Friday, September 18, 2009

POW/MIA Recognition Day 2009

The inscription on the stainless steel bracelet around my right wrist reads," GYSGT GALEN F HUMPHREY USMC 02-01-66 NVN/OW . When I first decided I wanted a POW/MIA bracelet I told the person that was making them I wanted one with the name of someone from the Saint Joseph, Missouri area on it. GYSGT Galen F. Humphrey (Please read entire bio) was the only member of the United States military that was left behind/unaccounted for at the end of our war with Vietnam that came from Saint Joseph. The bracelet will stay around my wrist until GYSGT Galen F. Humphrey is accounted for. It reminds me of his efforts and sacrifice. Today I hope you will take the time to think about the price GYSGT Galen F. Humphrey and a countless number of other POW/MIA's from all wars paid for our freedom. Say a prayer for them and the families they left behind.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

Thanks go to:
The P.O.W. NETWORK

8 Comments:

Blogger David Schantz said...

I met GYSGT Galen F. Humphrey's Daughter Susan when she was running for a seat on the Saint Joseph City Council (She is now our State Auditor). Latter I met two of her siblings and their Mother. I feel our government owes this family something, the truth.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

12:46 AM  
Blogger karen said...

I have to call my brother and just say Hi. He is a marine vietnam vet. He never was a POW thank goodness. But the war changed his life. Thanks for helping me remember all these very important things.

9:05 AM  
Anonymous Tom Carter said...

I have to admit that POW/MIA Recognition Day slipped past me. I certainly share your sentiments. A close friend of mine, one of my pilots in our attack helicopter unit, was listed as missing for 20 years until his remains were finally found and identified. I think of him often, and I know that remembering them in a formal sense is important.

2:57 PM  
Blogger Louis Turner said...

Thanks for this Post David. I have been wanting a P.O.W. bracelet for years and forgot about it when I returned to the States in 1969 from Bangkok Thailand. What a precious way to honor those who are still missing. I hope that “The Truth” comes out some day and that our Military Families can find some closure.

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Blogger Scotty said...

Let me start by saying, the bracelet on my left arm has not been removed since I put it on back in 91. I wear it on the left to signify those who have been left behind. I am a Former United States Marine Staff Sergeant. The Name on my bracelet is Gunny Galen F. Humphrey. I think of him everytime I look or feel that bracelet. I do not know Him, but I am proud to call him a Brother Marine. I ask that each of You, wearing a bracelet or not, Veteran or not, please do not forsake those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for Their Country. They are the real Heroes. God Bless them all, and Good night Gunny, God take care of Him.

11:00 AM  
Blogger Scotty said...

Let me start by saying, the bracelet on my left arm has not been removed since I put it on back in 91. I wear it on the left to signify those who have been left behind. I am a Former United States Marine Staff Sergeant. The Name on my bracelet is Gunny Galen F. Humphrey. I think of him everytime I look or feel that bracelet. I do not know Him, but I am proud to call him a Brother Marine. I ask that each of You, wearing a bracelet or not, Veteran or not, please do not forsake those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for Their Country. They are the real Heroes. God Bless them all, and Good night Gunny, God take care of Him.

11:00 AM  
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