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CATALOG NUMBER

VIVE 21180

ACCESSION DATE

06/02/2010

ITEM SUMMARY

Artifact assemblage consisting of eight (8) Vietnam Veterans Memorial (VVM) name rubbings for various VVM Wall honorees. The artifact assemblage was left at The Wall by anonymous donors between May - June 2010.

ITEM DESCRIPTION

ASSEMBLAGE DEDICATED TO U.S. ARMY PRIVATE FIRST CLASS (PFC) ROBERT LEE PERRY, U.S. NAVY LIEUTENANT COMMANDER (LCDR) JOHN RAYMOND POE, U.S. ARMY SERGEANT (SGT) BOBBY JOE LEMONS, U.S. MARINE CORPS CORPORAL (CPL) FELIDELPHIO BENJIMI GOMEZ, U.S. ARMY STAFF SERGEANT (SSG) EMMET LEE JOHNSON, U.S. ARMY SERGEANT (SGT) EUGENE HAROLD DICKINSON, U.S. MARINE CORPS PRIVATE FIRST CLASS (PFC) VOMER OVID WILSON, JR., U.S. MARINE CORPS PRIVATE FIRST CLASS (PFC) JEHU JUNIS COX, JR., U.S. ARMY PRIVATE FIRST CLASS (PFC) WESLEY LEE GOOCH, U.S. ARMY SPECIALIST 4 (SP4) HOWARD CALVIN BLEVINS, U.S. MARINE CORPS CORPORAL (CPL) ROBERT D WILLIAMS, JR., U.S. ARMY PRIVATE FIRST CLASS (PFC) THOMAS NORMAN HARRISON, & U.S. MARINE CORPS CORPORAL (CPL) JOHN MICHAEL HENS AND CONSISTING OF: COMPONENTS (A - H) VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL (VVM) NAME RUBBINGS. COMPONENT (A) VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL (VVM) NAME RUBBING FOR U.S. ARMY PRIVATE FIRST CLASS (PFC) ROBERT LEE PERRY & U.S. NAVY LIEUTENANT COMMANDER (LCDR) JOHN RAYMOND POE. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF RUBBED IMPRESSIONS OF THE VVM WALL HONOREE NAMES, "ROBERT L PERRY" & "JOHN R POE" EXECUTED IN GRAPHITE PENCIL AND BLOCK SCRIPT UPON THE UPPER, CENTER EDGE AND CENTER, PROPER LEFT-HAND SIDE, RESPECTIVELY, OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED SHEET OF WHITE, UNLINED PAPER. THE SHEET BEARS THE PHRASES, "MY NAME IS / AND I GAVE MY LIFE SO THAT YOU COULD BE FREE. / VIETNAM VETERAN'S MEMORIAL WALL - WASHINGTON, DC" PRINTED IN BLACK INK AND BLOCK/ITALICIZED SCRIPT UPON THE UPPER, PROPER RIGHT-HAND CORNER AND LOWER, CENTER EDGE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE. COMPONENT (B) VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL (VVM) NAME RUBBING FOR U.S. ARMY SERGEANT (SGT) BOBBY JOE LEMONS. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RUBBED IMPRESSION OF THE VVM WALL HONOREE NAME, "BOBBY JOE LEMONS" EXECUTED IN GRAPHITE PENCIL AND BLOCK SCRIPT UPON THE UPPER, CENTER EDGE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED SHEET OF WHITE, UNLINED PAPER. THE SHEET BEARS THE PHRASES, "MY NAME IS / AND I GAVE MY LIFE SO THAT YOU COULD BE FREE. / VIETNAM VETERAN'S MEMORIAL WALL - WASHINGTON, DC" PRINTED IN BLACK INK AND BLOCK/ITALICIZED SCRIPT UPON THE UPPER, PROPER RIGHT-HAND CORNER AND LOWER, CENTER EDGE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE. COMPONENT (C) VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL (VVM) NAME RUBBING FOR U.S. MARINE CORPS CORPORAL (CPL) FELIDELPHIO BENJIMI GOMEZ & U.S. ARMY STAFF SERGEANT (SSG) EMMET LEE JOHNSON. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF RUBBED IMPRESSIONS OF THE VVM WALL HONOREE NAMES, "FELIDELPHIO B GOMEZ" & "EMMET L JOHNSON" EXECUTED IN GRAPHITE PENCIL AND BLOCK SCRIPT UPON THE UPPER & LOWER EDGES, RESPECTIVELY, OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED SHEET OF WHITE, UNLINED PAPER. THE SHEET BEARS THE PHRASES, "MY NAME IS / AND I GAVE MY LIFE SO THAT YOU COULD BE FREE. / VIETNAM VETERAN'S MEMORIAL WALL - WASHINGTON, DC" PRINTED IN BLACK INK AND BLOCK/ITALICIZED SCRIPT UPON THE UPPER, PROPER RIGHT-HAND CORNER AND CENTER OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE. COMPONENT (D) VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL (VVM) NAME RUBBING FOR U.S. ARMY SERGEANT (SGT) EUGENE HAROLD DICKINSON & U.S. MARINE CORPS PRIVATE FIRST CLASS (PFC) VOMER OVID WILSON, JR. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF RUBBED IMPRESSIONS OF THE VVM WALL HONOREE NAMES, "EUGENE H DICKINSON" & "VOMER O WILSON" EXECUTED IN GRAPHITE PENCIL AND BLOCK SCRIPT UPON THE UPPER & LOWER EDGES, RESPECTIVELY, OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED SHEET OF WHITE, UNLINED PAPER. THE SHEET BEARS THE PHRASES, "MY NAME IS / AND I GAVE MY LIFE SO THAT YOU COULD BE FREE. / VIETNAM VETERAN'S MEMORIAL WALL - WASHINGTON, DC" PRINTED IN BLACK INK AND BLOCK/ITALICIZED SCRIPT UPON THE UPPER, PROPER RIGHT-HAND CORNER AND CENTER OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE. COMPONENT (E) VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL (VVM) NAME RUBBING FOR U.S. MARINE CORPS PRIVATE FIRST CLASS (PFC) JEHU JUNIS COX, JR. & U.S. ARMY PRIVATE FIRST CLASS (PFC) WESLEY LEE GOOCH. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF RUBBED IMPRESSIONS OF THE VVM WALL HONOREE NAMES, "JEHU J COX JR" & "WESLEY L GOOCH" EXECUTED IN GRAPHITE PENCIL AND BLOCK SCRIPT UPON THE UPPER & LOWER EDGES, RESPECTIVELY, OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED SHEET OF WHITE, UNLINED PAPER. THE SHEET BEARS THE PHRASES, "MY NAME IS / AND I GAVE MY LIFE SO THAT YOU COULD BE FREE. / VIETNAM VETERAN'S MEMORIAL WALL - WASHINGTON, DC" PRINTED IN BLACK INK AND BLOCK/ITALICIZED SCRIPT UPON THE UPPER, PROPER RIGHT-HAND CORNER AND CENTER OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE. COMPONENT (F) VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL (VVM) NAME RUBBING FOR U.S. ARMY SPECIALIST 4 (SP4) HOWARD CALVIN BLEVINS. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RUBBED IMPRESSION OF THE VVM WALL HONOREE NAME, "HOWARD C BLEVINS" EXECUTED IN GRAPHITE PENCIL AND BLOCK SCRIPT UPON THE CENTER OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, ROUGHLY TORN SHEET OF WHITE, UNLINED PAPER. THE SHEET BEARS THE PHRASES, "MY NAME IS / AND I GAVE MY LIFE SO YOUR COUNTRY COULD BE FREE" HANDWRITTEN IN GRAPHITE PENCIL AND BLOCK SCRIPT UPON THE UPPER, PROPER RIGHT-HAND AND LOWER, PROPER LEFT-HAND CORNERS OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE. AT THE UPPER, PROPER RIGHT-HAND CORNER OF THE REVERSE OBJECT SURFACE THE PHRASE, "MY NAME IS" IS SIMILARLY HANDWRITTEN IN GRAPHITE PENCIL AND BLOCK SCRIPT. THE WEB ADDRESS, "HTTP://WWW.VIRTUALWALL.ORG/JS/PROFILE.HTM" AND THE DATE, "5/28/2010" ARE PRINTED IN BLACK INK AND BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS AT THE LOWER, PROPER RIGHT- AND LEFT-HAND CORNERS, RESPECTIVELY, OF THE REVERSE OBJECT SURFACE. COMPONENT (G) VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL (VVM) NAME RUBBING FOR U.S. MARINE CORPS CORPORAL (CPL) ROBERT D WILLIAMS, JR. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RUBBED IMPRESSION OF THE VVM WALL HONOREE NAME, "ROBERT D WILLIAMS" EXECUTED IN GRAPHITE PENCIL AND BLOCK SCRIPT UPON THE UPPER EDGE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, ROUGHLY TORN SHEET OF WHITE, UNLINED PAPER. THE SHEET BEARS THE PHRASES, "MY NAME IS _ _ _ / AND I GAVE MY LIFE SO YOUR COUNTRY COULD BE FREE." HANDWRITTEN IN GRAPHITE PENCIL AND BLOCK SCRIPT UPON THE UPPER, PROPER RIGHT-HAND AND LOWER, PROPER LEFT-HAND CORNERS OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE. AT THE CENTER OF THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND EDGE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE, THE PHRASE, "PAGE 1 OF 1" IS PRINTED IN BLACK INK AND VERTICALLY-ORIENTED, BLOCK SCRIPT. COMPONENT (H) VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL (VVM) NAME RUBBING FOR U.S. MARINE CORPS CORPORAL (CPL) JOHN MICHAEL HENS & U.S. ARMY PRIVATE FIRST CLASS (PFC) THOMAS NORMAN HARRISON. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RUBBED IMPRESSION OF THE VVM WALL HONOREE NAME, "THOMAS N HARRISON" EXECUTED IN GRAPHITE PENCIL AND DIAGONALLY-ORIENTED, BLOCK SCRIPT UPON THE CENTER OF THE REVERSE OBJECT SURFACE OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, ROUGHLY TORN SHEET OF WHITE, UNLINED PAPER BEARING THE PERSONAL PROFILE OF CPL HENS DERIVED FROM THE VIRTUAL WALL® PRINTED AT THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE. THE PHRASE, "PERSONAL PROFILE ON WWW.VIRTUALWALL.ORG THE VIRTUAL WALL®" IS PRINTED IN BLACK INK AND BLOCK SCRIPT ALONG THE UPPER EDGE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE OF THE SHEET, IMMEDIATELY ABOVE THE VVM WALL HONOREE NAME & MILITARY RANK, "JOHN MICHAEL HENS / CORPORAL" SIMILARLY PRINTED IN BLACK INK AND BLOCK SCRIPT. PRINTED IN BLACK INK AND BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS AT THE CENTER OF THE SHEET IN TWO (2) DISTINCT COLUMNS ARE THREE (3) CATEGORIES OF DATA FOR CPL HENS (I.E. "PERSONAL DATA", "MILITARY DATA", & "CASUALTY DATA") WHICH SPECIFY THE FOLLOWING: "HOME OF RECORD:", "DATE OF BIRTH:", "SERVICE:", "GRADE AT LOSS:", "RANK:", "ID NO:", "MOS:", "LENGTH OF SERVICE:", "UNIT:", "START TOUR:", "INCIDENT DATE:", "CASUALTY DATE:", "AGE AT LOSS:", "LOCATION:", "REMAINS:", "CASUALTY TYPE:", "CASUALTY REASON:", & "CASUALTY DETAIL:". BELOW CPL HENS PRINTED DATA THE WEB URL, "URL: WWW.VIRTUALWALL.ORG/DH/HENSJM01A.HTM" AND WALL LOCATION INFORMATION, "ON THE WALL PANEL 11E LINE 040" ARE PRINTED IN BLACK INK AND BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS. ALONG THE LOWER EDGE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE OF THE SHEET, THE TRADEMARK STATEMENT AND USER INSTRUCTIONS, "THE VIRTUAL WALL® WWW.VIRTUAL.WALL.ORG / PRINT THIS PAGE CLOSE THIS PAGE 1" ARE PRINTED IN BLACK INK AND BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS.

