The themed locomotive is part of Amtrak's commitment to The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration, the country's official program to honor a specific group of veterans who saw the nation through one of the most challenging missions ever faced - the Vietnam War. Directed by Congress, the Commemoration is veteran-focused, hometown-centric and currently includes more than 4,600 commemorative partners who will be hosting events throughout the country.
"Amtrak has a long and proud tradition of providing outstanding opportunities to veterans, as well as, to active military members and their families. Becoming a Commemorative Partner with the Vietnam War Commemoration is just another example of this commitment," said Michael L. Rhodes, director of administration and management for the Office of Secretary of Defense.
Active duty U.S. military personnel, their spouses and their dependents are eligible for a 10 percent discount off most Amtrak rail fares. In addition, Amtrak offers other discounts that can be found at Amtrak.com.