TOLEDO, Ohio --An Ohioan who wore a bracelet engraved with the name of a prisoner of war from Vietnam is passing it on to that Florida veteran on the 48th anniversary of his capture.
Patty James tells The Blade in Toledo she got the bracelet bearing the name of Col. Lawrence Guarino as a gift when the bracelets were popular among American youth to support soldiers.
The University of Toledo employee didn't try to find Guarino until the school's military and media liaison suggested it recently.
They discovered the 91-year-old Guarino lives in Florida.
The liaison arranged to meet Guarino to return the bracelet Friday at Guarino's home in Melbourne, Fla. Guarino says he received many such bracelets when he returned and still gets them occasionally