note, handwritten
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From the collection of the National Park Service, National Mall and Memorial Parks.

note, handwritten

CATALOG NUMBER

VIVE 00603

ACCESSION DATE

02/12/1985

ASSOCIATED NAMES ON THE WALL
ITEM SUMMARY

Handwritten note dedicated to U.S. Army Major General (MG) George William Casey. The note is from a hometown acquaintance of MG Casey's family and reads, "9W 126 / General George Casey was the youngest general to die in Viet Nam. / I knew his family. / They were all very wonderful people. / [peace symbol]". The artifact was left at Panel 9W of The Wall by an anonymous donor between November 1984 - February 1985.

ITEM DESCRIPTION

HANDWRITTEN NOTE DEDICATED TO U.S. ARMY MAJOR GENERAL (MG) GEORGE WILLIAM CASEY. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A NOTE HANDWRITTEN IN GRAPHITE PENCIL AND CURSIVE/BLOCK SCRIPT & ARABIC NUMERALS UPON A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED SHEET OF WHITE, UNLINED, SPIRAL NOTEBOOK PAPER. THE NOTE SPECIFIES THE VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL (VVM) WALL LOCATION INFORMATION, "9W 126" AT THE UPPER, PROPER LEFT-HAND CORNER OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE, WHILE THE HANDWRITTEN INSCRIPTION UPON THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE OF THE NOTE READS, "GENERAL GEORGE CASEY WAS THE YOUNGEST GENERAL TO DIE IN VIET NAM. / I KNEW HIS FAMILY. / THEY WERE ALL VERY WONDERFUL PEOPLE. / [peace symbol]".

ACCESSION GROUP

VIVE-00005

RECORD COPONENT QTY

1

ASSOCIATED ITEM TEXT

Text of the handwritten inscription upon the obverse object surface is transcribed in full, as follows: "9W 126 / General George Casey was the youngest general to die in Viet Nam. / I knew his family. / They were all very wonderful people. / [peace symbol]"

ITEM DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT

Item Weight: 1.7g
Item Length: 15.2cm
Item Width: 10.0cm