that are still missing.
Laura Hayek

From: "Andi Scharf" <andiinorange@socal.rr.com>
Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 21:51:56 -0700

I'd love to speak to the family of San D. Francisco from Burbank, Washington, I believe.   I wore his bracelet for years.  My sister wore the bracelet of a POW, and he came back...I remember going to the airport and she got to meet him and get a picture with him.   I must have been twelve or so.   I prayed for years that some day I would get to meet San D. Francisco......     as far as I know he never came back.  I have prayed for years about him and for his family and would love to know what ever happened.
I went to Vietnam last year.....to Hanoi, and small town outside of Hanoi, Phu Ly, on a mission trip.  We built a playground for a very poor town.    We went to the 'Hanoi Hilton' and saw some leftover effects of the war, but we also connected with a new generation of people, innocent children, friendly smiles and grateful hearts.            Bittersweet, I suppose.
Anyway...  should the Francisco family ever get this, I would love to just let them know they've been in my prayers and heart for over 35 years, and San has been a treasure in my jewelry box for the 30 or so years since he left my left wrist.    God bless all our military heroes!

Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 19:20:28 -0700 (PDT)
Hi I would like to know if the family of Wilbur N "Newk" Grubb is reading these messages.  I have your Father's bracelets I was 10 when my mother gave it to me and wore it a very long time.  I would like to return it to you if you would like to have it.  Please have the Pow network give you my e-mail, so I can give you all my love for the lost of your father.  Every night when the news would give the names of who came back I hope to hear his name.
All my love to your family

Date: Sat, 24 May 2008 13:21:59 -0700 (PDT)
From: Timothy Flick <tkflick@yahoo.com>
Subject: Maj. Joseph Lyons Chestnut 
Back in the early 80's, I first heard of the POW bracelets from a friend of mine who happened to have one.  I went to a small surplus store in Charles Town WV and purchased one.  Maj. Joseph L. Chestnut had been listed MIA on 10/13/1970 and I wore his bracelet for many many years.
In recent years, I haven't worn it, but it has always had a prominent spot on my desk. 
Recently, I decided to search for any updated information on Maj. Chestnut and to my astonishment, his remains were identified and returned in 1995!  On the one hand, I'm saddened that he is no longer with us.. on the other hand, I'm very glad that his family at least has closure!
If his family is interesting in having his bracelets, I would love to return mine to them.
My email address is tkflick@yahoo.com

Date: Mon, 26 May 2008 08:14:14 -0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)
From: "Rolf & Chris Sabye" <sabyegrp@frontiernet.net>
Subject: My Friend Mike
I am a volunteer on the USS Hornet Museum in Alameda CA. I am in the process of designing a display to honor those listed as POW or MIA, especially in Viet Nam.
This morning on Memorial day I thought of my childhood friend Mike Jablonski who was lost in Viet Nam. I went to my computer, thinking I might find info on Mike, just for curiosity. To my surprise, I found your listing of Mike which included all the details of his service and loss.
Mike and I grew up together in Chicago. We went to school together, tried to start a band together and worked at the corner drug store together. As the draft began to take our friends, we talked about joining the Navy. I ended up joining in the fall of 1967, but I couldn't talk Mike into joining with me. He eventually got drafted. Maybe I should have tried harder.
We both eventually served in Viet Nam. He in the Army inland, and I in the Navy patrolling the Tonkin Gulf. I had a few notes from his mom and then one day in the fall of 69 while I was training for the Apollo recoveries in the South Pacific I heard from his brother that Mike had been lost.
I visited his mom and dad at their home that winter while on leave. That was a tough visit. Many years later I visited the Viet Nam Memorial in DC with my wife and two children and made a rubbing of Mikes name. Somehow that visit was even more difficult. Even writing this letter is becoming difficult.
So heres to all the brave men and women who have fought and died, to those who made it back home and to those who continue to serve. But especially on this Memorial to my friend Mike Jablonski.
Thanks for what you do to preserve their memory, and for helping me to remember Mike.
Rolf Sabye  

From: "lildoody" <lildoody92@frontiernet.net>
Date: Mon, 26 May 2008 13:57:48 -0700
I have worn the POW/MIA bracelet of CAPT. ROBERT DAVIS since the early 1970's and often wondered if he was ever found.  Thanks to the Internet, now have the answer.  To his family, I have worn this bracelet on Memorial Days as well as to the Coming Home Parade in Chicago - it seems fitting to have looked up the information on Memorial Day 2008 and wanted the family to know there is a stranger who has thought of their family member over the years and gives her deepest, heartfelt Thank you. 

