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 15312

ACCESSION DATE

10/27/2009

ASSOCIATED NAMES ON THE WALL
ITEM SUMMARY

Commemorative POW*MIA bracelet dedicated to U.S. Army Second Lieutenant (2LT) and Nurse Elizabeth Ann Jones. The bracelet bears an engraved dedication reading, " "Fallen Angel" ", as well as inscriptions specifying 2LT Jones' military rank, name, branch of service, killed in action (KIA) date, Vietnam Veterans Memorial (VVM) Wall location information, & home state of record which read, "2nd LT. ELIZABETH ANN JONES USA / KIA 2-18-66 PANEL 5E LINE 47 / SC". Additional engraved inscriptions upon the bracelet graphically depict the American eagle from the Great Seal of the United States and The Wall in Washington, D.C. The artifact was left at The Wall by an anonymous donor between September - October 2009.

ITEM DESCRIPTION

COMMEMORATIVE POW*MIA BRACELET DEDICATED TO U.S. ARMY SECOND LIEUTENANT (2LT) AND NURSE ELIZABETH ANN JONES. 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 THE DEDICATION, " "FALLEN ANGEL" ", AS WELL AS 2LT JONES' MILITARY RANK, NAME, BRANCH OF SERVICE, KILLED IN ACTION (KIA) DATE, & VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL (VVM) WALL LOCATION INFORMATION, "2ND LT. ELIZABETH ANN JONES USA / KIA 2-18-66 PANEL 5E LINE 47". TO THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THIS ENGRAVED INSCRIPTION AT THE EXTERIOR, OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE OF THE BRACELET A GRAPHIC REPRESENTATION OF THE AMERICAN EAGLE FROM THE GREAT SEAL OF THE UNITED STATES (I.E. A SHIELD IN CHIEF WITH STRIPES UPON A SUPPORTER COMPRISED OF A BALD EAGLE WITH WINGS SPREAD AND FACING TO THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE, WHILE CLUTCHING A BUNDLE OF THIRTEEN (13) ARROWS IN ITS LEFT TALON AND AN OLIVE BRANCH IN ITS RIGHT TALON) IS ENGRAVED DIRECTLY ABOVE THE ENGRAVED PHRASE, "U.S. ARMY". TO THE PROPER LEFT-HAND SIDE OF THE ENGRAVED INSCRIPTION AT THE EXTERIOR, OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE OF THE BRACELET A GRAPHIC REPRESENTATION OF THE VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL (VVM) IN WASHINGTON, D.C. IS ENGRAVED DIRECTLY ABOVE THE ENGRAVED PHRASES, " "THE WALL" / WASHINGTON, DC". AN ADDITIONAL INSCRIPTION ENGRAVED UPON THE EXTERIOR, REVERSE OBJECT SURFACE OF THE BRACELET BEARS THE TWO (2) LETTER ABBREVIATION FOR 2LT JONES' HOME STATE OF RECORD, "SC".

ACCESSION GROUP

VIVE-00245

RECORD COPONENT QTY

1

ASSOCIATED ITEM TEXT

Text of the engraved inscriptions upon the obverse & reverse object surfaces is transcribed in full, as follows: [Exterior, center, obverse object surface, engraved inscription] " "Fallen Angel" / 2nd LT. ELIZABETH ANN JONES USA / KIA 2-18-66 PANEL 5E LINE 47" / [Exterior, proper right-hand side, obverse object surface, engraved inscription] "U.S. ARMY" / [Exterior, proper left-hand side, obverse object surface, engraved inscription] " "THE WALL" / WASHINGTON, DC" / [Exterior, reverse object surface, engraved inscription] "SC"

ITEM DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT

Item Weight: 33.4g
Item Width: 1.9cm
Item Depth: 7.1cm (Diameter) / 22.3cm (Circumference) / 5.8cm (Depth)