Triple Nickel celebrates diversity and inclusion generously
— Ruben Ayala, CEO
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, USA, Feb. 1, 2023 /EINPresswire.com/ — Veteran minority-owned apparel company Triple Nikel has partnered with celebrated veteran artist Michael Solovey to create an all-black Tell the story of an army unit. Art of the work “Into The Smoke and Fire”. The print is a tribute to the 555th Parachute Infantry Regiment. Also known as “triple nickel”. The unit began operations on December 31, 1943, during the time of segregation in the United States.
The 555th Parachute Infantry Regiment faced many adversities in 1943-1945. The War Department (at the time) commissioned the creation of an all-black test platoon, but they were severely discriminated against during their training to become paratroopers. Years into a well-trained paratrooper. In the years that followed, the forest-fighting tactics, techniques, and procedures developed by Triple Nickel became the new standard for civilian ruff his terrain jumpers across the country.
In its short history, Triple Nickel defended coastal areas of the United States attacked by Japanese balloon bombs during World War II by diving into forest fires set by these bombs. The actions later became public knowledge after “Operation Firefly” was declassified by the US government. At the time, there was a healthy fear that the Japanese would deploy biological agents inside these balloon bombs. I had to. In 1947, Triple His Nickel was segregated into the ranks of the 82nd Airborne Division.
During the unit’s operation, they performed over 1,200 rough terrain jumps and helped put out 36 forest fires started by Japanese balloon bombs. This artistic collaboration supports Triple His Nickel’s venerable mission to foster a mindset of diversity and inclusion among active duty U.S. military, veterans, military spouses and local communities. . Through art, Triple Nickel aims to bridge historical gaps and create a legacy that inspires pride in serving future generations.
“Without the contributions of the 555th Unit, we would not have been able to tell our story here, nor would we have had the opportunity to serve in the capacity that we did. Their legacy is ours and we owe it to them to keep it alive.” – Ruben Ayala, CEO
Each triple nickel print is individually signed and numbered. Artist Michael Solovey commissioned only 555 prints and gave Triple His Nickel the honor of distributing each print. Each print includes a letter of authenticity signed and sealed by the artist. For lovers of American history, this artwork is a beautiful illustration of what makes America truly great. In the face of racial adversity, the idea that triple-nickel men have won is a testament to the strength of today’s men and women in the military. I thought it appropriate to share this story that has not been
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About Triple Nickel: Triple Nickel is a veteran, minority-owned lifestyle apparel company based in San Antonio, Texas. In 2020 he was founded by four U.S. Army veterans. Triple Nickel aims to inspire future generations and amplify its message of diversity and unity.
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