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Anyone remember war bracelets?
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dale anne    Posted 06-04-2004 at 18:07:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
does anyone remember then POW braclets ya use to be able to buy...I had one long time ago fer a dale[cant remember last name] my mom bought it right after my birth fer me cause the soldiers name was the same as mine....I know i still have that bracelet somewhere in phila. packed among my things...i always wore it till the EMS system changes and no longer allowed earrings,necklaces,or bracelets while working...I would love to get another bracelet...and have to find my ole one and look the name up to see iffin my POW was ever found,,anyone know where i can obtain one...or can someone make me one...I will get a name from our current war for this one...can anyone help?...dale anne

deadcarp    Posted 06-04-2004 at 19:27:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dale anne, there's an island off hawaii for soldiers who don't want to go home from nam. Some couldn't fit in anyway. Last i knew, there were thousands of them living there and our taxes support them & i think they're all obligingly listed as MIAs. Every war generates a certain number of people who fit that category for some reason, and i understand this isn't the only facility. It's typical military behavior, like never mentioning prostitutes but giving away medicine & issuing protection. :)

Fawteen    Posted 06-04-2004 at 18:27:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
I had one for years. When I found out about the POW/MIA site, I looked the name up and contacted his family. Turns out his remains had just been identified and returned and his brother was deeply touched by my getting in contact with him and returning the bracelet to the family.

Quite a moving experience for me as well.

Ennis    Posted 06-04-2004 at 18:19:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
"I know i still have that bracelet somewhere in phila"

You can't mean PA can ya?

dale anne    Posted 06-04-2004 at 20:15:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
yes i mean PA...was a yank fer 27 years...still have things packed in boxes at my mothers house i never went back fer...just seems like everytime i plan a trip back home something comes the thought of all the crime lol....dale anne

Clod    Posted 06-04-2004 at 18:18:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes,I remember those very well. Even a TV star wore on he had .Magnum PI was the guy.It surprised me that a TV star would care about out abandoned POWs. I think it kind of faded out when Clinton got elected because most who cared about that issue knew he could care less and nothing would be done. There are some of those POW organizations still operateing I would guess.I lost contact with the guys in DC at the Wall.There was a booth there with a nice guy by the name of Larry. I might try to find info on this thing if I get my food cooked fast enough tonight.I might get something by search too.

dale anne    Posted 06-04-2004 at 20:17:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
thanks clod...i was in DC a few years ago and inquired about the bracelets...thos few whom did speak english didnt know what i was talking about.......dale anne

Ron/PA    Posted 06-04-2004 at 19:05:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Clod, the moving wall is coming to our area on Labor day weekend this year. It's gonna be a real to do 'round here.

Clod    Posted 06-04-2004 at 19:44:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ron PA..I went to the wall in DC often when I was there working.. It is a strange feling to find an old pals name up there.Then unlike other wars,You think that atleast they were not forgotten because they have their name there. One friend I went to crewchief school and Vietnam was first chrewchief to die of hostile fire. He was from the state DC mentioned up there that I cant spell Hiawaia?Ellis was his lastname. Lieoka was his first.Sorry to hear about your dad.Lenore told me he was in a hospital,,But I missed the post.

Clod    Posted 06-04-2004 at 20:02:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ron PA,, I know it is not your father in the hospital but it is Ron Ar..I know you both,,But when I get to talking I mix you two up..Sorry ole buddy.

Aprille    Posted 06-06-2004 at 13:07:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
I still have one and put the name up for the family at the Wall site..have never heard from anyone and still have the bracelet..I also had a copper one many years ago but it was buried with my mom and I got hers..:)

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