Original Oil Painting:                              U.S. ARMY AVIATION MUSEUM

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“Into The Valley”

The inspiration for this painting was the combat assault by the 1st Cavalry Division into the Ia Drang Valley in November 1965.  During four days of intense fighting in LZ X-ray and LZ Albany 234 men from the 1st and 2nd Battalions of the 7th Cavalry lost their lives when they were surrounded by over 2,000 North Vietnamese soldiers.

By the end of the Pleiku Campaign a total of 305 courageous Americans had died in what became known as "The Valley of Death".  This painting is dedicated to the memory of those brave men and was donated to the U.S. Army Aviation Museum, Ft. Rucker, AL.