|Here at Ozark Airfield Artworks we offer a large selection art prints. These prints
mainly depict modern and historic aviation along with military, civil and space flight. We
also deal with naval subjects and military armor and infantry works. These prints are
from all the top national and international artists along with some local artists. Many of
our prints are signed by the artist and by famous pilots and veterans. If you are looking
for a specific plane, pilot, artist or subject please contact us.
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|November 14, 1965, Ia Drang Valley, Vietnam—Amidst the low brush, elephant
grass and enormous sun-baked termite mounds, clouds of dust lazily drift away
from the clearing nicknamed LZ (Landing Zone) X-Ray. In preparation for an air
assault by troops from the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, United States artillery has
been relentlessly pounding away at the perimeter of the LZ.
At 10:48 the helicopter touches down, and Lt. Col. Moore, Sgt. Major Plumley, Capt.
Metsker, Bob Ovellette, Al Bosse and Vietnamese translator Mr. Nik become the
first boots on the ground at Ia Drang.
Helicopter pilots Bruce Crandall and Ed Freeman would go on to receive the Medal
of Honor for their actions during the battle of Ia Drang, a battle which would go
down in history as one of the most intense of the Vietnam War. This three-day
struggle would later be documented in the best-selling book We Were Soldiers
Once…and Young by Lt. Gen. Hal Moore (Ret.) and Joseph Galloway.
William S. Phillips compellingly depicts the chaos of LZ X-Ray in First Boots on the
Ground. The piece is countersigned by Lt. Gen Hal Moore (Ret.), Command Master
Sgt. Basil Plumley (Ret.), Al Bosse, and Lt. Col. Bruce Crandal (Ret., MOH).