Honoring Your ServicePosted on 7/29/15I wore my MIA/POW bracelet for years until it broke. I still have the bracelet in my jewelry box. My fondest wish is to visit the Vietnam Memorial and leave my bracelet by LCDR Woloszyk's name.MORE
MIA BraceletPosted on 6/20/15 - by Brenda Smith AlbaranoI wore his MIA bracelet also. Found it many years ago in some personal things. In 1990 I contacted the Alpena County Department of Veterans' Affairs who put me in contact with his father (with his father's permission). I was blessed to be able to return my bracelet to his family!MORE
MIA BraceletPosted on 1/19/15I have had my LCDR Donald Woloszyk since the 70's. I recently found it again after many years. It's truly amazing that the internet can give us more information than what we had in the 70's/ I have often wondered what happened to this hero and his family and hope they have some peace with all this madness.MORE
MIA braceletPosted on 8/20/14 - by Denise LucasI proudly wear the pow/mia bracelet of Donald Woloszyk. I know little about he except what I learned on the Vietnam Veteran's site. I would like to contact any family member of his and give them the bracelet as a remembrance. Please contact me on Facebook or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.MORE
Remembering...Posted on 1/21/14 - by Carolee SmithToday I opened a box of keepsakes I had not looked at for many years. In it was my bracelet with LCDR Donald Woloszyk's name. My husband and I wore bracelets during the late years of the war, hoping our prayers would bring two young men home safely. We watched on TV one day as the man whose name he wore disembarked from a plane and we cried with gratitude and joy for his family. Finding my bracelet today, I went to the internet and found Lt. Commander Woloszyk is still not home. Forty-eight years later, we remember with sadness a young life cut way too short and his family members who live every day with a hole in their hearts.MORE
Remembering An American HeroPosted on 11/11/13 - by Curt Carter email@example.comDear LCDR Donald Joseph Woloszyk, sirMORE
As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.
May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.
With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir
LCDR Donald J WoloszykPosted on 6/8/13 - by Rona Demmy firstname.lastname@example.org
I bought his remembrance bracelet in 1969. I wore it for 20 years. I have it on now as the Traveling wall is now in Toledo, OH for the week. I have never forgot about you and the others. You're my hero and so are all vets. God Bless all who served in all wars.
RemembrancePosted on 2/23/12 - by Ruth Babcock MORE
God BlessPosted on 1/6/12 - by Shannon Mcfatefamily@bellsouth.netAlthough I did not know him, I wear his POWMIA bracelet daily. May you rest in peace and someday come home.
If I should die...remembrances for LCDR Donald Joseph WOLOSZYK, USN...who died for our country!!!!!!Posted on 3/31/11 - byIf I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.MORE
We rememberPosted on 6/11/10 - by Robert Sage email@example.comDon has a memorial stone at Holy Cross Cemetery in Alpena, MI. AM PH
Do not stand at my grave and weepPosted on 3/1/09 - by Bob RossDo not stand at my grave and weep.MORE
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.
Mary Frye – 1932
Michigan Remembers Her Fallen SonsPosted on 3/1/09 - by Michigan Remembers MORE
Thank you....Posted on 12/2/08 - by Shari Wiltfong, Saint Joseph Michigan firstname.lastname@example.orgI have been wearing Donald Joseph Woloszyk pow-mia bracelet continually since August 1990. It fell off my arm once and I cried because I thought I had lost something that has become a part of me. I found it within hours and I realized the sacrifice of this man I never knew would be with me forever.MORE
Never ForgottenPosted on 3/12/07 - by email@example.comI wore his MIA braclet and returned it to his father in 1990.
I wear his name on my wrist as wellPosted on 3/17/05 - by Mona Holsapple firstname.lastname@example.orgI will wear this bracelet on my wrist till the day I die. I wear it with pride and am thankful for all that those in the armed services do to keep us safe from harm.MORE
LCDR Donald WoloszykPosted on 4/3/04 - by I wear his MIA bracelet email@example.comI also wear Donald Woloszyk's MIA bracelet. I would like to give it to a family member if they would care to have it.
Thank you SirPosted on 4/25/03 - by Donald LytleAlthough we never met personally, I want to thank you Donald Joseph Woloszyk, for your continued vigilant and faithful service, to this great country of ours!MORE
Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore, you shall never be forgotten!
Again, thank you LCDR Woloszyk, for a job well done!
MAYBE ONE DAY SOON.....UNTIL THEN.....HEAVENLY PEACE MY FRIEND
Not ForgottenPosted on 2/23/03 - by Candace LokeyI have not forgotten you. I chair the Adoption Committee for The National League of Families of Prisoners of War and Missing in Action in Southeast Asia. We will always remember the 1,889 Americans still unaccounted for in Southeast Asia and the thousands of others that lost their lives. We will not stop our efforts until all of you are home where you belong.MORE
We need to reach the next generation so that they will carry on when our generation is no longer able. To do so, we are attempting to locate photographs of all the missing. If you are reading this remembrance and have a photo and/or memory of this missing American that you would like to share for our project, please contact me at:
PO Box 206
Freeport, PA 16229
If you are not familiar with our organization, please visit our web site at :
served on uss rangerPosted on 9/16/02they say time heals all wounds. maybe it does but you will never be forgotten. i don't think i will ever sleep untill all of our men and women are confirmed. i wear you're braclet proudly and my goal is to one day take it off. go navy go vets.MORE
No titlePosted on 11/14/99 - by Julie BallI didn't know LCDR Woloszyk, but I inherited his MIA bracelet from my mother. I finally decided to research him because I feel almost as if I know him from wearing his bracelet. I am in the military myself, marrying another Marine. Perhaps I mourn for LCDR Woloszyk hoping I will not have to mourn my husband the same way.MORE
Hero's should always be rememberedPosted on 6/1/99 - by John O. SemonI did not personally know LCDR Donald Woloszyk; however, I began wearing a POW bracelet bearing his name during the summer of 1966. I still wear the bracelet from time to time and think of his sacrifice. Hero's should always be remembered.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.