Honoring Vietnam Veterans
They came from all over the country, from all walks of life, to answer the call of duty. They left home and fought for freedom in an unknown country, on the other side of the world. They served with courage, honor and commitment against an elusive enemy. In the dense jungles, rice paddies, and acres of swampy grasslands, danger lurked with every step, on every patrol, within cities and inside every remote village. Few generations have faced a more daunting challenge. Few are more deserving of our gratitude and respect.
America’s involvement in Vietnam spanned three decades. It’s estimated that more than 2,500,000 Americans served. More than 58,000 lost their lives, and another 365,000 were wounded. All those who served with valor and bravery in Vietnam deserve their honored place in American history. From the Mekong Delta to the bustling capital of Saigon, from the Central Highlands to the DMZ, America’s rank and file service members fought with courage and loyalty. Now, it’s time to salute them.
A Classic Firearm to Honor Vietnam Veterans
America Remembers is proud to issue the Mort Künstler Vietnam War Tribute Pistol. This historic Tribute is issued on a working Colt® Government Model® .45 caliber pistol, featuring artwork based on six Vietnam paintings by acclaimed American artist, Mort Künstler.
No firearm in history can boast a more impressive record of American military service than the Colt .45. It was a trusted firearm for those who served in Vietnam, especially with the unpredictable terrain in an unknown country divided by decades of bitter history. The jungles were brutally hot and humid, the days long and tedious and filled with uncertainty and danger. This stunning presentation firearm is a lasting tribute to those who served bravely in Vietnam.
Each pistol is decorated by craftsmen commissioned specifically for this edition by America Remembers. Both sides of the slide are polished and decorated in lustrous 24-karat gold and gleaming nickel with blackened patinaed highlights to accentuate the details of the artwork. The hammer, slide stop, thumb safety, barrel bushing, grip screws, and magazine release are all also decorated in 24-karat gold.
Secure Your Piece of Vietnam History
The Mort Künstler Vietnam War Tribute Pistol is issued in a limited edition of only 500 Tributes, and is available exclusively from America Remembers. With millions of Americans so personally connected to the Vietnam War, we expect demand for this Tribute to be strong. Reserve yours today to ensure that you are among the limited number of collectors who will be able to welcome this exclusive issue into their collection. For those who served in that faraway country, and for those who wish to honor them, this Tribute captures scenes from Vietnam that will be familiar to the many veterans who served.
Nothing was easy about the Vietnam War. Even if you weren’t there, you remember the constant coverage on the nightly news, and you remember the sacrifice of those brave Americans who served. Perhaps your brother or father served. Or maybe another family member, friend, neighbor, or co-worker is your connection to Vietnam. You may know someone who lost their life in Vietnam serving our country. Let us never forget their sacrifice. Reserve your Mort Künstler Vietnam War Tribute Pistol today, and pass down this Tribute in remembrance for generations to come.
The right side of the pistol features three paintings from Mort Kunstler. To the right, a firefight takes place behind a marshy bank of high grass, where medics attend to wounded men. Those who served as medics heroically risked their lives to care for those who were injured in combat.
The center image features Americans in a patrol boat. The men on the boat guard and defend against an attack from the shore. Danger was ever-present on the Mekong Delta, especially with the dense cover provided by the grasslands and swamps on the riverbanks. To the far right, you’ll find LEST WE FORGET, NONE COULD HAVE DONE IT BETTER scrolled inside a banner. Behind this background is the bamboo and elephant grass that were so much a part of the everyday landscape for soldiers.
To the left of the center image is the painting Indiana Rangers, which represents members of the Company D, 151st Infantry division, one of the Guard units deployed to Vietnam, on duty in the jungle. Mort Künstler’s signature symbolizes his approval of this honorable Tribute to our veterans.
Featured as the center image on the left side of the slide, American ground forces fire into the chaotic blaze of battle, causing enemy forces to flee. The scene to the right features a combat scene depicting a battle in the thick elephant grass, which can grow as tall as seven feet in Vietnam. This grass covers hundreds of meters of jungle terrain and grows in clumps under the trees along riverbanks, with edges that can cut like razors.
To the far left, three Americans fire from— and jump from— a helicopter flying close to a swampy marsh, with a field of grass and long tree line in the distance, capturing a tense moment as the warriors aboard the helicopter fire at the Viet Cong amid the grassy swampland. At the muzzle end, you’ll find the banner, HONORING ALL THOSE WHO SERVED IN VIETNAM. In front of the hammer is a map of Vietnam with bamboo in the background.
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Optional Display Case
An optional, luxuriously lined, custom-built wooden display case with locking glass lid is
available for purchase to protect your Tribute.
Since the “Mort Kunstler Vietnam War Tribute Pistol” is a working Colt® .45 pistol, we will arrange delivery through a licensed firearms dealer of your choice. (Not available in California, Maryland or Massachusetts)
I wish to reserve the “Mort Kunstler Vietnam War Tribute Pistol”, a working Colt .45 pistol, at the current issue price of $2,195.* Each Tribute is numbered within the edition limit of 500, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Thirty-day return privilege.
Please charge my credit card a deposit of $195 per pistol. I will pay the balance at the rate of $100 per month, with no interest or carrying charge.
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