A half-century ago, millions of American men and women in all branches of the armed forces of the United States took the point in the struggle to prevent communist aggression and liberate the people of South Vietnam.
These heroes, though callously disregarded in their time by some, were bound together by a common enemy, fate, topography, and politics. Now, inspired by The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration, those who belong to this elite club called Vietnam Veterans can wear this commemorative insignia as a badge of honor to signify that you were in the service of your nation at a time of war. Worn by those who persevered in this most honorable endeavor, these Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Merchant Marine Commemorative Insignia are minted in our proprietary bronze, are hand-finished with an antique patina, hand-enameled, protected with a lacquer coating, and feature a double safety clutch-back clasp to affix your insignia firmly to cap or lapel to display your service to the world.
This Merchant Marine Commemorative Insignia features a fully enameled replica of the Merchant Marine Service in Vietnam Medal ribbon, prominently displayed in blue, yellow, and red. An American eagle surrounds the words “service, valor, sacrifice,” with the ordinal “50th” and the legend, “Vietnam War” completing the design.
The 50th Anniversary Merchant Marine Commemorative Insignia is the thank you the Merchant Marines who put their lives at risk on America’s behalf never received during this titanic struggle – nor, really, afterward.
Whether you are buying this commemorative insignia for yourself, or you are planning to present one as a thank-you gift to someone you know who supported our defense of liberty during the war, these insignia are intended to be displayed at veterans’ events and parades, at reunions, at clubs, and especially in daily life. Pinned to a lapel or a cap, it will be worn with pride by the men and women who were called to risk everything in defense of freedom. Don’t be left out.
This Lapel Pin measures 1 1/8 inch (28.6mm) Irregular.
This is a surplus NWTM item.