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I am in the design stage for a commemorative art piece for Vietnam POW/MIA, and plan to use the Vietnam Service ribbon as part of the design
My question - Which would be more fitting as to the dates presented on the finished piece: the entire war 1955-1975, or only when the Service ribbon was issued 1958-1975 (or another set of dates)?

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Iron John Logan
Historical Military Artist
www.irontreeforge.com

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Hi John,

I think I would consider leaving dates out of the design to avoid opinion clash. There was an American presence in Vietnam earlier then 1955 and American troops were withdrawn from combat in 1973. Even documented "facts" are open to debate as to the exact date of this or that. Avoiding that issue should help your design appeal to as many people as possible. Just something to consider.

And I looked, and Behold a Pale Horse:

And his name that sat upon him was death,

and Hell followed with him.

Revelation Chapter 6, verse 8

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Hi John,

I think I would consider leaving dates out of the design to avoid opinion clash. There was an American presence in Vietnam earlier then 1955 and American troops were withdrawn from combat in 1973. Even documented "facts" are open to debate as to the exact date of this or that. Avoiding that issue should help your design appeal to as many people as possible. Just something to consider.

Agreed, that would be the best option.

 

-Seth

Looking for WWII Americal Division and 147th Infantry Regiment Uniforms and anything relating to the Army on Guadalcanal.

 

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Good luck in your work John. Please share it with us when you reach that point!

And I looked, and Behold a Pale Horse:

And his name that sat upon him was death,

and Hell followed with him.

Revelation Chapter 6, verse 8

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donation2012.gifdonation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gifdonation2016.gifdonation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif



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