bracelet, commemorative
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From the collection of the National Park Service, National Mall and Memorial Parks.

bracelet, commemorative

CATALOG NUMBER

VIVE 09464

ACCESSION DATE

03/07/1994

ITEM SUMMARY

Metal commemorative bracelet dedicated to U.S. Air Force Captain (Capt) and nurse Mary Therese Klinker. The bracelet bears engraved representations of the U.S. Air Force emblem and Vietnam Veterans Memorial (VVM), as well as Capt Klinker's branch of service, rank, hometown of record, birth/casualty dates, and VVM Wall location information. The artifact was left by an anonymous donor as part of a larger assemblage of bracelets (VIVE (9465 - 9471)) affixed to a tree near the Vietnam Women's Memorial (VWM) between December 1993 - March 1994.

ITEM DESCRIPTION

METAL COMMEMORATIVE BRACELET DEDICATED TO U.S. AIR FORCE CAPTAIN (CAPT) AND NURSE MARY THERESE KLINKER. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A FLAT STRIP OF RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, GOLD COLORED, POLISHED METAL (LIKELY ALUMINUM [?]) WITH SQUARED ENDS, BENT INTO A ROUGHLY CIRCULAR SHAPE TO FUNCTION AS A BRACELET. AT THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE EXTERIOR, OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IS AN ENGRAVING REPRESENTING THE OFFICIAL U.S. AIR FORCE SEAL, IN-FILLED WITH BLACK COLORATION FOR LEGIBILITY. A SIMILAR ENGRAVING IS OBSERVED AT THE PROPER LEFT-HAND SIDE OF THE EXTERIOR, OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE REPRESENTING THE VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL (VVM) ABOVE THE WALL LOCATION INFORMATION, "1W LINE 122", WHICH IS ENGRAVED IN BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS AND ALSO IN-FILLED FOR LEGIBILITY. A FINAL ENGRAVED, IN-FILLED INSCRIPTION IS CENTERED BETWEEN THE TWO (2) PREVIOUS ENGRAVINGS AT THE CENTER OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE, IS DEDICATED TO U.S. AIR FORCE CAPTAIN (CAPT) AND NURSE MARY THERESE KLINKER, AND BEARS HER BRANCH OF SERVICE, RANK, HOMETOWN OF RECORD, AND BIRTH/CASUALTY DATES ENGRAVED IN BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS. TURNER BOOK, PG. 232. THE OBJECT WAS ORIGINALLY DISCOVERED AFFIXED TO A TREE LEFT NEAR THE VIETNAM WOMEN'S MEMORIAL (VWM) ALONG WITH SEVERAL SIMILAR AND ASSOCIATED OBJECTS (VIVE (9465 - 9471)).

ACCESSION GROUP

VIVE-00125

RECORD COPONENT QTY

1

ASSOCIATED ITEM TEXT

Text of the engraved inscriptions at the exterior, obverse object surface is transcribed in full, as follows: "1W LINE 122 / THIS TREE IS DEDICATED TO / MARY THERESE KLINKER / CAPT U.S.A.F. LAFAYETTE IN / OCT 3, 1947 - APR 9, 1975"

ITEM DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT

Item Weight: 11.8g
Item Length: 17.0cm
Item Width: 2.5cm

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT ON bracelet, commemorative
POSTED ON 12.25.2016
POSTED BY: Mike Burgess
I have a pow/mia braclet with Cpt. Klinkers name on it and I would like to get it to one of her relation.
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