From the collection of the National Park Service, National Mall and Memorial Parks.
bracelet, commemorative POW*MIA
Broken commemorative POW*MIA bracelet dedicated to U.S. Air Force Colonel (Col) Warren Leroy Anderson. The bracelet bears engraved inscriptions specifying Col Anderson's military rank, name, & casualty date which read, "CAPT. WARREN ANDERSON / 4-26-66". The artifact was left at The Wall by an anonymous donor between March - May 2011.
BROKEN COMMEMORATIVE POW*MIA BRACELET DEDICATED TO U.S. AIR FORCE COLONEL (COL) WARREN LEROY ANDERSON. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF TWO (2) HALVES (1/2) COLLECTIVELY COMPRISING 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 COL ANDERSON''S MILITARY RANK, NAME, & CASUALTY DATE, "CAPT. WARREN ANDERSON / 4-26-66", 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] "CAPT. WARREN ANDERSON / 4-26-66" / [Interior, reverse object surface, stamped inscription] "VIVA ™"
Item Weight: 18.6g (Collective weight of both (2) halves (1/2))
Item Width: 1.3cm
Item Depth: 7.0cm (Diameter) / 22.0cm (Circumference) / 5.8cm (Depth)