This fascinating collection of engraved Zippo lighters were once owned by US soldiers, sailors and airmen during the Vietnam war. Each Zippo tells a story of the war that can’t be found anywhere else.
It tells us something about the soldier, revealing a window into his mind and experiences in a strange, hostile place. Over 200,000 American soldiers were either killed or wounded in the Vietnam war.
Here are a few of the lighters that somehow capture the spirit of the war:
Source: (Cowan’s Auctions)