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tag, commemorative service identification

  • Catalog Number:VIVE 32221
  • Accession Date:3/22/2011
  • Item Summary:Non-military issue, commemorative service identification tag, also referred to as a, "dog tag", dedicated to U.S. Army Specialist 4 (SP4) Michael Joseph Galbraith. The name, Department of Defense (DoD) casualty designation/date, & dedication, "Michael J Galbraith / KIA Vietnam 6/6/66 / Forever Remembered" are stenciled upon the obverse surface of the tag. The artifact was left at The Wall affixed to a metal ball chain by an anonymous donor between October 2010 - March 2011.

tags, service identification

  • Catalog Number:VIVE 33089
  • Accession Date:5/23/2011
  • Item Summary:Two (2) service identification tags, also referred to as, "dog tags". One (1) of the dog tags is a military issue, U.S. Air Force tag for Air Force veteran "DUMIAK / WILLIAM J", while the remaining dog tag is a non-military issue, commemorative Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Inc. (VFW) tag bearing the VFW organizational logo and the phrases, "VFW / WE NEVER FORGET" engraved upon the obverse surface. The artifacts were left at The Wall affixed to a metal ball chain by William J. Dumiak in May 2011.

tags, commemorative service identification


  • Catalog Number:VIVE 33050
  • Accession Date:5/23/2011
  • Associated Name(s) on The Wall: N/A
  • Item Summary:Three (3) non-military issue, commemorative service identification tags, also referred to as, "dog tags". The names, birth dates, & nicknames, "PRICE TAYLOR D / 7/28/99 / TP", "GARDNER MIKE / 11/6/98 / MIKE", and "BRADY STREID / 9-15-98 / STREIDSTER" are stamped upon the obverse surfaces of the three (3) tags, respectively. The artifacts were left at The Wall by Taylor D. Price, Mike Gardner, & Brady Streid in May 2011.
  • Accession Group:VIVE-00256
  • Record Component Qty:3
  • Item Description:ASSEMBLAGE CONSISTING OF: COMPONENT (A) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, COMPONENT (B) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, & COMPONENT (C) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG. COMPONENT (A) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG". THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL DISK WITH ROUNDED CORNERS, A CRIMPED EDGE, A DARK BLUE/LIGHT BLUE/GRAY RUBBER OR SILICONE [?] NOISE SUPPRESSING SILENCER FITTED AROUND THE PERIMETER EDGE, AND ONE (1) HOLE PUNCHED AT THE CENTER OF THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE. THE NAME, BIRTH DATE, & NICKNAME, "PRICE TAYLOR D / 7/28/99 / TP" ARE STAMPED INTO THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RAISED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS. COMPONENT (B) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG". THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL DISK WITH ROUNDED CORNERS, A CRIMPED EDGE, A DARK BLUE/LIGHT BLUE/GRAY RUBBER OR SILICONE [?] NOISE SUPPRESSING SILENCER FITTED AROUND THE PERIMETER EDGE, AND ONE (1) HOLE PUNCHED AT THE CENTER OF THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE. THE NAME, BIRTH DATE, & NICKNAME, "GARDNER MIKE / 11/6/98 / MIKE" ARE STAMPED INTO THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RAISED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS. COMPONENT (C) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG". THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL DISK WITH ROUNDED CORNERS, A CRIMPED EDGE, A DARK BLUE/LIGHT BLUE/GRAY RUBBER OR SILICONE [?] NOISE SUPPRESSING SILENCER FITTED AROUND THE PERIMETER EDGE, AND ONE (1) HOLE PUNCHED AT THE CENTER OF THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE. THE NAME, BIRTH DATE, & NICKNAME, "BRADY STREID / 9-15-98 / STREIDSTER" ARE STAMPED INTO THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RAISED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS.
  • Associated Item Text: Text of the stamped inscriptions upon the obverse object surfaces of COMPONENTS (A - C) is transcribed in full, as follows: [COMPONENT (A), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "PRICE TAYLOR D / 7/28/99 / TP" / [COMPONENT (B), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "GARDNER MIKE / 11/6/98 / MIKE" / [COMPONENT (C), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "BRADY STREID / 9-15-98 / STREIDSTER"
  • Item Dimensions and Weight:
    • Item Weight: 6.0g (Weight of COMPONENT (A) only)
    • Item Length: 3.0cm
    • Item Width: 5.2cm
    • Item Height: N/A
    • Item Depth: 0.3cm (Thickness)
  • Item Notes:Dimensions listed above are for COMPONENT (A) only, although measurements are identical for COMPONENTS (A - C).
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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.

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