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From: "gpreast" <gpreast@bellsouth.net>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 10:00:34 -0400
I have had CAPT James E. Carlton Jr.'s bracelet for about six years. I have not worn it as faithfully as I should have, but I have made a lot of effort to remind in my generation of warriors (myself included) about those who have gone before us.
If anyone would like me to return the bracelet, please feel free to contact me at gregpreast@yahoo.com
All the best,
Greg Preast

From: "Rachel Preston" <rachel@gotracy.com>
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 15:39:58 -0700

May 28, 2008

This letter is for the family/friends of Lieutenant Col Henry P. Brauner who, in 1972 his airplane was shot down over Laos .  Shortly after, I bought a POW bracelet when I was in Berkeley , California .  I was 18 years old and had just graduated from high school.  For many years I wore his bracelet, and often felt that surely he had come back home to his wife and kids. 

6 years ago I went to Washington D.C. and located his name on the Vietnam Veteran Memorial Wall.  To my dismay, he was still MIA.  As I was sketching his name in pencil on that windy day, a hand held my scrap of paper down so I could finish the last 2 letters of his name.  I finished the sketch and stood up to thank the person who helped me.  I was face to face with a man with tears streaming down his face.  It caught me completely off guard.  He said “I am so sorry for your loss.”  I explained to him that I did not know this man, that I had only bought a POW bracelet when I was 18 with his name on it.  This stranger then said to me “you may not know who he is, but he knows who you are.”  With his words, I was moved to tears.  We hugged and cried in one another’s arms, until the tears subsided.  No other words were spoken, there was no need.  Our embrace ended and he slowly walked away. I was so caught up in the moment,  I watched him go without ever asking his name or anything about him.  Little did he know that I would be forever changed by our encounter. 

Vacations end and I was back home in California .  But now, I had this need to find Brauner’s family.  To tell them about the bracelet that I wore and kept safe for over 30 years, to tell them about that windy day in Washington D.C.   with that stranger.  I called every Brauner in New Jersey to no avail.  My local newspaper did a story about the search for “my soldier.”  Again, kind strangers came out of the woodwork to try to help me in my quest. Within a few weeks, I was on the phone with Cyndi, Henry Brauner’s oldest daughter who was only 10 when her daddy was shot down. There was no question to me that she was the one who should have the bracelet that once held so much hope for his safe return.  In addition to the bracelet, I also sent his daughter my sketching of his name on the Vietnam Memorial Wall.  It was a blessing to find her and have these things in her possession where I felt they belonged.

Fast forward to yesterday, May 27, 2008.  I am at work, and my cell phone rings.  The caller says her name is Jeanette and she is from the Star Ledger Newspaper in New Jersey .  I hear her say Henry Brauner’s name.  My soldier.  Jeanette, the reporter says his remains have been found.  My heart sinks.  I have mixed feelings, glad that maybe now his family can have some closure, yet sad because of the finality of it all.  After all these years, my soldier, has found his way home.

So, let me take this moment to thank Henry Brauner and all of the other brave young people (and their families) who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of the Vietnam people and for my freedom as well. There is a plaque at the Vietnam Memorial site which reads “Freedom is not free.”  The ocean of names on this wall brought that point home only too well. Finally to my soldier, rest in peace.

Rachel Preston


From: "Scott Beaty" <sportsmusic@bellsouth.net>
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 19:54:57 -0400

I have the copper pow/mia bracelet of BIGGS, EARL ROGER. I bought it sometime in the 70’s and would be glad to give it to his family if they want it.

I looked for his info in the past with no luck but looked it up last Sunday and found his bio here.

Please let me know if they’re interested.

