September 29, 2017
Hometown: Bremerton, WA
Name/Alias: Michael Vitalich
UNIT: 7/10 CAV 4 ID
RANK: SFC- E7
Time served: 21 years
Why I joined the Military: I wanted to serve my country for at least 4 years and ended up making it a career.
Why I joined Handmade By Heroes: Mostly for the relaxed environment. It’s a comfort knowing that I can work at my own pace and have the flexibility to make and keep any appointments throughout the work week.
Message to customers: Thank you for supporting us by purchasing our products. You are helping to provide a meaningful job to veterans in our community. We take pride in everything that we do and hope that it shows in whatever product you have purchased.
My favorite sports team and why: I’ve grown up watching the Seattle Seahawks from the beginning of their franchise. I will always show support for my hometown teams.
November 08, 2022
Dear SFC Vitalich,
The paracord bracelet you made for me is perfect! It came out more beautiful than I could have imagined and means a lot to me.. Another great product just like the lanyards you previously made for me. Thank you for all of your work and service!
June 20, 2022
Dear Eric and Michael V.,
thank you, thank you, thank you.
I recently received a wonderful package from you guys, which went far beyond what I was expecting. I was expecting just a Multiple Sclerosis emblem to replace the one that I lost on my medical bracelet instead not only did I receive the emblem, but much, much more.
I can’t THANK YOU enough, and by no means an afterthought, THANK YOU FOR
August 29, 2021
Hi Michael…Thank you for your service! I’m a 24-year PJ veteran of the USAF now working at the VA Hospital in Durham, NC as a Physician Assistant. You created lanyards for both my wife (also a PA) and myself some time back that have received a great deal of admiration. I would like to purchase two additional lanyards, but I have some specific instructions. I would like both of them in the same red, white and blue colors but would like the Pararescue emblem inserted in both. I will supply the emblems from bracelets also made by “Handmade by Heroes” but no longer used. In fact, you can keep the hardware that came with the bracelets. Additionally, I would like the knotted portion to be shortened by 1 inch (you did this for me before) on one of the lanyards and the loop portion to be reduced to 12’ long when stretched flat. The second lanyard can be the normal dimensions. I just need to know if this is possible and where to send the bracelets/emblems. If you have additional questions, please call me at 919-699-4880 )cell). Thanks, and I’ll look forward to hearing from you.
June 14, 2021
It is Flag Day, and I just received my R.E.D. and USA Flag bracelets AND all of my key fobs!! You made them ALL and I am grateful to you.
The bracelets are perfect, Thank You for doing such a wonderful job with these.
I can’t wait to start handing out the Veteran support key fobs, and I look forward to ordering more.
God Bless you and I will keep you in my prayers.
May 10, 2021
Just received my two latest paracord bracelets made by Michael.
OUTSTANDING work, Thank you Sir!
I’m guessing my daughter the deputy will want me to order her one or two shortly.
March 27, 2021
Just received my bracelet, thank you for making a quality product. And thank you for your service, One E7 to another, have a great day.
October 09, 2020
I just received one of your paracord keychains which, as a Subaru ambassador, I ordered from the ambassadors site. I absolutely love it and I want to thank you, ALL of you, for the service you’ve done for our country and making these wonderful items as a reminder of that! I will be getting more in the future to hand out to people I meet in the car community. God Bless You!
July 16, 2020
You made 10 or 12 bracelets for me. They were all exactly what I wanted. I am sure everyone will love their gifts. We have several vets in my family so I know it will have meaning that they were made by a vet. Thank you for your service and the awesome bracelets
May 26, 2020
Received Paracord bracelet tday.
I couldn’t be More Pleased. Stellar work and a Big Thank You Brother from a Desert Storm Seabee Vet.
May 25, 2020
I just received my bracelet you made I am very thankful for what you do I was really excited when I found it in the mail box and it was even better that it came on memorial day thank you to you and all others thanks so much
May 02, 2020
I just received my bracelet you made today. It’s beautiful and well done. Thank you
February 24, 2020
First and foremost thank you for the 21 years you served and thank you to your family as well. I just received the KC Chiefs bracelets I ordered, thank you very much sir!! May God Bless you and yours always.
