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tag, U.S. Air Force service identification

  • Catalog Number:VIVE 09518
  • Accession Date:4/18/1994
  • Item Summary:Military issue, U.S. Air Force service identification tag, also referred to as a, "dog tag", for Air Force veteran "WOJCIK JOHN J". The artifact was left at The Wall by John J. Wojcik between March - April 1994.

tag, U.S. Navy service identification

  • Catalog Number:VIVE 09813
  • Accession Date:11/18/1993
  • Item Summary:Military issue, U.S. Navy service identification tag, also referred to as a, "dog tag", for U.S. Navy veteran "AYLWARD LM". The artifact was left at The Wall along with four (4) other associated military issue, service identification tags (VIVE (9814 - 9817)) & one (1) associated non-military issue, commemorative service identification tag (VIVE (9812)) by an anonymous donor between September - November 1993.

tag, commemorative service identification


  • Catalog Number:VIVE 09812
  • Accession Date:11/18/1993
  • Associated Name(s) on The Wall: ELEANOR G ALEXANDER
  • Item Summary:Non-military issue, commemorative service identification tag, also referred to as a, "dog tag", dedicated to U.S. Army Captain (CPT) and Nurse Eleanor Grace Alexander. The military rank, name, birth/casualty dates, & national affiliation, "CAPT. ELEANOR G. / ALEXANDER / 9/18/40 / 11/30/67 / USA" are stamped upon the obverse surface of the dog tag. The artifact was left at The Wall along with five (5) other associated military issue, service identification tags (VIVE (9813 - 9817)) by an anonymous donor between September - November 1993.
  • Accession Group:VIVE-00122
  • Related Items: VIVE 09813 - tag, U.S. Navy service identification
    VIVE 09814 - tag, service identification
    VIVE 09815 - tag, U.S. Marine Corps service identification
    VIVE 09816 - tag, U.S. Marine Corps service identification
  • Record Component Qty:1
  • Item Description:NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG" DEDICATED TO U.S. ARMY CAPTAIN (CPT) AND NURSE ELEANOR GRACE ALEXANDER. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL DISK WITH ROUNDED CORNERS, A CRIMPED EDGE, AND ONE (1) HOLE PUNCHED AT THE CENTER OF THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE. THE MILITARY RANK, NAME, BIRTH/CASUALTY DATES, & NATIONAL AFFILIATION, "CAPT. ELEANOR G. / ALEXANDER / 9/18/40 / 11/30/67 / USA" ARE STAMPED INTO THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RECESSED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS. THE OBJECT IS ASSOCIATED WITH VIVE (9813 - 9817).
  • Associated Item Text: Text of the stamped inscription upon the obverse object surface is transcribed in full, as follows: [Obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "CAPT. ELEANOR G. / ALEXANDER / 9/18/40 / 11/30/67 / USA"
  • Item Dimensions and Weight:
    • Item Weight: 3.9g
    • Item Length: 2.8cm
    • Item Width: 5.0cm
    • Item Height: N/A
    • Item Depth: 0.1cm (Thickness)
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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.