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

note, printed

CATALOG NUMBER

VIVE 00832

ACCESSION DATE

04/18/1985

ITEM SUMMARY

Printed note dedicated to U.S. Navy Aviation Ordnanceman, Petty Officer Second Class (AO2) Clayton Mitch Blankenship, U.S. Navy Airman (AN) Daniel Parks Cherry, U.S. Navy Airman (AN) Robert W. Haakenson, Jr., U.S. Navy Airman Apprentice (AA) Robert Allen Yankoski, and U.S. Navy Lieutenant Junior Grade (LTJG) Michael Sargent Bixel. The note reads, "24 October 1972 / AO2 Clayton Blankenship VA-56 / AMSAN Dan Cherry VA-93 / AA Bob Haakenson, Jr. V-1 Div / AA Bob Yankoski V-4 Div / died... / LTJG Mike Bixel VA-115 / lost at sea... / courageous shipmates, rest." The artifact was left at The Wall along with a military issue, Presidential Unit Citation award citation (VIVE (814)) by an anonymous U.S. Navy & Vietnam veteran between February - April 1985.

ITEM DESCRIPTION

PRINTED NOTE DEDICATED TO U.S. NAVY AVIATION ORDNANCEMAN, PETTY OFFICER SECOND CLASS (AO2) CLAYTON MITCH BLANKENSHIP, U.S. NAVY AIRMAN (AN) DANIEL PARKS CHERRY, U.S. NAVY AIRMAN (AN) ROBERT W. HAAKENSON, JR., U.S. NAVY AIRMAN APPRENTICE (AA) ROBERT ALLEN YANKOSKI, AND U.S. NAVY LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE (LTJG) MICHAEL SARGENT BIXEL. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A NOTE PRINTED IN BLACK INK AND BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS UPON A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED SHEET OF WHITE, UNLINED PAPER. THE NOTE READS, "24 OCTOBER 1972 / AO2 CLAYTON BLANKENSHIP VA-56 / AMSAN DAN CHERRY VA-93 / AA BOB HAAKENSON, JR. V-1 DIV / AA BOB YANKOSKI V-4 DIV / DIED... / LTJG MIKE BIXEL VA-115 / LOST AT SEA... / COURAGEOUS SHIPMATES, REST." THE OBJECT IS ASSOCIATED WITH VIVE (814).

ACCESSION GROUP

VIVE-00007

RECORD COPONENT QTY

1

ASSOCIATED ITEM TEXT

Text of the printed inscriptions upon the obverse object surface is transcribed in full, as follows: "24 October 1972 / AO2 Clayton Blankenship VA-56 / AMSAN Dan Cherry VA-93 / AA Bob Haakenson, Jr. V-1 Div / AA Bob Yankoski V-4 Div / died... / LTJG Mike Bixel VA-115 / lost at sea... / courageous shipmates, rest."

ITEM DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT

Item Weight: 0.8g
Item Length: 15.1cm
Item Width: 10.1cm