FEATURING ARTWORK BY VIETNAM VETERAN AL ALEXANDER & LICENSED BY THE ARMY HISTORICAL FOUNDATION
To those who fought battles in the steaming jungles of Vietnam. To those who patrolled day and night, with threats of attack at every hour. To those who weathered the ambushes, the village mortar rounds and rifle fire. To those who patrolled the Mekong Delta in PBRs and flew in helicopters. To those in the fields and jungles always on the watch for punji sticks and explosives.
To those who returned home to a divided United States. To those who never returned home. To those who were glued to the nightly news, waiting for news of their father, or husband, or brother, or friend. To those who were drafted. To those who volunteered. To those who served. The Vietnam Veterans Tribute Colt .45 Pistol is dedicated to you.
For those who served in that faraway country, and for those who wish to honor them, this Tribute captures images from Vietnam that will be familiar to many of the veterans who courageously and honorably served in Vietnam when called by our country.
Al Alexander proudly served in the Vietnam War and this is reflected in the paintings he has created. His artwork is an especially fitting tribute to those who served in Vietnam, and those Americans who waited for them to come home. We are honored he has authorized America Remembers to issue this Tribute focused on his Vietnam War paintings.
A Trusted Military Sidearm — A Fitting Tribute
No firearm in history can boast a more impressive record of military service than the Colt .45. It was a trusted firearm for those who served in Vietnam, so far from home. The jungles and fields were brutally hot and humid, the days long and tedious and filled with uncertainty and danger. There wasn’t much an American soldier or marine could trust there, but he could trust his weapon.
Nothing about the Vietnam War was easy. Those who were there remember 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.
Honor Vietnam Veterans With This Exclusive Offer
America’s involvement spanned three decades and it’s estimated that more than 2,500,000 Americans served in Vietnam. All the brave Americans who served in Vietnam deserve an honored place in America’s history. When our 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. This Tribute honors their dedicated service.
This Vietnam Veterans Tribute Colt .45 Pistol is authorized by The Army Historical Foundation, in a very limited edition of only 500 Tribute pistols, available exclusively from America Remembers.
Order today and we will arrange delivery of your working Tribute pistol through the licensed firearms dealer of your choice. As always, you will receive your Tribute with our 30-day guarantee of satisfaction.
Whether you are a veteran who answered the call to duty, or you wish to honor your father, husband, brother, friend or other family member, The Vietnam Veterans Tribute Pistol is sure to become a cherished addition to your collection. Order today to secure this fitting tribute to all those who served our nation in Vietnam.
The left side of the slide features four paintings of Al Alexander’s: “Heavy Weight Contenders”, “Delta Dragon Ship”, “Red LZ” and “Lonely Point”. You’ll find tanks patrolling a jungle road, Huey helicopter dropping troops in a hot landing zone (a Red LZ), a point man on the lookout as he approaches a river crossing, and a patrol boat engaging the enemy on the river bank. Near the muzzle end, you’ll find a banner reading, “Vietnam Veterans Tribute”.
The right side features: “Another Day at the Office”, “Double Trouble” and “Ringside for a Fast Mover”. You’ll find a helicopter gunner covering troops on the ground, personnel carriers with troops and helicopters overhead, and a Phantom dropping napalm as troops observe from a distance. You’ll also find a banner reading “Lest We Forget, All Gave Some, Some Gave All”, in honor of all who served in Vietnam.
The Vietnam Veterans Tribute Pistol is issued by America Remembers® under license agreement with The Army Historical Foundation. Original Vietnam War paintings ©Al Alexander 1999.
An optional custom-built, wooden display case is available for purchase.