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Thomas J. Hudner Medal of Honor autographed Nicolas Trudgian F4U-4 Corsair print

Thomas J. Hudner Medal of Honor autographed Nicolas Trudgian F4U-4 Corsair print
Thomas J. Hudner Medal of Honor autographed Nicolas Trudgian F4U-4 Corsair print
Thomas J. Hudner Medal of Honor autographed Nicolas Trudgian F4U-4 Corsair print
Thomas J. Hudner Medal of Honor autographed Nicolas Trudgian F4U-4 Corsair print
Thomas J. Hudner Medal of Honor autographed Nicolas Trudgian F4U-4 Corsair print
Thomas J. Hudner Medal of Honor autographed Nicolas Trudgian F4U-4 Corsair print
Thomas J. Hudner Medal of Honor autographed Nicolas Trudgian F4U-4 Corsair print
Thomas J. Hudner Medal of Honor autographed Nicolas Trudgian F4U-4 Corsair print

Thomas J. Hudner Medal of Honor autographed Nicolas Trudgian F4U-4 Corsair print
A fine art print by NICOLAS TRUDGIAN. The morning of December 3, 1950, off the North Korean coast... With 150,000 horsepower churning, the USS Leyte steams into the wind as a Corsair piloted by Lt.

Tom Hudner leaps from the deck, bound for the most dire battle of the Korean War. An hour's flight away the Marines and their Army brethren are surrounded at the Chosin Reservoir, outnumbered ten to one by Chinese Communist troops. But help is on the way.

Fueled by urgency, the Leyte and the 7th Fleet steer toward the coast. After the Corsairs launch, AD Skyraiders will follow, and soon all twenty-four places will deliver the air strikes that will turn the tide. Now, with sailors watching in silent support, the air tingles with hope and the roar of the propellers- Another one is off! OVERALL PRINT SIZE: 32" x 22.5" /// EDITION: VICTORY out of 390 prints /// SIGNERS. HAND SIGNED BY 4 VF-32 Corsair pilots including. MEDAL OF HONOR recipient Tom Hudner Jr. (depicted in "Off to the Chosin"). (signatures may vary in positioning from sample photo due to their hand autographed nature).

CAPTAIN TOM HUDNER (Medal of Honor). A graduate of the Naval Academy, Tom flew combat missions with VF-32 in the fall of 1950. Despite being previously warned to avoid any "Hollywood rescue heroics, " Tom crash-landed his F4U to try to save his wingman, Jesse Brown, just one day after the moment shown in Off to the Chosin. For his actions, he was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1951.

While he was unable to visit the Chosin Reservoir area, his visit impressed Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un who ordered his military to find Jesse Brown. COMMANDER MARTIN GOODE Marty enlisted in the Navy in December 1945 and became an aviator in October 1949. He joined VF-32 and was deployed to Korea with the squadron aboard the USS Leyte. On December 3, 1950, Marty helped locate the Chosin Reservoir, during a snowstorm, an action that allowed the Leyte's aircraft to provide support for the Marines below. Throughout December, Marty would fly many Close Air Support missions to help the Marines.

Following Korea, Marty remained in the Navy and became a helicopter pilot, eventually testing helicopters at Sikorsky. COMMANDER BILL WILKINSON Bill "Wilkie" Wilkinson left Yale to become a Naval aviator, a job he dreamed of as a kid. He was assigned to VF-32 just days prior to the Korea deployment. Bill piloted many combat missions with VF-32, even flying as wingman to Ensign Jesse Brown for a strike on the Yalu bridges. On December 3, 1950, Bill flew a close air support mission to help the Marines at Hagaru.

After Korea, Bill transitioned to the Naval Reserves and became an American Airlines captain. He retired from the Navy as a Lieutenant Commander. COMMANDER HERB SARGENT During his Navy pilot training, Herb Sargent befriended another fellow midshipman - Jesse L. In 1950, Herb would find himself part of VF-32 where he would fly with Jesse, Tom, Wilkie, and Marty off the USS Leyte.

Herb piloted many combat missions over Korea, from strikes on the Yalu bridges to supporting the Marines trapped at the Chosin. It was during one of these missions that Herb flew over the crash site of Tom & Jesse to verify that Jesse's body was still in his plane. To Herb, this was the "sadest mission" he ever flew. After Korea, Herb remained in the Navy and retired as a Commander. MORE ON VALOR STUDIOS and our CONNECTION TO DEVOTION.

Valor Studios' founder and owners, Adam and Bryan Makos, are the authors of the book Devotion. They sponsored and went on the 2013 trip to North Korea with Tom Hudner to search for Jesse Brown's remains.

They spent years of their lives researching and writing Devotion which debuted in 2015. The Valor team (all family) handled every signing in person with these veterans. We were honored to work with Tom, Marty, Wilkie, and Bill for many years and are beyond excited to see them immortalized on screen in the Devotion movie. 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 we've 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. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "valorstudiosinc" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Republic of Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam.
  • Size Type/Largest Dimension: Large (Greater than 30\
  • Edition Size: 390
  • Listed By: Publisher
  • Subject: Military & Political
  • Print Type: Lithograph
  • Edition Type: Limited Edition
  • Signed: Signed
  • Type: Print
  • Original/Reproduction: Artwork Reproduction

Thomas J. Hudner Medal of Honor autographed Nicolas Trudgian F4U-4 Corsair print