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bracelet, commemorative POW*MIA

  • Catalog Number:VIVE 32623
  • Accession Date:5/10/2011
  • Item Summary:Broken commemorative POW*MIA bracelet dedicated to U.S. Air Force Colonel (Col) Warren Leroy Anderson. The bracelet bears engraved inscriptions specifying Col Anderson's military rank, name, & casualty date which read, "CAPT. WARREN ANDERSON / 4-26-66". The artifact was left at The Wall by an anonymous donor between March - May 2011.

printout, VVM Wall information

  • Catalog Number:VIVE 35943
  • Accession Date:6/24/1991
  • Item Summary:Vietnam Veterans Memorial (VVM) Wall information printout dedicated to U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Jeffrey Marti Krommenhoek. The VVM printout specifies LCDR Krommenhoek's name, rank, branch of service, birthday, casualty date, home town of record, and VVM Wall location information, "Last Name: KROMMENHOEK / Given Name: JEFFREY MARTI / Rank: LCDR / Branch of Service: NAVY / Birthday: 27 OCT 40 / Casualty Date: 25 OCT 67 / Home Town of Record: SIOUX CITY, IA / Panel: 28E / Line Number: 068". The artifact was left at Panel 28E of The Wall along with an associated commemorative POW*MIA bracelet (VIVE (5440)) by an anonymous donor on June 23, 1991.

