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print, black & white photographic

  • Catalog Number:VIVE 01347
  • Accession Date:7/18/1985
  • Item Summary:Black & white photographic print. The photo is an 'in-country' image captured in Vietnam that depicts three (3) young, Caucasian-American servicemen posing in casual attire and smoking cigarettes with their arms draped over each others shoulders in front of od green tented structures upon a U.S. military installation. A handwritten inscription upon the reverse surface of the photograph identifies the image subjects and reads, "Jerry Myself Rick". The artifact was left at The Wall along with seven (7) other black & white photographic prints (VIVE (858, 887, 888, 1342, 1343, 1345, & 1348)) and a military issue, OG-107 men's tropical combat jungle fatigue coat (VIVE (5041)) by an anonymous Vietnam veteran between June - July 1985.

print, black & white photographic

  • Catalog Number:VIVE 01349
  • Accession Date:7/18/1985
  • Item Summary:Black & white photographic print and an accompanying handwritten note dedicated to U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman, Petty Officer Third Class (HM3) Allen Linn Pierce. Printed and handwritten inscriptions upon the reverse surface of the photo depicting HM3 Pierce specify his military unit information, "ATTACHED TO / BRAVO BTRY. 1st BN 12TH MARS / 1ST PROVINCIAL RIFLE CO.", note his casualty information, "KIA 24 FEB 66", and reference his Vietnam Veterans Memorial (VVM) Wall location information, "5E Row 74", while the handwritten note records his manner of death as, "KILLED BY .51 CAL VC MACHINE GUN". The artifact was left at Panel 5E of The Wall by an anonymous donor between June - July 1985.

print, black & white photographic


  • Catalog Number:VIVE 01348
  • Accession Date:7/18/1985
  • Associated Name(s) on The Wall: N/A
  • Item Summary:Black & white photographic print. The photo is an 'in-country' image captured in Vietnam that depicts four (4) young Caucasian-American serviceman dressed in military issue field attire (i.e. M1 combat helmets, body armor fragmentation vests, OG-107 tropical combat trousers, combat boots, etc.) and armed with M14 rifles and an M60 machine gun in front of a fortified village or compound [?] A handwritten inscription upon the reverse surface of the photograph identifies the image subjects and reads, "Rick Jerry Lonnie & Myself". The artifact was left at The Wall along with seven (7) other black & white photographic prints (VIVE (858, 887, 888, 1342, 1343, 1345, & 1347)) and a military issue, OG-107 men's tropical combat jungle fatigue coat (VIVE (5041)) by an anonymous Vietnam veteran between June - July 1985.
  • Accession Group:VIVE-00012
  • Related Items: VIVE 00858 - print, black & white photographic
    VIVE 00887 - print, black & white photographic
    VIVE 00888 - print, black & white photographic
    VIVE 01342 - print, black & white photographic
    VIVE 01343 - print, black & white photographic
    VIVE 01345 - print, black & white photographic
    VIVE 01347 - print, black & white photographic
    VIVE 05041 - assemblage
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  • Item Description:BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINT. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINT (LANDSCAPE ORIENTATION) UPON A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED SHEET OF WHITE PHOTO PAPER. THE IMAGE AT THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE OF THE PRINT IS AN 'IN-COUNTRY' IMAGE CAPTURED IN VIETNAM THAT DEPICTS FOUR (4) YOUNG, CAUCASIAN-AMERICAN SERVICEMEN DRESSED IN MILITARY ISSUE FIELD ATTIRE (I.E. M1 COMBAT HELMETS, BODY ARMOR FRAGMENTATION VESTS, OG-107 TROPICAL COMBAT TROUSERS, COMBAT BOOTS, ETC.) AND FACING THE CAMERA UPON ON SANDY SOIL. THREE (3) OF THE YOUNG SERVICEMEN STAND ARMED WITH MILITARY ISSUE, M14 RIFLES WHILE THE FOURTH (4TH) KNEELS AT THE CENTER WITH AN M60 MACHINE GUN. THE SERVICEMEN POSE IN FRONT OF A LONG FENCE CONSTRUCTED OF WIDELY SPACED POSTS CONNECTED BY LOOPS OF BARBED WIRE THAT APPEARS TO ENCLOSE NUMEROUS BUILDINGS IN THE BACKGROUND, POSSIBLY COMPRISING A VILLAGE OR TOWN [?] AN IDENTIFICATION OF THE PHOTOGRAPH SUBJECTS IS HANDWRITTEN IN GRAPHITE PENCIL AND BLOCK SCRIPT ALONG THE UPPER EDGE OF THE REVERSE OBJECT SURFACE AND READS, "RICK JERRY LONNIE & MYSELF". THE ARABIC NUMERAL, "2" IS HANDWRITTEN IN BLUE INK AT THE LOWER, PROPER RIGHT-HAND CORNER OF THE REVERSE OBJECT SURFACE. THE OBJECT IS ASSOCIATED WITH VIVE (858, 887, 888, 1342, 1343, 1345, 1347, & 5041).
  • Associated Item Text: Text of the handwritten inscriptions at the reverse object surface is transcribed in full, as follows: "Rick Jerry Lonnie & Myself / 2"
  • Item Dimensions and Weight:
    • Item Weight: 1.8g
    • Item Length: 6.5cm
    • Item Width: 9.0cm
    • Item Height: N/A
    • Item Depth: N/A
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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.