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plaque, memorial

  • Catalog Number:VIVE 10662
  • Accession Date:5/29/1995
  • Item Summary:Wisconsin "Bike For The Wall 1995" memorial plaque. The plaque is comprised of a segment of stained/varnished wood fashioned into a shape resembling the geographic outline of the State of Wisconsin and bears a total of two hundred thirty-three (233) affixed brass plates with engraved inscriptions commemorating the participants and supporters involved in the Wisconsin "Bike For The Wall" project. This project focused on the production of the associated Wisconsin Hero Bike (VIVE (15409)), built in honor of the thirty-seven (37) Wisconsin Vietnam veterans listed by the Department of Defense (DOD) as POW*MIA at the time of production. The motorcycle (along with the plaque) was transported to The Wall by members of the "Bike For The Wall Committee", a group of Wisconsin Vietnam veterans and motorcycle enthusiasts led by, "Hogman" Bob Thompson, "Polack" & Marlene Pezewski, "Shooter" & Deb Rutkowski, Ron Mungo Oleszak, "Kickstand" & Jen, and "Gator" & Carla "Pig Heart". The group displayed the bike and plaque at the apex of The Wall as a part of, "Rolling Thunder VIII / Run To The Wall '95" on Memorial Day weekend, May 27 - 29, 1995. On May 29, 1995 the bike and plaque were delivered to the National Park Service's (NPS) Museum Resource Center (MRCE) and were formally accessioned into the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Collection along with the associated service identification tags (VIVE (10660)), motorcycle saddlebag (VIVE (10661)), and a document binder detailing the production of the motorcycle (VIVE (10663)). An associated framed color photograph (VIVE (11400)) depicting members of the Bike For The Wall Committee posing with the motorcycle and associated artifacts while on display at The Wall during Memorial Day 1995 was later accessioned into the collection on August 2, 1995.

print, framed color photographic

  • Catalog Number:VIVE 11400
  • Accession Date:8/2/1995
  • Item Summary:Framed, color photograph depicting members of the "Bike For The Wall Committee", a group of Wisconsin Vietnam veterans and motorcycle enthusiasts led by, "Hogman" Bob Thompson, "Polack" & Marlene Pezewski, "Shooter" & Deb Rutkowski, Ron Mungo Oleszak, "Kickstand" & Jen, and "Gator" & Carla "Pig Heart". This group was responsible for production of the associated Wisconsin Hero Bike (VIVE (15409)), which was built in honor of the thirty-seven (37) Wisconsin Vietnam veterans listed by the Department of Defense (DOD) as POW*MIA at the time of production. The motorcycle incorporates the names of each of the "Wisconsin 37" in original paint schemes by U.S. Marine Corps and Vietnam veteran Wolfman "Jack" Shaulik, while a non-military issue, commemorative service identification tag (or "dog tag") for each of the Wisconsin 37 (VIVE (10660)) is also affixed to the frame of the bike. As a part of, "Rolling Thunder VIII / Run To The Wall '95" the bike left Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Thursday, May 25th and reached the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (VVM) in Washington, D.C. on May 27, 1995 where it remained on public display at the apex of The Wall for three (3) days during the Memorial Day holiday. On May 29, 1995 the bike was delivered to the National Park Service's (NPS) Museum Resource Center (MRCE) and was formally accessioned into the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Collection along with the associated service identification tags (VIVE (10660)), motorcycle saddlebag (VIVE (10661), memorial plaque (VIVE (10662)), and document binder detailing production of the bike (VIVE (10663)). The scene depicted in the photograph was captured during display of these items at the apex of The Wall on Memorial Day weekend, May 27 - 29, 1995, and was formally accessioned into the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Collection two (2) months after the associated artifacts on August 2, 1995.

assemblage


  • Catalog Number:VIVE 10660
  • Accession Date:5/29/1995
  • Associated Name(s) on The Wall: MICHAEL J ALLARD , MERLIN R ALLEN , WILLIAM T ARNOLD , NORMAN K BILLIPP , THOMAS J BLACKMAN , RICHARD L BOWERS , ROBERT I BUSH , PAUL D DERBY , DONALD W DOWNING , WALTER F DRAEGER JR , WILLIAM A EVANS , CHARLES R FELLENZ , EDWIN J FICKLER , RICHARD W FISCHER , PAUL R FRAZIER , DONALD L GALLAGHER , PAUL S GEE , WILLIAM D GORSUCH , JOHN F HARTZHEIM , RICHARD J HENTZ , RAYMOND T HEYNE , ROY A HUSS , RANDOLPH L JOHNSON , JAMES A KETTERER , ROY R KUBLEY , JAMES D LA HAYE , DAVID L LEET , TODD M MELTON , HAROLD J MOE , WILLIAM C PIERSON III , DALE W RICHARDSON , PETER A SCHMIDT , DUWAYNE SOULIER , ALBERT R TRUDEAU , JAMES N TYCZ , JAMES L VANBENDEGOM , ROBERT F WILKE
  • Item Summary:Artifact assemblage consisting of thirty-eight (38) non-military issue, commemorative service identification tags (also referred to as "dog tags") and a military issue, P-38 can opener (also referred to as a, "John Wayne") strung on a length of metal ball chain. The artifact assemblage is presently affixed to the steel frame of the associated Wisconsin Hero Bike (VIVE (15409)), built in honor of the thirty-seven (37) Wisconsin Vietnam veterans listed by the Department of Defense (DOD) as POW*MIA at the time of production. Thirty-seven (37) of the service identification tags in the artifact assemblage bear the name, casualty date, age, and hometown of record for a member of the "Wisconsin 37". The motorcycle (with tag assemblage affixed) was transported to The Wall by members of the "Bike For The Wall Committee", a group of Wisconsin Vietnam veterans and motorcycle enthusiasts led by, "Hogman" Bob Thompson, "Polack" & Marlene Pezewski, "Shooter" & Deb Rutkowski, Ron Mungo Oleszak, "Kickstand" & Jen, and "Gator" & Carla "Pig Heart". The group displayed the bike and tag assemblage at the apex of The Wall as a part of, "Rolling Thunder VIII / Run To The Wall '95" on Memorial Day weekend, May 27 - 29, 1995. On May 29, 1995 the bike and tag assemblage were delivered to the National Park Service's (NPS) Museum Resource Center (MRCE) and were formally accessioned into the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Collection along with the associated motorcycle saddlebag (VIVE (10661)), a memorial plaque (VIVE (10662)), and a document binder detailing the production of the motorcycle (VIVE (10663)). An associated framed color photograph (VIVE (11400)) depicting members of the Bike For The Wall Committee posing with the motorcycle and associated artifacts while on display at The Wall during Memorial Day 1995 was later accessioned into the collection on August 2, 1995.
