The Victors by Matt Hall
Print #3 in our Marines of the Pacific series!
Early December, 1942: a year after Pearl Harbor, U.S. Marine survivors of Guadalcanal swap hard-won war trophies after five brutal months of fighting. These teenagers-turned-veterans had endured savage bombardment by air and sea. They had weathered disease and near starvation. Ultimately, they had gone eyeball to eyeball with a seasoned foe and bested them in combat, giving America her first major land victory of WWII.
Now, as the 5th Marine Regiment departs, the Marines of the 1st Regiment await their chance to say goodbye to Guadalcanal. They would leave as victors, the Marines who gave a shaken nation new hope.
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190 limited-edition prints, signed by Matt Hall and two H-Company Marines: Sid Phillips (depicted in scene) and Jim Young, both of whom fought alongside each other at the Battle of the Tenaru River. Includes COA with "History Behind the Art."
100 limited-edition prints, signed by Matt Hall and four Marines who fought on Guadalcanal: Sid Phillips (depicted in scene), Jim Young, who fought alongside Sid in H-Company, 3 victory Wildcat pilot Sam Folsom (depicted in the scene) and Henderson Field control tower operator Bud Devere. Includes two photos of Guadalcanal, a 1st Marine Division patch and a COA with "History Behind the Art."
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100 limited-edition prints
A canvas giclee edition may be released. A Signer Proof edition exists, not-for-sale.
"The Victors" is hand-signed by a collection of WWII heroes! Signers vary print by print. Please click "editions" to see which veterans signed which prints.
Addison was a mortar squad member with the elite 1st Marine Raider Battalion “Edson’s Raiders” fighting in the battles for Tulagi and Guadalcanal, including the Battle of Edson’s Ridge.
Pvt. Carl "Bud" DeVere
As a member of Marine Scout Bombing Squadron 141 (a SBD Dauntless squadron), Bud was deployed with the squadron to Guadalcanal in Sept. 1942. There, he served as the first control-tower operator, working out of the famous Japanese built "Pagoda" on Henderson Field.
Lt. Col. Sam Folsom
Folsom flew F4F Wildcats with VMF-121 as pilot in Major Joe Foss' famous "Flying Circus" on Guadalcanal. He shot down two Betty bombers and a Zero fighter! In 1998, Folsom foiled a bank robbery and landed himself on the Conan O'Brien show for his heroism!
Gerlach fought at Guadalcanal and Cape Gloucester with H-Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division (H-2-1), the same unit as fellow H-Company Marines Robert Leckie and Sid Phillips. Gerlach's first hand accounts of combat in the Pacific can be read in Voices of the Pacific.
Sgt. Richard Greer
As a machine gunner with D-Company, 7th Marines (D-1-7), Greer fought on Guadalcanal and Cape Gloucester. A close friend of John Basilone, Greer was tasked with re-writing the first draft of Basilone’s Medal of Honor citation. Greer served as a consultant on The Pacific and appears as a commentator before several episodes. Greer's first hand accounts of combat in the Pacific can be read in Voices of the Pacific.
As a rifleman with the elite 1st Marine Raider Battalion “Edson’s Raiders,” Groft fought at Tulagi, Guadalcanal, New Georgia, and Okinawa.
Pfc. Sidney Phillips
Sid Phillips joined the Marines at age 17 and found himself fighting on Guadalcanal as part of H-Company, 1st Marines (H-2-1), the same unit as Helmet for My Pillow author Robert Leckie. Sid has become internationally-known after his notable role in Ken Burns’ documentary, The War, and the Tom Hanks/Steven Spielberg miniseries, The Pacific and for his beloved memoir, You'll Be Sor-ree!
West was an original member of the elite 1st Marine Raider Battalion “Edson’s Raiders.” West fought in the battles for Tulagi and Guadalcanal, including the Battle of Edson’s Ridge.
Sgt. James Young
A three Campaign veteran, Young served as in the Mortar Platoon with H-Company, 1st Marine Regiment (H-2-1). Young fought alongside fellow H-Company Marines Robert Leckie and Sid Phillips on Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, and Peleliu. Young's first hand accounts of combat in the Pacific can be read in Voices of the Pacific.
Explore the history of the Battle of Guadalcanal in this excellent HBO feature that accompanied The Pacific mini-series. Watch for appearances by "The Victors" signers Sid Phillips and Richard Greer!