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rubbing, VVM name

  • Catalog Number:VIVE 32456
  • Accession Date:5/10/2011
  • 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.

rubbing, VVM name

  • Catalog Number:VIVE 32548
  • Accession Date:5/10/2011
  • Item Summary:Vietnam Veterans Memorial (VVM) name rubbing for Billie Joe Williams upon a VVM Wall rubbing sheet. A note handwritten upon the obverse surface of the name rubbing reads, "From Tahoe". 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
  • Associated Name(s) on The Wall: GERARD M REGGIO
  • 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.
  • Accession Group:VIVE-00255
  • Record Component Qty:1
  • Item Description:VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL (VVM) NAME RUBBING FOR U.S. ARMY SPECIALIST 4 (SP4) GERARD MICHAEL REGGIO. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RUBBED IMPRESSION OF THE VVM WALL HONOREE NAME, "GERARD M REGGIO" EXECUTED IN GRAPHITE PENCIL AND BLOCK SCRIPT UPON THE CENTER OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED SHEET OF WHITE, UNLINED PAPER. THE PHRASE, "HE GAVE HIS LIFE FOR THE FREEDOM WE HAVE TODAY" IS PRINTED IN BLACK INK AND BLOCK SCRIPT ALONG THE UPPER EDGE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE, WHILE THE CORRESPONDING PHRASES, "MAY GOD BLESS ALL WHO SERVE / VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL / WASHINGTON, D.C. / R. STOUT 1998" ARE SIMILARLY PRINTED IN BLACK INK AND BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS ALONG THE LOWER EDGE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE. AT THE CENTER OF THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE, A PRE-PRINTED FIELD READING, "__________ / BORN" IS PRINTED IN BLACK INK AND BLOCK SCRIPT, WHILE AT THE CENTER OF THE PROPER LEFT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE A PRE-PRINTED FIELD READING, "__________ / DIED" IS SIMILARLY PRINTED IN BLACK INK AND BLOCK SCRIPT.
  • Associated Item Text: Text of the printed & rubbed inscriptions upon the obverse object surface is transcribed in full, as follows: [Obverse object surface, printed inscriptions] "HE GAVE HIS LIFE FOR THE FREEDOM WE HAVE TODAY / / BORN / _ / DIED / MAY GOD BLESS ALL WHO SERVE / VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL / WASHINGTON, D.C. / R. STOUT 1998" / [Obverse object surface, center, rubbed inscription] "GERARD M REGGIO"
  • Item Dimensions and Weight:
    • Item Weight: 2.2g
    • Item Length: 10.6cm
    • Item Width: 27.9cm
    • 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.