  • Accession Group:VIVE-00141
  • Related Items: VIVE 10661 - saddlebag, motorcycle
    VIVE 10662 - plaque, memorial
    VIVE 11400 - print, framed color photographic
    VIVE 15409 - Bike, Wisconsin Hero
  • Record Component Qty:40
  • Item Description:ASSEMBLAGE CONSISTING OF: COMPONENTS (A - MM) THIRTY-EIGHT (38) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAGS (ALSO REFERRED TO AS, "DOG TAGS") AND A MILITARY ISSUE, P-38 CAN OPENER AFFIXED TO A LENGTH OF SILVER COLORED METAL BALL CHAIN. THE ASSEMBLAGE IS DEDICATED TO U.S. NAVY LIEUTENANT (LT) MICHAEL JOHN ALLARD, U.S. MARINE CORPS LANCE CORPORAL (LCPL) MERLIN RAYE ALLEN, U.S NAVY LIEUTENANT COMMANDER (LCDR) WILLIAM TAMM ARNOLD, U.S. MARINE CORPS MAJOR (MAJ) NORMAN KARL BILLIPP, U.S. MARINE CORPS PRIVATE FIRST CLASS (PFC) THOMAS JOSEPH BLACKMAN, U.S. ARMY MAJOR (MAJ) RICHARD LEE BOWERS, U.S. AIR FORCE CAPTAIN (CAPT) ROBERT IRA BUSH, U.S. MARINE CORPS CAPTAIN (CAPT) PAUL DAVID DERBY, U.S. AIR FORCE LIEUTENANT COLONEL (LT COL) DONALD WILLIAM DOWNING, U.S. AIR FORCE CAPTAIN (CAPT) WALTER FRANK DRAEGER JR, U.S. ARMY SERGEANT (SGT) WILLIAM ANTHONY EVANS, U.S. AIR FORCE CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT (CMSGT) CHARLES RICHARD FELLENZ, U.S. MARINE CORPS CAPTAIN (CAPT) EDWIN JAMES FICKLER, U.S. MARINE CORPS GUNNERY SERGEANT (GYSGT) RICHARD WILLIAM FISCHER, U.S. ARMY SERGEANT (SGT) PAUL REID FRAZIER, U.S. NAVY AVIATION OFFICER CANDIDATE (AOC) DONALD LOUIS GALLAGHER, U.S. MARINE CORPS CAPTAIN (CAPT) PAUL STUART GEE, U.S. NAVY AVIATION BOATSWAIN'S MATE (AIRCRAFT HANDLER) PETTY OFFICER THIRD CLASS (ABH3) WILLIAM DALE GORSUCH, U.S. NAVY AVIATION ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN (NAVIGATION) PETTY OFFICER SECOND CLASS (ATN2) JOHN FRANCIS HARTZHEIM, U.S. ARMY SPECIALIST 5 (SP5) RICHARD JAY HENTZ, U.S. NAVY LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE (LTJG) ROY ARTHUR HUSS, U.S. ARMY SERGEANT FIRST CLASS (SFC) RANDOLPH LEROY JOHNSON, U.S. AIR FORCE CAPTAIN (CAPT) JAMES ALAN KETTERER, U.S. AIR FORCE CAPTAIN (CAPT) ROY ROBERT KUBLEY, U.S. NAVY COMMANDER (CDR) JAMES DAVID LA HAYE, U.S. MARINE CORPS CAPTAIN (CAPT) DAVID LEVERETT LEET, U.S. AIR FORCE STAFF SERGEANT (SSGT) TODD MICHAEL MELTON, U.S. MARINE CORPS CAPTAIN (CAPT) HAROLD JOHN MOE, U.S. ARMY CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER 3 (CW3) WILLIAM C PIERSON III, U.S. ARMY MAJOR (MAJ) DALE WAYNE RICHARDSON, U.S. ARMY SPECIALIST 4 (SP4) PETER ALDEN SCHMIDT, U.S. MARINE CORPS PRIVATE FIRST CLASS (PFC) DUWAYNE SOULIER, U.S. ARMY WARRANT OFFICER 1 (WO1) ALBERT RAYMOND TRUDEAU, U.S. MARINE CORPS SERGEANT (SGT) JAMES NEIL TYCZ, U.S. ARMY STAFF SERGEANT (SSG) JAMES LEE VAN BENDEGOM, U.S. AIR FORCE COLONEL (COL) ROBERT FREDERICK WILKE, & U.S. MARINE CORPS LANCE CORPORAL (LCPL) RAYMOND THOMAS HEYNE. COMPONENT (A) MILITARY ISSUE, P-38 CAN OPENER, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "JOHN WAYNE". THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A SHORT LENGTH OF ROLLED STEEL WHICH SERVES AS A HANDLE, WITH A SMALL, HINGED METAL TOOTH THAT FOLDS OUT TO PIERCE THE CAN LID. A NOTCH LOCATED UNDER THE HINGE OF THE DEVICE ENABLES THE CAN OPENER TO MAINTAIN CONTACT WITH THE RIM OF THE CAN AS THE DEVICE IS MOVED AROUND THE LID TO CUT AND REMOVE IT. THE OBJECT BEARS THE STAMPED MANUFACTURER/SUPPLIERS INSCRIPTION, "U.S. SPEAKER" STAMPED IN RECESSED, BLOCK LETTERING UPON THE OBJECT UNDER-SURFACE. ORIGINALLY DEVELOPED FOR MILITARY USE IN 1942, THE P-38 WAS ISSUED IN THE CANNED FIELD RATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES FROM WORLD WAR II UNTIL THE 1980'S. ALTHOUGH THE DEVICE WAS ORIGINALLY DESIGNED AND DISTRIBUTED IN THE K-RATION, IT WAS LATER INCLUDED IN THE C-RATION AND SAW EXTENSIVE USE AMONGST AMERICAN SERVICE PERSONNEL IN VIETNAM. COMPONENT (B) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG". THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL DISK WITH ROUNDED CORNERS AND A SINGLE PERFORATION (HOLE) PUNCHED AT THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE TO ACCOMMODATE STRINGING ON A METAL BALL CHAIN. INFORMATION PERTAINING TO A MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN V.A. HOSPITAL "2 X 4 SHOW" HELD IN 1993 IS STAMPED IN BLACK INK AND BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS UPON THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE AND READS, "1993 / 2 X 4 SHOW / V.A. HOSPITAL / MILWAUKEE / POW / MIA / 8TH ANNUAL / DONATED BY ABATE OF WISCONSIN, INC." COMPONENT (C) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG" DEDICATED TO U.S. NAVY AVIATION BOATSWAIN'S MATE (AIRCRAFT HANDLER) PETTY OFFICER THIRD CLASS (ABH3) WILLIAM DALE GORSUCH. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL DISK WITH ROUNDED CORNERS, CRIMPED EXTERIOR EDGES, AND A SINGLE PERFORATION (HOLE) PUNCHED AT THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE TO ACCOMMODATE STRINGING ON A METAL BALL CHAIN. MILITARY SERVICE INFORMATION FOR ABH3 GORSUCH IS STAMPED UPON THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RAISED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS AND READS, "WILLIAM D / GORSUCH / LOST 2 OCT 1969 / AGE 21 / CAMBARIA". COMPONENT (D) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG" DEDICATED TO U.S. AIR FORCE COLONEL (COL) ROBERT FREDERICK WILKE. