From the collection of the National Park Service, National Mall and Memorial Parks.
Handmade poster dedicated to U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Charles Edward Cappelli. The poster bears a photocopied black & white photographic reproduction of Lt Col Cappelli wearing civilian (possibly prisoner of war (POW)) clothing, as well as a handwritten dedication specifying his military rank, name, Department of Defense (DoD) casualty designation, & casualty date, "MJR. Charles Cappelli / MIA: November 17, 1967". The artifact was left at The Wall by an anonymous donor between October - November 1987.
HANDMADE POSTER DEDICATED TO U.S. AIR FORCE LIEUTENANT COLONEL (LT COL) CHARLES EDWARD CAPPELLI. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF TWO (2) SEPARATE BUT IDENTICAL RECTANGULARLY SHAPED SHEETS OF WHITE, UNLINED POSTER STOCK AFFIXED TO THE OBVERSE AND REVERSE OBJECT SURFACES OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, BROWN CARDBOARD SUBSTRATE VIA STRIPS OF CLEAR, ADHESIVE SCOTCH TAPE. BOTH (2) SHEETS, AS WELL AS THE CARDBOARD SUBSTRATE, ARE PRESENTLY ENCASED WITHIN TRANSLUCENT THERMOPLASTIC. THE POSTER DESIGN IS IDENTICAL AT THE OBVERSE AND REVERSE OBJECT SURFACES AND IS COMPRISED OF A PHOTOCOPIED BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHIC REPRODUCTION (PORTRAIT ORIENTATION) AT THE CENTER OF THE SHEET DEPICTING LT COL CAPPELLI BAREHEADED, WEARING CIVILIAN (POSSIBLY PRISONER OF WAR (POW)) CLOTHING, AND STARING DIRECTLY AT THE VIEWER. THE MILITARY RANK, NAME, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DoD) CASUALTY DESIGNATION, & CASUALTY DATE, "MJR. CHARLES CAPPELLI / MIA: NOVEMBER 17, 1967" IS HANDWRITTEN IN BLACK MARKER AND BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS IN TWO (2) SEPARATE LINES IMMEDIATELY BELOW THE PHOTOGRAPHIC REPRODUCTION.
Text of the handwritten inscriptions upon the obverse & reverse object surfaces is transcribed in full, as follows: [Obverse object surface, handwritten inscription] "MJR. Charles Cappelli / MIA: November 17, 1967" / [Reverse object surface, handwritten inscription] "MJR. Charles Cappelli / MIA: November 17, 1967"
Item Weight: 100.0g
Item Length: 45.9cm
Item Width: 29.9cm