ACCESSION GROUP

VIVE-00250

RECORD COPONENT QTY

8

ASSOCIATED ITEM TEXT

Text of the rubbed, printed, & handwritten inscriptions upon the various object surfaces is transcribed in full, as follows: [COMPONENT (A), obverse object surface, rubbed inscriptions] "ROBERT L PERRY / JOHN R POE" / [COMPONENT (A), obverse object surface, printed inscriptions] "My name is / and I gave my life so that you could be free. / Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Wall - Washington, DC" / [COMPONENT (A), obverse object surface, handwritten inscriptions] "Robert L Perry / John R. Poe" / [COMPONENT (B), obverse object surface, rubbed inscription] "BOBBY JOE LEMONS" / [COMPONENT (B), obverse object surface, printed inscriptions] "My name is / and I gave my life so that you could be free. / Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Wall - Washington, DC" / [COMPONENT (C), obverse object surface, rubbed inscriptions] "FELIDELPHIO B GOMEZ / EMMET L JOHNSON" / [COMPONENT (C), obverse object surface, printed inscriptions] "My name is / and I gave my life so that you could be free. / Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Wall - Washington, DC" / [COMPONENT (D), obverse object surface, rubbed inscriptions] "EUGENE H DICKINSON / VOMER O WILSON" / [COMPONENT (D), obverse object surface, printed inscriptions] "My name is / and I gave my life so that you could be free. / Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Wall - Washington, DC" / [COMPONENT (E), obverse object surface, rubbed inscriptions] "JEHU J COX Jr / CLIFFORD [incomplete] / FUSS [incomplete] / WESLEY L GOOCH" / [COMPONENT (E), obverse object surface, printed inscriptions] "My name is / and I gave my life so that you could be free. / Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Wall - Washington, DC" / [COMPONENT (E), reverse object surface, rubbed inscription] "ANGELO [incomplete]" / [COMPONENT (F), obverse object surface, rubbed inscription] "HOWARD C BLEVINS" / [COMPONENT (F), obverse object surface, handwritten inscriptions] "My name is / and I gave my life so your country could be free" / [COMPONENT (F), reverse object surface, handwritten inscription] "My name is" / [COMPONENT (F), reverse object surface, printed inscriptions] "http://www.virtualwall.org/js/profile.htm / 5/28/2010" / [COMPONENT (G), obverse object surface, rubbed inscription] "ROBERT D WILLIAMS" / [COMPONENT (G), obverse object surface, printed inscription] "Page 1 of 1" / [COMPONENT (G), obverse object surface, handwritten inscriptions] "My name is _ _ _ / and I gave my life, so your country could be free." / [COMPONENT (H), obverse object surface, printed inscriptions] "Personal profile on www.VirtualWall.org The Virtual Wall® / John Michael Hens / Corporal / PERSONAL DATA / Home of Record: East Amherst, NY / Date of birth: 10/14/1943 / MILITARY DATA / Service: United States Marine Corps / Grade at loss: E4 / Rank: Corporal / ID No: 2077015 / MOS: 2111: SMALL ARMS REPAIRER/TECHNICIAN / Length Service: 02 / Unit: MABS-12, MAG-12, 1ST MAW, III MAF / CASUALTY DATA / Start Tour: _ _ _ _ _ _ / Incident Date: 10/03/1966 / Casualty Date: 10/03/1966 / Age at Loss: 22 / Location: Quang Ngai Province, South Vietnam / Remains: Body recovered / Casualty Type: Hostile, died outright / Casualty Reason: Ground casualty / Casualty Detail: Other explosive device / URL: www.VirtualWall.org/dh/HensJM01a.htm / ON THE WALL Panel 11E Line 040 / THE VIRTUAL WALL ® www.VIRTUALWALL.org / Print This Page Close This Page 1" / [COMPONENT (H), reverse object surface, rubbed inscription] "THOMAS N HARRISON"

ITEM DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT

Item Weight: 2.2g (Weight of COMPONENT (A) only)
Item Length: 10.5cm
Item Width: 27.8cm