When John Wayne talked, people listened. And when he said, “we all owe a debt to the men who fight for our freedom”, you knew he meant it. After all, John Wayne didn’t make that kind of statement lightly – and his support of our troops was legendary.
Enduring sweltering heat and the ever-present dangers found in war zones, he brought the joy of home to countless troops in Vietnam, just as he had for their fathers decades earlier in the South Pacific during World War II. And while inspiring roles in movies such as Back to Bataan cemented John Wayne’s place in film history, he always wanted Americans to remember the real heroes: America’s soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines.
Starring in such classic World War II pictures as The Fighting Seabees (1944), Back to Bataan and They were Expendable (1945), Sands of Iwo Jima (1949), and The Longest Day (1962), he remains etched in minds and hearts everywhere.
Today, in remembrance of this distinguished American and legendary actor, America Remembers, with the authorization of John Wayne Enterprises, proudly presents the John Wayne Tribute to the Military Thompson. John Wayne always had the back of the American military. Because he knew they have always had ours. And just as John Wayne starred in many memorable screen roles – in war, the Thompson played a starring role of its own.
The Thompson – An American Firearm Legend
Throughout history a handful of weapons have changed the course of war, and in World War II the Thompson was one of those monumental weapons. After its introduction, it was referred to as “…the deadliest weapon, pound for pound, ever devised by man…” Every squeeze of the trigger could unleash a deadly swarm of .45 caliber rounds. Thompsons proved ferocious in the European theater and the island-hopping campaigns of the South Pacific.
In addition to firepower the Thompson also had staying power, remaining a close-quarter combat favorite for troops all the way through the Korean War, and even during the Vietnam War. There’s no doubt about it. The Thompson is truly an American icon and will always be remembered for its distinguished decades of service to the United States Armed Forces.
Both sides of the receiver are elegantly decorated with patriotic images that are close to the American fighting man’s heart, along with some of Duke’s most fondly remembered words of encouragement for us all.
The legendary performance of the Thompson has earned it a place of honor among history’s greatest firearms and among the brave servicemen who carried it. By acquiring your own John Wayne Tribute to the Military Thompson today you will help honor their lives and patriotism now, and for generations to come.
An Exclusive Edition – Order Now
Only 1,000 of the John Wayne Tribute to the Military Thompsons will be produced. Your Thompson comes with our 30-day guarantee of satisfaction. If you are not completely satisfied with your Tribute after personal inspection, you may return it to us in original, unfired condition within thirty days for a complete and courteous refund. We will arrange delivery of your working Thompson through a licensed firearms dealer of your choice. You do not need a special submachine gun license to own this magnificent firearm. In most communities, anyone who can own a standard hunting rifle can own the John Wayne Tribute to the Military Thompson. (Except in CA, CT, MD, NY).
The right side of the receiver features two more classic images of John Wayne. With a Thompson at the ready, he’s flanked by his famous quotes: “All battles are fought by scared men … who’d rather be someplace else!” and “We all owe a debt to the men who fight for our freedom.” Words that are as true today as the day he said them. On the right, there is a battle-worn helmet beneath a banner with a reminder that has never been more important for all Americans — “Freedom Is Never Free!” Craftsmen commissioned specifically by America Remembers have handsomely captured the details of the artwork in stunning 24-karat gold over a mirror-polished, deep blue steel background. As a final touch, the walnut stocks are polished and elegantly finished.
The left side of the receiver features a scene of John Wayne and troops moving forward, with a Thompson ready to unleash firepower on enemy soldiers. John Wayne famously said, “The American flag. The best flag God gave any country!” Featured in a banner, alongside Duke’s timeless admonition, “A man oughta do what he thinks is best!”
Since the John Wayne Tribute to the Military Thompson is a working Thompson semi-automatic submachine gun, we will arrange delivery through a licensed firearms dealer of your choice. You do not need a special license to own the historic firearm. Anyone who can own a standard hunting rifle can own this, in most communities. (Not available in California, Connecticut, Maryland or New York)
I wish to reserve the “John Wayne Tribute to the Military Thompson” a working Thompson semi-automatic submachine gun, at the current issue price of $2,995*. Each Thompson is numbered and registered within the limited edition of 1000 and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Thirty day return privilege.
Please charge my credit card a deposit of $195 per Thompson. I will pay the balance at the rate of $100 per month, with no interest or carrying charge.
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