UPDATE: More here from ABC's Jake Tapper. Apparently, it IS true.
After giving Obama the bracelet, the soldier's mother asked Obama not to wear it or use his name in campaign events. Asked after the debate, the mother claimed to be "ecstatic" that Obama, against her stated wishes, did it anyway. The soldier's father, a reservist, is less pleased.
Even with the mother bailing him out, pretty bone-headed.