Scott Beaty

Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 08:18:01 -0700 (PDT)
From: Ken Casto <kcasto1@yahoo.com>
Subject: SGM Edward J Guillory

To the Family of SGM Edward J Guillory,

I would like for the family to know that I have been wearing a POW/MIA bracelet with his name for over 25 years.  I have had the privledge of visiting the Vietnam Memorial and getting a rubbing of his name.  I recently mcompleted a motorcycle ride called "Run For The Wall".  This motorcycle ride was to continue to bring notice that we still have brave Americans still in a MIA status and to make every attempt to bring them home.  I was honored to ride with the veterans from the Vietnam War. 

I did not go to war but, I am wanting the family to know that someone is still remembering their sacrafice.  If the family wouldm like to contact me I would be honored.

Ken Casto

From: "Jane Sanderson" <jsanderson.hcssc@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: pow remains
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2008 08:45:34 -0400
I have a bracelet from 1LT. Neil B. McKinney and the bio stated his remains were retruned and buried in 1996. There is no family member listed who would like his bracelet back. Do you know if there is someone who would like it back or do I keep it?
Jane Sanderson,
email: jsanderson.hcssc@sbcglobal.net

From: "BETH SCHMIDT" <baschmidt1@msn.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 14:24:29 -0400

I was deeply saddened to discover via this site that Capt. John Hardy (MIA October 12, 1967) did not make it home. I had his POW/MIA bracelet since I was a child but had lost it over the years. My mom just found it when going through some things at home and returned it to me today.
For a brief time, I was elated to have the name, in the hope of contact him and thanking him for his service and to let him know I had his bracelet. I remember sitting and watching for his name on TV back in the 70s. Although I never saw his name then, I suppose, the child in me whole-heartedly believed that he had returned home.
Although very much belated, I wanted to send a note of sincere condolence. I know that such a loss can never be forgotten or completely healed, and the apparent lack of closure on top of the loss is a tragedy greater than I can imagine. I respect to the utmost the privacy of his family's grief and do not seek a response for myself. However, if there is any small comfort in sending a note, I thought it worth sending one. 
Know that there was a child praying for him then and thinking of him fondly from time to time over the course of more than 30 years since. And there is a proud American adult today who genuinely mourns his loss and respectfully honors his memory.
Although the bracelet is broken, I treasure it and will keep it in a place of honor. However, if someone in his family should want it for any reason, please feel free to contact me.
Beth Schmidt

From: "Missy Crane" <mcrane@arnoldmo.org>
Subject: MIA bracelet
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2008 09:47:32 -0500
After forgetting about it for years, a co-worker jogged my memory about the bracelet that I bought many years ago and still have.  I was able to find out through your web site that my guy came home in 1988. his remains.
Charles E. Franklin
Date of loss - 8/14/66
I found that he had been shot down over Hanoi and that his remains were returned in 1988.
Is there any way that you could contact a family member of his so I can return the bracelet to them.  I almost hate to part with it at this point but if they would like to have it I would be honored to send it to them.
Thank you for your time.
Melissa Crane
St. Louis Missouri

Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2008 13:49:53 -0500
From: Carlottarhoades <carlottarhoades@aol.com>

Dear Family of Timothy Owen,
My name is Janet Arnold.  I have kept the bracelet of Timothy Owen ever since I received it well over thirty years ago.  I wore it for many years, often, just gazing at his name and saying a prayer for him.  He was very much a part of my life for a very long time.  I never forgot him after I put on that bracelet.  The date he went missing was 6-29-68.
I want his family to know that I never forgot Timothy.  I have always wondered what happened to him.  When I found this site on line, I was so very sad to know that he has never been found.  If I ever have a chance to go to the Vietnam Memorial, I will leave his bracelet at the wall in hopes that others will be moved to pray for him also. 
I wish his family peace on this earth and many wonderful memories of him. 
Janet Arnold

From: "alpha1905" <alpha1905@juno.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2008 21:08:32 -0400
My sister received a bracelet with the name captain Ronald Briggs and with the date of 2/6/69 she recently passed away and while going through her belongings we came upon the bracelet, I would be happy to return it to his family if they wish you may contact me by e-mail alpha1905@juno.com or my mail 1317 st. rt. 43 mogadore ohio 44260

From: "kim" <hildene@optusnet.com.au>
Date: Sun, 22 Jun 2008 11:36:12 +0300

Congratulations on this wonderful site which I only discovered this very day. My husband and I both served in the Australian Army and Jim, an Engineer, is a Viet Nam veteran. It’s very gratifying to see the love and care that is still being exhibited by so many people all these years after the cessation of hostilities in VN,  as evidenced on this site, and others.

