Ben Silver Special Forces Tie
I remember when I first saw the tie. The colors represent the Special Forces Green Beret as well as the unit patch in a nod to UK regimental unit ties. The rep runs from the heart up, as opposed to the UK rep running from the heart down. The Ben Silver catalog describes the tie design,
"This elite branch is best known by their distinctive green berets. The stripe takes its design from the official branch color, “jungle” green and unique turquoise and gold “arrowhead” arm patch, featuring a dagger piercing lightning bolts. Earned the nickname “Saigon Electrical Works” during the Vietnam Conflict. (Black, forest green, King Fisher blue, silver-white)"
I thought Dad would love it but found it last week, unopened in the gift box, on his closet shelf. What I forgot about my father in selecting the gift was his new found love of name tags. And like a tie, they can say volumes...