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551st PIB veteran color portrait by Sid Eells, reunion cups & tie

Started by Bob Hudson , Jun 03 2016 12:19 PM

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#1 Bob Hudson

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Posted 03 June 2016 - 12:19 PM

This veteran passed away recently at age 92. There are a few photos of him on the forum, taken at the Operation Dragoon 65th Anniversary in 2009.  If you Google "Dick Field" or "Richard Field" and "551st" you will find a fair amount of info about his WWII service, including this link: http://www.pirate4x4...-battalion.html

 

 

This painting was done by Sid Eells, who is a member of the WWII Airborne Demonstration Team based out of Frederick, Oklahoma:

 

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Here he is in a photo posted on the forum at http://www.usmilitar...aign/?p=2101696

 

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Posted 03 June 2016 - 12:27 PM

The artist posted this photo on his Facebook page, showing Mr. Field holding this portrait:

 

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The artist's Facebook page: https://www.facebook...Sid/?fref=photo



#3 Bob Hudson

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Posted 03 June 2016 - 12:31 PM

There are more photos on the forum of Field at the 65th anniversary of the southern France jump: http://www.usmilitar...th-anniversary/



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Posted 03 June 2016 - 12:37 PM

A San Diego newspaper article about his return to France for the anniversary: http://www.sandiegou...urns-to-france/

 

Here's a photo of him from that article:

 

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 05:26 AM

thats a nice painting..........nice group..............dave



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Posted 02 May 2017 - 06:32 AM

I met some of those guys at Static-Line conventions. They told me that the GOYA was a bird. It also stood for, "Get On Your rump". I've been to Noire Fountaine Chateau in the bulge and saw the plaque to where Lt Col Jorge was killed. Those guys got pretty shot up, and were pulled into the 505th after Belgium.

Marc Leepson just wrote a book about Barry Sadler. I ordered a signed copy from him, yesterday.
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Tell him that Tim sent you: ww2dday.com


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