February 23, 2020
Thank you! I received my Army Mom bracelet and promptly shared it on the Army Mom facebook page, so there’s a bunch more orders coming your way! I’ve been back to the site to order more, so you did a great job and I love my bracelet! Thank you so much! Love you!
February 17, 2020
Thank you for your service. And thank you for making such a great product. We got a keychain made by you & wanted to personally thank you, and tell you to keep up the good work! ♥️
January 27, 2020
First and foremost I would like to thank you and all of the men and women that have served our beautiful country. I will be forever grateful for your fight to protect us!
I received my grey and yellow bracelet with the paw print today! Based on the description, plus the fact that this was made by veterans, I knew I would receive a great product. Now that I have it in hand, all I can say is WOW!! The quality is unmatched by anything else on the market. This will definitely stand up to whatever life throws at it. The workmanship, Michael, is incredible! I definitely recommend this bracelet to everyone. I thank you for taking the time to handmake my bracelet.
I love it!
I wish you all continued success!!
January 10, 2020
First thank you and all the others who fought for their country and mine too, I am Canadian and appreciate our neighbours to the south very much.
Thanks so much for the excellent bracelet, so well made for my wife. We take comfort that her medication information is handy if needed.
God Bless You and the USA
December 18, 2019
You are just Awesome & did a Great Job on the 3 Seahawks keychains I ordered——I was even more surprised you were in Bremerton & a “Hawk” Fan!!!! I too am in Seattle—Burien—Small World Huh??!! Thank you so much for your Service & Dedication to Our Country. Merry Christmas to you. “Go Hawks”!!!
October 22, 2019
First thank you so very much for your service. I respect and am very thankful for all Veterans. Our country owes so much to all of you. I purchased a key chair for my grandson who also is named Michael for his birthday. I just want to say thank you for making it and it is something he will cherish. Keep up the good work. God be with you and guide you. Again thank you so much.
October 07, 2019
Thanks for your service. I bought the peanut allergy one for my 3 yr old. He proudly wears it and shows it off to everyone and let’s them know what it says. I told him I liked it and he must of thought I said “lick it” cause he responded. " Dad please don’t eat it, I will be so sad"
We will gladly get another when he outgrows this one.
September 22, 2019
First of all thank you for your service. You made a N.Y.Yankee bracelet for my nephew Michael. He thought it was fantastic that it was made by a Vet also named Michael. you also made a couple of different Navy bracelets for me and you did a great job on all of them. Keep up the good work Again thank you for your service.
September 01, 2019
THAMK YOU FOR MY BRACELET :) THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE:)
June 13, 2019
I want to thank you for your service. My father was in the Army and son, that just graduated from college, is going into the Air Force. The Epilepsy bracelet that you made for me is awesome. The quality of it is wonderful. I never take it off. I may need to buy more for the colors. Unfortunately, there are no procedures in a work environment so I had to resign. This bracelet means to world to me. It is just important as my wedding band. Thank you again for this bracelet and I would never purchase another one from anywhere else.
June 11, 2019
Thank you for your service to our country! My father was in the Navy Seabees during WWII and my son was in the Air Force for 6 years. My father-in-law was in the Army during the Korean war and a nephew was in the Marines so the military is very important to me. I ordered an Ovarian Cancer bracelet because I have a sister-in-law who has been battling it for several years. It is wonderful and I love it. You did a fantastic job and I hope to place another order soon! Thank you!
May 12, 2019
Thank you for your service. My daughter bought me a support our veterans bracelet in red and black for Mother’s Day, it was beautiful she picked red and black red to represent stroke (my mom had two strokes) and I just lost her in Nov. keep up the great work we appreciate your service. I will wear it with pride
May 10, 2019
First and foremost, Thank You for Your Service, Sir!! I am an Army brat, my dad served 21 yrs. also Love the bracelet (Steelers), and you being a Seahawk fan, I hope they both do better this year!
April 16, 2019
Hey Michael..thank you firstly for your service. Secondly…thank you for the fine work you did on my bracelet. I am an insulin dependent Diabetic and I feel safer wearing this bracelet. Not to mention the red white and blue is very patriotic! Thank you again Michael!
