Hirohito, posthumously referred to as Emperor Shōwa (April 29, 1901 – January 7, 1989) in Japan, was the 124th Emperor of Japan according to the traditional order, reigning from December 25, 1926, until his death in 1989. Hirohito led Japan during WW2 and many historians consider him as responsible for the Japanese atrocities during the war. However, he was retained by the US occupying authorities as the unifying figure for Japan.
Vietnam-Era Zippos Engraved With Soldier's Personalities
This collection of Vietnam War lighters was assembled and sourced by Bradford Edwards for his book “Vietnam Zippos” and the 282 lighters were recently available for auction. The engravings range from sentimental to shocking, and together they paint a unique, personalized picture of the U.S. troops during Vietnam.