14 January 2008

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Lisa and Cmdr William McGrath

11-17-67, US Navy Cmdr William McGrath and Lt Cmdr Roger Emrich were shot down over North Vietnam. Three years later on Veterans Day (11-11-70) two California college students officially kicked off the POW-MIA Bracelet program. Although the remains of Cmdr McGrath came home in 1985, "he" has NEVER left Lisa's arm. They have been together over 30 years ... and through five radical cancer surgeries. The first at age 20, when Lisa was diagnosed with colon cancer. The most recent, 1-7-08. "I tell the doctor to wrap and tape it in gauze. Cmdr McGrath is my good-luck charm!"
POW-MIA Bracelet history http://www.miafacts.org/bracelets.htm

Bringing Roger home http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/rgemrich.htm

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