flag, United States national
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From the collection of the National Park Service, National Mall and Memorial Parks.

flag, United States national

CATALOG NUMBER

VIVE 03531

ACCESSION DATE

07/08/1986

ASSOCIATED NAMES ON THE WALL
ITEM SUMMARY

United States national flag, also referred to as an "American" flag, dedicated to U.S. Army Specialist 4 (SP4) James Daniel Aguilar. A handwritten inscription upon the white stripes of the flag reads, "JAME [sic] DANIEL "ROOK" AGUILAR / LOVE MOM - DAD - MIKE CENTRAL HEIGHTS / GLOBE AZ". The artifact was left at The Wall by the family of SP4 Aguilar between June - July 1986.

ITEM DESCRIPTION

UNITED STATES NATIONAL FLAG, ALSO REFERRED TO AS AN ÔÇťAMERICAN" FLAG, DEDICATED TO U.S. ARMY SPECIALIST 4 (SP4) JAMES DANIEL AGUILAR. THE OBJECT IS COMPRISED OF RED, WHITE, AND BLUE POLYESTER-BLEND [?] FABRIC WITH A BLUE CANTON CONTAINING FIFTY (50) WHITE, FIVE (5)-POINTED STARS, A FIELD OR GROUND BEARING THIRTEEN (13) ALTERNATING, HORIZONTAL RED AND WHITE STRIPES, AND A HOIST EDGE AFFIXED TO A LENGTH OF WOODEN DOWEL (APPROX. 55.5CM) VIA TWO (2) METAL STAPLES WHICH SERVES AS A FLAGPOLE OR STAFF. AFFIXED TO THE UPPER END OF THE DOWEL IS A GOLD POLY-PLASTIC STAFF ORNAMENT OR FINIAL. HANDWRITTEN IN BLACK INK AND BLOCK SCRIPT UPON THE WHITE STRIPES OF THE GROUND OR FIELD IS AN INSCRIPTION READING, "JAME [sic] DANIEL "ROOK" AGUILAR / LOVE MOM - DAD - MIKE CENTRAL HEIGHTS / GLOBE AZ".

ACCESSION GROUP

VIVE-00025

RECORD COPONENT QTY

1

ASSOCIATED ITEM TEXT

Text of the handwritten inscription upon the obverse object surface is transcribed in full, as follows: " JAME [sic] DANIEL "ROOK" AGUILAR / LOVE MOM - DAD - MIKE CENTRAL HEIGHTS / GLOBE AZ"

ITEM DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT

Item Weight: 17.5g
Item Length: 55.5cm
Item Width: 27.0cm
Item Depth: 0.5cm (Diameter of dowel)