Michael Vitalich - Handmade By Heroes

Michael Vitalich

September 29, 2017 22 Comments

Hometown: Bremerton, WA

Name/Alias: Michael Vitalich

MOS: 91M

UNIT: 7/10 CAV 4 ID

RANK: SFC- E7

Time served: 21 years

Branch: Army

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.

Interview with Michael



22 Responses

Carol Metrick
Carol Metrick

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.

Adam
Adam

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.

John Kr
John Kr

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.

Shiane Ott
Shiane Ott

September 01, 2019

THAMK YOU FOR MY BRACELET :) THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE:)

Karen Hiles
Karen Hiles

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.

Debbie
Debbie

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!

Annmarie Upperman
Annmarie Upperman

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

Tom Jenkins
Tom Jenkins

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!

Penny Taft
Penny Taft

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!

Johnnie Hall
Johnnie Hall

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.

Brad Riedel
Brad Riedel

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

Rick Kasparek
Rick Kasparek

March 26, 2019

Michael,

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!

Rick

Karen
Karen

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.

Vicki Coleman
Vicki Coleman

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.

Barbara J Wardlaw
Barbara J Wardlaw

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

Dinah
Dinah

November 20, 2018

Hi Michael!

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!
~Dinah
(PS thank goodness you’re not a Pats fan…. just kidding!)

Matt Poytress
Matt Poytress

June 14, 2018

SFC Vitalich! CW3 Poytress here. Contact me! You products are great!

Merry
Merry

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.

Bob Jenckes
Bob Jenckes

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!

Jim Hubbard
Jim Hubbard

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

Kristi Elledge
Kristi Elledge

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!!?❤️?

Steve Rubin
Steve Rubin

October 06, 2017

SFC Vitalich,

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,
Steve

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