For years Neil Ward carpenter was haunted by a faded piece of metal with a mysterious name. Every day, every day for 31 years. A POW/MIA Bracelet something his father bought on a whim. It came in handy when Neil was born and his parents needed a name. My dad was wearing the bracelet at the time and sort of suggested it and they agreed and hence I'm the Ward carpenter. Itched into the bracelet lieutenant Neil Ward. Vietnam War Pilot posthumously promoted to major, shot down and missing in action. But Neil wanted to know more. He even found his name on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial during a great school trip to Washington.
It's incredibly eerie to see your name even a part of your name. But his knowledge ended there until a Google search led him here. And last month word that a skull fragment found in Laos in 2017 had been identified it was major Ward. A memorial 50 years overdue and Neil was there. And this elderly lady walks up to me and says are you Neil and it was his sister Cassie. I was so touched and honored to name their son after him. I thought that was awesome. And for Neil a new meaning to Veterans Day. I appreciate so much not only the service that the members of the Armed Services have done and the sacrifice they've given, but also that their families and what they've had to go through.
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They are part of me and might come in handy one day.
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