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

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CATALOG NUMBER

VIVE 14536

ACCESSION DATE

05/26/2009

ITEM SUMMARY

Eight (8) non-military issue, commemorative service identification tags, also referred to as, "dog tags", dedicated to U.S. Marine Corps Private First Class (PFC) Charles Dennis Chomel, U.S. Army Specialist 5 (SP5) Michael Lautzenheiser, U.S. Marine Corps Major (Maj) Robert John Kuhlman, Jr., U.S. Army Private First Class (PFC) John Steiner Stuckey, Jr., U.S. Army Captain (CPT) James Michael Lyon, U.S. Army Private First Class (PFC) Ralph Edward Moore, U.S. Army Staff Sergeant (SSG) Steven Wayne Heitman, & U.S. Navy Photographic Intelligenceman, Chief Petty Officer (PTC) Bennie Richard Lambton, respectively. Each of the eight (8) dog tags bears the name of The Wall honoree, their Vietnam Veterans Memorial (VVM) Wall location information, and the Rolling Thunder Chapter identification, "INDIANA ROLLING THUNDER" stamped upon the obverse surface. The artifacts were left at The Wall by members of Indiana Rolling Thunder during the Memorial Day holiday, May 25, 2009.

ITEM DESCRIPTION

ASSEMBLAGE DEDICATED TO U.S. MARINE CORPS PRIVATE FIRST CLASS (PFC) CHARLES DENNIS CHOMEL, U.S. ARMY SPECIALIST 5 (SP5) MICHAEL LAUTZENHEISER, U.S. MARINE CORPS MAJOR (MAJ) ROBERT JOHN KUHLMAN, JR., U.S. ARMY PRIVATE FIRST CLASS (PFC) JOHN STEINER STUCKEY, JR., U.S. ARMY CAPTAIN (CPT) JAMES MICHAEL LYON, U.S. ARMY PRIVATE FIRST CLASS (PFC) RALPH EDWARD MOORE, U.S. ARMY STAFF SERGEANT (SSG) STEVEN WAYNE HEITMAN, & U.S. NAVY PHOTOGRAPHIC INTELLIGENCEMAN, CHIEF PETTY OFFICER (PTC) BENNIE RICHARD LAMBTON, RESPECTIVELY, AND CONSISTING OF: COMPONENTS (A - H) EIGHT (8) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAGS. COMPONENT (A) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG", DEDICATED TO U.S. MARINE CORPS PRIVATE FIRST CLASS (PFC) CHARLES DENNIS CHOMEL. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL DISK WITH ROUNDED CORNERS, A CRIMPED EDGE, AND ONE (1) HOLE PUNCHED AT THE CENTER OF THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE. THE NAME, VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL (VVM) WALL LOCATION INFORMATION, & ROLLING THUNDER CHAPTER IDENTIFICATION, "CHOMEL / CHARLES D. / 21E-L87 / INDIANA ROLLING THUNDER" ARE STAMPED INTO THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RECESSED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS, WHILE A SHORT LOOP OF METAL BALL CHAIN IS AFFIXED THROUGH THE HOLE PUNCHED AT THE CENTER OF THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND EDGE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE. COMPONENT (B) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG", DEDICATED TO U.S. ARMY SPECIALIST 5 (SP5) MICHAEL LAUTZENHEISER. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL DISK WITH ROUNDED CORNERS, A CRIMPED EDGE, AND ONE (1) HOLE PUNCHED AT THE CENTER OF THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE. THE NAME, VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL (VVM) WALL LOCATION INFORMATION, & ROLLING THUNDER CHAPTER IDENTIFICATION, "LAUTZENHEISER / MICHAEL / 2W-L51 / INDIANA ROLLING THUNDER" ARE STAMPED INTO THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RECESSED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS, WHILE A SHORT LOOP OF METAL BALL CHAIN IS AFFIXED THROUGH THE HOLE PUNCHED AT THE CENTER OF THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND EDGE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE. COMPONENT (C) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG", DEDICATED TO U.S. MARINE CORPS MAJOR (MAJ) ROBERT JOHN KUHLMAN, JR. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL DISK WITH ROUNDED CORNERS, A CRIMPED EDGE, AND ONE (1) HOLE PUNCHED AT THE CENTER OF THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE. THE NAME, VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL (VVM) WALL LOCATION INFORMATION, & ROLLING THUNDER CHAPTER IDENTIFICATION, "KUHLMAN JR. / ROBERT J. / 34W-L25 / INDIANA ROLLING THUNDER" ARE STAMPED INTO THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RECESSED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS, WHILE A SHORT LOOP OF METAL BALL CHAIN IS AFFIXED THROUGH THE HOLE PUNCHED AT THE CENTER OF THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND EDGE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE. COMPONENT (D) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG", DEDICATED TO U.S. ARMY PRIVATE FIRST CLASS (PFC) JOHN STEINER STUCKEY, JR. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL DISK WITH ROUNDED CORNERS, A CRIMPED EDGE, AND ONE (1) HOLE PUNCHED AT THE CENTER OF THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE. THE NAME, VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL (VVM) WALL LOCATION INFORMATION, & ROLLING THUNDER CHAPTER IDENTIFICATION, "STUCKEY JR. / JOHN S. / 29E-L77 / INDIANA ROLLING THUNDER" ARE STAMPED INTO THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RECESSED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS, WHILE A SHORT LOOP OF METAL BALL CHAIN IS AFFIXED THROUGH THE HOLE PUNCHED AT THE CENTER OF THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND EDGE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE. COMPONENT (E) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG", DEDICATED TO U.S. ARMY CAPTAIN (CPT) JAMES MICHAEL LYON. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL DISK WITH ROUNDED CORNERS, A CRIMPED EDGE, AND ONE (1) HOLE PUNCHED AT THE CENTER OF THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE. THE NAME, VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL (VVM) WALL LOCATION INFORMATION, & ROLLING THUNDER CHAPTER IDENTIFICATION, "LYON / JAMES M. / 14W-L104 / INDIANA ROLLING THUNDER" ARE STAMPED INTO THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RECESSED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS. COMPONENT (F) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG", DEDICATED TO U.S. ARMY PRIVATE FIRST CLASS (PFC) RALPH EDWARD MOORE. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL DISK WITH ROUNDED CORNERS, A CRIMPED EDGE, AND ONE (1) HOLE PUNCHED AT THE CENTER OF THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE. THE NAME, VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL (VVM) WALL LOCATION INFORMATION, & ROLLING THUNDER CHAPTER IDENTIFICATION, "MOORE / RALPH E. / 19E-L29 / INDIANA ROLLING THUNDER" ARE STAMPED INTO THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RECESSED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS. COMPONENT (G) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG", DEDICATED TO U.S. ARMY STAFF SERGEANT (SSG) STEVEN WAYNE HEITMAN. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL DISK WITH ROUNDED CORNERS, A CRIMPED EDGE, AND ONE (1) HOLE PUNCHED AT THE CENTER OF THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE. THE NAME, VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL (VVM) WALL LOCATION INFORMATION, & ROLLING THUNDER CHAPTER IDENTIFICATION, "HEITMAN / STEVEN W. / 44E-L39 / INDIANA ROLLING THUNDER" ARE STAMPED INTO THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RECESSED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS. COMPONENT (H) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG", DEDICATED TO U.S. NAVY PHOTOGRAPHIC INTELLIGENCEMAN, CHIEF PETTY OFFICER (PTC) BENNIE RICHARD LAMBTON. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, SILVER COLORED METAL DISK WITH ROUNDED CORNERS, A CRIMPED EDGE, AND ONE (1) HOLE PUNCHED AT THE CENTER OF THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE. THE NAME, VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL (VVM) WALL LOCATION INFORMATION, & ROLLING THUNDER CHAPTER IDENTIFICATION, "LAMBTON / BENNIE R. / 8E-L47 / INDIANA ROLLING THUNDER" ARE STAMPED INTO THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RECESSED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS.