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL DISK WITH ROUNDED CORNERS, CRIMPED EXTERIOR EDGES, AND A SINGLE PERFORATION (HOLE) PUNCHED AT THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE TO ACCOMMODATE STRINGING ON A METAL BALL CHAIN. MILITARY SERVICE INFORMATION FOR COL WILKE IS STAMPED UPON THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RAISED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS AND READS, "ROBERT F WILKE / LOST 17 JAN 1968 / AGE 42 / MILWAUKEE / WISCONSIN MIA". COMPONENT (E) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG" DEDICATED TO U.S. ARMY STAFF SERGEANT (SSG) JAMES LEE VAN BENDEGOM. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL DISK WITH ROUNDED CORNERS, CRIMPED EXTERIOR EDGES, AND A SINGLE PERFORATION (HOLE) PUNCHED AT THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE TO ACCOMMODATE STRINGING ON A METAL BALL CHAIN. MILITARY SERVICE INFORMATION FOR SSG VAN BENDEGOM IS STAMPED UPON THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RAISED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS AND READS, "JAMES L / VANBENDEGOM / LOST 31 JULY 1967 / AGE 18 / KENOSHA". COMPONENT (F) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG" DEDICATED TO U.S. MARINE CORPS SERGEANT (SGT) JAMES NEIL TYCZ. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL DISK WITH ROUNDED CORNERS, CRIMPED EXTERIOR EDGES, AND A SINGLE PERFORATION (HOLE) PUNCHED AT THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE TO ACCOMMODATE STRINGING ON A METAL BALL CHAIN. MILITARY SERVICE INFORMATION FOR SGT TYCZ IS STAMPED UPON THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RAISED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS AND READS, "JAMES M TYCZ / LOST 10 MAY 1967 / AGE 22 / MILWAUKEE / WISCONSIN MIA". COMPONENT (G) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG" DEDICATED TO U.S. ARMY WARRANT OFFICER 1 (WO1) ALBERT RAYMOND TRUDEAU. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL DISK WITH ROUNDED CORNERS, CRIMPED EXTERIOR EDGES, AND A SINGLE PERFORATION (HOLE) PUNCHED AT THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE TO ACCOMMODATE STRINGING ON A METAL BALL CHAIN. MILITARY SERVICE INFORMATION FOR WO1 TRUDEAU IS STAMPED UPON THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RAISED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS AND READS, "ALBERT R TRUDEAU / LOST 26 OCT 1971 / AGE 22 / MILWAUKEE / WISCONSIN MIA". COMPONENT (H) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG" DEDICATED TO U.S. MARINE CORPS PRIVATE FIRST CLASS (PFC) DUWAYNE SOULIER. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL DISK WITH ROUNDED CORNERS, CRIMPED EXTERIOR EDGES, AND A SINGLE PERFORATION (HOLE) PUNCHED AT THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE TO ACCOMMODATE STRINGING ON A METAL BALL CHAIN. MILITARY SERVICE INFORMATION FOR PFC SOULIER IS STAMPED UPON THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RAISED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS AND READS, "DUWAYNE SOULIER / LOST 1 MAY 1967 / AGE 20 / MILWAUKEE / WISCONSIN MIA". COMPONENT (I) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG" DEDICATED TO U.S. ARMY SPECIALIST 4 (SP4) PETER ALDEN SCHMIDT. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL DISK WITH ROUNDED CORNERS, CRIMPED EXTERIOR EDGES, AND A SINGLE PERFORATION (HOLE) PUNCHED AT THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE TO ACCOMMODATE STRINGING ON A METAL BALL CHAIN. MILITARY SERVICE INFORMATION FOR SP4 SCHMIDT IS STAMPED UPON THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RAISED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS AND READS, "PETER A SCHMIDT / LOST 15 AUG 1970 / AGE 20 / MILWAUKEE / WISCONSIN MIA". COMPONENT (J) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG" DEDICATED TO U.S. ARMY MAJOR (MAJ) DALE WAYNE RICHARDSON. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL DISK WITH ROUNDED CORNERS, CRIMPED EXTERIOR EDGES, AND A SINGLE PERFORATION (HOLE) PUNCHED AT THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE TO ACCOMMODATE STRINGING ON A METAL BALL CHAIN. MILITARY SERVICE INFORMATION FOR MAJ RICHARDSON IS STAMPED UPON THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RAISED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS AND READS, "DALE W / RICHARDSON / LOST 2 MAY 1970 / AGE 28 / CASHTON". COMPONENT (K) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG" DEDICATED TO U.S. ARMY CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER 3 (CW3) WILLIAM C PIERSON III. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL DISK WITH ROUNDED CORNERS, CRIMPED EXTERIOR EDGES, AND A SINGLE PERFORATION (HOLE) PUNCHED AT THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE TO ACCOMMODATE STRINGING ON A METAL BALL CHAIN. MILITARY SERVICE INFORMATION FOR CW3 PIERSON III IS STAMPED UPON THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RAISED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS AND READS, "WILLIAM C / PIERSON III / LOST 13 APR 1969 / AGE 21 / MADISON". COMPONENT (L) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG" DEDICATED TO U.S. MARINE CORPS CAPTAIN (CAPT) HAROLD JOHN MOE. