"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you
and save one backward glance when you are leaving
for the places they can no longer go.
Be not ashamed to say you loved them,
though you may or may not have always.
Take what they have taught you with their dying
and keep it with your own.
And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane,
take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind."
- Major Michael D. O'Donnell, MIA 24 MAR 1970 - Dak To, Vietnam
This is the name on the POW/MIA bracelet I wear every day.
To log the cache:
- Post the coordinates and a photo of your GPS with a specific name listed on a monument as POW/MIA. Please provide any additional biographical information you can find out about this person (rank, branch of service, hometown, date of loss, specific circumstances or anything else you can learn).
- Don't be afraid to do a little research. Please try to post more than just post a photo and the coordinates.
- This cache can only be logged once per person and POW/MIA names cannot be duplicated.
- The same monument may be posted more than once if found by a different cacher and the POW/MIA name shown is unique.
- The cache may be logged from anywhere in the world.
The coordinates above are for the Vietnam Monument in Veterans Memorial park here in Columbia, SC. This monument lists the names of 980 South Carolinians who were killed or missing in action in Vietnam. The Vietnam memorial is the largest of its type outside of Washington, D.C.
Take some time to visit the National League of Families, POW Network, Viet Hero, or Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall website. Feel free to email me with any questions! Make sure your photos are below the 100k size limit and are of good quality.