ACCESSION GROUP

VIVE-00242

RECORD COPONENT QTY

12

ASSOCIATED ITEM TEXT

Text of the stamped inscriptions upon the obverse object surfaces of COMPONENTS (A - H) is transcribed in full, as follows: [COMPONENT (A), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "CHOMEL / CHARLES D. / 21E-L87 / INDIANA ROLLING THUNDER" / [COMPONENT (B), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "LAUTZENHEISER / MICHAEL / 2W-L51 / INDIANA ROLLING THUNDER" / [COMPONENT (C), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "KUHLMAN JR. / ROBERT J. / 34W-L25 / INDIANA ROLLING THUNDER" / [COMPONENT (D), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "STUCKEY JR. / JOHN S. / 29E-L77 / INDIANA ROLLING THUNDER" / [COMPONENT (E), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "LYON / JAMES M. / 14W-L104 / INDIANA ROLLING THUNDER" / [COMPONENT (F), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "MOORE / RALPH E. / 19E-L29 / INDIANA ROLLING THUNDER" / [COMPONENT (G), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "HEITMAN / STEVEN W. / 44E-L39 / INDIANA ROLLING THUNDER" / [COMPONENT (H), obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "LAMBTON / BENNIE R. / 8E-L47 / INDIANA ROLLING THUNDER"

ITEM DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT

Item Weight: 5.5g (Weight of COMPONENT (A) & ball chain only)
Item Length: 2.8cm
Item Width: 5.0cm
Item Depth: 0.1cm (Thickness)