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Lance Sijan Memorial Bracelet

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While overseas, at the end of summer, I was walking back from the chow hall, when I ran into our Chief. After some chatting, he brought up the name Lance Sijan.

He told me about how he had a strange experience on Amazon where he had ordered the book,
Into the Mouth of the Cat: The Story of Lance Sijan, Hero of Vietnam 
by Malcolm Mcconnell. When he got the book, it was the right cover for the book, but the actual book inside was completely different! Bummer! But he did mention the exact name of the book and then went on to tell us about how he had been learning more and more about Lance Sijan.

I was instantly interested, just based on the respect that I have for Chief Cepluch and his thoughts and opinions. I had heard of Lance Sijan, and knew that there were things like an award and a few other things named after him, but that was about it for me so far.

I got back to my bunk and I started down the rabbit hole. There was only one main book that I could see was about Lance and that was the one I already knew about, Into the Mouth of the Cat. I wanted to read it immediately.

INTO THE MOUTH OF THE CAT – THE STORY OF LANCE SIJAN, HERO OF VIETNAM

I didn’t want the same thing that had happened to the Chief to happen to me, so I went over to Abebooks.com and looked for a used copy of the book that was listed in excellent condition, I found a couple different prints, one softcover good from the initial publishing of the book and then a hardcover copy.

I ordered them, and had them shipped to my house right away, I knew that I would

After reading the book, I began to dig around more and more, one of the first things I can across was the website that Lance’s sister has established for his legacy.

SIJAN OFFICIAL TRAILER VIDEO

After a bunch of reading and learning about Capt. Sijan I stumbled across MemorialBracelets.com and I found a POW bracelet

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🇺🇸If you have never heard of Lance Sijan, It's well worth looking him up and learning about who he was. A true American Hero. 🇺🇸⁣ ⁣ 🎖"Ejected from his fighter jet over Laos in 1967, Sijan spent 46 days and nights evading capture from the Viet Cong. When captured he was 80 pounds and close to death. But he was a million miles away from giving up. Lance believed in freedom and his fellow Airmen. He died January 22, 1968, and was the first Air Force Academy graduate to receive the Medal of Honor. He lived the code of conduct to his last breath and left a legacy of love and leadership for Airmen today to follow."🎖⁣ ⁣ 🎞There is a movie/documentary made about him you can learn more about it and the #LanceSijan Foundation on the website www.LanceSijan.com 🎞 ⁣ For my birthday back in November I was given some cash from a family member who’s husband was also a Vietnam war veteran (RIP) I knew exactly what I was supposed to use it on so I went and ordered this bracelet in honor and memory of Lance Sijan who was shot down on 09 November 1967. Though gone, he will never be forgotten and his legacy of honor will live on through the ages. ⁣ ⁣ 🎗“In the 1970's, we wore Prisoner of War (P.O.W.) bracelets. Today, we also keep others in our memories; Victims of Terrorism and Military Casualties. To keep the memory alive of those who have died at the hands of terrorists or fighting terrorism, we now also wear Memorial Bracelets. People from all over the country are wearing bracelets from Memorial Bracelets for their own very personal reasons.”🎗
⁣ #USAF #Hero #TeamSijan #IntoTheMouthOfTheCat #MemorialBracelet #PurpleHeart #Warrior #Vietnam #Veteran #Military ⁣

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On the left is the United States Air Force Seal and on the right is the United States Flag

If you have not done so already, I highly recommend you check out the website and the movie trailer available.

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