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL DISK WITH ROUNDED CORNERS, CRIMPED EXTERIOR EDGES, AND A SINGLE PERFORATION (HOLE) PUNCHED AT THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE TO ACCOMMODATE STRINGING ON A METAL BALL CHAIN. MILITARY SERVICE INFORMATION FOR CAPT MOE IS STAMPED UPON THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RAISED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS AND READS, "HAROLD J MOE / LOST 26 SEPT 1967 / AGE 29 / EAU CLAIRE / WISCONSIN MIA". COMPONENT (M) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG" DEDICATED TO U.S. AIR FORCE STAFF SERGEANT (SSGT) TODD MICHAEL MELTON. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL DISK WITH ROUNDED CORNERS, CRIMPED EXTERIOR EDGES, AND A SINGLE PERFORATION (HOLE) PUNCHED AT THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE TO ACCOMMODATE STRINGING ON A METAL BALL CHAIN. MILITARY SERVICE INFORMATION FOR SSGT MELTON IS STAMPED UPON THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RAISED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS AND READS, "TODD M MELTON / LOST 5 FEB 1973 / AGE 23 / MILWAUKEE / WISCONSIN MIA". COMPONENT (N) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG" DEDICATED TO U.S. MARINE CORPS CAPTAIN (CAPT) DAVID LEVERETT LEET. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL DISK WITH ROUNDED CORNERS, CRIMPED EXTERIOR EDGES, AND A SINGLE PERFORATION (HOLE) PUNCHED AT THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE TO ACCOMMODATE STRINGING ON A METAL BALL CHAIN. MILITARY SERVICE INFORMATION FOR CAPT LEET IS STAMPED UPON THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RAISED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS AND READS, "DAVID L LEET / LOST 13 APR 1972 / AGE 25 / KENOSHA / WISCONSIN MIA". COMPONENT (O) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG" DEDICATED TO U.S. NAVY COMMANDER (CDR) JAMES DAVID LA HAYE. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL DISK WITH ROUNDED CORNERS, CRIMPED EXTERIOR EDGES, AND A SINGLE PERFORATION (HOLE) PUNCHED AT THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE TO ACCOMMODATE STRINGING ON A METAL BALL CHAIN. MILITARY SERVICE INFORMATION FOR CDR LA HAYE IS STAMPED UPON THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RAISED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS AND READS, "JAMES D LA HAYE / LOST 8 MAY 1965 / AGE 41 / GREEN BAY / WISCONSIN MIA". COMPONENT (P) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG" DEDICATED TO U.S. AIR FORCE CAPTAIN (CAPT) ROY ROBERT KUBLEY. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL DISK WITH ROUNDED CORNERS, CRIMPED EXTERIOR EDGES, AND A SINGLE PERFORATION (HOLE) PUNCHED AT THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE TO ACCOMMODATE STRINGING ON A METAL BALL CHAIN. MILITARY SERVICE INFORMATION FOR CAPT KUBLEY IS STAMPED UPON THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RAISED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS AND READS, "ROY R KUBLEY / LOST 31 JAN 1967 / AGE 27 / GLIDDEN / WISCONSIN MIA". COMPONENT (Q) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG" DEDICATED TO U.S. AIR FORCE CAPTAIN (CAPT) JAMES ALAN KETTERER. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL DISK WITH ROUNDED CORNERS, CRIMPED EXTERIOR EDGES, AND A SINGLE PERFORATION (HOLE) PUNCHED AT THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE TO ACCOMMODATE STRINGING ON A METAL BALL CHAIN. MILITARY SERVICE INFORMATION FOR CAPT KETTERER IS STAMPED UPON THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RAISED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS AND READS, "JAMES A KETTERER / LOST 20 JAN 1968 / AGE 25 / MILWAUKEE / WISCONSIN MIA". COMPONENT (R) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG" DEDICATED TO U.S. ARMY SERGEANT FIRST CLASS (SFC) RANDOLPH LEROY JOHNSON. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL DISK WITH ROUNDED CORNERS, CRIMPED EXTERIOR EDGES, AND A SINGLE PERFORATION (HOLE) PUNCHED AT THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE TO ACCOMMODATE STRINGING ON A METAL BALL CHAIN. MILITARY SERVICE INFORMATION FOR SFC JOHNSON IS STAMPED UPON THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RAISED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS AND READS, "RANDOLPH L / JOHNSON / LOST 20 FEB 1971 / AGE 21 / MILWAUKEE". COMPONENT (S) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG" DEDICATED TO U.S. NAVY LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE (LTJG) ROY ARTHUR HUSS. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL DISK WITH ROUNDED CORNERS, CRIMPED EXTERIOR EDGES, AND A SINGLE PERFORATION (HOLE) PUNCHED AT THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE TO ACCOMMODATE STRINGING ON A METAL BALL CHAIN. MILITARY SERVICE INFORMATION FOR LTJG HUSS IS STAMPED UPON THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RAISED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS AND READS, "ROY A HUSS / LOST 6 FEB 1968 / AGE 24 / EAU CLAIRE / WISCONSIN MIA". COMPONENT (T) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG" DEDICATED TO U.S. MARINE CORPS LANCE CORPORAL (LCPL) RAYMOND THOMAS HEYNE. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL DISK WITH ROUNDED CORNERS, CRIMPED EXTERIOR EDGES, AND A SINGLE PERFORATION (HOLE) PUNCHED AT THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE TO ACCOMMODATE STRINGING ON A METAL BALL CHAIN. MILITARY SERVICE INFORMATION FOR LCPL HEYNE IS STAMPED UPON THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RAISED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS AND READS, "RAYMOND T HEYNE / LOST 10 MAY 1968 / AGE 20 / MASON / WISCONSIN MIA". COMPONENT (U) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG" DEDICATED TO U.S. ARMY SPECIALIST 5 (SP5) RICHARD JAY HENTZ. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL DISK WITH ROUNDED CORNERS, CRIMPED EXTERIOR EDGES, AND A SINGLE PERFORATION (HOLE) PUNCHED AT THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE TO ACCOMMODATE STRINGING ON A METAL BALL CHAIN. MILITARY SERVICE INFORMATION FOR SP5 HENTZ IS STAMPED UPON THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RAISED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS AND READS, "RICHARD J HENTZ / LOST 4 MAR 1971 / AGE 23 / OSHKOSH / WISCONSIN MIA". COMPONENT (V) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG" DEDICATED TO U.S. MARINE CORPS LANCE CORPORAL (LCPL) MERLIN RAYE ALLEN. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL DISK WITH ROUNDED CORNERS, CRIMPED EXTERIOR EDGES, AND A SINGLE PERFORATION (HOLE) PUNCHED AT THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE TO ACCOMMODATE STRINGING ON A METAL BALL CHAIN. MILITARY SERVICE INFORMATION FOR LCPL ALLEN IS STAMPED UPON THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RAISED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS AND READS, "MERLIN R ALLEN / LOST 30 JUNE 1967 / AGE 20 / BAYFIELD / WISCONSIN MIA". COMPONENT (W) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG" DEDICATED TO U.S. MARINE CORPS CAPTAIN (CAPT) PAUL STUART GEE. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL DISK WITH ROUNDED CORNERS, CRIMPED EXTERIOR EDGES, AND A SINGLE PERFORATION (HOLE) PUNCHED AT THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE TO ACCOMMODATE STRINGING ON A METAL BALL CHAIN. MILITARY SERVICE INFORMATION FOR CAPT GEE IS STAMPED UPON THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RAISED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS AND READS, "PAUL S GEE / LOST LOST 16 JAN 1968 / MANITOWASHWATERS / WISCONSIN MIA". COMPONENT (X) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG" DEDICATED TO U.S NAVY LIEUTENANT COMMANDER (LCDR) WILLIAM TAMM ARNOLD. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL DISK WITH ROUNDED CORNERS, CRIMPED EXTERIOR EDGES, AND A SINGLE PERFORATION (HOLE) PUNCHED AT THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE TO ACCOMMODATE STRINGING ON A METAL BALL CHAIN. MILITARY SERVICE INFORMATION FOR LCDR ARNOLD IS STAMPED UPON THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RAISED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS AND READS, "WILLIAM T ARNOLD / LOST 18 NOV 1956 / AGE 26 / WEST ALLIS / WISCONSIN MIA". COMPONENT (Y) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG" DEDICATED TO U.S. MARINE CORPS MAJOR (MAJ) NORMAN KARL BILLIPP. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL DISK WITH ROUNDED CORNERS, CRIMPED EXTERIOR EDGES, AND A SINGLE PERFORATION (HOLE) PUNCHED AT THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE TO ACCOMMODATE STRINGING ON A METAL BALL CHAIN. MILITARY SERVICE INFORMATION FOR MAJ BILLIPP IS STAMPED UPON THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RAISED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS AND READS, "NORMAN K BILLIPP / LOST 6 MAY 1969 / AGE 24 / MILWAUKEE / WISCONSIN MIA". COMPONENT (Z) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG" DEDICATED TO U.S. NAVY LIEUTENANT (LT) MICHAEL JOHN ALLARD. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL DISK WITH ROUNDED CORNERS, CRIMPED EXTERIOR EDGES, AND A SINGLE PERFORATION (HOLE) PUNCHED AT THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE TO ACCOMMODATE STRINGING ON A METAL BALL CHAIN. MILITARY SERVICE INFORMATION FOR LT ALLARD IS STAMPED UPON THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RAISED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS AND READS, "MICHAEL J ALLARD / LOST 30 AUG 1967 / AGE 26 / SCHOFIELD / WISCONSIN MIA". COMPONENT (AA) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG" DEDICATED TO U.S. MARINE CORPS CAPTAIN (CAPT) EDWIN JAMES FICKLER. