Col. Albert Boyd in front of the P-80R. On June 19, 1947, at Muroc Army Air Field (now Edwards Air Force Base), California, Boyd flew this P-80R to a new world's speed record of 623.753 mph, returning the record to the United States after nearly 24 years. (U.S. Air Force photo)
The Vietnam War remains a troubled part of American and world history causing all kinds of personal and political upsets. Coming across these custom engraved zippo lighters belonging to U.S. Army members in the war does not suggest anything different... Each Zippo features personalized and anonymous engravings by U.S. soldiers, sailors, and airmen during their deployment in Vietnam. The collection has been compiled individually by artist Bradford Edwards over several years in the 1990s.