Donn, welcome to the site. Thank you for your service. That was a very terrible time in history as with all wars . The pen blank is made by someone on facebook. I have seen them there. If I can recall or pull up an old thread on it I will pass it on here. If you do a search here you will find it here as well. I remember the talk was about what color to back paint the blank and people were surprised with black.I found this pen In the gallery on Penn State Industries Website. I also thought it was beautiful and I wanted a few blanks but penn State said they had no idea who the person was that put it in the gallery. I was hoping someone knew where I could get them.
I have been making pens for about 4 years. Some pretty nice, some pretty lousy. But I keep endeavoring to get better. I am an almost 70 year old disabled Vietnam vet who was forced to get a hobby by my wife about 4 years ago. I have lived in Houston for the last 43 years although I am originally from NYC.