From the collection of the National Park Service, National Mall and Memorial Parks.
insignia, U.S. Army officer rank
Military issue, U.S. Army officer rank insignia- Major O-4 ((MAJ) full color) dedicated to U.S. Army First Lieutenant (1LT) and nurse Sharon Ann Lane and consisting of a single, gold colored, seven (7)-pointed stylized oak leaf point up. The artifact was left at The Wall by former U.S. Army Reserve Major (MAJ) Barbara Greenberg on August 3, 1985 as part of a larger assemblage of artifacts (VIVE (30808, 1509, 1510, 1512, & 1513)) which MAJ Greenberg left for 1LT Lane as symbols of the war in which she lost her life. (Source: U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), Officer Rank Insignia- http://www.defense.gov/about/insignias/officers.aspx)
MILITARY ISSUE, U.S. ARMY OFFICER RANK INSIGNIA- MAJOR O-4 ((MAJ) FULL COLOR) DEDICATED TO U.S. ARMY FIRST LIEUTENANT (1LT) AND NURSE SHARON ANN LANE. THE INSIGNIA CONSISTS OF A SINGLE, GOLD-COLORED, SEVEN (7)-POINTED STYLIZED OAK LEAF POINT UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE LOOP, WITH THE STEM OF THE LEAF FIVE-EIGHTH'S INCHES (5/8") FROM THE SLEEVE END OF THE LOOP. FURTHERMORE, THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE FEATURES PATTERNING CONSISTING OF HORIZONTAL STRIATIONS TO REPRESENT LEAF VEINING. THE INSIGNIA IS AFFIXED TO MILITARY DRESS VIA TWO (2) CLUTCHBACKS AT THE REVERSE OBJECT SURFACE. (SOURCE: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD), OFFICER RANK INSIGNIA- HTTP://WWW.DEFENSE.GOV/ABOUT/INSIGNIAS/OFFICERS.ASPX) THE OBJECT IS ASSOCIATED WITH VIVE (30808, 1509, 1510, 1512, & 1513), AND MAY REPRESENT ONE (1) COMPONENT OF A TWO (2) COMPONENT SET ALONG WITH VIVE (1510).
Item Weight: 7.7g
Item Length: 3.0cm
Item Width: 2.75cm
Item Depth: 1.25cm (Thickness)