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tag, U.S. Army service identification

  • Catalog Number:VIVE 35547
  • Accession Date:11/18/1993
  • Item Summary:Military issue, U.S. Army service identification tag, also referred to as a, "dog tag", for Army veteran "GLADNEY CHARLES F". The artifact was left at The Wall by Charles F. Gladney between September - November 1993.

tags, commemorative service identification

  • Catalog Number:VIVE 37336
  • Accession Date:11/18/1993
  • Item Summary:Six (6) non-military issue, commemorative service identification tags, also referred to as, "dog tags", dedicated to U.S. Army Second Lieutenant (2LT) and nurse Carol Ann Elizabet Drazba, U.S. Army Second Lieutenant (2LT) and nurse Elizabeth Ann Jones, U.S. Army Captain (CPT) and nurse Eleanor Grace Alexander, U.S. Army First Lieutenant (1LT) and nurse Hedwig Diane Orlowski, U.S. Army Second Lieutenant (2LT) and nurse Pamela Dorothy Donovan, & U.S. Army First Lieutenant (1LT) and nurse Sharon Ann Lane. The military rank, name, birth date, casualty date, & national affiliation for each Wall honoree is stamped upon the obverse surface of the respective tag. The artifacts were left at The Wall by an anonymous donor between September - November 1993.

tags, U.S. Air Force service identification


  • Catalog Number:VIVE 35548
  • Accession Date:11/18/1993
  • Associated Name(s) on The Wall: N/A
  • Item Summary:Two (2) military issue, U.S. Air Force service identification tags, also referred to as, "dog tags", for Air Force veteran "HYLAND / JAMES H". The artifacts were left at The Wall by James H. Hyland between September - November 1993.
  • Accession Group:VIVE-00122
  • Record Component Qty:2
  • Item Description:TWO (2) MILITARY ISSUE, U.S. AIR FORCE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAGS, ALSO REFERRED TO AS, "DOG TAGS". EACH OF THE TWO (2) OBJECTS 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 LEFT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE. MILITARY SERVICE INFORMATION FOR, "HYLAND / JAMES H" READING, "AF19890533 / T68 AB NEG / METHODIST" IS STAMPED INTO THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACES OF BOTH (2) TAGS IN RECESSED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS.
  • Associated Item Text: Text of the identical stamped inscription upon the obverse object surfaces of the two (2) dog tags is transcribed in full, as follows: [Obverse object surfaces, stamped inscription] "HYLAND / JAMES H / AF19890533 / T68 AB NEG / METHODIST"
  • Item Dimensions and Weight:
    • Item Weight: 4.5g (Weight of a single dog tag only)
    • 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.