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Sky Soldiers by Larry Selman

  • DESCRIPTION
  • EDITIONS
  • SIGNERS
  • VIDEO
  • November 14, 1965, 10:48 a.m. . . . The dust of the Central Highlands is in the air. Rotors swirling, the UH-1 Hueys of the 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion deliver the first American troops into Vietnam’s Ia Drang Valley.

    As Lt. Col. Hal Moore and his men of 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry secure LZ X-Ray, Maj. Bruce Crandall’s helicopter leads the take off to retrieve another lift of troops.

    Within the hour, the first major battle of the Vietnam War will begin and Moore’s 450 men will be pitted against more than 2,000 NVA Regulars. But the 7th Cavalry has a lifeline for resupply, reinforcements, and medical evacuations: the Huey.

    The helicopters will suffer bullet holes. Two won’t survive the return trip. Yet the battle will end in victory, establishing the Huey as the trusted mount of the Vietnam War and sending a message to the enemy: the Sky Soldiers were there to fight.

    Shipping added in checkout // print size: 31" x 19" // ships rolled in a tube

  • VICTORY EDITION - Less than 35 remain!
    160 limited-edition prints, signed by Larry Selman and five veterans of Ia Drang: Medal of Honor recipient Bruce Crandall (depicted), correspondent Joe Galloway, 7th Cav. soldiers Bud Alley, Bill Beck and Dennis Deal. Includes Certificate of Authenticity. 

    PUBLISHER PROOFS - Sold Out
    140 limited-edition prints

    OTHER EDITIONS
    A Valor Studios giclee edition may be released. A Signer Proof edition exists, not-for-sale. 65 Artist Proofs exist.

  • "Sky Soldiers" is hand-signed by a collection of heroes from the Battle of Ia Drang! Signers vary print by print. Please click "editions" to see which veterans signed which prints.

    Bud Alley
    2nd Lt., 2/7 Cav., reinforcement at LZ X-Ray. LZ Albany survivor and Silver Star recipient. Author of "Ghosts of the Green Grass"

    Bill Beck
    A-Co., 1/7 Cav., assistant M-60 gunner under Capt. Tony Nadal. Featured in the book "We Were Soldiers Once...and Young."

    Bruce Crandall
    "Old Snake" CO, A-Co., 229th AHB. 900+ combat missions. Medal of Honor recipient. Played by Greg Kinnear in We Were Soldiers.

    Dennis Deal
    Lt. in charge of 3rd Platoon, B-Co., 1/7 Cav., featured in the book "We Were Soldiers Once...and Young."

    Joe Galloway
    UPI war correspondent Four stints in Vietnam. Awarded Bronze Star with "V" for Valor. Co-author, "We Were Soldiers Once...and Young"

    Hal Moore (signature included with Publisher Proof)
    Lt. Col. in charge of the 1st Bn., 7th Cav. at Ia Drang, Distinguished Service Cross recipient, played by Mel Gibson in We Were Soldiers.

    Basil Plumley (signature included with Publisher Proof)
    Sgt. Major of the 1st Bn., 7th Cav. at Ia Drang. Silver Star recipient. Played by Sam Elliott in We Were Soldiers.

  • Several of the signers of "Sky Soldiers" appear in the celebrated film, "We Were Soldiers." Enjoy the trailer below.


$175 USD

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