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wet dog
12-05-2010, 20:46
I carry:

CAPT. LARRY A. THORNE, USSF, MACVSOG, 18 OCT 65, VIETNAM

Who's on your wrist?

Wet Dog

JoelBlack
12-06-2010, 00:11
Cpl Jamie Smith
B Co. 3/75
1993 Oct 3
RANGER

JJ_BPK
12-06-2010, 04:38
PFC James Bernard Johnson
KIA November 20, 1943
Betio Island, Tarawa, Gilbert Islands
Body Not Recovered.

My uncle & names sake.

Tatonka316
12-06-2010, 05:26
SSG CHRIS FALKEL JR U.S. SPECIAL FORCES
ODA 316 WARRIOR KIA 8 AUG 2005 AFGHANISTAN

I will see you soon, my son!

Guntry Kong
12-06-2010, 06:22
MSG James Ponder
HHC 160th SOAR(A)
KIA 2005 OEF

Stras
12-06-2010, 08:34
I currently wear the following:

MSG Richard "Fergie" Ferguson, USSF, 30 Mar 04 Samarra Iraq, 10th SFG(A) OIF II

MSG Mitch Young
KIA Kajaki Soffo, Afghanistan, ODA 726, 13 Jul 08

The rest of my brothers are:

SFC(RET) Steve Gernet, KIA Baghdad, IRAQ, Ranger/10th SFG(A)/Blackwater

MSG Tony "Chief" Yost, KIA Mosul IRAQ 2005, 10th SFG(A)/3rd SFG(A)

SSG Joe Suponcic, KIA Kosovo 1999, 3/10th SFG(A)

SFC Sean Mitchell, Mali, Africa 2007, 1-10th SFG(A) SOT-A

PFC John Mark Price, KIA Rio Hato, Panama 20 DEC 1989, 2/75 RGR

SPC Phillip Lear, KIA Rio Hato, Panama 20 DEC 1989, 2/75 RGR

MSG(RET) Brian Look, 10th SFG(A)

1SG Jon Tessar, KIA Iraq, 10th SFG(A)/101st AA

CW2 Doug Vose, KIA Afghanistan 29 JUL 09, A 1-10th SFG(A)

SGM Bradly Conner, KIA Iraq 2007, 1st SFG(A)/10th SFG(A)

MSG Kelly Hornbeck, KIA Iraq, 10th SFG(A)

SF Nathan Chapman, KIA Afghanistan, 2003 1st SFG(A), 2/75RGR

MSG Kevin Snyder, Ft Carson, CO, 2005(?) 3/10th SFG(A)

MSG Chris Kieth, Panzer Kaserne, Germany 2005, C Co/ 1-10th SFG(A)

MAJ Jeffrey "Toz" Toczylowski, Iraq, 2005, C Co/ 1-10th SFG(A)

Master Sgt. Ivica Jerak, USASOC

SSG Stephen Geist, MIA Vietnam, 5th SFG(A)

Stras
12-06-2010, 08:42
PFC James Bernard Johnson
KIA November 20, 1943
Betio Island, Tarawa, Gilbert Islands
Body Not Recovered.

My uncle & names sake.

JJ_BPK,

There was a special on the History Channel or Military Channel on Tarawa and the current clean up mission of one of the veterans. Included in the trash clean up was information on several of the old burial locations and the efforts to retrieve our fallen and bring them home. The special was back in Jul 10.

Deadhead 63A1
12-06-2010, 09:01
SGM Brad Conner C/2-1 SFG (A) US Army
KIA 9 May 2007 Iraq

neecheepure
12-06-2010, 09:10
CW2 DOUGLAS M. VOSE
A 1/10TH SFG (A) KIA 29 JULY 09 OEF

wet dog
12-06-2010, 11:04
This was my attempt to not let our fallen brothers fall into the modern day "name collection pool" of databases. Recently learned you can now get bracelets for missing or lost dogs and cats.

There are aprox. 4500 QPs on active duty, another several thousand retired and got out tramps like me.

Glad to see the names worn and their stories remembered.

Thanks everyone.

Wet Dog

perdurabo
12-06-2010, 11:24
SSG CHRIS FALKEL JR U.S. SPECIAL FORCES
ODA 316 WARRIOR KIA 8 AUG 2005 AFGHANISTAN

I will see you soon, my son!

Talk about putting a "face" on the fallen.

This post actually got me all choked up. I'm not sure what to say other than "You have a lot to be proud of". Much respect to you Tatonka, and I'm sorry for your loss.

x SF med
12-06-2010, 14:24
As a teenager I got this one... it has since been broken:

SSG Madison A Strohlein, USA SF, Lost 1971.

I just went back to recheck on the status... there was a new page I never saw before, his Team Daddy was Billy Waugh... this was new information for me. A small world gets smaller, and the threads running through it tighten over time...

The broken halves of the original bracelet were brought to the D-FW National Cemetary since I was in College at the time... TCU, MAJ Howard had just finished his Master's the year before when I was a Freshman...

drymartini66
12-06-2010, 18:01
As a teenager I got this one... it has since been broken:

SSG Madison A Strohlein, USA SF, Lost 1971.

I just went back to recheck on the status... there was a new page I never saw before, his Team Daddy was Billy Waugh... this was new information for me. A small world gets smaller, and the threads running through it tighten over time...

The broken halves of the original bracelet were brought to the D-FW National Cemetary since I was in College at the time... TCU, MAJ Howard had just finished his Master's the year before when I was a Freshman...

About 20 years ago while I had a slow night at work, I remember reading a story about SSG Strohlein on his work on HALO and his work in Vietnam. I was amazed then and still am now. I have never forgotten his name and how he was a truly remarkable soldier.

rdret1
12-06-2010, 19:33
SFC Jonathan Tessar 10th Grp/101st KIA OIF 31 Oct 2005 (team mate)

L/Cpl Ronald W. Shields USMC KIA SVN 13 Feb 68 (uncle)

drymartini66
12-06-2010, 23:10
SFC Jonathan Tessar 10th Grp/101st KIA OIF 31 Oct 2005 (team mate)

L/Cpl Ronald W. Shields USMC KIA SVN 13 Feb 68 (uncle)

Too damn many men much better than me die. Sometimes I just don't understand it. Please rest in peace brothers.

1stindoor
12-07-2010, 06:28
My first POW/MIA bracelet was picked up in the BX in Ramstein in 1970 or 1971. I don't remember the name, an Air Force pilot lost over SEA. I was 7 years old. About two years later my dad showed me an article in the paper about a POW coming home...it was the same guy. I wrote him a letter thanking him for his service and welcoming him back to the states, and enclosed my bracelet.

The names from this thread bring back many memories...and I would add the names of Chad Gonsalves and Shawn McCloskey to the list. Both were outstanding teammates...both taken too soon and too young.

Ret10Echo
12-07-2010, 10:24
MSG William B Hunt (http://www.mastersergeanthunt.com/)


USA(SF) 04 Nov 66 SVN


Former Team Leader's Dad.

jhorrigan
12-08-2010, 08:37
My first is: My Younger twin brother by seven minutes MSG Robert (Bob) Horrigan KIA June 17th 2005 Al Qaim Iraq. SOTF (D) God needed you and Mike more then we did, but boy does it still fucking hurt. .. I'll see you on the flipside. You've always been my Hero.

JOHN 15:13

1stindoor
12-08-2010, 09:22
My first is: My Younger twin brother by seven minutes MSG Robert (Bob) Horrigan KIA June 17th 2005 Al Qaim Iraq. SOTF (D) God needed you and Mike more then we did, but boy does it still fucking hurt. .. I'll see you on the flipside. You've always been my Hero.

JOHN 15:13

My condolences. I went to ANCOC with Bob, and got to the dive team as he was leaving for "other" jobs. He was a good man.

raiderone
12-08-2010, 09:48
SSG Kevin James Kessler
KIA 30 AUG 2010
Arghandab River Valley Afghanistan

Miss you brother!!!

Ret10Echo
12-08-2010, 11:32
My first is: My Younger twin brother by seven minutes MSG Robert (Bob) Horrigan KIA June 17th 2005 Al Qaim Iraq. SOTF (D) God needed you and Mike more then we did, but boy does it still fucking hurt. .. I'll see you on the flipside. You've always been my Hero.

JOHN 15:13

Bob and I went to Infantry school together and then crossed paths back at Bragg during the Q and afterwards.

A Great American.

Rob_0811
12-09-2010, 14:45
SGT Anthony G. Green - TXARNG
KIA 16 OCT 2009
Wardak Province, Afghanistan


We miss you Gabe.

x SF med
12-09-2010, 22:25
I'm wondering if I can replace my old POW/MIA bracelet... it was the main reason I actually knew a little about SF before I met SGM B and MSG H in 1978, I enlisted 3.5 yrs later after SMP/ROTC, including ABN, CTLT (Benning) and Adv. Camp at Ft Riley in 1980 during the heat wave. It broke that fall upon return to school.

