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Battle of Gewi Ridge by JasonNicholsonArt Battle of Gewi Ridge by JasonNicholsonArt
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.
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Mayeaux Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic rendering! And thanks for the background info on the action! These are great guys!
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JasonNicholsonArt Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for the compliment, it was great to hear about the battle first hand from the guys.
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Mayeaux Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! I'm sure it was good to hear it from the guys who fought it. I'm a Viet Nam combat vet with combat service in other hot spots. Your depiction of this battle brought back memories! So, thank you for sharing!
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Pbohm Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The detail is incredible, especially the AH-64D on a gun run!

What was the completion time?
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JasonNicholsonArt Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks so much, I timed it around 170 hours this was a long one because I didnt work off of a direct photo
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Pbohm Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's dedication!
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Dystatic-Studio Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012   Digital Artist
Excellent job out there! Is that CS/RS (less blackblast) version of the AT4?
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JasonNicholsonArt Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I believe so! Thanks so much
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