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Thursday, August 10, 2017

POW Bracelets

Indianapolis, IN (August 10, 2017) — These are bracelets engraved with the rank, name, and loss date of an American serviceman captured or missing during the Vietnam War. Created in 1970 by a California student group called Voices in Vital America (VIVA), with the intention that American Prisoners Of War in Vietnam not be forgotten.

Sold for around 3 bucks, those who wore the bracelets vowed to leave them on until the soldier named on the bracelet, or their remains, were returned to America. Between 1970 and 1976, roughly 5 million bracelets were distributed.