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 03696

ACCESSION DATE

11/06/1990

ASSOCIATED NAMES ON THE WALL
ITEM SUMMARY

Commemorative POW*MIA bracelet dedicated to U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Charles Edward Cappelli. The bracelet bears engraved inscriptions specifying Lt Col Cappelli's military rank, name, & casualty date which read, "MAJ. CHARLES CAPPELLI / 11-17-67". The artifact was left at The Wall by an anonymous donor between September - November 1990.

ITEM DESCRIPTION

COMMEMORATIVE POW*MIA BRACELET DEDICATED TO U.S. AIR FORCE LIEUTENANT COLONEL (LT COL) CHARLES EDWARD CAPPELLI. 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 LT COL CAPPELLI'S MILITARY RANK, NAME, & CASUALTY DATE, "MAJ. CHARLES CAPPELLI / 11-17-67".

ACCESSION GROUP

VIVE-00076

RECORD COPONENT QTY

1

ASSOCIATED ITEM TEXT

Text of the engraved inscription upon the obverse object surface is transcribed in full, as follows: [Exterior, obverse object surface, engraved inscription] "MAJ. CHARLES CAPPELLI / 11-17-67"

ITEM DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT

Item Weight: 18.7g
Item Width: 1.3cm
Item Depth: 6.8cm (Diameter) / 21.4cm (Circumference) / 4.9cm (Depth)

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT ON bracelet, commemorative POW*MIA
POSTED ON 5.15.2019
POSTED BY: Cathy-Anna
I wore Maj. Charles Cappelli's bracelet as well. The bracelet was taken from me at the hospital when I had my appendix removed my junior year of high school. It was never returned. I always felt as if I let him down, but I never forgot his name or his service to our nation. Thank-you, sir.

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