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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 32575
  • Accession Date:5/10/2011
  • Item Summary:Vietnam Veterans Memorial (VVM) name rubbing for U.S. Army Specialist 4 (SP4) James Edward Maxwell upon a VVM Wall rubbing sheet. The artifact was left at Panel 2W of The Wall by an anonymous donor between March - May 2011.

rubbing, VVM name


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Photo Credit: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc.
  • Catalog Number:VIVE 32550
  • Accession Date:5/10/2011
  • Associated Name(s) on The Wall: CESAR J MAMON , DENNIS L MCCORMICK , ALBERT D SMITH
  • Item Summary:Vietnam Veterans Memorial (VVM) name rubbing for U.S. Army Private First Class (PFC) Albert Douglas Smith, U.S. Marine Corps Private First Class (PFC) Cesar Jabonillo Mamon, & U.S. Army Private First Class (PFC) Dennis Lee McCormick. A note handwritten upon the obverse surface of the name rubbing is signed, "Love, / Jessica Moreno" and reads, "Thank you, / because of you my life is this good & if it weren't for you I probably wouldn't be here on this trip writing you this letter. / Although I've never met you I thank you w/ all my [heart shaped symbol]". The artifact was left at The Wall by Jessica Moreno between March - May 2011.
  • Accession Group:VIVE-00255
  • Record Component Qty:1
  • Item Description:VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL (VVM) NAME RUBBING FOR U.S. ARMY PRIVATE FIRST CLASS (PFC) ALBERT DOUGLAS SMITH, U.S. MARINE CORPS PRIVATE FIRST CLASS (PFC) CESAR JABONILLO MAMON, & U.S. ARMY PRIVATE FIRST CLASS (PFC) DENNIS LEE MCCORMICK. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RUBBED IMPRESSION OF THE VVM WALL HONOREE NAME, "ALBERT D SMITH" EXECUTED IN GRAPHITE PENCIL AND BLOCK SCRIPT UPON THE CENTER OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE, AS WELL AS RUBBED IMPRESSIONS OF THE VVM WALL HONOREE NAMES, "CESAR JABONILLO MAMON" AND "DENNIS L MCCORM [incomplete]" EXECUTED IN GRAPHITE PENCIL AND BLOCK SCRIPT UPON THE CENTER OF THE REVERSE OBJECT SURFACE, OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED SHEET OF WHITE, UNLINED PAPER. THE SHEET BEARS A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, BLACK PRINTED, EXTERIOR BORDER AND THE PHRASE, "VIETNAM WAR MEMORIAL" PRINTED IN BLACK INK AND BLOCK SCRIPT UPON THE UPPER EDGE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE. A NOTE HANDWRITTEN IN GRAPHITE PENCIL AND VERTICALLY-ORIENTED, BLOCK SCRIPT UPON THE PROPER LEFT-HAND EDGE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IS SIGNED, "LOVE, / JESSICA MORENO" AND READS, "THANK YOU, / BECAUSE OF YOU MY LIFE IS THIS GOOD & IF IT WEREN'T FOR YOU I PROBABLY WOULDN'T BE HERE ON THIS TRIP WRITING YOU THIS LETTER. / ALTHOUGH I'VE NEVER MET YOU I THANK YOU W/ ALL MY [heart shaped symbol]".
  • 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, upper edge, printed inscription] "VIETNAM WAR MEMORIAL" / [Obverse object surface, proper left-hand edge, handwritten inscription] "Thank you, / because of you my life is this good & if it weren't for you I probably wouldn't be here on this trip writing you this letter. / Although I've never met you I thank you w/ all my [heart shaped symbol] / Love, / Jessica Moreno" / [Obverse object surface, center, rubbed inscription] "ALBERT D SMITH" / [Reverse object surface, center, rubbed inscriptions] "CESAR JABONILLO MAMON / DENNIS L McCORM [incomplete]"
  • Item Dimensions and Weight:
    • Item Weight: 2.3g
    • Item Length: 10.8cm
    • Item Width: 27.6cm
    • 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.