We’ve been fortunate to live in Viet Nam twice since 1968,  in 2001 and 2006, during which times we were shown enormous courtesy and much kindness by the Vietnamese with whom we were in daily contact. Many of these people had grown up during the 60’s and early 70’s, so it was interesting to hear their stories; the younger generation, for whom the war is ‘history’, are still interested in meeting and hearing about those who were in their country so long ago. We were met with friendly attitudes across the board, and never once experienced animosity, anger or disrespect, even when we lived most recently in Ha Noi.

I’m an Australian, but when we lived in America in 2000, I was given the name of a Marine MIA by Operation ‘Just Cause’.

This young man’s name is Dennis Ray Carter and his home town was listed as Los Angeles. I’ve tried many times to make contact with anyone from his family – sadly without success. I still try every new option however, in the hope that one day someone who knew and loved him will read the post and know that even after all these years,  he is still remembered, no matter where we live.

I’m aware of the circumstances of his disappearance as a comprehensive SITREP was filed at the time, but any additional information on this Marine, or his family, would be greatly appreciated.

We’re currently living in the Middle East, but to avoid the possibility of a response to what will be an out of date email address when we finally return home at the end of this contract, please use my Australian  address if you wish to contact me -  hildene@optusnet.com.au

With many thanks, sincerely, Kim Straker

Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2008 13:51:38 -0600
From: "julie" <jsavagewonby1@comcast.net>
.Cdr Roy Bowling was  the name on my bracelet that I have had since 1972. I just found out that He did not make it. I would pray for him and think about him often and wondered if He made it home, now I know.  I  am so sorry that I could never meet him, and tell him thank you for his service .  juli haworth

From: "Karen" <iammacsmom@hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 09:46:48 -0400
To the family of Major Roscoe Fobair,       
When I was in college I wore a POW/MIA bracelet with the name of Major Fobair. I have kept it all these years and often think about Maj. Fobair and the family he left behind. I would like to give the bracelet to someone in his family as a reminder that someone else prayed for your soldier and was saddened by his passing. My e-mail address is iammacsmom@hotmail.com. If you read this, contact me and I will send the bracelet to you with my thanks for his sacrificial service to our country.
Thank you very much,
Karen Everett

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From: Grumpy2bde@aol.com
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 12:12:00 EDT

to the family of SSG ROBERT J. ACALOTTO
  i am wearing his bracelet and will continue to do so until his status is known i have seen on the history or military channel i forget which they spoke of the situation where the ssg was lost and it amazed me. i am a member of the second brigade m/c we are supporters of all vets but especially Vietnam vets if the family would like the bracelet back i would be more than happy to oblige them till then i will continue to wear this symbol of his bravery and guts as a reminder to those that may forget i will remind them of the sacrifice made by many brave men and women and continuing through today with our brave men and women. if the family of the ssg would like to contact me my e-mail is grumpy2bde@aol.com let us all remember "all gave some gave all" 

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From: "marsha hinckle" <marsha@commonsenseelderlaw.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2008 09:21:20 -0500

To Whom It May Concern:

My name is Marsha and I am a 40-ish woman living in a small town in Illinois .  Back in the early 70s there was a program instituted to try to make every one aware of the Vietnam war. I don’t know where this idea started or even what the name of it was but it was to purchase prisoner of war bracelets and to put it on your wrist and to not take it off until you knew the missing POW had either been found and came home or whose remains could be identified.  I purchased one of those bracelets probably not really fully aware of what was going on in another country and the sacrifices that were being made by these men and women. The bracelet that I purchased had the name Col. Richard Walsh III engraved on it.  I wore the bracelet for a length of time and then took it off as the information had either died down or being a young lady became preoccupied with something else in my life.  However, I never forgot the man’s name who was listed on my bracelet and have thought about the man on many occasions when the subject of war or POWs would come into conversation around me.  Since the age of the internet, I have been able to find out what exactly happened to the man whose name I wore on a bracelet.  As I got older and could really fully appreciate what these men and women do for us as individuals and for our country I became increasingly interested in this man’s whereabouts and to know something about who he was and if he had a family.  If there is any way to let his family know I would appreciate someone forwarding this e-mail to them.  I would like them to know that I recall his name in my mind on many occasions and think about what he went through and his family went through.  What’s funny is I am someone who sometimes has a hard time remembering where I placed my car keys but I can remember this man’s name in an instant.  I would also like his family to know if it is any conciliation that I personally thank him and think of him to this day and to let his family know that he still lives on in my heart even though I never met the person. 



