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View a eulogy for James Clifford McKittrick, USMA '64, who passed away on January 22, 1975.

James Clifford McKittrick

West Point, 1964

Be Thou At Peace

Posted by Christine Wethman on November 23, 2016:

During the Vietnam War, many Americans wore silver bracelets with the names of those Missing in Action engraved upon them. This was an outward display of support for those armed forces personnel that kept theml in our hearts and minds.

Today, over 40 years later, I have discovered this information about the name on the bracelet that I wore. Finally, I have a face and a story to learn more about Maj. McKittrick.

I loved reading about him and now know what he was like. His picture, so young and handsome, helps me look into the eyes of a man who died serving his country. I can't bear the thought of imagining the suffering he experienced at the hands of his captors.

It was important for me to write this and let Maj. McKittrick's family know that I wore this bracelet for many years. In fact, I still have it.

May this bracelet always serve to remind me of those who served in Vietnam -- those who came home and those who were left behind. I am humbled and proud to have worn that bracelet. Rest in peace James Clifford McKittrick. You are gone but not forgotten.

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