Ia Drang 7th Cavalry Huey Art Print Autographed By Hal Moore + 3 Vietnam Heroes
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Ia Drang 7th Cavalry Huey Art Print Autographed By Hal Moore + 3 Vietnam Heroes:
New Release!"The LIFELINE"
///a fine art print by Gareth Hector\\\
Braving intense fire, Maj. Bruce “Snake” Crandall flares his UH-1 Huey for landing while Capt. Ed “Too Tall” Freeman follows him into LZ X-Ray during the first major battle of Vietnam War. Others refused to fly into this hot LZ, but not the men of the 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion. Their Hueys carry ammunition and water urgently needed by Lt. Col. Hal Moore’s battalion, who fight tenaciously to hold a perimeter.
Inside the lead Huey, reporter Joe Galloway clutches an M-16. He’s now part of the story, a witness to the heroism of Crandall, Freeman, and the helo crews who maintain the lifeline into Ia Drang. Crandall and Freeman will have spent 14 hours in the air by the end of the day. They’ll have carried out 70 wounded and both will be awarded Medal of Honor for it. Why take such risks? Crandall put it best: “They were my people down there.”OVERALL PRINT SIZE:31" x PROOF ///VETERAN SIGNERS:FOUR/// Sold unframed/unmatted but comes with the 2 historical photos and 7th Cav reproduction pin to frame in with your printThis print is numbered from a limited-edition of 100 Artist Proof prints, includes a certificate of authenticity, and is hand-signed by artist Gareth Hector and:- Lt. Gen. Hal Moore
Then Lt. Col. in charge of the 1st Bn., 7th Cav. at Ia Drang. Distinguished Service Cross recipient played by Mel Gibson inWe Were Soldiers.- Col. Bruce "Old Snake" Crandall
Commander of A-Co., 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion. 900+ combat missions including the mission depicted in "The Lifeline." Awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions that day. Played by Greg Kinnear inWe Were Soldiers.
- Col. Gregory "Matt" Dillion
Then a Captain and Hal Moore's Operations Officer, Dillion rode into the Battle of Ia Drang in Bruce Crandall's Huey, the moment depicted in our painting "The Lifeline." Matt would go on to earn an incredibleFOURSilver Stars during combat in Vietnam. You canread his citations here.Played by Jon Hamm inWe Were Soldiers.
- Joe Galloway
UPI war correspondent with four stints in Vietnam. The only civilian awarded the Bronze Star with "V" for Valor during the Vietnam War. Rode into Ia Drang in Bruce Crandall's Huey, the moment depicted in our painting "The Lifeline." Co-author of "We Were Soldiers Once...and Young" and played by Barry Pepper inWe Were Soldiers.WHY CHOOSE VALOR 1999 we've been creating the world's finest hand-autographed military art and collectibles. We are the only art publisher to conduct signings with Major Dick Winters and Captain Ron Speirs, and we’ve had the honor of working with former Presidents Bush ’41 and Bush ’43, General Hal Moore (We Were Soldiers), aviators Charlie Brown and Franz Stigler (A Higher Call), MOH recipient Tom Hudner (Devotion), and many more military heroes.
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