Taking Charge by Sean Sullivan
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January 13, 1945: Nearly a month after the Battle of the Bulge began, American forces are back on the offensive. At the Belgian village of Foy, Lt. Ron Speirs leads Easy Company, 506th P.I.R., 101st Airborne against an entrenched enemy.
Earlier, a shaky officer had stopped the attack prematurely, causing Capt. Richard Winters to send in Speirs to take charge.
Having rallied the men, Speirs now leads the final E-Company assault. At Foy and in the days to follow, the Allied breakout would prove unstoppable, and the Battle of the Bulge would end in victory.
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PUBLISHER PROOF - Resale, in mint condition!
Sold out in 2015, this ultra-rare Publisher Proof print is from an edition of 180 limited-edition prints and includes the autographs of artist Sean Sullivan and 18 veterans: Band of Brothers heroes "Wild Bill" Guarnere (photo card), Babe Heffron (photo card), Don Malarkey, Buck Compton, Earl McClung, Ed Tipper, Ed Bernat, Clancy Lyall, and Brad Freeman. 101st icons Bob Noody & Lou Venditti. Malmedy survivors Harold Billow & Ted Paluch. 99th ID rifleman Nick Gianopoulos. 82nd Airborne troopers Duke Boswell, Stanley Cass, Chet Harrington, and Richard Rohleder. C-47 pilots Fred Trenck and Bud Berry. Includes a .30 caliber casing recovered in the Ardennes, replica jump wings, a 101st pin, two photos, and a Certificate of Authenticity with "History Behind the Art."
ARTIST PROOF - Less than 15 remain!
190 limited-edition prints, signed by Sean Sullivan and includes 14 Battle of the Bulge veteran signatures: E-Company leaders Buck Compton & Don Malarkey (on separate cards). On the print: E-Co. veteran Rod Strohl , 82nd four jump veteran Duke Boswell, Malmedy survivors Harold Billow & Ted Paluch, Bastogne artillery observer Don Burdick, riflemen Maurice Berry, Harold Kist, Morris Metz, and Charles Nelsen, plus 3 other "Bulge" veterans! Includes two photos, 101st pin and COA with "History Behind the Art."
VICTORY EDITION - Low Supply!
200 limited-edition prints, signed by Sean Sullivan and three Battle of the Bulge veterans: Easy Co. paratrooper Brad Freeman, who assaulted Foy, Malmedy survivor Harold Billow and 82nd Airborne glider trooper Richard Rohleder! Includes 101st & 506th PIR patches, jump wings and COA with "History Behind the Art."
EAGLE PROOFS - Sold Out
7 limited-edition prints
A Valor Studios canvas edition may be released. A Signer Proof edition exists, not-for-sale.
"Taking Charge" includes a collection of signatures from WWII heroes! Signers vary print by print. Please click "editions" to see which veterans signed which prints. The map below shows where our signers fought in "the Bulge."
Romeo Battilana - Armored Infantry, 8th Armored Div.
Ed Bernat - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
"Bud" Berry - pilot, 439th TCG (the group depicted)
Maurice Berry - Rifleman, 26th Infantry Div.
Harold Billow - 285th FAOB, Malmedy Survivor!
"Duke" Boswell - 505th PIR, 82nd Airborne, all four WWII jumps!
Don Burdick - 16th FAOB, Bastogne defender
Buck Compton- Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
Brad Freeman - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
Nicholas Gianopoulos - Rifleman, 99th Infantry Div.
"Wild Bill" Guarnere - E-Co., 506th PIR, 101st Abn.
Chet Harrington - A-Co., 505th, 82nd Abn., all four WWII jumps!
Babe Heffron, E-Co., 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
Stanley Kass - 508th PIR, 82nd Abn. Featured in The Sword of St. Michael
Harold Kist - Rifleman, 99th Infantry Div.
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, 2 Silver Stars!
Morris Metz - Rifleman, 94th Infantry Div.
Charles Nelson - Rifleman, 87th Infantry Div.
Bob Noody - Fox Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
Ted Paluch - Malmedy Survivor
Frank Perconte - 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
Stan Wojtusik - Rifleman, 106th Infantry Div. (P.O.W.)
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