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

rubbings, VVM name

CATALOG NUMBER

VIVE 21773

ACCESSION DATE

06/02/2010

ITEM SUMMARY

Eleven (11) Vietnam Veterans Memorial (VVM) name rubbings for various VVM Wall honorees. The artifacts were left at The Wall by members of a student group from Buffalo, New York including Jada Cooper & Cowtrey Drayton on May 30, 2010.

ITEM DESCRIPTION

ELEVEN (11) VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL (VVM) NAME RUBBINGS FOR U.S. MARINE CORPS PRIVATE FIRST CLASS (PFC) RONALD THOMAS CAVAZOS, U.S. MARINE CORPS STAFF SERGEANT (SSGT) JOSEPH STANLEY ZAWTOCKI, JR., U.S. ARMY CAPTAIN (CPT) FELIX SOSA-CAMEJO, U.S. ARMY SPECIALIST 4 (SP4) WILLIAM ROBERT MCJIMSEY, U.S. MARINE CORPS LANCE CORPORAL (LCPL) JOHN TILLMAN III, U.S. ARMY SERGEANT FIRST CLASS (SFC) LLOYD EUGENE TRIBBETT, U.S. ARMY STAFF SERGEANT (SSG) ARMSTEAD JOHNSON, U.S. ARMY PRIVATE FIRST CLASS (PFC) RUDY LOPEZ, U.S. ARMY CAPTAIN (CPT) GEORGE COLEMAN, U.S. ARMY SPECIALIST 4 (SP4) PAUL RODRIGUEZ LOZANO, U.S. ARMY STAFF SERGEANT (SSG) JAMES EUGENE JOSLYN, & U.S. ARMY STAFF SERGEANT (SSG) WALTER WESLEY HUTTON, RESPECTIVELY. EACH INDIVIDUAL NAME RUBBING CONSISTS OF A RUBBED IMPRESSION(S) OF ONE (1) OR MORE OF THE ABOVE REFERENCED VVM WALL HONOREE NAMES EXECUTED IN GRAPHITE PENCIL AND BLOCK SCRIPT UPON THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED SHEET OF WHITE, UNLINED PAPER. EACH OF THE ELEVEN (11) SHEETS 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. UPON THE LOWER, CENTER EDGE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE OF THE VVM NAME RUBBING FOR SP4 MCJIMSEY THE DONOR NAME, HOMETOWN, AND DATE OF DONATION AT THE VVM, "JADA COOPER / BUFFALO, NY / 5/30/10" ARE HANDWRITTEN IN GRAPHITE PENCIL AND BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS. SIMILARLY, UPON THE UPPER, CENTER EDGE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE OF THE VVM NAME RUBBING FOR LCPL TILLMAN III THE DONOR NAME, HOMETOWN, AND DATE OF DONATION AT THE VVM, "COWTREY DRAYTON* / BUFFALO, NY / 5/30/10" ARE HANDWRITTEN IN GRAPHITE PENCIL AND INVERTED CURSIVE SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS.

ACCESSION GROUP

VIVE-00250

RECORD COPONENT QTY

11

ASSOCIATED ITEM TEXT

Text of the printed, rubbed, & handwritten inscriptions upon the various obverse object surfaces is transcribed in full, as follows: [Obverse object surfaces, printed inscriptions] "My name is / and I gave my life so that you could be free. / Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Wall - Washington, DC" / [Obverse object surfaces, rubbed inscriptions] "RONALD T CAVAZOS / JOSEPH S ZAWTOCKI Jr / FELIX SOSA-CAMEJO / WILLIAM R McJIMSEY / JOHN TILLMAN III / LLOYD E TRIBBETT / ARMSTEAD JOHNSON / RUDY LOPEZ / GEORGE COLEMAN / PAUL RODRIGUEZ LOZANO / JAMES E JOSLYN / WALTER W HUTTON" / [SP4 McJimsey name rubbing, obverse object surface, lower, center edge, handwritten inscription] "Jada Cooper / Buffalo, NY / 5/30/10" / [LCpl Tillman III name rubbing, obverse object surface, upper, center edge, handwritten inscription] "Cowtrey Drayton* / Buffalo, NY / 5/30/10"

ITEM DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT

Item Weight: 2.3g (Weight of a single VVM name rubbing only)
Item Length: 11.1cm
Item Width: 27.9cm