From the collection of the National Park Service, National Mall and Memorial Parks.
print, black & white photographic
Black & white photographic print. The photo is an 'in-country' image captured in Vietnam that depicts four (4) young Caucasian-American serviceman dressed in military issue field attire (i.e. M1 combat helmets, body armor fragmentation vests, OG-107 tropical combat trousers, combat boots, etc.) and armed with M14 rifles and an M60 machine gun in front of a fortified village or compound [?] A handwritten inscription upon the reverse surface of the photograph identifies the image subjects and reads, "Rick Jerry Lonnie & Myself". The artifact was left at The Wall along with seven (7) other black & white photographic prints (VIVE (858, 887, 888, 1342, 1343, 1345, & 1347)) and a military issue, OG-107 men's tropical combat jungle fatigue coat (VIVE (5041)) by an anonymous Vietnam veteran between June - July 1985.
BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINT. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINT (LANDSCAPE ORIENTATION) UPON A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED SHEET OF WHITE PHOTO PAPER. THE IMAGE AT THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE OF THE PRINT IS AN 'IN-COUNTRY' IMAGE CAPTURED IN VIETNAM THAT DEPICTS FOUR (4) YOUNG, CAUCASIAN-AMERICAN SERVICEMEN DRESSED IN MILITARY ISSUE FIELD ATTIRE (I.E. M1 COMBAT HELMETS, BODY ARMOR FRAGMENTATION VESTS, OG-107 TROPICAL COMBAT TROUSERS, COMBAT BOOTS, ETC.) AND FACING THE CAMERA UPON ON SANDY SOIL. THREE (3) OF THE YOUNG SERVICEMEN STAND ARMED WITH MILITARY ISSUE, M14 RIFLES WHILE THE FOURTH (4TH) KNEELS AT THE CENTER WITH AN M60 MACHINE GUN. THE SERVICEMEN POSE IN FRONT OF A LONG FENCE CONSTRUCTED OF WIDELY SPACED POSTS CONNECTED BY LOOPS OF BARBED WIRE THAT APPEARS TO ENCLOSE NUMEROUS BUILDINGS IN THE BACKGROUND, POSSIBLY COMPRISING A VILLAGE OR TOWN [?] AN IDENTIFICATION OF THE PHOTOGRAPH SUBJECTS IS HANDWRITTEN IN GRAPHITE PENCIL AND BLOCK SCRIPT ALONG THE UPPER EDGE OF THE REVERSE OBJECT SURFACE AND READS, "RICK JERRY LONNIE & MYSELF". THE ARABIC NUMERAL, "2" IS HANDWRITTEN IN BLUE INK AT THE LOWER, PROPER RIGHT-HAND CORNER OF THE REVERSE OBJECT SURFACE. THE OBJECT IS ASSOCIATED WITH VIVE (858, 887, 888, 1342, 1343, 1345, 1347, & 5041).
Text of the handwritten inscriptions at the reverse object surface is transcribed in full, as follows: "Rick Jerry Lonnie & Myself / 2"
Item Weight: 1.8g
Item Length: 6.5cm
Item Width: 9.0cm