Washington DC Souvenir Paperweight Vietnam Solders, Washington DC Souvenirs, Washington D.C. Gifts

Washington DC Souvenir Paperweight Vietnam Solders, Washington DC Souvenirs, Washington D.C. Gifts
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Product Description

This memorial was dedicated to honoring the woman and men who served in the Vietnam War.  The Vietnam Veterans Memorial list starting with the earliest fallen soldier and engraves their names of more than 58,000 Americans.  These names are of American citizens who gave their lives serving their country.

You can find the names on the memorial at this websiteD.C. Souvenirs - the three servicemen paperweight
http://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/

The Three Servicemen statue as it is known is a bronze statue just off to the side of the Washington DC National Mall, next to the Vietnam Memorial.  It was designed and created to complement that memorial.  

Of the three men, the first figure, the one in the middle, represents a Marine.  This Marine is wearing a Type M-1955 body armor vest.  The armor vest was worn exclusively by Marines in Vietnam. He is armed only with a Colt .45 caliber pistol(automatic).  This pistol was carried in a (GI) M-1916 leather pistol holster.  The holster was positioned on the right hip.  Wearing only body-armor vest (but no shirt).  He has on the Tropical Combat trousers and boots issued by the US Government.

The Army Soldier on the right wears combat equipment that was consistent with what the US Army wore during this war.  His armor vest a Type M69, which was the primary armor vest used by U.S. Army personnel in Vietnam, starting about 1967 on.   Draped around the collar of his M69 vest this Soldier carries a GI towel.  This soldier's uniform consists of the Tropical Combat Uniform and, of course, the jungle boots.

Also wearing an M-1956 GI pistol belt and it holds a Government Issued (GI) 1-quart canteen and M-1956 canteen cover.  You can also make out the GI Identification Tags "Dog Tags".

The last soldier on the left side is slightly less accurate in the service representation.  His gear and uniform are not readily attributed to this period.  He appears to be an Army Soldier.   He is wearing wears a "Boonie" Hat. 

This Washington DC souvenir is one that will not only remind you of your trip to DC.  But it will also continue to remind you of the sacrifice others have made on behalf of our GREAT country.

 

Manufacturer Description

Beautiful replica of the Vietnam solders. These Executive Series models are constructed with a wood base and polyresin. Meticulously detailed. Base has 4 rubber pads. Model is 5 1/2" high by 5 1/2" wide by 3" deep and comes packaged in a box. Makes a great paperweight souvenir.

Product Features

Model is 5 1/2" high by 5 1/2" wide by 3" deep Base has 4 rubber pads very solid


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