April 01, 2019
I received my bracelet on the 29 of March 2019. I was greatly appreciative of the work that you did on my bracelet. T he only thing I would like to know is how to clean it if it were to get dirty. I love it and I wear it everyday. Thank you so much for your effort.
March 30, 2019
Michael- Thank you so much for your service! I have received many compliments on my Medical bracelets that you made for me. I’m so glad that I found HandmadebyHeroes. Thanks! Brad
March 26, 2019
First, thank you for your service! It is appreciated. And thank you so much for the Navy veteran paracord bracelet, it turned out great and is a handsome reminder of my service! I enjoy supporting your cause and will continue to point people toward your website.
Hooah! Thanks again for your service, from a grateful brother veteran!
January 11, 2019
Thank you for the beautiful Army Veteran bracelet you just made for me. I love it and thank you for your service. I am a Viet Nam era veteran who was stationed at Ft Lewis and still live in WA. Thank for so much.
December 18, 2018
Michael I loved everything I purchased and I cannot wait to give them out to my husband and kids for Christmas. You did a fantastic job making them and I just know my family will love them as much as I do. Thank you so much Michael for the awesome products but most of all I thank you for your service and sacrifice to our great country. Merry Christmas and a very Happy, Healthy New Year to you and your family.
December 13, 2018
Michael! Good to meet you. I got my Stroke/Blood Thinner bracelet today and it is awesome! I posted the picture of the bracelet for all my friends to admire. I also shared the website hoping to increase interest in what you and the other veterans do. I, as do my family and friends, are profoundly thankful for your dedication and service to our country. I am glad men and women of your caliber are on watch every day 24/7. Thank you so very much, Michael. I appreciate the beautiful cord medical identification bracelet you lovingly wove for me. I will wear it proudly every day, Thank you, thank you and thank you! Barbara
November 20, 2018
First and most important… Thank YOU for your service for this great country!
I received my Colts keychain yesterday and just love it. I’ll be showing everyone. The military is near and dear to my heart. My dad was in the USN, nephew is currently serving in the USA and I’ve had the pleasure of supporting a USN program for 20+ years!
Take care and thanks again!
(PS thank goodness you’re not a Pats fan…. just kidding!)
June 14, 2018
SFC Vitalich! CW3 Poytress here. Contact me! You products are great!
May 09, 2018
I just got my medical alert bracelet. Thank you for such a great job! I am wishing I had put asthma on it now too, but definitely can on the next one.
I love the colors I picked, they look really nice together. The clasp is a new type to me, but working well.
As the widow of a Vietnam vet; mom of two Saudi vets; and a son about to retire as a MSgt, I appreciate your sacrifice, and support your organization by happily buying from you, and also donating – in memory of my late husband. He was a great man, devastated and disabled by PTSD. I am so grateful you guys are getting help. I proudly display my 22 emblem too. It breaks my heart what it stands for. Praying for each of you who have made something for me, and sent me your card with info. God bless you all.
May 07, 2018
Hi Mike, I’m Bob. I want to thank you for your service and for all of the freedom I have in this country. I just received my medical bracelet and it perfect. Great job!
February 14, 2018
SFC Vitalich, I just received my US Navy Veteran bracelet, a gift from my wife and it’s great!!! Thank you for your service and for making these for fellow veterans.
Jim Hubbard, USN Veteran
October 30, 2017
Just received my medical bracelet today and it IS PERFECT!!! Thank you so much for your time and your service to this country!! God bless you and thank you again!!?❤️?
October 06, 2017
First and foremost, thank you for your service to our country!!!!! It is very much appreciated. The Epilepsy bracelet you made for me is amazing. I will wear it with pride. It also will be very helpful to my situation if I were to have a seizure outside of the presence of family and friends. It will help people to assist me appropriately. I have tried wearing many forms of medical identification over the past 45 years and the para-cord bracelets are the most effective. It means even more to me that in the process I can support such a good cause. I wish you the best of health and will continue to support handmadebyheros.
With Much Gratitude,
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December 04, 2017
Time Served: 2 1⁄2 years (retired)Branch of Service: USMC
September 29, 2017
Time served: 2 yrs Branch: Air Force
September 29, 2017
Time Served: 18 yrs Branch: Army
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