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rubbings, VVM name

  • Catalog Number:VIVE 28709
  • Accession Date:6/5/2007
  • Item Summary:Two (2) Vietnam Veterans Memorial (VVM) name rubbings for U.S. Army Specialist 4 (SP4) Alvin Charles McMann, Jr. upon VVM Wall rubbing sheets. A note handwritten upon the obverse surface of one name rubbing reads, "Thank You", while the VVM Wall location information, "17E 94 / McMann" is handwritten upon the reverse surface. The artifacts were left at Panel 17E of The Wall by an anonymous donor between May - June 2007.

rubbing, VVM name

  • Catalog Number:VIVE 28790
  • Accession Date:6/5/2007
  • Item Summary:Vietnam Veterans Memorial (VVM) name rubbing for U.S. Marine Corps Private First Class (PFC) Michael Frank Cook & U.S. Air Force Captain (Capt) William Ray Gower upon a VVM Wall rubbing sheet. The artifact was left at Panel 8E of The Wall by an anonymous donor on June 1, 2007.

rubbings, VVM name


  • Catalog Number:VIVE 28758
  • Accession Date:6/5/2007
  • Associated Name(s) on The Wall: WILLIAM E CORDERO , GEORGE GUTIERREZ JR , GEORGE GUTIERREZ JR , STEPHEN P MILLER
  • Item Summary:Three (3) Vietnam Veterans Memorial (VVM) name rubbings for U.S. Marine Corps Corporal (Cpl) Stephen Peter Miller, U.S. Air Force Major (Maj) William Edward Cordero, & U.S. Army Second Lieutenant (2LT) George Gutierrez, Jr., respectively, upon VVM Wall rubbing sheets. The artifacts were left at Panel 2E of The Wall by an anonymous donor between May - June 2007.
  • Accession Group:VIVE-00229
  • Record Component Qty:3
  • Item Description:THREE (3) VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL (VVM) NAME RUBBINGS FOR U.S. MARINE CORPS CORPORAL (CPL) STEPHEN PETER MILLER, U.S. AIR FORCE MAJOR (MAJ) WILLIAM EDWARD CORDERO, & U.S. ARMY SECOND LIEUTENANT (2LT) GEORGE GUTIERREZ, JR, RESPECTIVELY. EACH OF THE THREE (3) VVM NAME RUBBINGS CONSISTS OF A RUBBED IMPRESSION OF ONE (1) OF THE THREE (3) ABOVE REFERENCED VVM WALL HONOREE NAMES EXECUTED IN GRAPHITE PENCIL AND BLOCK SCRIPT UPON THE CENTER OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE OF A VVM WALL RUBBING SHEET. EACH OF THE WALL RUBBING SHEETS CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED SHEET OF WHITE, UNLINED PAPER WITH A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, BLACK PRINTED FIELD ALONG THE UPPER ONE-THIRD (1/3) OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE BEARING THE INSCRIPTION, "VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL" PRINTED IN WHITE INK AND BLOCK SCRIPT. AT THE UPPER, PROPER RIGHT-HAND CORNER OF THE REVERSE OBJECT SURFACES, THE VVM WALL RUBBING SHEETS BEAR A ONE (1) PARAGRAPH SET OF INSTRUCTIONS FOR, "LOCATING A NAME" PRINTED IN BLACK INK AND BLOCK SCRIPT, WHILE THE MEMORIAL INFORMATION, "VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL / WASHINGTON, D.C. / NATIONAL PARK SERVICE / U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR" IS PRINTED IN BLACK INK AND BLOCK SCRIPT AT THE LOWER, PROPER RIGHT-HAND CORNER OF THE REVERSE OBJECT SURFACES. AT THE CENTER, PROPER LEFT-HAND EDGE OF THE REVERSE OBJECT SURFACES, TWO (2) FIELDS ARE PRE-PRINTED IN BLACK INK AND BLOCK SCRIPT FOR, "PANEL #______" AND "LINE #______", RESPECTIVELY, AND ARE COMPLETED BY-HAND IN GRAPHITE PENCIL AND BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS UPON THE 2LT GUTIERREZ, JR. SHEET WITH THE VVM WALL LOCATION INFORMATION, "2E" & "71", RESPECTIVELY. AT THE CENTER OF THE REVERSE OBJECT SURFACES, FOUR (4) COLUMNS OF PRINTED WALL LOCATION INFORMATION COMPRISED OF TWO (2) COLUMNS EACH, HEADED, "DATE______PANEL-LINE", AND CORRELATING VVM PANEL & LINE NUMBER TO CASUALTY DATE ARE PRINTED IN BLACK INK AND BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS.
