Hal Moore Ia Drang
Screen colors may vary from print colors
Print Size: 31" x 19"
All prints are sold unframed

"Sky Soldiers"
a fine art print by

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.

LESS THAN HALF REMAIN!

Only 160 numbered prints, signed by artist
Larry Sleman & five veterans of Ia Drang:

- Medal of Honor recipient Bruce Crandall
- War correspondent Joe Galloway
- Ia Drang 7th Cav. soldiers Bud Alley,
Bill Beck & Dennis Deal

INCLUDES: Color certificate of authenticity

Bruce Crandall

All prints are sold unframed

SOLD OUT!
Only 140 numbered prints, signed by artist
Larry Sleman. Includes 7 signatures:
- Lt. Gen. Hal Moore (separate)
- CSM Basil Plumley (separate)
- Medal of Honor recipient Bruce Crandall
- War correspondent Joe Galloway
- Ia Drang 7th Cav. soldiers Bud Alley,
Bill Beck & Dennis Deal
INCLUDES:
- 7th Cav. pin to matte
with your print
- Reproduction photos of Hal Moore & Hal and Basil Plumley to matte with your print
-
Color certificate
of authenticity
Medic Al Mampre

All prints are sold unframed

65 Artist Proofs are available from the artist. 50 canvas giclees may be made available by Valor Studios in the future.
A Signer Proof edition of 100 prints exists for print signers.
   
A brilliant collection of rare signatures from the
heroes of the Battle of Ia Drang, November 14-18, 1965!

Bud Alley
2nd Lt., 2/7 Cav.
Reinforcement at LZ X-Ray, LZ Albany survivor
Silver Star recipient
Author "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
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
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
Sgt. Major of the 1st Bn., 7th Cav. at Ia Drang, Silver Star recipient,
played by Sam Elliott in We Were Soldiers

LARRY SELMAN
James Dietz

Larry was born in Pennsylvania and raised in a military family. Following graduation from York Academy of Art in 1982, he built a successful career in the illustration field with his work appearing on the majority of the GI Joe Classic Collection packaging.

Larry was involved with the building of the World War II Memorial, when asked by lead sculptor Ray Kaskey, to provide authentic equipment and historical expertise for the sculpting of the 28 bronze plaques that would line the entrance steps to the Memorial.

Now concentrating on historical fine art, his original works can be found at the Army War College, the Command & General Staff College, and on numerous other military bases & museums.

Larry is the only artist to depict every era of American military history and every branch of service. He has worked with Medal of Honor recipients Francis Currey and Mitchell Paige, Ranger legend Leonard Lomell, and the famed Band of Brothers, from generals, and highly decorated soldiers and new recruits.

Valor Studios wishes to thank the following for their assistance with this project:
Eric and Ernie Carlson at The Keystone Armory and the distinguished veterans who made this print possible.