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rubbing, VVM name

  • Catalog Number:VIVE 31753
  • Accession Date:3/22/2011
  • Item Summary:Vietnam Veterans Memorial (VVM) name rubbing for U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal (LCpl) Whilton Anthony McCarthy. The name rubbing features the printed inscriptions, ""HE GAVE HIS LIFE FOR THE FREEDOM WE HAVE TODAY / MAY GOD BLESS ALL WHO SERVE / VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL / WASHINGTON, D.C.", as well as LCpl McCarthy's handwritten birth/casualty dates, "SEPT. 12, 1946 / MAY 16, 1967". The artifact was left at The Wall by an anonymous donor between October 2010 - March 2011.

rubbing, VVM name

  • Catalog Number:VIVE 31950
  • Accession Date:5/10/2011
  • Item Summary:Vietnam Veterans Memorial (VVM) name rubbing for U.S. Army Captain (CPT) Robert Charles Boucher. The artifact was left at The Wall by an anonymous donor between March - May 2011.

rubbing, VVM name


  • Catalog Number:VIVE 31946
  • Accession Date:5/10/2011
  • Associated Name(s) on The Wall: JOHN J BENNETT
  • Item Summary:Vietnam Veterans Memorial (VVM) name rubbing for U.S. Army Specialist 5 (SP5) John Jay Bennett. The artifact was left at The Wall by an anonymous donor between March - May 2011.
  • Accession Group:VIVE-00255
  • Record Component Qty:1
  • Item Description:VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL (VVM) NAME RUBBING FOR U.S. ARMY SPECIALIST 5 (SP5) JOHN JAY BENNETT. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RUBBED IMPRESSION OF THE VVM WALL HONOREE NAME, "JOHN J BENNETT" EXECUTED IN RED CRAYON AND BLOCK SCRIPT UPON THE CENTER OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED SHEET OF WHITE, SPIRAL NOTEBOOK PAPER.
  • Associated Item Text: Text of the rubbed inscription upon the obverse object surface is transcribed in full, as follows: "JOHN J BENNETT"
  • Item Dimensions and Weight:
    • Item Weight: 4.8g
    • Item Length: 23.5g
    • Item Width: 27.9g
    • 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.