Masochist
12-09-2010, 22:50
Having lost so many friends since I've been in, as many others here have, I've found it hard to chose one brother to "remember" on a bracelet. A while back, NGB gave out metal "American Hero" bands to returning soldiers and families in the National Guard. Since 2005 I have worn one in rememberance of all my brothers who have given it all as well as those who still are alive to fight the good fight. With the exception of a few metal detectors and CT scans, it hasn't left my wrist.

JJ_BPK
12-10-2010, 04:02
For those looking to have a bracelet made or replaced..

I had this fellow on ebay create one for my namesake. He worded it as requested, which was not the stock two liner. I was very pleased with the results.



SURVIVALNUT

Custom Engraved Remembrance Bracelet.
Choice of Black, Silver or Gold.
Lettering/Engraving is in silver
Submit 2 lines of information to be engraved when you check out (about 20 letters and spaces per line.)

If you have a question, call 509-238-1097 and ask for Ernie before you order.

"This website is not an official U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) site, however, the listing agent of this web page is an official trademark licensee of the USMC. To reach the official USMC Web site, go to www.marines.mil."

http://cgi.ebay.com/POW-MIA-Custom-Military-Remembrance-Bracelet-Army-USMC_W0QQitemZ280592592935QQihZ018QQcategoryZ92727 QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Papa Zero Three
12-10-2010, 12:05
For those looking to have a bracelet made or replaced..

I had this fellow on ebay create one for my namesake. He worded it as requested, which was not the stock two liner. I was very pleased with the results.



Thanks for that link.

Dusty
12-10-2010, 16:17
http://liveshots.blogs.foxnews.com/2010/12/09/until-they-all-come-home/?test=latestnews

mangler
12-17-2010, 08:48
Sgt. Eugene William
USArmy 25SEP93 Somalia


This was the first one I ever got and I've worn it religously ever since. I've had others made as I've lost brothers over the years, but this is the one I wear. I can't seem to replace him.

ODA 226
12-18-2010, 13:49
SGT. Gerald Mack Biber NE
USSF 22 Apr 61 Laos MIA

Gerald was the first American MIA during the Vietnam War. Body never recovered.

BlackHills
12-19-2010, 15:38
S/Sgt Robert D. Herreid
USSF 10-10-68 SVN

Raymo721
07-23-2012, 18:31
I know I'm coming in late on this. i just googled to see if I could get one of Nate Chapman. My first was Col Robert Guy who I was lucky enough to see step off the 141 at Clark while sitting in the day room as it happened. Sent mine and my girlfriends who had one also to him and his family. My second was one I got from an outfit in Lima, Ohio. I just asked for an SF enlisted from Vietnam and got Jerry Shriver's. What an honor! Still wear it to this day.

mcmac61
07-24-2012, 05:56
SFC PEDRO A. MUNOZ
ODA 724
KIA
02JAN2005
OEF-5

coolshock1
08-06-2012, 07:36
SSGT Jeremy E. Bessa
KIA 20 FEB 2009 in Kandahar, Afghanistan

1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne)

RIP sir.

highspeedmdd
06-30-2013, 21:16
I wore CPT Donald G Carr from July 4th, 1988 through Aug of 2010 when a Chaplain in 2/10th Mountain threw it away after finding on his desk. My fault...but damn...

Beef
07-01-2013, 07:02
SFC Christopher L. Robinson
2/20th SFGA
KIA 25 MAR 06
Sangin, Afghanistan
RIP, Brother!

SF18C
07-01-2013, 07:39
SFC Roger C. Hallberg
USSF 24 Mar 67 SVN

Still wear this bracelet daily.

http://www.professionalsoldiers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10447&highlight=hallberg

mconneway
07-03-2013, 14:47
My kid brother:

Timothy M Conneway
B Co. 3/75 RGR. OIF
KIA, 28 JUNE 2003

Dusty
07-03-2013, 15:00
My kid brother:

Timothy M Conneway
B Co. 3/75 RGR. OIF
KIA, 28 JUNE 2003

RIP

mconneway
07-03-2013, 15:06
My first is: My Younger twin brother by seven minutes MSG Robert (Bob) Horrigan KIA June 17th 2005 Al Qaim Iraq.

That was my first OIF rotation. We lost so many good guys that trip. Bob was one of the best. I think about him, Mike, Ivica, Trevor, and Obie almost daily.

Sorry for your loss.

ODA 226
07-07-2013, 03:33
E5 Gerald Mack Biber NE
USSF 22 Apr 61 Laos MIA

Gerald was the first MIA of the Vietnam War.

Fox583
08-06-2013, 11:48
SGT Daniel W. Winegeart
KIA 17Oct2006
Baghdad
5th Group

Grew up with Dan, both of us ended up in 5th, both of us deployed same time, saw him 30 min before he died.