From the collection of the National Park Service, National Mall and Memorial Parks.
tags, commemorative service identification
Two (2) non-military issue, commemorative service identification tags, also referred to as, "dog tags", dedicated to U.S. Army Corporal (CPL) Alfredo Edwardo Aviles. Both dog tags bear the name & remembrance, "ALFREDO AVILES / IN LOVE AND MEMORY" stamped upon the obverse object surface. The artifacts were left at The Wall affixed to a metal ball chain by an anonymous donor between June - August 1988.
TWO (2) NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAGS, ALSO REFERRED TO AS, "DOG TAGS", DEDICATED TO U.S. ARMY CORPORAL (CPL) ALFREDO EDWARDO AVILES. EACH 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 LEFT-HAND SIDE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE. THE NAME & REMEMBRANCE, "ALFREDO AVILES / IN LOVE AND MEMORY" IS STAMPED INTO THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACES OF BOTH DOG TAGS IN RECESSED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS. BOTH DOG TAGS ARE PRESENTLY AFFIXED TO A SILVER COLORED METAL BALL CHAIN STRUNG THROUGH THE HOLES PUNCHED AT THE CENTER OF THE PROPER LEFT-HAND EDGES OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACES OF EACH TAG.
Text of the stamped inscriptions upon the obverse object surfaces of both (2) dog tags are identical and are transcribed in full, as follows: [Dog tags, obverse object surfaces, stamped inscription] "ALFREDO AVILES / IN LOVE AND MEMORY"
Item Weight: 15.8g (Collective weight of both (2) dog tags & metal ball chain)
Item Length: 2.8cm
Item Width: 5.0cm
Item Depth: 0.1cm (Thickness)