I am thanking you for your service to our country.
I am sorry about the circumstances.
I hope you are identified soon. It has to be an awful experience for you and your family to live this way. I am sorry for this.
Remembering An American Hero
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
POWMIA Bracelet, 1972
I wore the bracelet for many years until I found (via the fledgling internet) your information. I still have the bracelet; it's covered with scars from my life during those years. There wasn't a day went by that I didn't think of you and hope that somehow you might have survived.