POCKET BIBLE INSCRIBED BY ARMY MEDIC PART OF COLLECTION OF ITEMS LEFT AT VIETNAM MEMORIAL

Curator Duery Felton Jr. holds open a pocket Bible from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Collection at a National Park Service museum storehouse in Landover, Md., June 15. Dated Veterans Day 1986 and written by an Army medic, the inscription reads: “I carried this every day, on every mission. I leave it at The Wall in memory of my friends and our patients. Dale E. Lacher.” (CNS photo/Nancy Phelan Wiechec)