tag, commemorative service identification
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From the collection of the National Park Service, National Mall and Memorial Parks.

tag, commemorative service identification

CATALOG NUMBER

VIVE 29171

ACCESSION DATE

05/12/1998

ASSOCIATED NAMES ON THE WALL
ITEM SUMMARY

Non-military issue, commemorative service identification tag, also referred to as a, "dog tag", dedicated to U.S. Marine Corps Private First Class (PFC) Carl John Marino. The name, branch of military service, Department of Defense (DoD) casualty designation/date, hometown of record, & dedication, "MARINO CARL J / USMC KIA 5/7/68 / ENFIELD CT / WE REMEMBER" are stamped upon the obverse surface of the tag. The artifact was left at The Wall affixed to two (2) metal ball chains along with a faux plant leaf by anonymous donors in May 1998.

ITEM DESCRIPTION

NON-MILITARY ISSUE, COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE IDENTIFICATION TAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS A, "DOG TAG", DEDICATED TO U.S. MARINE CORPS PRIVATE FIRST CLASS (PFC) CARL JOHN MARINO. 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, BRANCH OF MILITARY SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD) CASUALTY DESIGNATION/DATE, HOMETOWN OF RECORD, & DEDICATION, "MARINO CARL J / USMC KIA 5/7/68 / ENFIELD CT / WE REMEMBER" ARE STAMPED INTO THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RECESSED BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS. THE DOG TAG IS PRESENTLY AFFIXED TO A SHORT LOOP OF SILVER COLORED METAL BALL CHAIN STRUNG THROUGH THE HOLE PUNCHED AT THE CENTER OF THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND EDGE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE, AND WHICH ITSELF IS AFFIXED TO A LONGER METAL BALL CHAIN. THE LONGER METAL BALL CHAIN IS WOUND AROUND, AND SUBSEQUENTLY AFFIXED TO, A GREEN NYLON FABRIC LEAF BEARING REPLICATED PLANT VEINS AND SERRATED EDGES.

ACCESSION GROUP

VIVE-00165

RECORD COPONENT QTY

4

ASSOCIATED ITEM TEXT

Text of the stamped inscription upon the obverse object surface of the dog tag is transcribed in full, as follows: [Obverse object surface, stamped inscription] "MARINO CARL J / USMC KIA 5/7/68 / ENFIELD CT / WE REMEMBER"

ITEM DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT

Item Weight: 12.5g (Collective weight of dog tag, ball chains, & fabric leaf)
Item Length: 2.8cm
Item Width: 5.0cm
Item Depth: 0.1cm (Thickness)