Sainte-Mere-Eglise paratrooper print
Sainte-Mere-Eglise paratrooper print
101st Airborne paratrooper in Normandy
Sainte Mere Eglise church
Sainte Mere Eglise on D-Day paratrooper art print
Sainte Mere Eglise on D-Day paratrooper art print
Sainte Mere Eglise on D-Day paratrooper art print
Earl McClung Band of Brothers
Earl McClung in Band of Brothers
Buck Compton Band of Brothers
Don Malarkey in Band of Brothers
Ed Tipper in Band of Brothers
82nd Airborne D-Day paratrooper
C-47 pilot Fred Trenck

Pride of Our Nation by Matt Hall

  • DESCRIPTION
  • EDITIONS
  • SIGNERS
  • VIDEO
  • June 6, 1944, above occupied France . . . With church bells ringing, paratroopers of the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions descend in and around towns such as Sainte-Mère-Église. A short time prior, these young men were students, farm hands, soda jerks, and factory workers. Now, they will fight for their lives and more—to liberate the oppressed. Soon, across the Atlantic, President Roosevelt will go on the radio and lead the country in a prayer for their safety. He will speak for every citizen and bestow a new title on the young warriors of D-Day. He will call them the “pride of our nation.”

    Want to know "who" signed which print edition? Click the EDITIONS tab above.


    Shipping added in checkout // print size: 32" x 22.5" // ships rolled in a tube

  • MAIN EDITION
    490 limited-edition prints, signed by Matt Hall and 3 D-Day veterans: Easy Company paratrooper Ed Tipper (heavily wounded at Carentan), 82nd Airborne four jump paratrooper Duke Boswell, and C-47 pilot Fred Trenck (441st TCG). Includes a piece of parachute recovered in Normandy, D-Day suit-up photos, 101st & 82nd patches and a COA with "History Behind the Art."

    VICTORY EDITION

    330 limited-edition prints, signed by Matt Hall and 8 WWII veterans: Band of Brothers paratroopers Buck Compton, Don Malarkey, "Wild Bill" Guarnere, Earl McClung (depicted), Babe Heffron and Ed Tipper! Four-jump 82nd paratrooper Duke Boswell and D-Day C-47 pilot Fred Trenck. Includes a .30 caliber casing recovered in Normandy, D-Day suit-up photos, 101st & 82nd patches and a COA with "History Behind the Art."

    PUBLISHER PROOF - Resale, in mint condition!
    Sold-out nearly a decade ago, this highly coveted Publisher Proof is from an edition of 180 limited-edition prints autographed by artist Matt Hall and 21 veterans: Band of Brothers paratroopers Shifty Powers, Frank Perconte, "Wild Bill" Guarnere, Don Malarkey, Buck Compton, Earl McClung (depicted in the scene), Ed Tipper, Babe Heffron, Brad Freeman, Clancy Lyall, Ed Mauser, Rod Strohl, Elijah Whytsell and Phil Perugini. Four jump 82nd Airborne heroes Les Cruise and Duke Boswell. Screaming Eagle heroes Jack Agnew (“Filthy 13”), Bob Noody, and Chris McEwan (Silver Star). D-Day Troop Carrier pilots Ben Kendig (later dropped Gen. Gavin) and Fred Trenck. While the print is sold unframed/unmatted, it includes a .30 caliber casing recovered in Normandy, a piece of a parachute from D-Day, two photos relating to the drop, 101st & 82nd patches, and a Certificate of Authenticity with "History Behind the Art." A payment plan is available upon request. Signature pattern may vary slightly from example.

    ARTIST PROOFS - Sold Out
    190 limited-edition prints

    EAGLE PROOFS - Sold Out
    16 limited-edition prints


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

  • "Pride of Our Nation" is hand-signed by a collection of WWII heroes! Signers vary print by print. Please click "editions" to see which veterans signed which prints.

    Jack Agnew - "Filthy 13" HQ, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne

    Tom Bellitto - crew chief, 438th Troop Carrier Group

    Ed Bernat - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne

    "Bud" Berry - pilot, 439th TCG (the group depicted)

    "Duke" Boswell - 505th PIR, 82nd Airborne, all four WWII jumps!

    Donald Burgett, A-Co., 506th PIR, 101st Abn., author of Currahee!


    Buck Compton- Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne

    Les Cruise - H-Co., 505th PIR, 82nd 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

    Forrest Guth - E-Co., 506th PIR, 101st Airborne 

    Babe Heffron, E-Co., 506th PIR, 101st Airborne 

    Ben Kendig - C-47 pilot & 44th Squadron Co.

    Bill Kirkpatrick - C-47 pilot & a founder of the elite Pathfinders!

    Joe Lesniewski - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne

    Clancy Lyall - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne

    Don Malarkey - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne

    Ed Mauser - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne

    Earl McClung - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne

    Chris McEwan - Able Company, 501st PIR, 101st Abn., Silver Star

    Bob Noody - Fox Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne

    Frank Perconte - Easy 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

  • With the release of "Pride of Our Nation," we have completed a mission started back in 2008 when we walked through Sainte Mere Eglise with our friend, E-Company paratrooper, Earl "One Lung" McClung. There, Earl told us about his D-Day experience, now available for you to enjoy in the video below.

$195 USD

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