insignia, U.S. Navy enlisted rank
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From the collection of the National Park Service, National Mall and Memorial Parks.

insignia, U.S. Navy enlisted rank

CATALOG NUMBER

VIVE 16234

ACCESSION DATE

11/24/1987

ASSOCIATED NAMES ON THE WALL
ITEM SUMMARY

Artifact assemblage dedicated to U.S. Navy Hospitalman 3 (HM3) Peter Robert Bossman and consisting of a military issue, U.S. Navy enlisted rank collar insignia- Chief Petty Officer E-7 ((CPO) full color) and a handwritten note. The insignia consists of a fouled anchor with the phrase, "U.S.N" superimposed over the top of the anchor in block lettering, and represents just one (1) component of an original two (2) component set. The insignia is presently affixed to the upper, center edge at the obverse surface of a handwritten note reading, "PETER BOSSMAN / YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN". The artifact assemblage was left at The Wall by an anonymous donor between October - November 1987. (Source: U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), Enlisted Rank Insignia- http://www.defense.gov/about/insignias/enlisted.aspx)

ITEM DESCRIPTION

ASSEMBLAGE DEDICATED TO U.S. NAVY HOSPITALMAN 3 (HM3) PETER ROBERT BOSSMAN AND CONSISTING OF: COMPONENT (A) MILITARY ISSUE, U.S. NAVY ENLISTED RANK COLLAR INSIGNIA- CHIEF PETTY OFFICER E-7 ((CPO) FULL COLOR) AND COMPONENT (B) HANDWRITTEN NOTE. COMPONENT (A) MILITARY ISSUE, U.S. NAVY ENLISTED RANK COLLAR INSIGNIA- CHIEF PETTY OFFICER E-7 ((CPO) FULL COLOR). THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A GOLD AND SILVER COLORED METAL BADGE COMPRISED OF A FOULED ANCHOR IN GOLD WITH THE PHRASE, "U.S.N" SUPERIMPOSED OVER THE TOP OF THE ANCHOR IN BLOCK, SILVER LETTERING. THE OBJECT IS TYPICALLY AFFIXED TO MILITARY DRESS, AND IS PRESENTLY AFFIXED TO THE UPPER, CENTER, OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE OF COMPONENT (B) VIA TWO (2) CLUTCHBACKS AT THE REVERSE OBJECT SURFACE. (SOURCE: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD), ENLISTED RANK INSIGNIA- HTTP://WWW.DEFENSE.GOV/ABOUT/INSIGNIAS/ENLISTED.ASPX) COMPONENT (B) HANDWRITTEN NOTE. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A HANDWRITTEN NOTE IN BLUE INK AND BLOCK SCRIPT UPON A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED SEGMENT OF WHITE, UNLINED RECEIPT PAPER. THE NOTE READS, "PETER BOSSMAN / YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN", AND FEATURES COMPONENT (A) AFFIXED TO THE UPPER, CENTER, OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE. ACCORDING TO VIVE CATALOG NOTES PREPARED BY MRCE COLLECTIONS STAFF, AN NPS RANGER'S TAG ORIGINALLY DISCOVERED WITH THE OBJECT READ, "11E 11/134 USN PIN". FURTHERMORE, THE ORIGINAL TAG ASSOCIATED WITH THE OBJECT BORE THE ACCESSION NUMBER, "ACC # 343/344".

ACCESSION GROUP

VIVE-00046

RECORD COPONENT QTY

2

ASSOCIATED ITEM TEXT

Text of the handwritten inscription upon the obverse object surface of COMPONENT (B) is transcribed in full, as follows: [COMPONENT (B), obverse object surface, handwritten inscription] "PETER BOSSMAN / YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN"

ITEM DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT

Item Weight: 4.3g (Collective weight of COMPONENTS (A & B))
Item Length: 2.25cm
Item Width: 1.5cm
Item Depth: 1.0cm (Thickness)