MIA : Stories of the Vietnam War Bracelet


MIA: Stories of the Vietnam War Bracelet tells the story of Vietnam through the perspective of the soldiers who went missing, their families who suffered and the people who wore their bracelets.

Hoping to raise awareness of the American soldiers who were missing in action, two college students created the POW/MIA Vietnam War Memorial bracelets in the 1970s. The bracelets were available for sale and bore the name of a soldier and the date he went missing. 

Today after almost 50 years, soldiers are still missing, and individuals still wear the bracelets. The film tells these stories. They are personal stories as shared by the family members of the soldiers and from the bracelet wearers as to why they did, and in some cases still do, wear the bracelet.

We will acknowledge the work of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) in their continuous efforts to find the remains of soldiers including the subject of our first interview, Samuel E. Hewitt, a Marine, whose remains were found 44 years after he went missing.


Roger Cluxton, Co-Director

Roger is a video and live event producer for corporations and major brands. He developed a documentary film for the Department of Energy that highlighted defense efforts during the cold war.  His second documentary film “Miamisburg: The One and Only” earned a bronze Telly Award and was aired on regional PBS. With his partner, Peggy Kennedy, he developed a web-based entertainment and e-commerce concept called “Pistol Hot Joe’s.”

Peggy Kennedy, Producer Co-Director

Peggy was a Senior Vice President for major advertising agencies in New York City where she produced strategic marketing campaigns across all media platforms.  She is a member of the New York Women in Film and Television, has written three screenplays, produced numerous musical revues and developed a web-based entertainment and e-commerce concept “Pistol Hot Joe’s.”