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rubbing, VVM name

  • Catalog Number:VIVE 32295
  • Accession Date:5/10/2011
  • Item Summary:Vietnam Veterans Memorial (VVM) name rubbing for U.S. Army Specialist 5 (SP5) Charles Francis Millay. The artifact was left at The Wall by an anonymous donor between March - May 2011.

rubbing, VVM name

  • Catalog Number:VIVE 32457
  • Accession Date:5/10/2011
  • Item Summary:Vietnam Veterans Memorial (VVM) name rubbing for U.S. Army Specialist 4 (SP4) Gerard Michael Reggio. 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. / R. STOUT 1998". The artifact was left at The Wall by an anonymous donor between March - May 2011.

rubbing, VVM name


  • Catalog Number:VIVE 32456
  • Accession Date:5/10/2011
  • Associated Name(s) on The Wall: N/A
  • Item Summary:Vietnam Veterans Memorial (VVM) name rubbing for Robert M. Brown upon a VVM Wall rubbing sheet. 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 ROBERT M. BROWN. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RUBBED IMPRESSION OF THE VVM WALL HONOREE NAME, "ROBERT M BROWN" EXECUTED IN GRAPHITE PENCIL AND BLOCK SCRIPT UPON THE CENTER OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE OF A VVM WALL RUBBING SHEET. THE WALL RUBBING SHEET 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 SURFACE, THE VVM WALL RUBBING SHEET BEARS 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 SURFACE. AT THE CENTER, PROPER LEFT-HAND EDGE OF THE REVERSE OBJECT SURFACE, TWO (2) FIELDS ARE PRE-PRINTED IN BLACK INK AND BLOCK SCRIPT FOR, "PANEL #______" AND "LINE #______", RESPECTIVELY. AT THE CENTER OF THE REVERSE OBJECT SURFACE, 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. A NOTE HANDWRITTEN IN GRAPHITE PENCIL AND BLOCK SCRIPT UPON THE LOWER, PROPER LEFT-HAND CORNER OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE READS, "THANK YOU / EVEN THOUGH I DON'T KNOW YOU / THANK YOU". DUE TO AN ABSENCE OF FURTHER PROVENANCE INFORMATION, THE SPECIFIC VVM WALL HONOREE COULD NOT BE CONCLUSIVELY IDENTIFIED.
  • Associated Item Text: Text of the printed, handwritten, & rubbed inscriptions upon the obverse and reverse object surfaces is transcribed in full, as follows: [Obverse object surface, printed inscription] "Vietnam Veterans Memorial" / [Obverse object surface, lower, proper left-hand corner, handwritten inscription] "thank you / even though I don't know you / thank you" / [Obverse object surface, rubbed inscription] "ROBERT M BROWN" / [Reverse object surface, 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 # _"
  • Item Dimensions and Weight:
    • Item Weight: 2.5g
    • Item Length: 10.0cm
    • Item Width: 27.2cm
    • Item Height: N/A
    • Item Depth: N/A
  • Item Notes:DUE TO AN ABSENCE OF FURTHER PROVENANCE INFORMATION, THE SPECIFIC VVM WALL HONOREE COULD NOT BE CONCLUSIVELY IDENTIFIED.
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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.