Artist uses colored pencils, ink pencils and acrylic paint giving his artwork its blended and grainy appearance.
The 82nd Airborne Division began the jump into Normandy early in the morning of 6 June 1944. One such paratrooper was 1LT Bob Mathias. Just as he was to be the first man out the door of his C-47, 1LT Mathias was hit by shrapnel from a flak round that exploded just outside his plane. Knocked back into the transport, he struggled back to his feet. Bleeding from his horrific wounds, he led his men out the door and into the night. He died before he touched French soil. This print is inspired by the courage of men like 1LT Mathias who made that combat jump into the fire streaked skies over Normandy. On the 75th Anniversary of the Invasion remember what those brave soldiers accomplished with this commemorative print.