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL DISK WITH ROUNDED CORNERS, CRIMPED EXTERIOR EDGES, AND A SINGLE PERFORATION (HOLE) PUNCHED AT THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE TO ACCOMMODATE STRINGING ON A METAL BALL CHAIN. MILITARY SERVICE INFORMATION FOR CAPT FICKLER IS STAMPED UPON THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RAISED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS AND READS, "EDWIN J FICKLER / LOST 17 JAN 1969 / AGE 25 / KEWASKUM / WISCONSIN MIA". COMPONENT (BB) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG" DEDICATED TO U.S. MARINE CORPS CAPTAIN (CAPT) PAUL DAVID DERBY. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL DISK WITH ROUNDED CORNERS, CRIMPED EXTERIOR EDGES, AND A SINGLE PERFORATION (HOLE) PUNCHED AT THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE TO ACCOMMODATE STRINGING ON A METAL BALL CHAIN. MILITARY SERVICE INFORMATION FOR CAPT DERBY IS STAMPED UPON THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RAISED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS AND READS, "PAUL D DERBY / LOST 17 NOV 1968 / AGE 25 / MENOMONIE / WISCONSIN MIA". COMPONENT (CC) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG" DEDICATED TO U.S. MARINE CORPS GUNNERY SERGEANT (GYSGT) RICHARD WILLIAM FISCHER. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL DISK WITH ROUNDED CORNERS, CRIMPED EXTERIOR EDGES, AND A SINGLE PERFORATION (HOLE) PUNCHED AT THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE TO ACCOMMODATE STRINGING ON A METAL BALL CHAIN. MILITARY SERVICE INFORMATION FOR GYSGT FISCHER IS STAMPED UPON THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RAISED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS AND READS, "RICHARD W / FISCHER / LOST 8 JAN 1968 / AGE 20 / MADISON". COMPONENT (DD) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG" DEDICATED TO U.S. AIR FORCE CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT (CMSGT) CHARLES RICHARD FELLENZ. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL DISK WITH ROUNDED CORNERS, CRIMPED EXTERIOR EDGES, AND A SINGLE PERFORATION (HOLE) PUNCHED AT THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE TO ACCOMMODATE STRINGING ON A METAL BALL CHAIN. MILITARY SERVICE INFORMATION FOR CMSGT FELLENZ IS STAMPED UPON THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RAISED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS AND READS, "CHARLES R / FELLENZ / LOST 24 NOV 1969 / AGE 30 / MARSHFIELD". COMPONENT (EE) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG" DEDICATED TO U.S. ARMY MAJOR (MAJ) RICHARD LEE BOWERS. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL DISK WITH ROUNDED CORNERS, CRIMPED EXTERIOR EDGES, AND A SINGLE PERFORATION (HOLE) PUNCHED AT THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE TO ACCOMMODATE STRINGING ON A METAL BALL CHAIN. MILITARY SERVICE INFORMATION FOR MAJ BOWERS IS STAMPED UPON THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RAISED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS AND READS, "RICHARD L BOWERS / LOST 24 MAR 1969 / AGE 22 / LAKE MILLS / WISCONSIN MIA". COMPONENT (FF) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG" DEDICATED TO U.S. ARMY SERGEANT (SGT) WILLIAM ANTHONY EVANS. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL DISK WITH ROUNDED CORNERS, CRIMPED EXTERIOR EDGES, AND A SINGLE PERFORATION (HOLE) PUNCHED AT THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE TO ACCOMMODATE STRINGING ON A METAL BALL CHAIN. MILITARY SERVICE INFORMATION FOR SGT EVANS IS STAMPED UPON THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RAISED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS AND READS, "WILLIAM A EVANS / LOST 2 MAR 1969 / AGE 20 / MILWAUKEE / WISCONSIN MIA". COMPONENT (GG) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG" DEDICATED TO U.S. AIR FORCE CAPTAIN (CAPT) WALTER FRANK DRAEGER JR. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL DISK WITH ROUNDED CORNERS, CRIMPED EXTERIOR EDGES, AND A SINGLE PERFORATION (HOLE) PUNCHED AT THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE TO ACCOMMODATE STRINGING ON A METAL BALL CHAIN. MILITARY SERVICE INFORMATION FOR CAPT DRAEGER JR IS STAMPED UPON THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RAISED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS AND READS, "WALTER F / DRAEGER JR / LOST 4 APR 1965 / AGE 31 / DEERFIELD". COMPONENT (HH) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG" DEDICATED TO U.S. MARINE CORPS PRIVATE FIRST CLASS (PFC) THOMAS JOSEPH BLACKMAN. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL DISK WITH ROUNDED CORNERS, CRIMPED EXTERIOR EDGES, AND A SINGLE PERFORATION (HOLE) PUNCHED AT THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE TO ACCOMMODATE STRINGING ON A METAL BALL CHAIN. MILITARY SERVICE INFORMATION FOR PFC BLACKMAN IS STAMPED UPON THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RAISED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS AND READS, "THOMAS JOSEPH / BLACKMAN / LOST 10 MAY 1968 / AGE 19 / RACINE". COMPONENT (II) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG" DEDICATED TO U.S. AIR FORCE LIEUTENANT COLONEL (LT COL) DONALD WILLIAM DOWNING. