This award was given to servicemen and women who were in theater during the Vietnam War. It was an award I received only for doing what asked of me. My job was not to go out into the field with weapon in hand, but to maintain the aircraft that provided cover and support. While drawing this I could not help but think of the 58,000 comrades who did not make it home alive.
I ran into a problem with the palette of color pencils that I have, of coming up with a brass color. I have a metallic copper that was much too dark. I tried various mixes to see if would soften to no avail. Need to work on my freehand circles as well. I've got circle templates, but I wanted to do this without the aide.