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. "
Stephen J. Vattimo born 1965, in the Philadelphia area of the state of Pennsylvania. Spent child hood in privet boarding school,due to hyper activity and not able to function in structure setting. graduated from boarding school and attended regular public High school and graduated. Served in the U.S. Military ,U.S. Army,Pa National Guard,Army reserves,Civil Air Patrol. Artistically: Painter,Poet,Humorous short stories,commentator