Holding the Tide
Limited Edition $165 Two Signatures Medal of Honor Edition Call for Price - Sold out
Size 24 x 32
Call 800-731-0060

On 7 August 1942, just eight months after the dramatic events at Pearl Harbor, the United States First Marine Division stormed ashore on the island of Guadalcanal. It was the opening gambit of the land war in the Pacific.

Richard Taylor’s new masterpiece portrays Captain Joe Foss as he leads the F4F Wildcats of VMF-121 back to Henderson Field after a day of desperate fighting against the Japanese in the skies over the steaming jungles of Guadalcanal in November 1942 - it would be another three months before the island was finally secured. 

 THE LIMITED EDITION

Joining artist Richard Taylor, each print in this limited edition has been individually signed in pencil by TWO highly-distinguished Pilots who flew the Wildcat in combat, and fought in the Pacific Theater.

 Commander LESLIE FORTNER USN

Captain STANLEY ‘SWEDE’ VEJTASA USN


THE MEDAL OF HONOR TRIBUTE EDITION
Richard's pencil work is nothing short of superb and widely regarded as amongst the best in the industry. These magnificent Tribute Proofs, comprising the four signature print issued with a unique and highly-collectible ORIGINAL pencil drawing, are additionally issued with the matted signatures of no less than FOUR USMC holders of America’s highest military award for heroism, the coveted Congressional Medal of Honor, bestowed for “conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States.”

 With such a limited number this edition is likely to sell out quickly so please contact us for availability.  

Colonel JEFFERSON J. DE BLANC USMC Medal of Honor

Brigadier General JOSEPH J. FOSS USMC Medal of Honor

Brigadier General ROBERT E.GALER USMC Medal of Honor

Lieutenant KENNETH A. WALSH USMC Medal of Honor

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