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Katherine  Wagner
pow bracelet wearer
1748 W. Los Arboles CT. Chandler AZ 85224 USA
Thank You for your serviice
I had worn Mr. Starks POW Bracelet for years. I was 10 years old when I received it. It meant so much to me. I recently found it again. For years I always wondered about him. I felt as though he was a family member even though I never met him. I would like to Thank him for his sacrifice he made for my freedom today. I would like to return this bracelet to the family. Gone but not forgotten.
Nov 14, 2013

Mary Cay  Russell
I wore his POW bracelet most of my
662 Armenta Santa Fe NM 87505 USA
Thank you for your service
Yet one more time, I have run across the POW bracelet that I wore for several years with the name LAWRENCE STARK. It was such an important time of my life and I felt proud to question our government's stand and to honor this Hero. I would truly like to forward this small bracelet on to him or his family or, perhaps, to an exhibit that showed how America valued their respect for these gentlemen.
Mar 28, 2013

Jann  Ledbetter
not related
21001 NE 36TH STREET SAMMAMISH WA 98074 United States
The Bracelet
There was a Naval Base in the town I lived in so I may have felt more of a connection to soldiers and their families than most girls in their early teens around 1970. There was so much emotion around the Vietnam war, especially POW's, that I wore my POW bracelet, with the name Lawrence J Stark etched in it, round the clock as a way of supporting him. I believed it would make a difference. I felt a strong connection to this man I didn't know. Today, almost 40 years later, I found the bracelet in my scrapbook, with a yellowed news story about his homecoming and a hand typed note from Lawrence thanking me for the support. In this age of the internet, I hoped I could find a way to connect with Mr. Stark to tell him what a difference he made in my life!
Feb 18, 2012

Roger  Davignon
Camp Holloway
3 DOTY'S MILL RD Acushnet Ma 02743 USA
A Wounderfull Man That I Met In Vietnam
When I was stationed at Camp Holloway with the 704th Maint.Bn 4th Inf. Div., I went to the NCO club and met a helicopter pilot from Ohio. We chose not to exchange names. Being from Massachusetts, I became known as Mr.M., and he, being from Ohio, became Mr.O. That way,we both had no names but a title. Whenever possible, we would meet every Thursday night at the NCO club and chatted. One of the missions of the 704th was to receive damaged weapons (for whatever reason). On one particular day, the weapons were from a downed helicopter. I was hoping it wasn’t my friend Mr.O, but …… That Thursday night at the club the bartender poured my usual drink and put a napkin (for my friend’s glass) next to mine. He proceeded to put a glass for Mr.O., but this, time, he turned my friend’s glass upside down. I knew………… Then I drank my drink, turned his glass upright, and had his drink in his memory. After that night I never went back to the NCO club. I just recently came across a web sight (The Camp Holloway Memorial Wall). He and his crew died on 22nd Oct 67. His name was Lawrence J. Stark, but I will always remember him as Mr.O. You couldn’t ask to have known a nicer person. On Oct. 22nd since I came back from Nam every year,I have a VO & Coke to salute Mr.O. my friend from Ohio
Jun 8, 2010

John  Cramer
leetonia ohio
There is a boy with the last name stark sitting right next to me. sorry bout your lost....shoulda tried harder.
May 11, 2010

Garnet  Jenkins
Grand Junction Co
~In Remembrance of a Fallen Hero~

In Remembrance of your sacrifice, with a Multitude of Thanks for your Courage, Service and Dedication to our Country and for Freedom. Rest in Peace, WO Lawrence J Stark and know that you will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. I am the sister of such a young hero, who also made the Supreme Sacrifice in Vietnam in 1967..... 'FOR WE KNOW THAT IF OUR EARTHLY HOUSE, THIS TENT, IS DESTROYED, WE HAVE A BUILDING FROM GOD, A HOUSE NOT MADE WITH HANDS, ETERNAL IN THE HEAVENS.' ~2 Corinthians 5:1 ~
Oct 22, 2008

Darrell  Norrod
Riverside Ohio 45424 USA
I didn’t know this Ohio Soldier from my home town, but he and all the others who died in Vietnam will not be forgotten as long as I live! Please read the book “Dreams Outback” by Darrell Norrod.
Oct 22, 2008

Bill  Gallenstein
Zephyrhills FL
A very proud cold war USAF veteran remembers you on this day. My God bless you and your family always. I salute you, Thank you
Oct 22, 2007

Manuel Pino Bco 2/8th 1st Cav 68-69
Fellow Vietnam Army Vet
170 AHC

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings, Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds and done a hundred things. You have not dreamed of wheeled and soared and swung, high in the sunlit silence, hov'ring there, I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung my eager craft through footless halls of air. Up, up the long delirious, burning blue I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace, where never lark, or even eagle flew, and, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod the high untrespassed sanctity of space, put out my hand and touched the face of God. By John G. Magee, Jr.

Nov 24, 2006

meg timson
not related
473 s ash ave
galloway, nj 08205 usa
I have a bracelet
I recieved a rather unusual birthday gift as a young girl in the early seventies. It was a POW bracelet. At the time.the early seventies.I was very unaware of the world.only being 11 or 12 years old. But for some reason.and especially as I learned more about what this unusual gift stood for.I became quite attached to it. It has never left my wrist until a few days ago when it broke as I banged my wrist on my truck door. When my daughter backed up the truck as I walked away.I found that it had been run over. I never removed that bracelet from my wrist thru all these years. Not when I got married. Thru the birth of my three children. It essentially was a part of me thru the years. As I grew older and learned and appreciated the Vietnam Era more.the bracelet became more important. I tried unsuccessfully a few times to contact organizations to try and find Lawrence's family but to no avaul. I even wrote to Washington some ten years later only to recieve a letter back that it would be inappropriate to try further due to the length of time that had passed. My first wedding anniversary was spent in Washington.where I visited the Wall. It was December 7.a year after the day I was married. I was the only one there. It was very cold. I cried. It is my wish that someone can direct me to any family member who may wish to have this bracelet. I can no longer wear it.I believe it belongs to someone else now. If anyone can help.please e-mail me. In a rather strange way.I feel I have known Mr. Stark most of my life.
Thursday, April 07, 2005

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