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Scott Martin
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MIA/POW Bracelets

Bracelets with the names of soldiers missing in action or prisoners of war were popular in the early 1970s during the Vietnam War.

Two college students came up with the idea to honor the soldiers. The bracelets were originally produced by VIVA (Voices In Vital America), a student organization in Los Angeles. They were first offered to the public for a $3 donation on Veterans Day, November 11, 1970.

The Bracelets were made in gold, silver, stainless steel, colored aluminum, copper, and brass. Each was engraved with the name, rank, service, date of loss, and country of loss of a missing soldier.

VIVA was no longer active after 1976.

John McCain was a prisoner of war in Vietnam from October 26, 1967 to March 15, 1973.

John McCain obit

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iconnumber posted 08-31-2018 06:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Senator John McCain was a great American and hero He will truly be missed.

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I remember those bracelets, during that time, both of my brothers were in the military, one doing his three combat tours of Vietnam. Between my brothers, my cousin and myself, we pretty much present the full spectrum of political beliefs, but John McCain was always the one politician we could all agree was a man of substance. He was a patriot, a true American hero, and a fighter to the end - may his soul rest in peace...


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The performance by Renee Fleming singing "Donny Boy" and the funeral today was truly remarkable. I cannot believe there was a dry eye in the National Cathedral after her performance.

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I'm with you, ahwt. It was an amazing service.

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