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At a time when America is honoring
its heroes as never before -
and expressing heartfelt gratitude
to all those who put their lives on the line
for their country - it seems fitting that
we pay tribute to those brave warriors who served in America's longest
|Our involvement in Vietnam
spanned three decades, from the 50's to the 70's and it is estimated that
more than 2,500,000 Americans served in Vietnam. Just as their
parents and family members had in previous wars, the young American
warriors who served in Vietnam put their lives on the line in support of
freedom and liberty, and served with courage and valor under very
difficult conditions. Their sacrifices were great and in the course
of nearly two decades of conflict, some 58,000 Americans lost their lives
in Vietnam, and another 365,000 were wounded.
In this spirit, it is fitting that we pay tribute to those who served in
America's longest war, particularly in light of recent events, both on
American soil and far from home. Threats to America have
strengthened our resolve to preserve our liberty and to appreciate those
who have put their lives on the line to defend our way of life. The
spirit of patriotism is running strong in America these days. As a
nation, we are finding many ways to honor those who have served in our
armed forces, bravely upholding the principles upon which our great nation
The right side depicts a River Patrol Boat cruising past high jungle trees
with the American flag flying high and two machine guns at the ready.
A soldier in the field talks on a radio and directs the aerial attack on
two F-4C "Phantom II" fighter jets. Also depicted is a map of
Vietnam with the legend "VFW Vietnam War Tribute."
Officially Authorized by the Veterans
of Foreign Wars
The slide's left side portrays UH-1B Gunships, American soldiers on the
move, and soldiers loading artillery into 105-mm howitzers protected by
sandbags at a base camp with a CH-47 Chinook ready to airdrop another
howitzer to the men on the ground.
An elegant display case is included
with each VFW Vietnam War Tribute Pistol. It is a handsome, luxuriously
lined display case with a brass identification plaque.
Caliber: .45 ACP
Barrel Length: 5"
Edition Limit: 300
Decoration: Each Tribute pistol is decorated by craftsmen
specifically commissioned by America Remembers.
Since the VFW Vietnam War Tribute Pistol is a working Colt® Government Model®
.45 Pistol, we will arrange delivery through a licensed firearms dealer of