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL DISK WITH ROUNDED CORNERS, CRIMPED EXTERIOR EDGES, AND A SINGLE PERFORATION (HOLE) PUNCHED AT THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE TO ACCOMMODATE STRINGING ON A METAL BALL CHAIN. MILITARY SERVICE INFORMATION FOR LT COL DOWNING IS STAMPED UPON THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RAISED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS AND READS, "DONALD W DOWNING / LOST 5 SEPT 1967 / AGE 33 / JAMESVILLE / WISCONSIN MIA". COMPONENT (JJ) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG" DEDICATED TO U.S. NAVY AVIATION OFFICER CANDIDATE (AOC) DONALD LOUIS GALLAGHER. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL DISK WITH ROUNDED CORNERS, CRIMPED EXTERIOR EDGES, AND A SINGLE PERFORATION (HOLE) PUNCHED AT THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE TO ACCOMMODATE STRINGING ON A METAL BALL CHAIN. MILITARY SERVICE INFORMATION FOR AOC GALLAGHER IS STAMPED UPON THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RAISED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS AND READS, "DONALD L / GALLAGHER / LOST 6 FEB 1968 / AGE 29 / SHEBOYGAN". COMPONENT (KK) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG" DEDICATED TO U.S. ARMY SERGEANT (SGT) PAUL REID FRAZIER. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL DISK WITH ROUNDED CORNERS, CRIMPED EXTERIOR EDGES, AND A SINGLE PERFORATION (HOLE) PUNCHED AT THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE TO ACCOMMODATE STRINGING ON A METAL BALL CHAIN. MILITARY SERVICE INFORMATION FOR SGT FRAZIER IS STAMPED UPON THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RAISED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS AND READS, "PAUL R FRAZIER / LOST 3 SEPT 1968 / AGE 19 / MILWAUKEE / WISCONSIN MIA". COMPONENT (LL) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG" DEDICATED TO U.S. NAVY AVIATION ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN (NAVIGATION) PETTY OFFICER SECOND CLASS (ATN2) JOHN FRANCIS HARTZHEIM. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL DISK WITH ROUNDED CORNERS, CRIMPED EXTERIOR EDGES, AND A SINGLE PERFORATION (HOLE) PUNCHED AT THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE TO ACCOMMODATE STRINGING ON A METAL BALL CHAIN. MILITARY SERVICE INFORMATION FOR ATN2 HARTZHEIM IS STAMPED UPON THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RAISED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS AND READS, "JOHN F / HARTZHEIM / LOST 27 FEB 1968 / AGE 22 / APPLETON". COMPONENT (MM) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG" DEDICATED TO U.S. AIR FORCE CAPTAIN (CAPT) ROBERT IRA BUSH. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL DISK WITH ROUNDED CORNERS, CRIMPED EXTERIOR EDGES, AND A SINGLE PERFORATION (HOLE) PUNCHED AT THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE TO ACCOMMODATE STRINGING ON A METAL BALL CHAIN. MILITARY SERVICE INFORMATION FOR CAPT BUSH IS STAMPED UPON THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RAISED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS AND READS, "ROBERT I BUSH / LOST 9 JUNE 1966 / AGE 28 / RACINE / WISCONSIN MIA". COMPONENTS (A - MM) ARE PRESENTLY STRUNG ON A LENGTH OF SILVER COLORED METAL BALL CHAIN WHICH IS AFFIXED TO THE FRAME OF THE ASSOCIATED WISCONSIN HERO BIKE (VIVE (15409)), WHICH WAS BUILT IN HONOR OF THE THIRTY-SEVEN (37) WISCONSIN VIETNAM VETERANS LISTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD) AS POW*MIA AT THE TIME OF PRODUCTION. THE CHOPPER WAS CONSTRUCTED BY MEMBERS OF THE "BIKE FOR THE WALL COMMITTEE", A GROUP OF WISCONSIN VIETNAM VETERANS AND MOTORCYCLE ENTHUSIASTS LED BY, "HOGMAN" BOB THOMPSON, "POLACK" & MARLENE PEZEWSKI, "SHOOTER" & DEB RUTKOWSKI, RON MUNGO OLESZAK, "KICKSTAND" & JEN, AND "GATOR" & CARLA "PIG HEART". CONSTRUCTION BEGAN ON THE BIKE AT WILLIE'S R&R SERVICE IN HARTFORD, WISCONSIN IN JUNE 1994 WITH DONATIONS OF CASH AND PARTS FROM SUPPORTERS THROUGHOUT THE STATE. THE BIKE WAS TAGGED WITH A LICENSE PLATE READING "HERO" [APRIL 1994], A PLATE REGISTERED TO THE PEOPLE OF WISCONSIN AND SUMMARILY RETIRED BY THE STATE'S GOVERNOR. AS A PART OF, "ROLLING THUNDER VIII / RUN TO THE WALL '95" THE BIKE LEFT MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN ON THURSDAY, MAY 25TH AND REACHED THE VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL (VVM) IN WASHINGTON, D.C. ON MAY 27, 1995 WHERE IT REMAINED ON PUBLIC DISPLAY AT THE APEX OF THE WALL FOR THREE (3) DAYS DURING THE MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY ALONG WITH THE AFFIXED SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAGS. ON MAY 29, 1995 THE BIKE AND SERVICE TAGS WERE DELIVERED TO THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE'S (NPS) MUSEUM RESOURCE CENTER (MRCE) AND FORMALLY ACCESSIONED INTO THE VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL COLLECTION. THE OBJECT IS ASSOCIATED WITH VIVE (10661 - 10663, 11400, & 15409). ACCORDING TO NPS/MRCE COLLECTIONS STAFF, THE ASSOCIATED DOCUMENT BINDER (VIVE (10663)) IS PRESENTLY MISSING AND UNACCOUNTED FOR.
