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Troy Gilbert Bottle Breacher with Wood Gift Box

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- Major Troy "Trojan" Gilbert was a godly man who loved his family and his country. On November 27th 2006, while flying a combat mission Northwest of Baghdad, Troy responded to a "troops in contact" call to help US Soldiers protecting a downed US Army helicopter crew that were in danger of being overrun by enemy insurgents. 

- Due to the close proximity of our friendly forces with the enemy insurgents, Troy chose to employ the F-16's 20mm gun. On his first strafing attack, he destroyed one truck full of insurgents heading to the downed helicopter. He then continued to press the attack with a second strafing pass, but lost his life when his aircraft hit the ground.

- Tragically, Troy left behind his beautiful spouse, five amazing children, but because of his actions other brave Americans survived. His final act of moral and physical courage was conducted selflessly, just as he had always lived his life.  

- The Gilbert Family has chosen 100% of ALL proceeds to be donated to Folds of Honor Foundation. Help us make sure Troy Gilbert's legacy lives on



- Available in Black only

- Available in 50 caliber only 

- Comes with the Signature Sliding Lid Wood Box with custom designed Troy Gilbert image


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Bottle Breachers are hand crafted .50 Caliber bottle openers made by Military Veterans. The staff at Bottle Breacher used to use .50 Caliber ammunition to defend our country down range, they now use them to provide the best man gifts, groomsmen gifts, U.S. Air Force gifts, and promotional products on the market. 


U.S. Pat. No. 9,309,100

3 Reviews

  • 5
    Major Gilbert Tribute

    Posted by Ralph on 29th Dec 2016

    As a Texas Tech graduate, as well as 2 of my 3 children, when I read the story of Major Gilbert and his Family's struggle to recover his body, I was compelled to purchase the Tribute Breacher made for him. I am really happy with the purchase.

  • 5

    Posted by Kay Gaston on 19th Dec 2016

    5 stars

  • 5
    Great tribute!

    Posted by Michael "Yeti" LoForti on 21st Aug 2016

    Thank you Bottle Breacher for the wonderful tribute honoring Maj Troy "Trojan" Gilbert! I purchased the 20mm piece Wood Gift Box set and was amazed at the craftsmanship. A magnificent piece of work!

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