From: Prettywolf1959@aol.com
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2008 17:41:13 EDT

I have a POW bracelet from when I was a teenager.  I kept this bracelet on forever and prayed everyday I have never heard if he came back or what happened.  I did write a letter to his family back when I first got the bracelet but never heard back.  I just would like to know if he is back home.  I can't find him on the wall.  His name was MS James Salley JR. March 31 1971.  I would like his family to know that I have his bracelet and he has never been forgotten.  If he is home I would like to return his bracelet to him.  If he has family that would like the bracelet I would like to return it.  My email address is pretty_wolf2000@yahoo.com.  I would love to hear from anyone who can help me locate him or his family.  I am now 48 and he is always in my mine.  You are never forgotten.
                                                Thank You
                                            Cindy Masser

Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2008 11:40:34 -0500
From: "Richter,Karen" <krichter@iat-harco.com>

I have a POW bracelet I got 40 years ago. I wonder if there is a way to track down the family.
I found the information on the Marine involved on your website.
Capt/ Major Lionel Parra Jr.
US Marine Corps/03   
Unit VMJ 1 MAG 11
Date of Birth: 4/12/1938
Home City Sacramento, CA    
Date of Loss 7/17/1968 ( printed on the bracelet also)
Country of loss South Vietnam
Status 1973 MIA   
Category 4
I went to see the replica of the Vietnam Wall and got some information.
I called years ago and heard he had a brother Bennie Parra that worked at Fulton Ca Prison. and a sister.
I was never able to locate the family. Is there a way or website to get the information so I
 can contact them or they could contact me?
Thank you for any help you may provide..
Karen Richter
Schaumburg, IL 60194

From: "Pam" <cannon54@embarqmail.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Jul 2008 14:53:15 -0500

I have a bracelet that I purchased when I was in high school in the 70's.  The name on the bracelet is T/Sgt. James Williams. The date given is 12/29/67.  From research I have done, I believe that he was killed in a C-130 crash.  I also believe that his remains have been identified and returned.
As a bereaved parent myself and a former wife of a Viet Nam veteran, I am wondering if this man's family would like to have his bracelet back.  I would be willing to mail it to them if they are interested.  I would also love to learn about their son if they would like to share.
Could you please inform me as to how I would go about doing this?
Thank you for any help,
Pam Cannon

From: "Steve Maglio" <superman2112ms@msn.com>
Subject: SGT Richard Roberts Bracelet
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2008 12:17:15 -0500

I came across your email on a website. Just thought I would let you know my sister wore his bracelet for many years. She passed away a few years ago and I now have it. Being a little young for that time I looked into how to return it. I was told to keep it until he finally comes home. So I still have it. I decided to write you only because my father died if a heart attack in 1969 when I was only two. I too never knew my dad. I know how it is to want to learn more about the man the person. My heart goes out to you. If you would like the bracelet I would be more than honored to send it.
Steve A Maglio

From: "Jane Sanderson" <jsanderson57@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: Sad News
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 10:44:32 -0400
Thanks for keeping me informed. My prayers and sympathies also go out to the Jimenez  and Fouty families.
I can't believe they are gone. One of my coworkers seen it on the news this morning but did not make a connection until she seen me in tears. We just were talking about them missing yesterday at the lunch table.

I am holding a special prayer for Ahmed Altiae. Hopefully he will be found alive and come home!

Jane Sanderson

Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2008 16:17:54 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jodie Friend <jodiesbeachboy@yahoo.com>

I was only 7 years old when M/Sgt. George Brown went missing on 3/28/68.  I don't remember how old I was when my sister and I each got POW bracelets to wear, but I think I was around 10 or 11.  I was cleaning out an old memorabilia box from my childhood yesterday, and found the bracelets.  I still haven't found any information on the bracelet my sister wore for Capt. Patrick Carroll, Jr. (MIA 11-2-69), but in my research I discovered that M/Sgt. George Brown is listed as a casualty. 

I am deeply sorry for his family.  My idea is to try and find them and offer my bracelet to them.  I would like them to know that he was always in our thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely, Jodie Friend         jodiesbeachboy@yahoo.com 

From: "Robyn Lee Naber" <bucmom23@bellsouth.net>
Subject: Earl Brown
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2008 00:30:12 -0400

I have a bracelet from junior high. It's for Capt Earl Brown 11-24-69. Does he have family still alive? If so I would be honored to give the bracelet to his family.

From: char03@comcast.net
To: info@pownetwork.org, <info@pownetwork.org>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2008 15:22:58 +0000

I recently found a POW bracelet with CDR Joseph P. Dunn's name on it in a bag from the Everett,  MA, Target Store.  I am aware that bracelets cannot be returned to the POW's family, but was wondering if the person who lost the bracelet was looking for it. 
Please email me at char03@comcast.net if you would like it returned.  Until then we will keep it safe at our home.
Thank you,
Charlene St. Andre

Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2008 09:32:06 -0700 (PDT)
From: Mags Otoole <magsotoole@yahoo.com>

I have the POW bracelet of Joseph Shaw Ross.  If his family would like it I would be glad to give it to you, if not I will continue to keep it and pass it on to my children to honor.  Their father is a Vienam Veteran.

Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2008 23:49:32 -0400
From: shy1here00@aol.com

Hi -
My name is Silvana and I have carried with me all these years a POW/MIA/KIA bracelet back from 1970.  I just finally found the information of how to possibly forward the bracelet to any family member if anyone would like.

The name on the bracelet is:

CAPTAIN ALFONSO R. CASTRO  died 11/04/69 from Los Angeles, which is where I am from. 

If someone can please let me know one way or the other on how or if I can return to someone, my email address is:
sferrel51@aol.com or sferrel511@yahoo.com 

thank you.

Silvana (Garcia) Ferrel

Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2008 22:48:48 -0700 (PDT)
From: mary gilmore <yram212001@yahoo.com>

I have worn the POW/MIA bracelet for about a month now. My mother attained it in the 70s. It is for Capt. Robert Beutel. I understand (possibly) that he served our country until August 23rd, 1978 in Laos. He was 32 years old and was not married. Robert died when his plane crashed into the land. His body was not recovered. Robert was born on April 6th, 1946 in Tremont, Illinois. My father was as well in Vietnam and we are from Illinois also. I was born in '79 and my godson was born on Aug. 23rd many years later obviously. I feel connected in some way. I wear it for him and the many others so that I and others will not forget. I wear it for all these men and most of all for Robert. Only a few have asked what it is and it gives them pause- I hope that more ask. He is not forgotten.

Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2008 13:25:15 -0600
From: "Annie Sharbrough" <annie.sharbrough@gmail.com>
Hello family of Col. Stanley S. Clark,

My name is Ann Sharbrough.  I've been wearing your father's bracelet since I bought it in the very early 1970's.  When I got my bracelet, I wrote your family.  Col. Clark's daughter, I believe it was,  corresponded with me for a while.  I don't know if she would remember our correspondence as it was a long time ago and there must have been many people writing to your family at that time.  Those letters meant a lot to me then and still do to this day.  They made your family and your father like members of my family as well and you've never been far from my thoughts since.  I'm 50 years old now and, if I remember correctly, I think she was my age or a few years older.

When I found this site on the internet, I found your father's biography.  It was emotionally like reading the biography of my father.  Some of that information I knew from the correspondence with your family in the 1970's.  I just wanted you to know how often I think of your family and that your father is not forgotten.  I continue to wear this bracelet and hold you all close to my heart. 

Ann Sharbrough

My email address is below if you would like to send an email.  It would be interesting to hear how your family is doing as I've felt so close to you all from the letters I received as a young teenager.