Take advantage of the rare opportunity to own commemorative artwork signed by a Medal of Honor recipient!
Stan Stokes. Already an accomplished aerial ace, Lt. Kenneth Walsh of VMF-124 set out on August 30, 1943, on a critical escort mission. When his F4U-1 Corsair failed, he abandoned it at Munda, replaced it with another, and set back out. Disconnected from his escort group, however, left him vulnerable as he approached a menacing sight: 50 Japanese Zeroes. Without hesitation, Walsh attacked the overwhelming force — by himself! — and took down four enemy aircraft before making a dead-stick landing off Vella Lavella, displaying the signature bravery that earned him the Medal of Honor.
Nearly three months before this heroic endeavor, on June 5, 1943, Lt. Walsh — as depicted in this limited edition print — was tasked with escorting Navy Air Group Eleven to Buin Harbor, specifically keeping Commander Weldon Hamilton safe from enemy fighters. Walsh fulfilled his duty, taking down an attacking Zero, ensuring another successful mission. Signed by the artist and Lt. Walsh! 22"x 11".