bracelet, commemorative POW*MIA
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From the collection of the National Park Service, National Mall and Memorial Parks.

bracelet, commemorative POW*MIA

CATALOG NUMBER

VIVE 03187

ACCESSION DATE

11/14/1989

ASSOCIATED NAMES ON THE WALL
ITEM SUMMARY

Commemorative POW*MIA bracelet dedicated to U.S. Air Force Captain (Capt) Neil Stanley Bynum. The bracelet bears engraved inscriptions specifying Capt Bynum's military rank, name, & casualty date which read, "CAPT. NEIL BYNUM / 10-26-69". The artifact was left at The Wall by an anonymous donor in November 1989.

ITEM DESCRIPTION

COMMEMORATIVE POW*MIA BRACELET DEDICATED TO U.S. AIR FORCE CAPTAIN (CAPT) NEIL STANLEY BYNUM. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A FLAT STRIP OF RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, POLISHED ALUMINUM [?] METAL WITH ROUNDED ENDS BENT INTO A ROUGHLY CIRCULAR SHAPE TO FORM A BRACELET. AN ENGRAVED INSCRIPTION (IN-FILLED IN BLACK) AT THE EXTERIOR, OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE OF THE BRACELET BEARS CAPT BYNUM'S MILITARY RANK, NAME, & CASUALTY DATE, "CAPT. NEIL BYNUM / 10-26-69", WHILE A SECONDARY INSCRIPTION STAMPED UPON THE INTERIOR OBJECT SURFACE IN RECESSED BLOCK SCRIPT READS, "VIVA"; THEREBY INDICATING THAT THE BRACELET WAS CREATED & DISTRIBUTED BY VOICES IN VITAL AMERICA (VIVA), AND AS SUCH IS AMONG THE ORIGINAL SUCH ITEMS PRODUCED.

ACCESSION GROUP

VIVE-00069

RECORD COPONENT QTY

1

ASSOCIATED ITEM TEXT

Text of the engraved & stamped inscriptions upon the various object surfaces is transcribed in full, as follows: [Exterior, obverse object surface, engraved inscription] "CAPT. NEIL BYNUM / 10-26-69" / [Interior, reverse object surface, stamped inscription] "VIVA"

ITEM DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT

Item Weight: 14.4g
Item Width: 1.3cm
Item Depth: 6.5cm (Diameter) / 20.4cm (Circumference) / 6.4cm (Depth)

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT ON bracelet, commemorative POW*MIA
POSTED ON 1.30.2021
POSTED BY: Karen Blomgren
When I was young I wore his name. I never knew what happened until I looked his name up today. I'm sad all over again.
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