Defense Protective Services uniform


Description: This material from Officer Isaac Ho‘opi‘i includes his uniform (shirt with insignia, trousers, boots, and name tag), his shield, his dog Vito’s collar and shield, a K-9 patch, and a poster of Vito.

Context: Hearing a report on his patrol-car radio of the terrorists’ attack on the Pentagon, Isaac Ho‘opi‘i (a native of Hawaii) rushed to the destroyed portion of the building. He quickly realized that many people were trapped inside and disoriented by the thick smoke. After carrying a number of people to safety, he ventured as far as he dared go into the smoke-filled building, calling out in his booming deep voice: “Come towards my voice.” Ho‘opi‘i is credited with saving many lives.

Wearer: Hoopii, Isaac J.Maker: TRU-SPEC

Location: Currently not on view

Worn: United States: Virginia, PentagonUsed: United States: Virginia, Pentagon

Wearer's Community: Asian Pacific AmericansAssociated Subject: September 11 Terrorist AttacksRelated Event: Attack on the PentagonSeptember 11th Attacks


See more items in: Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, 9/11, September 11


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Credit Line: Gift of Isaac J. Hoopii

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2002.0272.02Accession Number: 2002.0272

Object Name: Uniform Shirt with insignia

Measurements: overall: 62 in x 56 in; 157.48 cm x 142.24 cm


Record Id: nmah_1193254

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