Al stopped by my studio a few weeks ago to see the progress on his portrait. I was so happy to see him that I just had to get a picture of him with his portrait. Al is very quiet about his commendations received during his two tours of duty in Vietnam with the 1st Recon Battalion Charlie Company. My Dad was the First Sergeant of 1st Recon Battalion Bravo Company during his first tour of duty in 1965-66.... Enough said.
Keep checking my blog and I'll post the painting of Al with all of his 7 medals placed on the left of the painting. I am honored to paint Al's portrait and represent the commendations that he no longer has, but will be present on his completed portrait.