  • Associated Item Text: Text of the stamped inscriptions upon COMPONENTS (A - MM) is transcribed in full, as follows: [COMPONENT (A), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "U.S. SPEAKER" / [COMPONENT (B), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "1993 / 2 X 4 SHOW / V.A. HOSPITAL / MILWAUKEE / POW / MIA / 8TH ANNUAL / DONATED BY ABATE OF WISCONSIN, INC." / [COMPONENT (C), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "WILLIAM D / GORSUCH / LOST 2 OCT 1969 / AGE 21 / CAMBARIA" / [COMPONENT (D), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "ROBERT F WILKE / LOST 17 JAN 1968 / AGE 42 / MILWAUKEE / WISCONSIN MIA" / [COMPONENT (E), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "JAMES L / VANBENDEGOM / LOST 31 JULY 1967 / AGE 18 / KENOSHA" / [COMPONENT (F), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "JAMES M TYCZ / LOST 10 MAY 1967 / AGE 22 / MILWAUKEE / WISCONSIN MIA" / [COMPONENT (G), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "ALBERT R TRUDEAU / LOST 26 OCT 1971 / AGE 22 / MILWAUKEE / WISCONSIN MIA" / [COMPONENT (H), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "DUWAYNE SOULIER / LOST 1 MAY 1967 / AGE 20 / MILWAUKEE / WISCONSIN MIA" / [COMPONENT (I), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "PETER A SCHMIDT / LOST 15 AUG 1970 / AGE 20 / MILWAUKEE / WISCONSIN MIA" / [COMPONENT (J), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "DALE W / RICHARDSON / LOST 2 MAY 1970 / AGE 28 / CASHTON" / [COMPONENT (K), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "WILLIAM C / PIERSON III / LOST 13 APR 1969 / AGE 21 / MADISON" / [COMPONENT (L), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "HAROLD J MOE / LOST 26 SEPT 1967 / AGE 29 / EAU CLAIRE / WISCONSIN MIA" / [COMPONENT (M), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "TODD M MELTON / LOST 5 FEB 1973 / AGE 23 / MILWAUKEE / WISCONSIN MIA" / [COMPONENT (N), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "DAVID L LEET / LOST 13 APR 1972 / AGE 25 / KENOSHA / WISCONSIN MIA" / [COMPONENT (O), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "JAMES D LA HAYE / LOST 8 MAY 1965 / AGE 41 / GREEN BAY / WISCONSIN MIA" / [COMPONENT (P), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "ROY R KUBLEY / LOST 31 JAN 1967 / AGE 27 / GLIDDEN / WISCONSIN MIA" / [COMPONENT (Q), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] / "JAMES A KETTERER / LOST 20 JAN 1968 / AGE 25 / MILWAUKEE / WISCONSIN MIA" [COMPONENT (R), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "RANDOLPH L / JOHNSON / LOST 20 FEB 1971 / AGE 21 / MILWAUKEE" / [COMPONENT (S), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "ROY A HUSS / LOST 6 FEB 1968 / AGE 24 / EAU CLAIRE / WISCONSIN MIA" / [COMPONENT (T), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "RAYMOND T HEYNE / LOST 10 MAY 1968 / AGE 20 / MASON / WISCONSIN MIA" / [COMPONENT (U), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "RICHARD J HENTZ / LOST 4 MAR 1971 / AGE 23 / OSHKOSH / WISCONSIN MIA" / [COMPONENT (V), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "MERLIN R ALLEN / LOST 30 JUNE 1967 / AGE 20 / BAYFIELD / WISCONSIN MIA" / [COMPONENT (W), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "PAUL S GEE / LOST LOST 16 JAN 1968 / MANITOWASHWATERS / WISCONSIN MIA" / [COMPONENT (X), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "WILLIAM T ARNOLD / LOST 18 NOV 1956 / AGE 26 / WEST ALLIS / WISCONSIN MIA" / [COMPONENT (Y), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "NORMAN K BILLIPP / LOST 6 MAY 1969 / AGE 24 / MILWAUKEE / WISCONSIN MIA" / [COMPONENT (Z), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "MICHAEL J ALLARD / LOST 30 AUG 1967 / AGE 26 / SCHOFIELD / WISCONSIN MIA" / [COMPONENT (AA), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "EDWIN J FICKLER / LOST 17 JAN 1969 / AGE 25 / KEWASKUM / WISCONSIN MIA" / [COMPONENT (BB), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "PAUL D DERBY / LOST 17 NOV 1968 / AGE 25 / MENOMONIE / WISCONSIN MIA" / [COMPONENT (CC), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "RICHARD W / FISCHER / LOST 8 JAN 1968 / AGE 20 / MADISON" / [COMPONENT (DD), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "CHARLES R / FELLENZ / LOST 24 NOV 1969 / AGE 30 / MARSHFIELD" / [COMPONENT (EE), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "RICHARD L BOWERS / LOST 24 MAR 1969 / AGE 22 / LAKE MILLS / WISCONSIN MIA" / [COMPONENT (FF), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "WILLIAM A EVANS / LOST 2 MAR 1969 / AGE 20 / MILWAUKEE / WISCONSIN MIA" / [COMPONENT (GG), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "WALTER F / DRAEGER JR / LOST 4 APR 1965 / AGE 31 / DEERFIELD" / [COMPONENT (HH), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "THOMAS JOSEPH / BLACKMAN / LOST 10 MAY 1968 / AGE 19 / RACINE" / [COMPONENT (II), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "DONALD W DOWNING / LOST 5 SEPT 1967 / AGE 33 / JAMESVILLE / WISCONSIN MIA" / [COMPONENT (JJ), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "DONALD L / GALLAGHER / LOST 6 FEB 1968 / AGE 29 / SHEBOYGAN" / [COMPONENT (KK), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "PAUL R FRAZIER / LOST 3 SEPT 1968 / AGE 19 / MILWAUKEE / WISCONSIN MIA" / [COMPONENT (LL), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "JOHN F / HARTZHEIM / LOST 27 FEB 1968 / AGE 22 / APPLETON" / [COMPONENT (MM), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "ROBERT I BUSH / LOST 9 JUNE 1966 / AGE 28 / RACINE / WISCONSIN MIA"
  • Item Dimensions and Weight:
    • Item Weight: 340.2kg (Collective weight of VIVE (15409 & 10660))
    • Item Length: 33.0cm
    • Item Width: 9.0cm
    • Item Height: N/A
    • Item Depth: N/A
  • Item Notes:COMPONENTS (A - MM) ARE PRESENTLY STRUNG ON A LENGTH OF SILVER COLORED METAL BALL CHAIN WHICH IS AFFIXED TO THE FRAME OF THE ASSOCIATED WISCONSIN HERO BIKE (VIVE (15409)).

    THE OBJECT WAS PREVIOUSLY ASSOCIATED WITH THE PHOTOGRAPHIC IDENTIFICATION, "RACK11OBJ3".

    ACCORDING TO NPS/MRCE COLLECTIONS STAFF, THE ASSOCIATED DOCUMENT BINDER (VIVE (10663)) IS PRESENTLY MISSING AND UNACCOUNTED FOR.
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Items left at The Wall - The Virtual Collection

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated on November 13, 1982. Shortly thereafter, visitors to the Memorial began leaving items in memoriam to those killed and missing service members listed on The Wall. These artifacts now collectively comprise the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Collection -- a museum collection of more than 400,000 items held in the public trust by the National Park Service. Today, this Collection is among the largest and most actively researched collections in the National Capital Region.

The Collection is jointly curated by National Mall and Memorial Parks and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF). The VVMF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that relies upon public donations to continue its work, and receives no federal funding.