  • Associated Item Text: Text of the printed, rubbed, & handwritten inscriptions upon the obverse and reverse object surfaces is transcribed in full, as follows: [All three (3) VVM name rubbings, obverse object surfaces, printed inscription] "Vietnam Veterans Memorial" / [Cpl Miller VVM name rubbing, obverse object surface, rubbed inscription] "STEPHEN P MILLER" / [Maj Cordero VVM name rubbing, obverse object surface, rubbed inscription] "WILLIAM E CORDERO" / [2LT Gutierrez, Jr. VVM name rubbing, obverse object surface, rubbed inscription] "GEORGE GUTIERREZ Jr" / [All three (3) VVM name rubbings, reverse object surfaces, printed inscriptions] "Locating a Name / All the names, with panel and line location, are listed in an alphabetical directory at the memorial. / Also, if the date of casualty is known, the guide below shows how to find any par-ticular [sic] time so the name can be searched out. / Vietnam Veterans Memorial / Washington, D.C. / National Park Service / U.S. Department of the Interior / Date Panel-Line [repeated four (4) times as a column heading] / July 1959 1E-1 / January 1962 1E-4 / January 1963 1E-15 / January 1964 1E-39 / January 1965 1E-81 / April 1965 1E-99 / July 1965 2E-26 / October 1965 2E-100 / November 1965 3E-10 / December 1965 3E-119 / January 1966 4E-47 / February 1966 4E-127 / March 1966 5E-92 / April 1966 6E-70 / May 1966 7E-15 / June 1966 7E-130 / July 1966 8E-114 / August 1966 9E-92 / September 1966 10E-59 / October 1966 11E-32 / November 1966 12E-2 / December 1966 12E-131 / January 1967 13E-106 / February 1967 14E-102 / March 1967 15E-124 / April 1967 17E-83 / May 1967 19E-2 / June 1967 21E-25 / July 1967 22E-90 / August 1967 24E-58 / September 1967 25E-76 / October 1967 27E-35 / November 1967 28E-107 / December 1967 31E-20 / January 1968 33E-11 / February 1968 36E-45 / March 1968 42E-12 / April 1968 47E-29 / May 1968 53E-27 / June 1968 62W-19 / July 1968 54W-25 / August 1968 50W-40 / September 1968 45W-18 / October 1968 42W-52 / November 1968 40W-70 / December 1968 37W-15 / January 1969 35W-14 / February 1969 33W-30 / March 1969 31W-98 / April 1969 28W-101 / May 1969 26W-89 / June 1969 23W-34 / July 1969 21W-41 / August 1969 20W-82 / September 1969 18W-18 / October 1969 17W-21 / November 1969 16W-11 / December 1969 15W-12 / January 1970 15W-113 / February 1970 14W-88 / March 1970 13W-70 / April 1970 12W-64 / May 1970 11W-78 / June 1970 10W-129 / July 1970 9W-108 / August 1970 8W-73 / September 1970 7W-29 / October 1970 7W-102 / November 1970 6W-33 / December 1970 6W-100 / January 1971 5W-19 / February 1971 5W-71 / March 1971 4W-13 / April 1971 4W-98 / May 1971 3W-21 / June 1971 3W-60 / July 1971 3W-96 / July 1971 3W-96 / August 1971 3W-120 / September 1971 2W-7 / October 1971 2W-32 / November 1971 2W-58 / December 1971 2W-82 / January 1972 2W-94 / February 1972 2W-103 / March 1972 2W-112 / April 1972 2W-126 / May 1972 1W-10 / June 1972 1W-34 / July 1972 1W-51 / October 1972 1W-76 / January 1973 1W-108 / January 1975 1W-121 / Panel # / Line # _" / [2LT Gutierrez, Jr. VVM name rubbing, reverse object surface, proper left-hand edge, handwritten inscription] "2E / 71"
  • Item Dimensions and Weight:
    • Item Weight: 2.5g (Weight of one (1) VVM name rubbing only)
    • Item Length: 10.1cm
    • Item Width: 27.4cm
    • Item Height: N/A
    • Item Depth: N/A
  • Item Notes:Dimensions listed above are for one (1) VVM name rubbing only, although measurements are identical for all three (3) VVM name rubbings.
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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.