Zippo’s in Vietnam

Zippo Lighters From The Vietnam War by Bradford Edwards

These customised Zippo lighters all belonged to soldiers in the US Army during the Vietnam War. The collection consists of over 282 lighters, and were gathered from war zones by American artist Bradford Edwards. Each lighter reflects the emotions of their respective owner. With many soldiers being drafted in to service there is a clear feeling of betrayal and hopelessness, and a longing for the lives they were forced to leave behind. A regular sentiment engraved on the lighters which reflects this feeling is “We the unwilling led by the unqualified to kill the unfortunate die for the ungrateful”

[via: HUH Magazine]