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WE MUST NEVER FORGET…
More than sixty years ago, Americans answered their country’s call to fight the spread of communism at the 38th parallel in Korea.
The Korean War would last for three years and would claim the lives of more than 36,000 Americans, with an additional 8,000 still missing today.
It’s been more than six decades sine the Korean War ended. In the ensuring years since 1953, the Korean War has often been referred to as the “forgotten war.” it may be called the forgotten war, but the war in Korea will forever be remembered by the men and women who served their country, and by Americans from all walks of life who respect and honor the sacrifices made by those who were called to duty.
It is in their honor that America Remembers, in cooperation with the Veterans of Foreign Wars, proudly presents the VFW Korean War Tribute Pistol, a handsomely decorated firearm featuring symbols and events from the war.
For over 100 years VFW has been vigilant in its effort to ensure rights, recognition and remembrance for America veterans. America Remembers is proud to team withthe VFW to create a lasting Tribute to honor those who served in Korea. For this Tribute, we agreed there was only one appropriate firearm – the classic military sidearm of the 20th century, the Colt .45 pistol. Each Tribute is a working Colt .45 ACP caliber pistol, decorated in a combination of 24-karat gold and nickel by craftsmen commissioned specifically for the Tribute by America Remembers.
The right side of the slide features the dates 1950-1953 above the title “Korean War,” flanked by a tank and artillery piece. The artwork on both sides is framed by elegant scrollwork in the tradition of the finest firearms. The POW-MIA insignia is also featured on both sides, honoring those unaccounted for after the war. The top of the slide features artwork symbolizing all branches of the Armed Forces, along with the VFW’s logo and motto, “We’d Do Anything For This Country.”
On the slide’s left side, you will find a map of North and South Korea with the symbolic 38th parallel dividing the two, surrounded by the names of ridges where many of the battles took place. A banner with the legend “VFW Korean War Tribute” and the VFW logo are prominently featured. Fighter jets were first used in combat during the Korean War, and two jets are shown on the slide. Also depicted is a column of advancing American G.I.’s and a helicopter. All artwork is featured in a combination of 24-karat gold and nickel with a mirror-polished blued background. Craftsmen specifically commissioned by America Remembers decorate each Tribute.
It’s been more than 50 years since the end of the Korean War. In recent years, America honored those who served in Korea with the opening of the Korean War Veterans Memorial, a National Memorial in Washington, D.C. Countless articles and television commentaries have reported on the brave warriors who answered the call to duty far from home, and the Nation has vowed not to forget all those who served. This long overdue recognition was given to all those who served so bravely in America’s first armed battle against Communist forces, including the more than 36,000 killed and the 8,000 still listed as missing in action.
As we now look back a half-century, it becomes clear just how important a turning point the Korean War was for America – as well as the rest of the world. This powerful Tribute is crafted to endure as a treasured family heirloom, reminding future generations of the valor and courage displayed by the many brave Americans who put their lives on the line for freedom. Join us as we remember those who served to keep America and the rest of the world free from the forces of communism.
Optional Display Case
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