note, handwritten
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From the collection of the National Park Service, National Mall and Memorial Parks.

note, handwritten

CATALOG NUMBER

VIVE 16061

ACCESSION DATE

11/24/1987

ASSOCIATED NAMES ON THE WALL
ITEM SUMMARY

Handwritten note dedicated to U.S. Army Specialist 5 (SP5) Everett Eugene DeLong, Jr. The note is composed upon a Vietnam Veterans Memorial (VVM) Wall rubbing sheet and reads, "Coral Gables Class Reunion / 20th Year / Remembers you DeLong!" The artifact was left at The Wall by an anonymous donor(s) between October - November 1987.

ITEM DESCRIPTION

HANDWRITTEN NOTE DEDICATED TO U.S. ARMY SPECIALIST 5 (SP5) EVERETT EUGENE DELONG, JR. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A NOTE HANDWRITTEN IN BLACK INK AND BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS UPON THE CENTER OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE OF A VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL (VVM) WALL RUBBING SHEET. THE WALL RUBBING SHEET CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED SHEET OF WHITE, UNLINED PAPER WITH A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, BLACK PRINTED BORDER AND THE DATES OF AMERICAN INVOLVEMENT IN THE VIETNAM WAR, "1959" AND, "1975" PRINTED IN BLACK INK AND ARABIC NUMERALS WITH AN ACCOMPANYING QUOTATION FOR EACH PRINTED IN BLACK INK AND BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS AT THE UPPER, PROPER LEFT-HAND AND LOWER, PROPER RIGHT-HAND CORNERS OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE, RESPECTIVELY. ALONG THE LOWER EDGE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE ARE TWO (2) FIELDS PRE-PRINTED IN BLACK INK AND BLOCK SCRIPT FOR, "PANEL #______" AND "LINE #______", RESPECTIVELY. A NOTE HANDWRITTEN IN BLACK INK AND BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS UPON THE CENTER OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE READS, "CORAL GABLES CLASS REUNION / 20TH YEAR / REMEMBERS YOU DELONG!" ACCORDING TO VIVE CATALOG NOTES PREPARED BY MRCE COLLECTIONS STAFF, AN NPS RANGER'S TAG ORIGINALLY DISCOVERED WITH THE ARTIFACT READ, "11/85 NOTE".

ACCESSION GROUP

VIVE-00046

RECORD COPONENT QTY

1

ASSOCIATED ITEM TEXT

Text of the printed & handwritten Inscriptions upon the obverse object surface is transcribed in full, as follows: [Obverse object surface, upper, proper left-hand corner, printed inscription] "1959 / IN HONOR OF THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES WHO SERVED IN THE VIETNAM WAR, THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES AND OF THOSE WHO REMAIN MISSING ARE INSCRIBED IN THE ORDER THEY WERE TAKEN FROM US." / [Obverse object surface, lower, proper right-hand corner, printed inscription] "1975 / OUR NATION HONORS THE COURAGE, SACRIFICE AND DEVOTION TO DUTY AND COUNTRY OF ITS VIETNAM VETERANS. / THIS MEMORIAL WAS BUILT WITH PRIVATE CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. / NOVEMBER 11, 1982" / [Obverse object surface, lower edge, printed inscriptions] "Panel #______ / Line #______" / [Obverse object surface, handwritten inscriptions] "Coral Gables Class Reunion / 20th Year / Remembers you DeLong!"

ITEM DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT

Item Weight: 2.4g
Item Length: 10.8cm
Item Width: 27.5cm