Belton: Fisherman Searching For Owner Of Fallen Soldier Bracelet

By: Nick Delgado Email
By: Nick Delgado Email

BELTON (July 22, 2014) A typical day out fishing for one Belton resident ended with a unique find at Temple Lake Park.

Cory Self, who is a contractor on Fort Hood, was loading up boat Saturday, and prepared to head home. "I noticed there was a piece of metal or at least that's what I thought on the road," he said. "I picked it up and found out it was like a bracelet, and the guy that was with me said you need to find out who that belongs to because some body's missing that, it's very important."

Self immediately took a photo of the memorial bracelet and posted it on Facebook. His post already received more than 13,000 shares by Tuesday evening.

The bracelet has the names of two soldiers, Pfc. John Bishop and 1st Lt. Timothy Cunningham, who died after a roll over crash in Iraq in 2008.

"I knew it was very important to somebody," he said.

Self said Bishop's family heard about his search for the owner all the way from Michigan, but told him they all have their memorial bracelets.

"It was probably a soldier that served with him, pretty major event when two soldiers die, so they want to keep that in their mind and remember those two guys that they served with in the military," he said.

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