The Veterans,September 17, 1944 - Membury Airfield
The Veterans by James Dietz
September 17, 1944 - Membury Airfield: All across England, they prepare to jump. The “Screaming Eagles,” the “All-American” boys, the British “Red Devils,” soon the troop carrier transports will whisk them away for World War II’s largest airborne invasion to date: Operation Market Garden, a surprise jump to secure vital bridges and roadways in Holland.
Among these units is Easy Company, 506th PIR, seen here. On this morning, the company’s veterans give the new replacements a helping hand. Checking harnesses, uttering encouragements, the veterans’ bravado will settle the rookies’ nerves. Someday, when the new guys look back, they’ll understand: it’s just another day in a company of heroes.
Only 290 prints, each numbered and signed by artist Jamed Dietz. Includes 12 veteran signatures:
SIGNERS ON THE PRINT: - E-Co. medic Al Mampre, depicted in "The Veterans" - E-Co. veterans Brad Freeman & Earl McClung - 1st time signers of the 101st Airborne, Dan McBride & Lou Zanzinger - 1st time signers, C-47 pilot Joe Turecky & radioman Gil Weiss - 82nd Airborne paratrooper Les Cruise - Plus THREE more veterans
The separate autograph of E-Co Sgt. Don Malarkey!
ALSO INCLUDES: - 101st & 82nd Airborne pins to frame with your print - Color COA with "History Behind the Art" trivia