From the collection of the National Park Service, National Mall and Memorial Parks.
bracelet, commemorative POW*MIA
Commemorative POW*MIA bracelet dedicated to U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Kenneth Keith Knabb, Jr. The bracelet bears engraved inscriptions specifying LCDR Knabb, Jr.'s military rank, name, & casualty date which read, "LCDR KENNETH KNABB JR. / 10-68". The artifact was left at The Wall by an anonymous donor in October 1986.
COMMEMORATIVE POW*MIA BRACELET DEDICATED TO U.S. NAVY LIEUTENANT COMMANDER (LCDR) KENNETH KEITH KNABB, JR. 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 AT THE EXTERIOR, OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE OF THE BRACELET BEARS LCDR KNABB, JR.'S MILITARY RANK, NAME, & CASUALTY DATE, "LCDR KENNETH KNABB JR. / 10-68", 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.
Text of the engraved & stamped inscriptions upon the various object surfaces is transcribed in full, as follows: [Exterior, obverse object surface, engraved inscription] "LCDR KENNETH KNABB JR. / 10-68" / [Interior, reverse object surface, stamped inscription] "VIVA ™"
Item Weight: 19.3g
Item Width: 1.3cm
Item Depth: 7.0cm (Diameter) / 22.0cm (Circumference) / 5.5cm (Depth)