c. 1970-1985
2.125 in HIGH x 1.5 in WIDE x .5 in DEEP
(5.40 cm HIGH x 3.81 cm WIDE x 1.27 cm DEEP)
Gift of Barbara Cohen

Cigarette lighter made of metal, with a flint and wick mechanism covered by a lid. On the front of the lid it says: "Can Tho 67-68". On the front it has two flags, one being the American flag. On the back it says: "War is hell but actual combat is a son of a bitch." On the bottom it is stamped "Zippo, Bradford, PA." It was purchased in Vietnam as a soldier's lighter, but it may not be authentic from the 1960's era, as many were done later for the tourists.

Used: Vietnam | Soldier

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