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Honoring Those Who Served In Southeast Asia
During the Vietnam War there was a special breed of warrior, whose assignments were among the most dangerous. Their efforts served all the fighting men in Vietnam. They performed strategic reconnaissance. It meant high-risk duty deep in enemy territory, collecting intelligence, extracting downed pilots, POW rescue, spiking enemy supply caches, and striking at the enemy from within.
We know them as U.S. Army Special Forces, SEALS, Air Commandos, Force Recon, and SAS. Beyond these honored titles, and a handful of others, participants in Special Operations defy easy description. America Remembers is proud to honor all of these heroic warriors who served in Southeast Asia with a handsome Tribute issued on a legendary military sidearm, the Browning Hi-Power pistol in caliber 9mm Luger.
From launch sites inside Vietnam, such as Kham Duc, Phu Bai, and others, members of the Studies and Observations Group (SOG) served overtly behind enemy lines, often in very dangerous situations an in difficult terrain. Like their fathers and grandfathers before them, the young American warriors left behind the comforts of home for an uncertain fate on a far-off treacherous battlefield, putting their lives on the line in support of freedom and liberty, and serving with valor and distinction.
In Vietnam, the Browning 9mm Hi-Power was a favorite combat sidearm for SOG warriors who operated secretly behind enemy lines. It featured a large magazine capacity, and was rugged, reliable and effective.
The Special Operations Association Vietnam Tribute from America Remembers features dramatic and powerful artwork honoring those who served in Southeast Asia, and includes images that will certainly be familiar to those who served. Issued in a limited edition of only 250 pistols, the Tribute is authorized by the Special Operations Association.
The left side features the SOA logo, a banner reading “Special Operations Associations,” a recon team with several members disguised as NVA (note pith helmets), a special forces member with his suppressed M3 submachine gun, and a Montagnard returning from a mission. The Montagnard soldiers were trusted partners who played a pivotal role in numerous recon missions. Both sides of the slide feature the three lightning bolts of the U.S. Army Special Forces, representing the three methods of infiltration – land, sea, and air.
The right side features banners inscribed Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. Also prominently featured is a SOG member outfitted with detonation equipment for a quick demolition ambush, carrying his CAR-15, and a cross-border operations team returning from a successful mission, unwinding with their favorite beverage. Craftsmen specifically commissioned by America Remembers decorate each Tribute.
Top of slide features the SOA logo, a banner reading “Special Operations Association Tribute,” and a Huey picking up a recon team from behind enemy lines.
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The pistol honoring those who served in Southeast Asia is a truly inspiring tribute to America’s Special Operations warriors, those who fought, those who fell, and those still listed as missing in action. It is certain to be a treasured heirloom for those who served in Southeast Asia, and for all those Americans who want to remember the brave warriors who served our country.
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