Honoring All Those Who Served in Vietnam
Nothing about the Vietnam War was easy. Those who were there remember the swampy grasslands, rice paddies, dense jungles, the heat and an elusive enemy; a war that took place halfway around the world in a country divided by decades of bitter history. They came from all over the country, from all walks of life, to fight for freedom on the other side of the world. They answered this call of duty with valor, courage, honor and commitment. America’s involvement in Vietnam spanned many years, far longer than most wars. As a nation we owe all of our Vietnam Veterans a debt that can never be repaid.
America’s involvement spanned three decades and it’s estimated that more than 2,500,000 Americans served in Vietnam. More than 58,000 Americans made the ultimate sacrifice and another 365,000 were wounded. Those numbers are truly staggering, and America can never repay all those who honorably sacrificed and served.
As the United States officially marks its observance of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, we are proud to honor those who answered the call to duty. We can never repay the brave warriors who lost their lives and those who are still listed as missing in action. However, as Americans, we can come together to salute an entire generation of soldiers who sacrificed and served with honor and courage.
Now, to honor all those who served in the Vietnam War, America Remembers is proud to introduce the Vietnam Tribute to Valor Pistol. Issued in an exclusive edition limit of 1,000 Tributes, this handsome firearm captures the courage and sacrifice of all those who fought for freedom in Vietnam. In the tradition of fine presentation firearms, each Tribute is a museum-quality masterpiece. The craftsmen who have designed this Tribute went all out to provide a finish unlike any previous design. When you hold the pistol in your hands you’ll be amazed at the depth of the artwork including fine elegant scrollwork and a remarkable punch-dot background.
A Grateful Nation Remembers All Those Who Served
For this historic Tribute, America Remembers selected a working Colt® Government Model® .45 caliber pistol. Born for a combat role, the Colt .45 was the classic military firearm of the 20th century, a favorite sidearm of America’s military from World War I through Vietnam. Craftsmen commissioned specifically for this project by America Remembers decorate each pistol in sparkling 24-karat gold artwork with blackened patinaed highlights.
Few generations have faced a more daunting challenge than those who fought in Southeast Asia. When the nation called, they answered. They didn’t hesitate to put their lives on the line and give everything in defense of freedom.
Machined Steel Grips – A “First” From America Remembers
This Tribute features solid steel grips which have been designed and produced specifically for this Tribute. Each of the custom-made grips is CNC machined from a bar of solid steel and handsomely decorated with 24-karat gold and blackened patina for a spectacular new look. The extra weight from the steel also lowers the center of gravity which some believe stabilizes the sight, increasing accuracy and softening the recoil. This is the first time America Remembers has featured 24-karat gold decorated steel grips on a Tribute and we believe they will be extremely popular with collectors.
Featured on both sides of the slide is an elaborately detailed Asian dragon, a popular image in Vietnam representing the prosperity, power and nobility of the nation. This magnificent and powerful dragon extends gracefully across the slide and includes a banner on each side. On the left it reads, “Vietnam Tribute to Valor,” and on the right, “In Lasting Memory of Unequal Courage,” written in elaborate bamboo art. Both bamboo and dragons were featured on the Vietnam Service Medal, awarded to members of the Armed Forces who served in Vietnam.
Optional Display Case
An optional, high-quality, Display Case is also available. The locking glass lid protects against dust and unauthorized handling. The glass lid locks with a brass key, and the case liner is custom-contoured to securely hold your pistol in place.
Honor Vietnam Veterans with this Exclusive Offer
This Vietnam Tribute to Valor Pistol is issued in a strictly limited edition of only 1,000 Tributes, available exclusively from America Remembers. Each pistol is individually numbered and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. With millions of Americans personally connected to the Vietnam War, demand for the Vietnam Tribute to Valor Pistol is expected to be high. Order now and we will arrange delivery of your working Colt .45 pistol through a licensed firearms dealer of your choice. As always, you will receive your Vietnam Tribute to Valor Pistol with our 30-day guarantee of satisfaction. If you are not completely satisfied, you may return your Tribute to us in original, unfired condition for a complete and courteous refund. Reservations for the Tribute will be accepted in the order they are received.
All the brave Americans who served with valor in Vietnam deserve an honored place in America’s history. When the nation called, they answered. Few generations have faced a more daunting challenge than those who fought in Southeast Asia. They didn’t hesitate to put their lives on the line and give everything in defense of freedom. As a nation we owe them a tremendous amount of appreciation. Whether you are a veteran who answered the call to duty, or you wish to honor your father, husband, brother or other family member or friend, the Vietnam Tribute to Valor Pistol is sure to become a cherished addition to your collection.
Since the “Vietnam Tribute to Valor 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 “Vietnam Tribute to Valor Pistol”, a working Colt .45 pistol, at the current issue price of $2,195.* Each Tribute is numbered within the edition limit 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 pistol. I will pay the balance at the rate of $100 per month, with no interest or carrying charge.
* All orders are subject to acceptance and credit verification prior to shipment. Sales tax is required in certain states and will be added. Shipping and handling will be added to each order. Virginia residents please add sales tax.