Medium : Pen and Ink
Size : 11’’ x 15’’
Year completed: 1987
This rendering is part of a body of artwork I did while I was in the Military, entitled ," The Army Years". One of my most exciting ride on a helicopter , was when I was serving in the U.S. Air force- Civil Air Patrol, we were helping the National Guard to figure out the fastest flight paths between hospitals, for future Air transportation of patients.
So while we were making a trial run, I was strapped in a side seat, with the door locked open, we flew parallel to the ground, the experience was awesome .
One of the things I loved about Civil Air Patrol was doing a lot of flying.
I served 9 years in the U.S. Army, during my 9 year of my service,I was a Combat Engineer, Anti tank Toe Missile Crewman, Combat Medic. I spent a lot of time in the field, and one thing that is important to the support of ground forces, is the pilots who fly the helicopters , for the helicopter delivers supplies, the mail, transport troops, air lifts wounded soldiers off the battlefield to the hospitals.
This is why I entitled this illustration, " Support Is On The Way. "
Written by Stephen J. Vattimo