assemblage


  • Catalog Number:VIVE 32807
  • Accession Date:5/10/2011
  • Associated Name(s) on The Wall: WARREN W BOLES
  • Item Summary:Artifact assemblage dedicated to U.S. Navy Lieutenant Junior Grade (LTJG) Warren William Boles and consisting of: a commemorative POW*MIA bracelet, a men's jewelry chain w/ American flag charm, a commemorative lapel pin, & a non-military issue, commemorative U.S. Navy Seal Team One tab. The bracelet bears engraved inscriptions specifying LTJG Boles' military rank, name, branch of service, casualty date, & theater of military operations which read, "LTJG WARREN W. BOLES / USN 18 JAN 68 NVN". The artifact assemblage was left at The Wall by an anonymous donor between March - May 2011.
  • Accession Group:VIVE-00255
  • Record Component Qty:4
  • Item Description:ASSEMBLAGE DEDICATED TO U.S. NAVY LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE (LTJG) WARREN WILLIAM BOLES AND CONSISTING OF: COMPONENT (A) COMMEMORATIVE POW*MIA BRACELET, COMPONENT (B) MEN'S JEWELRY BRACELET, COMPONENT (C) COMMEMORATIVE LAPEL PIN, & COMPONENT (D) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE U.S. NAVY SEAL TEAM ONE TAB. COMPONENT (A) COMMEMORATIVE POW*MIA BRACELET. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A FLAT STRIP OF RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, POLISHED ALUMINUM [?] METAL WITH ROUNDED ENDS BENT INTO A ROUGHLY CIRCULAR SHAPE TO FORM A BRACELET. AN ENGRAVED INSCRIPTION AT THE EXTERIOR, OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE OF THE BRACELET BEARS LTJG BOLES' MILITARY RANK, NAME, BRANCH OF SERVICE, CASUALTY DATE, & THEATER OF MILITARY OPERATIONS, "LTJG WARREN W. BOLES / USN 18 JAN 68 NVN". COMPONENT (B) MEN'S JEWELRY BRACELET. THE OBJECT IS A MEN'S JEWELRY BRACELET COMPRISED OF NUMEROUS OVOID SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL LINKS SECURED VIA A TOGGLE CLASP. A SMALL, OVOID-SHAPED PENDANT COMPRISED OF SILVER COLORED METAL AFFIXED TO A LINK NEAREST THE BRACELET CLASP BEARS THE MANUFACTURER/SUPPLIER'S INFORMATION, "COOL® JEWELS" STAMPED UPON THE OBVERSE SURFACE IN RECESSED BLOCK SCRIPT. FURTHERMORE, A SILVER COLORED METAL & RED/BLUE ENAMEL BRACELET CHARM IN THE FORM OF A UNITED STATES NATIONAL FLAG (I.E. A BLUE CANTON BEARING FIFTEEN (15) SILVER, FIVE (5)-POINTED STARS AND A GROUND OR FIELD BEARING THIRTEEN (13) ALTERNATING, HORIZONTAL RED & SILVER STRIPES) IS AFFIXED TO A LINK OF THE BRACELET VIA TWO (2) INTERLOCKING, CIRCULARLY SHAPED METAL RINGS. COMPONENT (C) COMMEMORATIVE LAPEL PIN. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RED, WHITE, YELLOW, AND BLUE ENAMEL AND GOLD COLORED METAL PIN IN THE FORM OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED FIELD DIVIDED HORIZONTALLY INTO A RED (UPPER) AND A WHITE (LOWER) STRIPE TRIMMED IN GOLD AND BLUE. THIS RED & WHITE FIELD IS CHARGED AT THE CENTER WITH A YELLOW, FIVE (5)-POINTED STAR TRIMMED IN BLUE WHICH BEARS A SUPERIMPOSED RED FLAME TRIMMED IN GOLD AND BLUE AT ITS CENTER. IMMEDIATELY BELOW THE YELLOW STAR AT THE CENTER OF THE BACKGROUND FIELD IS A REPRESENTATION OF A BLUE TRIANGULARLY FOLDED "TRI-FOLD" UNITED STATES NATIONAL FLAG BEARING GOLD, FIVE (5)-POINTED STARS AND TRIMMED OVERALL IN GOLD. THE PHRASE, "HONOR AND REMEMBER®" IS EXECUTED IN GOLD, BLOCK SCRIPT ALONG THE LOWER EDGE OF THE BACKGROUND FIELD AT THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE, IMMEDIATELY BELOW THE YELLOW STAR & TRI-FOLD FLAG. THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE OF THE LAPEL PIN IS SEALED WITHIN A CLEAR RESIN, WHILE THE REVERSE OBJECT SURFACE OF THE LAPEL PIN CONSISTS OF TEXTURED, GOLD COLORED METAL. THE OBJECT IS AFFIXED TO DRESS VIA A SINGLE CLUTCHBACK AT THE CENTER OF THE REVERSE OBJECT SURFACE. COMPONENT (D) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE U.S. NAVY SEAL TEAM ONE TAB, FULL COLOR. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A BLACK FABRIC TAB WITH AN EMBROIDERED BLACK EXTERIOR BORDER AND THE PHRASE, "SEAL TEAM ONE" EMBROIDERED IN WHITE, ARCHED, BLOCK SCRIPT AT THE CENTER OF THE TAB. A LENGTH OF LOOSE, BLACK THREAD (APPROX. 1.0CM), ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "PIGTAIL", IS OBSERVED ISSUING FROM THE UPPER, PROPER RIGHT-HAND CORNER OF THE REVERSE OBJECT SURFACE.
  • Associated Item Text: Text of the engraved, stamped, raised lettering, & embroidered inscriptions upon the various object surfaces OF COMPONENTS (A - D) is transcribed in full, as follows: [COMPONENT (A), exterior, obverse object surface, engraved inscription] "LTJG WARREN W. BOLES / USN 18 JAN 68 NVN" / [COMPONENT (B), affixed pendant, obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "COOL® JEWELS" / [COMPONENT (C), obverse object surface, raised lettering inscription] "HONOR and REMEMBER®" / [COMPONENT (D), obverse object surface, embroidered inscription] "SEAL TEAM ONE"
  • Item Dimensions and Weight:
    • Item Weight: 20.9g (Weight of COMPONENT (A) only)
    • Item Length: N/A
    • Item Width: 1.3cm
    • Item Height: N/A
    • Item Depth: 7.0cm (Diameter) / 22.0cm (Circumference) / 5.5cm (Depth)
  • Item Notes:Dimensions listed above are for COMPONENT (A) only. Measurements for COMPONENTS (B - D) are as follows:

    [COMPONENT (B)]:
    13.5cm (L) X 2.3cm (W) X 19.2g (Weight)

    [COMPONENT (C)]:
    1.6cm (L) X 2.5cm (W) X 1.0cm (Depth) X 5.5g (Weight)

    [COMPONENT (D)]:
    1.6cm (L) X 12.5cm (W) X 2.0g (Weight)
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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.