Defense Protective Services uniform

Defense Protective Services uniform

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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.
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Object Name
Combat Trousers
Hoopii, Isaac J.
United States: Virginia, Pentagon
United States: Virginia, Pentagon
overall: 31 in x 46 in; 78.74 cm x 116.84 cm
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Gift of Isaac J. Hoopii
Asian Pacific American
September 11 Terrorist Attacks
Attack on the Pentagon
September 11th Attacks
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, 9/11
September 11
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National Museum of American History
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