USS LaVallette (DD448) Off the coast of Panay, en route to Luzon, Phillipine Islands, January 6, 1945
Jim Ward (the lower figure) was killed on February 14, 1945, D-1 Day, while taking Corregidor.
George, These illustrations and paintings are truly amazing, and capture both the tragedy of war, and the day-to-day of military life, so well that I feel carried back in time. Your talent leaves me in awe. This is one of my favorites. So glad these could be shared, and saved here for posterity. Wishing you a very happy birthday. All my love, Sarah.
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