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assemblage

  • Catalog Number:VIVE 32807
  • Accession Date:5/10/2011
  • 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.

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.

printout, VVM Wall information


  • Catalog Number:VIVE 35943
  • Accession Date:6/24/1991
  • Associated Name(s) on The Wall: JEFFREY M KROMMENHOEK
  • 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.
  • Accession Group:VIVE-00086
  • Related Items: VIVE 05440 - bracelet, commemorative POW*MIA
  • Record Component Qty:1
  • Item Description:VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL (VVM) WALL INFORMATION PRINTOUT DEDICATED TO U.S. NAVY LIEUTENANT COMMANDER (LCDR) JEFFREY MARTI KROMMENHOEK. THE OBJECT IS COMPRISED OF A COMPUTERIZED PRINTOUT IN BLACK INK AND BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS UPON A ROUGHLY TORN SHEET OF RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, WHITE, UNLINED PAPER BEARING VVM WALL INFORMATION (I.E. LAST NAME, GIVEN NAME, RANK, BRANCH OF SERVICE, BIRTHDAY, CASUALTY DATE, HOME TOWN OF RECORD, PANEL #, & LINE #) FOR, "KROMMENHOEK / JEFFREY MARTI" PRINTED IN BLACK INK AND BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS AT THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE. AT THE REVERSE OBJECT SURFACE, A ONE (1) PARAGRAPH DESCRIPTION ENTITLED, "LOCATING NAMES AT THE MEMORIAL" IS PRINTED IN BLACK INK AND BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS AND SERVES TO PROVIDE DIRECTIONAL ORIENTATION TO VISITORS TO THE WALL. THE OBJECT IS ASSOCIATED WITH VIVE (5440).
  • Associated Item Text: Text of the printed inscriptions upon the obverse & reverse object surfaces is transcribed in full, as follows: [Obverse object surface, printed inscriptions] "VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL / Washington, DC / 06/23/1991 / 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" / [Reverse object surface, printed inscription] "Locating Names At The Memorial / When facing the center of the Wall, the East Wall is to your right, starting with panel 1E with the date 1959 at the top. / The West Wall, starting with panel 1W with the date 1975 at the bottom, is on the left. / The number identifying a certain panel is located at the bottom of each panel. / There are dots located every ten lines on the edge of the even-numbered panels. / They are used to help find the line on which a name appears. / Count down from the top. / WEST WALL / EAST WALL / [Wall Memorial diagram] / Lincoln Memorial / Washington Monument"
  • Item Dimensions and Weight:
    • Item Weight: 0.8g
    • Item Length: 9.5cm
    • Item Width: 11.5cm
    • Item Height: N/A
    • Item Depth: N/A
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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.