From the collection of the National Park Service, National Mall and Memorial Parks.
rubbing, VVM name
Vietnam Veterans Memorial (VVM) name rubbing for U.S. Army Specialist 4 (SP4) Ronald Allen Hill. A note handwritten upon the obverse surface of the name rubbing reads, "I love you with all my heart / Ronald A Hill / Slocum's". The artifact was left at The Wall along with another VVM name rubbing (VIVE (9308)) by donors identified as the, "Slocum's" between April - June 1993.
VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL (VVM) NAME RUBBING FOR U.S. ARMY SPECIALIST 4 (SP4) RONALD ALLEN HILL. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RUBBED IMPRESSION OF THE VVM WALL HONOREE NAME, "RONALD A HILL" EXECUTED IN PURPLE CRAYON AND BLOCK SCRIPT UPON THE UPPER EDGE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED SHEET OF WHITE, UNLINED PAPER. A NOTE HANDWRITTEN IN PURPLE CRAYON/BLACK INK AND BLOCK SCRIPT BELOW THE RUBBED NAME IMPRESSION ALONG THE CENTER & LOWER EDGE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE OF THE SHEET READS, "I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART / RONALD A HILL / SLOCUM'S". THE OBJECT IS ASSOCIATED WITH VIVE (9308).
Text of the rubbed & handwritten inscriptions upon the obverse object surface is transcribed in full, as follows: [Obverse object surface, upper edge, rubbed inscription] "RONALD A HILL" / [Obverse object surface, center & lower edge, handwritten inscriptions] "I love you with all my heart / Ronald A Hill / Slocum's"
Item Weight: 4.5g
Item Length: 21.3cm
Item Width: 27.8cm