From the collection of the National Park Service, National Mall and Memorial Parks.
Handwritten note dedicated to U.S. Army First Lieutenant (1LT) and nurse Sharon Ann Lane. The note is from "Barbara Greenberg, R.N. / Former Major USAR," a fellow Vietnam nurse and member of the 312th Evac Hospital Unit. The note references the donation (in a spirit of peace) of an assemblage of military issue insignia with which the note is associated (VIVE (30808 & 1510 - 1513)) and which MAJ Greenberg left for 1LT Lane as symbols of the war in which she lost her life. The artifact was left at The Wall by former U.S. Army Reserve Major (MAJ) Barbara Greenberg as part of a larger assemblage of artifacts (VIVE (30808 & 1510 - 1513)) on August 3, 1985.
HANDWRITTEN NOTE DEDICATED TO U.S. ARMY FIRST LIEUTENANT (1LT) AND HOSPITAL NURSE SHARON ANN LANE. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A HANDWRITTEN NOTE IN BLACK INK AND CURSIVE SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS UPON A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED SHEET OF PURPLE GRAPH PAPER. THE NOTE IS ADDRESSED TO, "SHARON" IS FROM, "BARBARA GREENBERG, R.N.", IS DATED, "8/3/85", AND REFERENCES AN ASSEMBLAGE OF MILITARY ISSUE INSIGNIA LEFT WITH THE NOTE AND OFFERED TO 1LT LANE AS SYMBOLS OF THE VIETNAM WAR FROM ONE NURSE WHO SERVED WITH THE 312TH EVAC HOSPITAL IN VIETNAM TO ANOTHER IN THE SPIRIT OF PEACE. TURNER BOOK, PG. 101. THE OBJECT IS ASSOCIATED WITH VIVE (30808 & 1510 - 1513).
Text of handwritten note is transcribed in full, as follows: "8/3/85 / Sharon: / I leave with you symbols of the war you lost your life in. / I am a nurse, like you and a former member of the 312 Evac Hospital Unit. / I now work for peace so that young women & men will never have to lose their lives again. / May God rest your soul. / Barbara Greenberg, R.N. / Former Major USAR"
Item Weight: 3.9g
Item Length: 22.75cm
Item Width: 15.75cm