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tags, U.S. Air Force service identification

  • Catalog Number:VIVE 35548
  • Accession Date:11/18/1993
  • 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.

button, commemorative

  • Catalog Number:VIVE 02394
  • Accession Date:6/7/1985
  • Item Summary:Commemorative button dedicated on behalf of the proposed Vietnam Nurses' Memorial. The artifact was left at The Wall by an anonymous donor between May - June 1985.

tags, commemorative service identification


  • Catalog Number:VIVE 37336
  • Accession Date:11/18/1993
  • Associated Name(s) on The Wall: ELEANOR G ALEXANDER , PAMELA D DONOVAN , CAROL A DRAZBA , ELIZABETH A JONES , SHARON A LANE , HEDWIG D ORLOWSKI
  • 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.
  • Accession Group:VIVE-00122
  • Record Component Qty:6
  • Item Description:ASSEMBLAGE 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 AND CONSISTING OF: COMPONENTS (A - F) SIX (6) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAGS. COMPONENT (A) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG", DEDICATED TO U.S. ARMY SECOND LIEUTENANT (2LT) AND NURSE CAROL ANN ELIZABET DRAZBA. 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 DATE, CASUALTY DATE, & NATIONAL AFFILIATION FOR 2LT DRAZBA READING, "2LT. CAROL ANN E. DRAZBA / 12/11/43 / 2/18/66 / USA" ARE STAMPED INTO THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RECESSED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS. COMPONENT (B) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG", DEDICATED TO U.S. ARMY SECOND LIEUTENANT (2LT) AND NURSE ELIZABETH ANN JONES. 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 DATE, CASUALTY DATE, & NATIONAL AFFILIATION FOR 2LT JONES READING, "2LT. ELIZABETH A. JONES / 9/12/43 / 2/18/66 / USA" ARE STAMPED INTO THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RECESSED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS. COMPONENT (C) 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 DATE, CASUALTY DATE, & NATIONAL AFFILIATION FOR CPT ALEXANDER READING, "CAPT. ELEANOR G. ALEXANDER / 9/18/40 / 11/30/67 / USA" ARE STAMPED INTO THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RECESSED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS. COMPONENT (D) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG", DEDICATED TO U.S. ARMY FIRST LIEUTENANT (1LT) AND NURSE HEDWIG DIANE ORLOWSKI. 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 DATE, CASUALTY DATE, & NATIONAL AFFILIATION FOR 1LT ORLOWSKI READING, "1LT. HEDWIG D. ORLOWSKI / 4/13/44 / 11/30/67 / USA" ARE STAMPED INTO THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RECESSED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS. COMPONENT (E) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG", DEDICATED TO U.S. ARMY SECOND LIEUTENANT (2LT) AND NURSE PAMELA DOROTHY DONOVAN. 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 DATE, CASUALTY DATE, & NATIONAL AFFILIATION FOR 2LT DONOVAN READING, "2LT. PAMELA D. DONOVAN / 3/25/42 / 7/8/68 / USA" ARE STAMPED INTO THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RECESSED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS. COMPONENT (F) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG", DEDICATED TO U.S. ARMY FIRST LIEUTENANT (1LT) AND NURSE SHARON ANN LANE. 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 DATE, CASUALTY DATE, & NATIONAL AFFILIATION FOR 1LT LANE READING, "1LT. SHARON A. LANE / 7/7/43 / 6/8/69 / USA" ARE STAMPED INTO THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RECESSED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS.
  • Associated Item Text: Text of the stamped inscriptions upon the obverse object surfaces of COMPONENTS (A - F) is transcribed in full, as follows: [COMPONENT (A), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "2LT. CAROL ANN E. DRAZBA / 12/11/43 / 2/18/66 / USA" / [COMPONENT (B), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "2LT. ELIZABETH A. JONES / 9/12/43 / 2/18/66 / USA" / [COMPONENT (C), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "CAPT. ELEANOR G. ALEXANDER / 9/18/40 / 11/30/67 / USA" / [COMPONENT (D), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "1LT. HEDWIG D. ORLOWSKI / 4/13/44 / 11/30/67 / USA" / [COMPONENT (E), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "2LT. PAMELA D. DONOVAN / 3/25/42 / 7/8/68 / USA" / [COMPONENT (F), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "1LT. SHARON A. LANE / 7/7/43 / 6/8/69 / USA"
  • Item Dimensions and Weight:
    • Item Weight: 3.8g (Weight of COMPONENT (A) only)
    • Item Length: 2.8cm
    • Item Width: 5.0cm
    • Item Height: N/A
    • Item Depth: 0.1cm (Thickness)
  • Item Notes:Dimensions listed above are for COMPONENT (A) only, although measurements are identical for COMPONENTS (A - F).
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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.