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Dust Off: Angels of Mercy by William S. Phillips

Dust Off: Angels of Mercy by William S. Phillips
This print is sold out at the publisher and is being sold on the secondary market.


  • Originally issued as 1450 limited editions.
  • 26” x 21 ¾“

  • With plexiglass fragments from his helicopter's windshield buried in his hand, calf and thigh, Michael J. Novosel, pilot for the 82nd Medical Detachment, steadied the 'copter as another soldier pulled a wounded soldier to safety. Met by intense groundfire, Novosel still managed to save 29 soldiers by going back into enemy fire again and again. For this, he was awarded the Army Medal of Honor for his actions in the Vietnam War.

    This print is a fine tribute to Army aviators, their crews and the gunships that protected them. It is countersigned by both Novosel and his son Mike, Jr. They were the only father and son team to fly in the same unit—and each had the task of rescuing each other and flying more than 8,800 wounded to safety or emergency medical treatment.


  • Michael J. Novosel - Medal of Honor recipient
  • Michael Novosel, Jr.
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