Oil on canvas 30"x40"
This was a commissioned painting for 1st platoon A company 2-27 Infantry Regiment 25th Infantry Division.
In this painting you see the Battle of Gewi Ridge that took place 4-6 June 2011 in Northern Kunar Providence Afghanistan.
Depicted in the painting you see SSG Choo fully exposing himself to fire an AT-4 after identifying one of the enemy machine gun positions. SPC Hayden fires devastatingly accurate and heavy machine gun fire on every enemy position that is called out to him by SGT Manoa. SFC Broe, recognizing that this machine gun is crucial to the survival of his Platoon, runs desperately needed ammo to the machine gun position, exposing himself at the heaviest moments of the battle. As supporting aircraft identify and destroy the hundreds of enemy fighters threatening to mass on the small patrol base, the tireless efforts of the supporting observation posts and their pinpoint accurate mortar systems ensure that the platoon will be victorious.