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Harriet  Jahr-Philips
Not a family relative
517 Crown Street Morrisville PA 19067 USA
POW Bracelet still held
I also have a POW Bracelet with his name that I have owned since Jr. High School. I've owned it for over 40 years and would be glad to return it to Douglas's family.
Aug 24, 2014

Susan  Johanson
Ferndale WA 98248
May God bless your soul and bring peace to your family. Your fellow countrymen can be proud of the hero you are and be ever grateful and thankful for your service. As I pray at the Thanksgiving table this year, I will think of those who also are sharing a family meal and missing their loved one. They too, have sacrificed. I pray that JPAC will recover your remains and bring you home to your family. Please know you are a hero, to be remembered forever!
Nov 17, 2012

Carol  Slauson
St Petersburg FL USA
I also wore this hero's bracelet at one time. I no longer have the bracelet but I have never forgotten his sacrifice. My sympathy to his loved ones. We will never forget.
Nov 7, 2012

Vicki  Ramirez
San Jose CA 95123 USA
I to have had your bracelet for nearly 40 years. I wore it during my high school years. Always hoping and praying you would return to us. God Bless you for your service to our country. We will never forget.
Nov 10, 2011

Joanne  Hesse
posessing bracelet since 1971
40533 Burks Rd. Hamilton MS 39746 US
I have carried this bracelet for 40 years... wore it for about half that time. I'd like his family to have it, if they want.
Jul 25, 2011

Dona  Laird
unknown to me except for his name
Lynnwood Wa 98036 USA
I have had Douglas' bracelet with me for what seems like forever. Living in Hawaii at the time of the Vietnam war, and working at the airport I saw many servicemen come and go thru the gates there. I wore his bracelet for years after the war was over, often wondering what had happened to him. Today while visiting the travelling memorial wall in Seattle, I found his name, much to my sadness. I always hoped and prayed that somehow he had made it thru. I hope your family knows how many people had such prayers for Douglas. I also hope that you find peace in knowing that for many of us, he will live forever in our hearts for his sacrifice. sincerely, Dona Laird
Aug 14, 2009

Garnet  Jenkins
Grand Junction Co
~In Tribute To A Fallen 1st Cav. Hero ~

Paying Humble Tribute to you, with So Much Gratitude for your Courage, Service and Dedication to our Country and for Freedom. Rest in Peace, SP6 Douglas Frank Strait and know that you will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. I am the sister of another young 1st Cav Hero, who also made the Supreme Sacrifice in Vietnam 1967... ~ GOD HAS YOU IN HIS KEEPING...WE HAVE YOU IN OUR HEARTS ~
Nov 17, 2008

Lorna  McGill
2941 SE Airway East Wenatchee WA 98802 USA
Never to be Forgotten!
We were only 13 months apart. Oh how I still after all the years miss you terribly. I visit the traveling wall when it comes near and still cry as though it were just yesterday. I went to our 40 year class reunion this year and wore your bracelet so a little part of you could be there too. You were not forgotten. Your classmates asked about you and told me stories. Now my son, Rick,which was born the year you went MIA has built you a My Space page to honor your memory. Love you and miss you little brother.
Aug 4, 2008

Rick  LaGrave
9125 Stonecrest Rd NE Moses Lake Wa. 98837 USA
Doug is my uncle (mom's brother). As a combat veteran myself I am honored to have been handed down from Doug's father (grandpa), sister (mom) numerous documents resulting from his service. I will do whatever I can to keep his memorial and "simple act of duty as he knew it" alive. Please feel free to contact me with questions, stories, etc. Tomorrow I get the opportunity to escort the moving wall from Spokane to Moses Lake, WA. I will visit with you Spc. Douglas F. Strait and thank you for your ultimate sacrifice.
Jun 10, 2008

LeAnne  Herrington
I also wore Doug's bracelet in high school. I still have it and have always wondered about this young man. It's great to find this web site and see his picture. Thank you for sharing.
May 27, 2008

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