Band of Brothers paratroopers Earl McClung & Clancy Lyall. 82nd Airborne paratroopers Duke Boswell, Les Cruise, and Medic Chet Harrington (additional signature information below). D-Day C-47 pilot Fred Trenck.Henry Duke Boswell enlisted in the NC Army National Guard at the age of 16. In June, 1942 he volunteered for the paratroopers and was assigned to G Company, 505th PIR, 82nd Airborne Division. On July 10, 1943 Sergeant Boswell saw his first combat during the jump into Sicily. A few months later he would parachute into Salerno, Italy and help liberate Naples in October 1943. During the invasion of Normandy, Boswell parachuted into Ste. Mere Eglise (depicted in the film The Longest Day) which would become the first town liberated from the Germans. Following combat in Normandy, Boswell would jump into Holland during Operation Market Garden and later fight in the Battle of the Bulge until January 1945.
By the wars end, of the original 146 men of G-Company, only 13 remained (including Boswell), who were not wounded or killed. Boswell was discharged from the Army in 1945 but later reenlisted in 1946. After becoming an officer, he was assigned to the First Calvary Division in combat in Korea.There, he fought in the breakout from the Pusan Perimeter until he was severely wounded by mortar fire. After recovering from his injuries, Boswell would remain in the Army until his retirement as a Major. Les joined the paratroops at Fort Benning in Nov. Of the 505th PIR, 82nd Airborne on March 16, 1944. Surrounded by veterans of the Sicily and Italian campaigns, he jumped on D-Day and joined the fight for Ste. Mere Eglise and 35 days of hard fighting. Les jumped in Holland with the 82nd and after 16 days on the line during the Battle of the Bulge, he was seriously wounded when attacking German positions in the heavy snow near Fosse, Belgium. His fighting days over, Les was transferred to hospitals in France, England, and the US. Chet Harrington holds the honor of being among a small group of elite paratroopers to have made all four combat jumps with the 82nd Airborne in World War II! A nurse practitioner at the outbreak of the war, Chet volunteered for the airborne troops since he wanted to get into the action where I could do some good!
As part of A Company, 505th PIR, he was given his first chance during the infamous Sicily invasion. Soon after, he participated in the Salerno jump.
For D-Day, Chet recalls standing between the pilot and the co-pilot of his C-47, since they were overloaded with troopers whose plane was damaged from an explosive charge that went off prematurely. Scattered during the night jump, he landed in the Normandy countryside outside of Ste. Mere Eglise and immediately went to work with each Medic! During the morning of D-Day and ensuing days, Chet would save lives alongside German medics, receive shrapnel wounds to his legs that he would treat himself, and he would even witness the fanaticism of his enemy when one of his litter bearers was killed by a sniper who shot him through the red cross on his helmet. Chet would go on to jump in Operation Market Garden and later serve in the Battle of the Bulge near St.There, he was wounded while carrying the last of ten injured paratroopers to safety, and was later evacuated to England, and then America for medical care. Since 1999 we've been creating the world's finest hand-autographed military art and collectibles. We are the only art publisher to conduct signings with Major Dick Winters and Captain Ron Speirs, and weve had the honor of working with former Presidents Bush 41 and Bush 43, General Hal Moore (We Were Soldiers), aviators Charlie Brown and Franz Stigler (A Higher Call), MOH recipient Tom Hudner (Devotion), and many more military heroes. Combine that with a reputation of being America's leader in military art publishing and you can shop with complete peace of mind. Our veteran signers know the items they are autographing are for commercial purposes and they're paid generously for their efforts. We're proud to say that some of our veteran friends have been signing with us for 15+ years! They are printed on museum grade papers with archival inks and with proper care (utilizing archival-grade storage methods) will last longer than any of us. All our veteran signed items are limited in number. Once they sell out there is no creating more and as a result we often see our products appreciate in value. We're a small family business based outside of Denver, we have New York Times bestselling author Adam Makos ("A Higher Call" & "Spearhead") as our company president, his brother Bryan is our art director, and their sister Erica, our sales manager. Our fine art lithos, giclees, photos and books are all printed in America. The item "LESS THAN 15 REMAIN Band of Brothers WWII D-day Autographed Matt Hall Art Print" is in sale since Thursday, November 12, 2020.
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