From the collection of the National Park Service, National Mall and Memorial Parks.
insignia, U.S. Navy Chaplain Corps (Christian) branch
Military issue, U.S. Navy Chaplain Corps (Christian) branch insignia dedicated to U.S. Navy Lieutenant (LT) and Congressional Medal of Honor (MoH) recipient Father Vincent Robert Capodanno. The artifact was left at The Wall along with a handwritten letter & envelope (VIVE (10260)), a military issue, U.S. Navy service identification tag (VIVE (10261)), a military issue, U.S. Navy rank insignia shoulder board (VIVE (10262)) by U.S. Navy veteran Father Larry R. Lowry on November 13, 1986.
MILITARY ISSUE, U.S. NAVY CHAPLAIN CORPS (CHRISTIAN) BRANCH INSIGNIA DEDICATED TO U.S. NAVY LIEUTENANT (LT) AND CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR (MOH) RECIPIENT FATHER VINCENT ROBERT CAPODANNO. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A GOLD COLORED METAL DEVICE IN THE FORM OF A LATIN CROSS. THE INSIGNIA IS TYPICALLY AFFIXED TO MILITARY DRESS VIA TWO (2) CLUTCHBACKS AT THE REVERSE OBJECT SURFACE, BOTH OF WHICH ARE NOW DISJOINED, MISSING, & COMPLETELY DISSOCIATED FROM THE OBJECT. (SOURCE: AMERICA'S NAVY, UNIFORMS & INSIGNIAS- HTTPS://WWW.NAVY.COM/ABOUT/UNIFORMS#ENLISTED-RATE) ACCORDING TO VIVE CATALOG NOTES PREPARED BY MRCE COLLECTIONS STAFF, THE ARTIFACT WAS PREVIOUSLY FEATURED IN THE MUSEUM OF OUR NATIONAL HERITAGE EXHIBITION (MOONH# 450). THE OBJECT IS ASSOCIATED WITH VIVE (10260 - 10262).
Item Weight: 1.0g
Item Length: 1.7cm
Item Width: 1.1cm
Item Depth: 1.0cm (Thickness)