πŸ† HONORABLE MENTION Capt. James A Wheeler

Nick79

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Hi all, did a few adjustments on my new equinox 800 thanks to tips from members and had a good hunt. The 100 pesos coin had me going for a second, this is the same spot I found a 1900 barber dime a few weeks ago...
But I also found this bracelet that says Capt James A. Wheeler, USAF 4-18-65 SVN, which was saddening after looking up this pilot.
He died serving his country in South Vietnam 4-18-65. They didn't find his body until 2001. I would like to give it back to a family member, I just need to find them. He was from Arizona, I found this in California. Here is more of James Wheeler's story, please read:
https://www.pownetwork.org/bios/w/w382.htm
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Sad but great find. I remember my sister wearing a pow bracelet for a boyfriend who eventually made it home. He was lucky, his scars were all on the outside. He continued to serve his country until retirement.
 

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Thank you for your efforts, Nick! I wish you great success in finding the family! :usflag:

Nice batch of goodies, too!
 

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Nice Find, I did some research and posted on your other thread and posted contact info for a relative on Facebook. The relative recently posted about James who I believe was his uncle (best guess)
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Thank you for sharing! :occasion14:
 
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Nick

Nice Find, I did some research and posted on your other thread and posted contact info for a relative on Facebook. The relative recently posted about James who I believe was his uncle (best guess)
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Thank you! I'll reach out to him
 

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nick...i return military items to families...my funnest was a pilot usa,who flew seaplanes in france in ww1..i found a box of letters to his sweetheart in fon dulac wisconsin...were also pics of his plane...i have a lady francheska cumero...she has helped me track down these families...her email is dogtag73@gmail.com!!!
 
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Update: made contact, mailing POW bracelet to grandson
 
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I mailed it out to the Grandson and son for the pilot. Just in time for Memorial Day! received_363238031062972.jpg
 

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Congratulations, and THANK YOU from a grateful Vietnam Veteran. :hello2::hello2::occasion14:
 

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