For God and Country by Gil Cohen
June 5, 1944, Upottery Airfield, England . . . as the sun sets, the 101st Airborne paratroopers of Easy Company’s Stick 70 receive a blessing from their beloved regimental chaplain, Captain John Maloney.
On this, the “Night of Nights,” the paratroopers and the aircrew who will carry them into action will begin a new battle in France for the salvation of the free world. When the blessing concludes the men will don their parachutes to go serve God and country.
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PUBLISHER PROOF - Resale, in mint condition!
Sold out nearly a decade ago, this extremely rare Publisher Proof print is from an edition of 125 limited-edition prints, signed by artist Gil Cohen and 17 veterans of D-Day: Band of Brothers paratroopers Buck Compton, Don Malarkey, "Wild Bill" Guarnere and Brad Freeman (all shown in the scene), Shifty Powers, Earl McClung, Phil Perugini, Ed Bernat, Clancy Lyall and Ed Tipper. 101st paratroopers Bob Noody, Don Burgett, Bill Crusan & Lou Venditti. D-Day C-47 pilots Ben Kendig (would later drop Gen. Gavin), Bud Berry (Bud's squadron is shown) and Fred Trenck. Includes a .30 caliber casing recovered in Normandy, two photos from the eve of D-Day (one shows signer Bob Noody!), 101st & 506th pins and a certificate of authenticity. A no-interest payment plan is available, contact us to learn more.
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"For God and Country" is hand-signed by a collection of WWII heroes! Signers vary print by print. Please click "editions" to see which veterans signed which prints.
Ed Bernat - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
"Bud" Berry - pilot, 439th TCG (the group depicted)
Donald Burgett, A-Co., 506th PIR, 101st Abn., author of Currahee!
Buck Compton- Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
Bill Crusan - A-Co., 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
Brad Freeman - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
"Wild Bill" Guarnere - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
Ben Kendig - C-47 pilot & 44th Squadron Co.
George Lichter - D-Day P-47 pilot, 361st FG, 2 Victories
Clancy Lyall - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
Don Malarkey - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
Earl McClung - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
Chris McEwan - 501st PIR, 101st Airborne, two Silver Stars!
Bob Noody - Fox Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
Phil Perugini - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
Shifty Powers - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
Rod Strohl - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
Ed Tipper - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
Fred Trenck - C-47 pilot on D-Day, 441st TCG
Louis Venditti - HQ, 506th PIR, 101st Abn., Silver Star
506th PIR chaplain Father John Maloney, shown in "For God and Country," appears in the Carentan episode of "Band of Brothers." Watch him in action in the clip below: