I wore his MIA bracelet for many yearsPosted on 12/27/16 - by Louanne PontecorvoI wore his bracelet for many years until it broke in half...and I just found it when I moved...I often wondered if he was ever found...MORE
I believe I got this bracelet when I was in grade school - sometime around 1968?
LT. COL. ROBERT J. DITOMMASOPosted on 12/17/16 - by Carol Carollep860@yahoo.comI received my P.O.W./M.I.A bracelet sometime in the 1970's. I still have it now. It is on my wrist as I write this. I did not know Lt. Col. Robert J. Ditommaso but I was so fortunate to be able to communicate with his mom. She was an amazing woman who gave this country an amazing young man.MORE
R.I.P. ROBERT J. DITOMMASO. Fifty years have passed since you left us, you are never forgotten.
BraceletPosted on 11/11/16 - by Janet LaTulippeDear Robert, You are not forgotten. I received your bracelet in 1990 when I joined the Air Force. I wear it with pride and respect in your honor. Thank you for your selfless sacrifice.MORE
MIA braceletPosted on 5/29/16 - by Trisha WheelerI was a freshman in college when I received Capt. Tommaso's bracelet, and I still have it today. I wear it every Memorial Day. I didn't know Capt. Tommaso, but he is always in my heart.MORE
Still wear your braceletPosted on 4/19/16 - by Eric S. Plura, LtCol, USAFR, retiredAs a young Lieutenant in the Air Force in 1985, I wanted to honor and remember another Air Force officer from NY who gave his all for his country, in a conflict that ended 4 years before I graduated high school. As the eldest son, I had no relatives that served in Vietnam and so I was given a bracelet with Robert's name on it. Over the years, I exchanged the red, aluminum one with a steel bracelet and wore it the rest of my active career (Dec. 1992) and until my retirement in the Air Force Reserve (July 2011). I wear it still today, as I approach the 50th anniversary of his loss (July 29, 2016)MORE
The Wall of Faces
Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.
All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.